Rory T.Hood

Partner

New York + 1.212.326.3814

Rory Hood has significant experience in the areas of capital markets and general corporate law. He has represented financial institutions, issuers, and investors in connection with public and private securities offerings, SEC reporting requirements, and corporate governance matters. Rory regularly advises U.S. and non-U.S. issuers and investment banks (as underwriters, initial purchasers, dealer managers, and placement agents) in a broad range of transactions, including initial public offerings and other equity offerings; investment-grade, convertible, and high yield debt offerings; and exchange offers, tender offers, and consent solicitations. He also advises U.S. and non-U.S. issuers on SEC reporting requirements, corporate governance matters, and stock exchange rules and regulations.

Rory has worked with all of the major U.S. investment banks and many different types of issuers, including multinational corporations, middle market companies, emerging growth companies, and portfolio companies of private equity firms. His experience covers a variety of industries, including advertising, clean technology, consumer products, energy, financial institutions, industrial, manufacturing, technology, and transportation.

Rory is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association.

Experience

  • OUTFRONT Media completes $400 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day advised OUTFRONT Media Inc., one of the largest providers of advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites in the United States and Canada, in connection with the issuance by two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries of $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.250% Senior Notes due 2025 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Underwriters complete €2.0 billion public bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day advised the underwriters in a €2.0 billion public offering of Senior Notes, consisting of €1.0 billion of 0.250% Senior Notes due 2024 and €1.0 billion of 0.500% Senior Notes due 2028, by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages.
  • Underwriters complete $2.0 billion public bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day advised the underwriters in a $2.0 billion public offering of Senior Notes, consisting of $1.0 billion of 0.750% Senior Notes and $1.0 billion of 1.625% Senior Notes, by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages.
  • OUTFRONT Media completes $400 million PIPEJones Day advised OUTFRONT Media Inc., one of the largest providers of advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites in the United States and Canada, in connection with its $400 million private placement of 400,000 shares of Series A Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock to affiliates of Providence Equity Partners LLC, who led the purchase, and to affiliates of Ares Management Corporation.
  • Omnicom completes $600 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Omnicom Group Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, in connection with its registered public offering of $600 million of 4.200% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • BofA Securities, Citigroup Global Markets, and J.P. Morgan complete $6.5 billion public bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day represented BofA Securities, Inc.; Citigroup Global Markets Inc.; and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as underwriters, in connection with the public offering by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages, of $6.5 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of $1.5 billion of 2.250% Senior Notes due 2025, $500 million of 2.625% Senior Notes due 2027, $1.5 billion of 2.750% Senior Notes due 2030, $750 million of 3.500% Senior Notes due 2040, $1.5 billion of 3.625% Senior Notes due 2050, and $750 million of 3.875% Senior Notes due 2060.
  • Largest Cineworld shareholder refinancesJones Day advised Global City Theatres B.V., (GCT), the largest shareholder of Cineworld Group plc (Cineworld), Regal in the U.S., as lead counsel on its debt refinancing and related capital market aspects.
  • Omnicom completes $600 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Omnicom Group Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, in connection with its registered public offering of $600 million of 2.450% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • Syndicate of international placement agents complete BRL 3.0 billion primary and secondary offering of Common Shares by MarfrigJones Day advised Santander Investment Securities Inc.; Bradesco Securities, Inc.; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC; Banco do Brasil Securities LLC; and Jefferies LLC, as international placement agents, in connection with a BRL 3.0 billion (US$720 million) international offering of 299,738,518 Common Shares of Marfrig Global Foods S.A. (“Marfrig”), represented by a primary offering of 90,090,091 Common Shares by Marfrig and a secondary offering of 209,648,427 Common Shares by BNDES Participações S.A. – BNDESPAR, as the selling shareholder.
  • Western Digital sells IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®)Jones Day advised Western Digital Corp. in the sale of its IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®), a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management.
  • OUTFRONT Media completes $500 million Rule 144A and Reg S offering of Senior NotesJones Day advised OUTFRONT Media Inc., one of the largest providers of advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites in the United States and Canada, in connection with the issuance by two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.625% Senior Notes due 2030 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Underwriters complete €500 million public bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day advised the underwriters in a €500 million public offering of 0.875% Senior Notes due 2039 by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages.
  • Underwriters complete $1.0 billion Green Bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day advised the underwriters in a $1.0 billion public Green Bond offering of 2.875% Senior Notes due 2049 by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages.
  • Goode Partners invests in Strong RootsJones Day advised Goode Partners LLC on its $18.3 million Series A investment in Strong Roots, the fastest growing food and beverage brand in the UK.
  • J.P. Morgan and Citigroup Global Markets complete $2.0 billion public bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day represented J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., as underwriters, in connection with the public offering by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods and beverages, of $2.0 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of $1.0 billion of 2.625% Senior Notes due 2029 and $1.0 billion of 3.375% Senior Notes due 2049.
  • Corporate trustees seek advice relating to LIBOR transitionJones Day is advising two U.S.-based corporate trustees with respect to portfolios impacted by LIBOR transition and COFI cessation, including conducting portfolio-wide risk impact assessments, analyzing various consumer products, and developing litigation contingency plans.
  • Omnicom completes €1 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Omnicom Group Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, in connection with the public offering by its wholly owned U.K. finance subsidiary, Omnicom Finance Holdings plc, of €1.0 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of €500 million of 0.800% Senior Notes due 2027 and €500 million of 1.400% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • OUTFRONT Media completes $650 million private placement of Senior NotesJones Day advised OUTFRONT Media Inc., one of the largest providers of advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites in the United States and Canada, in connection with the issuance by two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries of $650 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.000% Senior Notes due 2027 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings completes $950 million debt refinancingJones Day represented Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc., a diverse, multi-jurisdictional owner and operator of gaming and racing facilities, in connection with its issuance of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 6.750% Senior Notes due 2027 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering and concurrent $550 million senior secured credit agreement, consisting of a $300 million senior secured term loan facility and a $250 million senior secured revolving credit facility.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings combines with Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc.Jones Day advised Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in its merger with Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc.
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