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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Parker Hannifin's recommended all cash acquisition of Meggitt PLCJones Day is acting 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.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires MDoutlookJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Clinical Education Alliance, LLC (CEA) of MDoutlook, a provider of precision intelligence solutions that help life sciences companies develop and commercialize therapeutics and diagnostics in oncology.
  • KeyBank provides amended secured credit facility to NextEdge NetworksJones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with an amended secured credit facility provided to NextEdge Networks, a leading provider in turnkey small cell services for outdoor and in-building solutions.
  • Hyster-Yale obtains $300 million multicurrency revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (the “Company”), a designer, engineer, manufacturer, seller, and servicer of a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally, in connection with a $300 million multicurrency revolving credit facility ("Facility") with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • AcuityAds completes IPO in United States and public offering in Canada totaling US$57.5 millionJones Day represented AcuityAds Holdings Inc., headquartered in Toronto, Canada, in connection with its initial public offering of Common Shares in the United States.
  • Hyster-Yale obtains $225 million term loan facilityJones Day represented Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc., a designer, engineer, manufacturer, seller, and servicer of a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally, in connection with a new $225 million term loan facility with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Nivel Parts & ManufacturingJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in the acquisition and financing of Nivel Parts & Manufacturing Co., LLC, a global manufacturer, distributor, and seller of aftermarket parts and accessories for niche vehicles and heavy-duty equipment.
  • Rockwood Equity Partners recapitalizes Lifeway MobilityJones Day advised Rockwood Equity Partners LLC in the recapitalization sale of portfolio company Lifeway Mobility, a provider of home and business accessibility solutions, to Cressey & Company.
  • TransDigm completes $750 million Senior Subordinated Notes offeringJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated, a leading global designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by TransDigm Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 4.875% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2029.
  • National Fuel Gas completes $500 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented National Fuel Gas Company, a diversified energy company, in connection with its registered public offering of $500 million of 2.95% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • TransDigm Inc. completes $1.2 billion Senior Subordinated Notes offeringJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated, a leading global designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by TransDigm Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, of $1.2 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.625% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2029.
  • Riverside Company invests in Clinical Education AllianceJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and financing of Clinical Education Alliance, LLC (CEA), a provider of interactive live and web-based certified continuing medical education (CME) activities and related training for healthcare professionals.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners invests in AWT Labels & Packing and Citation Healthcare LabelsJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with its investment in and financing of Advanced Web Technologies Holding Company, which operates as AWT Labels & Packaging and Citation Healthcare Labels, from Mason Wells, a Midwest-based private equity firm.