Michael E.Grathwol (Mike)

Associate

Cleveland + 1.216.586.1093

Mike Grathwol represents banks and other financial institutions, equity sponsors, and public and private companies in commercial financing transactions.

Mike has experience with both senior and subordinated debt facilities and various types of financing transactions, including syndicated and single-lender facilities, leveraged buyout financings, asset-based secured financings, and cross-border and multicurrency facilities.

Mike has participated in Jones Day's pro bono immigration efforts in Laredo, Texas, interviewing women who have been detained and assessing their legal claims to remain in the United States. He is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Experience

  • OMNOVA acquired by Synthomer plc for $824 millionJones Day advised OMNOVA Solutions Inc. in its $824 million acquisition by Synthomer plc, a United Kingdom-based specialty chemical company.
  • Direct lender provides $100 million senior secured credit facility to upstream oil and gas companyJones Day represented a direct lender in connection with a $100 million senior secured credit facility provided to an upstream oil and gas company.
  • National bank provides $181 million term loan facility to public utilityJones Day represented a national bank, as administrative agent, in connection with a $181 million term loan facility provided to a public utility.
  • Riverside invests in LMG HoldingsJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in LMG Holdings, Inc., a provider of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) used to help prevent drunk driving.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires ILSIJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Abracon LLC of ILSI, a developer and supplier of frequency control products.
  • Riverside sells majority investment in n2y to Providence Equity PartnersJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of its majority investment in n2y LLC, a leading provider of software, curricula, and tools to the K-12 special education market, to Providence Equity Partners.
  • MPE Partners sells its interests in B&E GroupJones Day represented MPE Partners in connection with the sale of its interests in the B&E Group.
  • Merchant banking firm provides $60 million senior secured credit facility to multinational software companyJones Day represented a merchant banking firm in connection with a $60 million senior secured credit facility comprised of a $50 million initial term loan facility, a $5 million delayed draw term loan facility, and a $5 million revolving credit facility provided to a multinational software company.
  • Riverside sells ProSites to Rockbridge Growth EquityJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of digital marketing provider ProSites, Inc., to Rockbridge Growth Equity.
  • Emerald Textiles acquires assets of Staheli Laundry ServicesJones Day represented Highland Avenue Capital Partners LLC in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Emerald Textiles of the assets of Staheli Laundry Services, a Saint George, Utah-based healthcare linen service provider.
  • WESCO Distribution makes third amendment to credit agreementJones Day represented WESCO Distribution, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WESCO International, Inc., a multinational electronics distribution and services company, as U.S. borrower, in connection with the third amended and restated credit agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires Quality Standby ServicesJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Storage Battery Systems, LLC, a manufacturer of industrial batteries, of substantially all of the assets of Quality Standby Services, LLC, a leading provider of critical standby power service and hardware.
  • CECO Environmental obtains $190 million financingJones Day represented CECO Environmental Corp., a leading global provider of industrial engineered products and solutions, and certain of its subsidiaries in connection with a new $190 million senior secured credit agreement, consisting of a $140 million senior secured revolving credit facility and a $50 million senior secured term loan facility.
  • Next Generation Films sold to Charter NEX Films, Inc. for $1.07 billionJones Day advised Next Generation Films, Inc. in its sale to Charter NEX Films, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty plastic films, for an aggregate purchase price of $1.07 billion.
  • Citizens Bank provides $750 million credit facility to CrossAmerica PartnersJones Day represented Citizens Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, collateral agent, and joint lead arranger, in connection with a $750 million senior secured revolving credit facility provided to CrossAmerica Partners LP, a distributor of branded petroleum for motor vehicles, and a subsidiary co-borrower.
  • Vantage Data Centers acquires Canadian-based 4Degrees Colocation for approximately $200 millionJones Day advised Vantage Data Centers, a leading provider of data centers in support of business and mission-critical applications, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Canadian-based 4Degrees Colocation from Videotron Ltd., a Quebecor Media Inc. (QMI) subsidiary, for approximately $200 million.
  • Emerald Textiles acquires assets of Mediclean Linen & Laundry and 3D CleanJones Day represented Pacific Avenue Capital Partners and Highland Avenue Capital Partners in connection with the add-on acquisition and related financing of the assets of Mediclean Linen & Laundry Inc. and 3D Clean, LLC, healthcare linen providers, by portfolio company Emerald Textiles.
  • Horizon Global amends existing term loan by $50 millionJones Day represented Horizon Global Corporation, a leading manufacturer of branded towing and trailering equipment, in connection with adding an incremental $50 million facility to its existing term credit facility.
  • Emerald Textiles joins Highland's Encore Textile Services platformJones Day represented Encore Textile Services, a portfolio company of the Highland Avenue Capital Partners LLC, in connection with the add-on acquisition and related financing of Emerald Textiles LLC, a San Diego-based healthcare linen service provider.
  • Riverside acquires majority stake in AbraconJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of a majority stake in Abracon, a Texas-based global provider of passive and electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and radio frequency (RF) solutions from Evergreen Pacific Partners.
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