SwetaGabhawala

Associate

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Sweta Gabhawala is a dual-qualified attorney with experience in U.S. and Indian equity and debt capital markets transactions. She has experience representing issuers and underwriters in initial and secondary equity, high yield and investment-grade debt offerings, tender offers, going private transactions, and business combinations. She also regularly provides advice regarding corporate governance, SEC reporting, stock exchange rules, and communications with stockholders and the public markets.

The companies Sweta has recently represented include FTS International, Granite Construction, Cliffs Natural Resources, CSW Industrials, International Wire Group, Bridgestone Americas, Lodha Developers, Reliance Communications, Koch Industries, Viasystems, Citigroup Global Markets, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and BNP Parribas Securities.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2013, Sweta worked as a senior associate in the Mumbai office of a major Indian law firm where she represented issuers, investors, and underwriters in Indian public and private securities offerings. She previously worked in Jones Day's Singapore Office, where she advised Indian issuers and underwriters on U.S. securities law.

Sweta is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Asian American Bar Association, and the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa.

Experience

Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, and Credit Suisse, as representatives of the underwriters, complete $300 million bond offering by KB Home
Jones Day represented Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated; Citigroup Global Markets Inc.; and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters, in connection with the public offering by KB Home, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 6.875% Senior Notes due 2027 and an additional $100 aggregate principal amount of its existing series of 7.625% Senior Notes due 2023.

Granite Construction acquires Layne Christensen for $536 million stock merger
Jones Day advised Granite Construction Incorporated in its $536 million stock-for-stock acquisition of Layne Christensen Company, a global water management, construction, and drilling company.

BWXT issues $400 million of Senior Notes
Jones Day represented BWX Technologies, Inc. in a private offering of $400.0 million aggregate principal amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2026, exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933.

FTS International completes $250 million revolving credit facility and $230 million senior secured note redemption
Jones Day represented FTS International, Inc., one of the largest providers of hydraulic fracturing services in North America, and its domestic operating subsidiaries in connection with (i) a $250 million senior secured revolving credit facility provided by a syndicate of lenders led by Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, and (ii) the redemption of $230 million principal amount of senior secured floating rate notes due June 15, 2020.

FTS International completes $403.7 million IPO
Jones Day advised FTS International, Inc., a large provider of hydraulic fracturing services in North America, in connection with its $403.7 million initial public offering of Common Stock, underwritten by Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo Securities, Barclays, Citigroup, and Evercore ISI.

Koch Equity Development commits $650 million preferred equity financing to support Meredith Corporation's $2.8 billion acquisition of Time, Inc.
Jones Day advised Koch Equity Development, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, in connection with its $650 million of preferred equity financing to Meredith Corporation, a media and marketing company, in connection with Meredith’s $2.8 billion acquisition of magazine publisher Time, Inc.

Citigroup Global Markets, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley underwrite $600 million public bond offering by Southwest Airlines
Jones Day represented Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, as active joint book-running managers, in connection with a public offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of new Senior Unsecured Notes, consisting of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 2.750% Notes due 2022 and $300 million aggregate principal amount of 3.450% Notes due 2027 by Southwest Airlines Co., the largest domestic airline providing passenger air service in the United States and near-international markets.

Cliffs Natural Resources issues $575 million of Senior Guaranteed Notes and settles concurrent tender offer
Jones Day represented Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a leading mining and natural resources company in the United States, in connection with its tack-on offering of $575 million aggregate principal amount of additional 5.75% Senior Guaranteed Notes due 2025 and concurrent cash tender offer to purchase up to $504.4 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding secured debt.

Cliffs Natural Resources issues $680 million of Common Shares, completes offering of $500 million of Senior Notes and concurrent tender offers
Jones Day represented Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a leading mining and natural resources company in the United States, in connection with its $680 million public offering of Common Shares, $500 million aggregate principal amount of 5.75% Senior Guaranteed Notes due 2025, and concurrent cash tender offers to purchase $422.2 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding unsecured debt.

