Mark L.Hanson

Partner

Atlanta + 1.404.581.8573

Mark Hanson heads the Capital Markets practice in the Atlanta Office. His practice primarily involves representing publicly and privately held companies in the United States and overseas, as well as investment banks, in complex financings and other corporate transactions. He has significant experience representing and counseling issuers in public offerings, as well as in mergers, acquisitions, debt restructurings and recapitalizations, tender offers for debt and equity securities, and other securities-based transactions.

Mark is also experienced advising boards of directors with respect to corporate governance, disclosure, and fiduciary duty issues and representing underwriters in public offerings of securities. Mark's international finance experience includes the representation of U.S. and non-U.S. issuers and financial intermediaries in American depositary receipt (ADR) transactions and in Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings. He represents both emerging growth and mature companies that are involved in all facets of the media and entertainment, broadcasting, telecommunications, and information technology industries.

Corporate clients that Mark has represented include Asbury Automotive Group, Axiall Corporation (f.k.a. Georgia Gulf Corporation), Cumulus Media, Eastman Chemical Company, Flowers Foods, Gray Television, Hagemeyer N.V., International Textile Group, Mueller Water Products, Sprint Nextel Corporation, and WL Ross & Co. Among the investment banks he has represented are Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

Mark is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the District of Columbia Bar. He is active in civic affairs and has served on the board of directors of Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

Experience

  • Gray Television completes $800 million private offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, in connection with its private offering of $800 million aggregate principal amount of 4.75% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • Cumulus Media adopts short-term shareholder rights planJones Day advised Cumulus Media Inc. in its adoption of a short-term shareholder rights plan designed to protect shareholder interests and maximize value for all shareholders.
  • Cumulus Media completes offering of $500 million Senior Secured First-Lien NotesJones Day represented Cumulus Media Inc., a leading audio-first media and entertainment company headquartered in Atlanta, GA that owns and/or operates 428 radio stations broadcasting in 87 U.S. media markets, in connection with its Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.750% Senior Secured First-Lien Notes due 2026.
  • Greystar completes $120 million refinancingJones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC, a fully-integrated property management, investment management and development and construction services company specializing in the multifamily real estate industry globally, in connection with the $120 million refinancing inclusive of a $30 million revolving credit facility and a Rule 144A offering of an additional $90 million in aggregate principal amount of Greystar’s 5.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2025.
  • Gray Television acquires Raycom Media for $3.6 billionJones Day advised Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, in connection with its acquisition of privately-owned Raycom Media, Inc., a Montgomery, Alabama-based television broadcast company, in a cash and stock transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $3.6 billion.
  • Eastman Chemical completes $800 million notes offering, concurrent cash tender offer, and notes redemptionsJones Day represented Eastman Chemical Company, a global chemical company that manufactures and sells a broad portfolio of chemicals, plastics, and fibers, in connection with an $800 million underwritten public offering, consisting of a $300 million offering of 3.500% Notes due 2021 and a $500 million offering of 4.500% Notes due 2028.
  • comScore enters into $300 million financing arrangement with Starboard ValueJones Day represented comScore, Inc., a leading cross-platform measurement company that measures audiences, brands and consumer behavior everywhere, in connection with a $300 million multi-tranche financing arrangement with Starboard Value L.P., a 7.2% stockholder.
  • Gray Television completes $250.1 million public offering of Common StockJones Day advised Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia that owns and/or operates over 100 television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the United States, in connection with its underwritten public offering of 17.25 million shares of Common Stock.
  • Greystar completes $500 million private placement of Senior Secured NotesJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC, a fully-integrated property management, investment management and development and construction services company specializing in the multifamily real estate industry, in connection with its issuance of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering and its concurrent redemption of $320 million of its 8.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2022.
  • comScore achieves successful settlement agreement with Starboard Value LPJones Day advised comScore, Inc. in its successful settlement agreement with activist shareholder Starboard Value LP.
  • Modern Media Acquisition Corp. completes $207 million IPOJones Day represented Modern Media Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition corporation, in connection with its $207 million initial public offering of units, each unit consisting of one share of Common Stock, one right to receive one-tenth of a share of Common Stock, and one-half of one warrant.
  • International Textile Group sold to Platinum EquityJones Day represented International Textile Group, Inc., a global, diversified provider of textile solutions across performance & specialty apparel fabrics, advanced uniform fabrics, technical commercial fabrics, and engineered automotive components, in connection with its sale by WL Ross & Co., LLC to Platinum Equity.
  • Gray Television completes $725 million notes offering and concurrent tender offerJones Day advised Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcasting company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations in 51 television markets, in connection with the issuance of $725 million in aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes consisting of $525 million of 5.125% Senior Notes due 2024 and $200 million of add-on 5.875% Senior Notes due 2026 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Gray Television issues $500 million of Senior Notes in Rule 144A and Regulation S offeringJones Day advised Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcasting company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations in 50 television markets, in connection with the issuance of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.875% Senior Notes due 2026 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Eastman Chemical issues €550 million of 1.50% Notes in public offeringJones Day represented Eastman Chemical Company, a global chemical company that manufactures and sells a broad portfolio of chemicals, plastics, and fibers, in connection with its public offering of €550 million (US$621 million) aggregate principal amount of 1.50% Notes due 2023 and its redemption of $500 million of 2.4% Notes due 2017.
  • Greystar issues $70 million of additional 8.25% Senior Secured Notes in Rule 144A and Regulation S offeringJones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC, a provider of multifamily property management, development, and investment services in the United States, in connection with its issuance of $70 million of additional 8.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Gray Television completes $175.6 million public offering of Common StockJones Day advised Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcasting company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations in 44 television markets, in its underwritten public offering of approximately $175.6 million of Common Stock.
  • Eastman Chemical completes $2 billion bond offeringJones Day represented Eastman Chemical Company, a global chemical company that manufactures and sells a broad portfolio of chemicals, plastics, and fibers, in connection with its public offering of $800 million aggregate principal amount of 2.70% Notes due 2020; $800 million aggregate principal amount of 3.80% Notes due 2025; and $400 million aggregate principal amount of 4.65% Notes due 2044.
  • Greystar issues $250 million of 8.25% Senior Secured Notes in Rule 144A and Regulation S offeringJones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC, a provider of multifamily property management, development, and investment services in the United States, in connection with its issuance of $250 million aggregate principal amount of 8.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Eastman Chemical completes $500 million offering of 4.65% NotesJones Day advised Eastman Chemical Company, a global chemical company that manufactures and sells a broad portfolio of chemicals, plastics, and fibers, in connection with its issuance of $500 million of 4.65% Notes due 2044 in a public offering, underwritten by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated; and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • February 13, 2017
      Advanced Issues in Internal Investigations, Jones Day CLE Academy
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