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

  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Motivating Systems LLCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Navigate360 of Motivating Systems LLC, a leading provider of behavioral management software to K-12 schools and districts.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires Label InnovationJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company AWT Labels & Packaging (AWT) of Label Innovation, a custom converter and label manufacturer utilizing roll-to-roll rotary and laser die-cutting technology to produce products and components for the medical, technology, and security markets.
  • KeyBank provides $60 million secured credit facility to legal technology services consultantJones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $60 million secured credit facility provided to a legal technology services consultant.
  • Xcel Energy amends $3.55 billion credit facilitiesJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc., a utility company serving natural gas customers in Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico, and its four wholly-owned utility subsidiaries in amending and restating each of their credit agreements with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, Bank of America, N.A. and Barclays Bank PLC, as syndication agents, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, MUFG Bank, Ltd., and Citibank, N.A., as documentation agents, and the several lenders party thereto.
  • Parker Hannifin's recommended all cash acquisition of Meggitt PLCJones Day acted as U.S. counsel to Parker Hannifin Corporation in the £6.3 billion acquisition of Meggitt plc, a leading international company headquartered in Coventry, United Kingdom, specializing in high performance components and subsystems for the aerospace, defense and selected energy markets.
  • Avient acquires DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day advised Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in the $1.485 billion acquisition and financing of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • Avient completes $725 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Avient Corporation in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $725 million aggregate principal amount of 7.125% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • Riverside portfolio company SureWerx acquires MEGAComfort International Inc.Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company SureWerx of MEGAComfort International, Inc., an international leader in providing ergonomic, anti-fatigue insoles in the Occupational Health & Safety Market.
  • MassMutual provides $1.025 billion NAV loan facility to leading global investment firmJones Day represented Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, as lead lender, in connection with a $1.025 billion NAV loan facility provided to a leading global investment firm.
  • Ansys refinances term loan and revolving credit facilitiesJones Day represented Ansys, Inc. in connection with the refinancing of its term loan and revolving credit facilities.
  • Bank of America amends revolving line of credit for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts HMO BlueJones Day represented Bank of America, N.A., as sole lender, in connection with an amendment to its revolving line of credit provided to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts HMO Blue.
  • SITE Centers refinances $1.15 billion revolving and term loan facilitiesJones Day represented SITE Centers Corp., an owner of open-air shopping centers in suburban, high household income communities, in connection with the refinancing of its $950 million revolving credit facility and $200 million term loan credit facility.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Cornerstone ITJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Logically of Cornerstone IT, a highly-regarded full-service IT Managed Services Provider serving customers in the professional services, manufacturing, insurance, and construction/development industries.
  • Financial institution provides revolving credit facility to Graham Engineering CompanyJones Day represented a financial institution in connection with a revolving credit facility provided to Graham Engineering Company, LLC.
  • 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.