Katharine A.Harper

Associate

Cleveland + 1.216.586.1309

Katharine Harper advises clients from a range of industries on commercial financing and capital markets transactions. Her practice includes public and private debt and equity offerings, including Rule 144A offerings, at-the-market offerings, and exchange offers. Katharine also represents banks, equity sponsors, and public and private companies in connection with secured and unsecured credit facilities. She also advises public companies on corporate governance, securities laws, stock exchange rules and regulations, and periodic reporting responsibilities.

Prior to attending law school, Katharine worked as a corporate legal assistant at a leading international law firm in New York.

Experience

  • Swander Pace Capital sells T-Bev, Inc. to Florida Food ProductsJones Day advised Swander Pace Capital in the sale of T-Bev, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of tea extracts, instant tea, natural and organic caffeine and other botanical extracts catering to the functional beverage and dietary supplement markets, to Florida Food Products.
  • Riverside portfolio company SureWerx acquires Footwear Specialties InternationalJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company SureWerx of Footwear Specialties International, a leading safety footwear company.
  • Peabody Energy establishes $150 million unsecured revolving credit facility and $225 million at-the-market equity programJones Day represented Peabody Energy Corporation, a large private-sector coal company, in connection with the establishment of a $150 million unsecured revolving credit facility with Goldman Sachs Lending Partners LLC, as administrative agent, and the lenders party thereto, and a related at-the-market equity program for the sale of shares of its Common Stock having an aggregate gross sales price of up to $225 million through or to Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, as sales agent.
  • American Pacific Group portfolio company acquires DigiCut, LLCJones Day advised American Pacific Group, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Fellers, along with Interwest Distribution Company, of DigiCut, LLC, a leading provider of film cutting software and templates for the automotive industry.
  • KeyBank refinances credit facility for Secretariat AdvisorsJones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with the refinancing of its credit facility for Secretariat Advisors LLC.
  • Swander Pace Capital portfolio company acquires Farm Ridge FoodsJones Day advised Swander Pace Capital in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Patriot Pickle of the pickle assets of Farm Ridge Foods, which distributes pickled products into the retail channel under its own name, as well as private label and third-party brands.
  • HCI Equity Partners-backed SDS Rx acquires Mission Critical Delivery SolutionsJones Day advised HCI Equity Partners in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company SDS Rx of Mission Critical Delivery Solutions, headquartered in Bangor, Maine.
  • KeyBank provides $95.625 million credit facility to finance acquisition of Aqua-Leisure Recreation, LLCJones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $95.625 million credit facility, consisting of $67 million in term loans and a $28.625 million revolving credit facility, to finance the acquisition of Aqua-Leisure Recreation, LLC and related entities.
  • American Pacific Group acquires FellersJones Day advised American Pacific Group in the acquisition of Fellers Inc., a distributor of vinyl wrap films and supplies.
  • American Pacific Group acquires Interwest Distribution CompanyJones Day advised American Pacific Group, a San Francisco Bay Area-based private equity firm, in the acquisition of Interwest Distribution Company ("Interwest"), a leading distributor of building and automotive films.
  • American Pacific Group acts as sponsor in $145 million acquisition financing of Interwest Distribution Company, LLC and Fellers, LLCJones Day advised American Pacific Group, as sponsor, in connection with the $145 million acquisition financing of Interwest Distribution Company, LLC and Fellers, LLC.
  • The Bank of Nova Scotia provides $840 million term loan facility to The Cooper Companies, Inc.Jones Day represented The Bank of Nova Scotia, as administrative agent, in connection with a $840 million 364-day term loan facility provided to The Cooper Companies, Inc., a global medical device company.
  • SITE Centers establishes $250 million at-the-market equity programJones Day represented SITE Centers Corp. in connection with the establishment of an at-the-market equity program for the offering and sale of up to $250 million aggregate sales price of Common Shares.
  • Avient amends existing asset-based credit facility with Wells Fargo Capital FinanceJones Day represented Avient Corporation in connection with an amendment to its existing asset-based credit facility with Wells Fargo Capital Finance, LLC, as administrative agent.
  • PNC Bank amends and restates revolving credit facility for Meridian Bioscience, Inc.Jones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with the amendment and restatement of its revolving credit facility for Meridian Bioscience, Inc. in the initial principal amount of $200 million.
  • American Pacific Group portfolio company acquires TruSkinJones Day advised American Pacific Group, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Wellbeam Consumer Health of TruSkin, a leading skincare brand.
  • PPC Flexible Packaging acquires Consumer Packaging Group, LLCJones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and its portfolio company, PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC, in PPC's acquisition and financing of the Harland, Wisconsin, based Consumer Packaging Group, LLC.
  • KeyBank provides $57 million credit facility for acquisition financing of real estate transaction services providerJones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $57 million credit facility for the acquisition financing of a real estate transaction services provider by a leading private equity firm and the termination of the real estate transaction services provider’s prior facility with KeyBank.
  • Parker Hannifin obtains $2 billion term loan facility and amends revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Parker Hannifin Corporation in connection with $2 billion term loan facility with KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, to finance the acquisition of Meggitt plc; and $3 billion amendment to its revolving credit facility.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.-led group of sales agents establishes at-the-market equity program for sale of up to $150 million of Common Shares by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.Jones Day represented a KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.-led group of sales agents in connection with the establishment of an at-the-market equity program for the sale of up to $150 million of Common Shares by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., a premier commercial real estate company located in Hawaii and owner of the largest grocery-anchored, neighborhood shopping center portfolio in the state.