Morgan Stanley and BNP Paribas underwrite $300 million public offering by Southwest Airlines
Jones Day represented Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and BNP Paribas Securities Corp., as active joint book-running managers, in connection with a public offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 3.000% Notes due 2026 by Southwest Airlines Co., the largest domestic airline providing passenger air service in the United States and near-international markets.

MAST Capital portfolio company completes debt restructuring, including $101 million exchange offer of convertible notes for high-yield notes
Jones Day advised MAST Capital Management, LLC in the offer by its portfolio company, Nebraska Book Holdings, Inc., to exchange up to $133.2 million aggregate principal amount of 2.00% Convertible Senior PIK Notes due 2026 for any and all of its outstanding 15.0% Senior Secured Notes due 2016.

Cliffs Natural Resources completes $300 million public offering of Common Shares
Jones Day represented Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a leading mining and natural resources company in the United States, in connection with its $300 million underwritten public offering of Common Shares.

International Wire Group issues $260 million of Senior Secured Notes in private placement
Jones Day represented International Wire Group, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of bare and plated copper wire products, in connection with its issuance of $260 million of 10.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2021 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.

CSW Industrials settles proxy contest
Jones Day advised CSW Industrials, Inc., a diversified industrial growth company ("CSWI"), in connection with a proxy contest initiated by Newtyn Management LLC, an activist investor, and its affiliates ("Newtyn").

Mahanagar Gas completes IPO on BSE and NSE
Jones Day advised Mahanagar Gas Limited ("MGL") and its promoters, BG Asia Pacific Holdings Pte Ltd (“BGAPH”), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, and GAIL (India) Limited (“GAIL”) as international counsel in MGL’s initial public offering of 24,694,500 Equity Shares and listing on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India.

Bridgestone attempts $947 million all-cash tender offer for Pep Boys
Jones Day represented Bridgestone Americas, Inc. in its proposed acquisition, through its wholly owned subsidiary Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC ("BSRO"), of The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack, in an all-cash tender offer of $947 million.

Citigroup Global Markets and Merrill Lynch complete $500 million public offering by Southwest Airlines
Jones Day represented Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, as underwriters, in connection with a public offering of $500 million of 2.65% Notes due 2020 by Southwest Airlines Co., a major passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the United States and near-international markets.

Kotak Mahindra, JM Financial, and Keynote Capitals complete IPO of Equity Shares by S H Kelkar and Company
Jones Day advised the underwriters, Kotak Mahindra Capital Co. Ltd., JM Financial Consultants Private Limited, and Keynote Capitals in connection with the INR 5,081.73 million (US$75 million) initial public offering of Equity Shares pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) and Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, by S H Kelkar and Company Limited, a leading Indian fragrance and flavour company.

CLSA India and J.P. Morgan India complete INR 2,800 million Section 4(a)(2) qualified institutions placement and Regulation S offering by Phoenix Mills Limited
Jones Day advised CLSA India Private Limited and J.P. Morgan India Private Limited, as international counsel to joint global coordinators and book-running lead managers, in connection with the INR 2,800 million (US$45 million) of Equity Shares in a qualified institutions placement pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) and Regulation S of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended for The Phoenix Mills Limited, a leading retail center developer in India.

Axis Capital, Religare Capital Markets, and Jefferies India complete INR 4 billion qualified institutions placement and Regulation S offering by SeQuent Scientific Limited
Jones Day represented Axis Capital Limited, Religare Capital Markets Limited, and Jefferies India Private Limited, as placement agents, in connection with the INR 4 billion (US$65 million) of Equity Shares in a qualified institutions placement pursuant to Regulation S of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, by SeQuent Scientific Limited, a developer of animal health and human health related pharmaceutical products which are marketed and sold in India, United States, Europe, Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America.

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