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

  • Omnicom completes $800 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 $800 million of 2.600% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • Bally's completes $695.7 million Common Stock offeringJones Day represented Bally’s Corporation, a leading owner and operator of 12 casinos across eight states as well as online gaming and sports betting platforms, in connection with its $695.7 million public offering of 12.65 million shares of Common Stock.
  • Bally's to acquire Gamesys for $2.7 billionJones Day is advising Bally's Corporation in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Gamesys Ltd., an LSE-listed online gaming company.
  • Bally's acquires Monkey Knife FightJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in its acquisition of Monkey Knife Fight, the award-winning, fastest-growing gaming platform and third-largest daily fantasy sports operator in North America, in an all-stock transaction.
  • Syndicate of international and Brazilian investment banks complete $1.5 billion Senior Notes offering and tender offers totaling $1.75 billion by Marfrig Global FoodsJones Day advised a syndicate of international and Brazilian investment banks in connection with an international offering of $1.5 billion of 3.950% Senior Notes due 2031 by Marfrig Global Foods S.A., one of Brazil's largest food processing companies, and concurrent tender offers totaling $1.75 billion by Marfrig for two series of its outstanding debt securities.
  • OUTFRONT Media completes $500 million private offering of 4.250% 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 4.250% Senior Notes due 2029 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings completes $125 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (“Twin River”) in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $125 million aggregate principal amount of 6.750% Senior Notes due 2027.
  • Underwriters complete €1.5 billion Senior Notes offering by PepsiCoJones Day advised the underwriters in a €1.5 billion public offering of Senior Notes by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages, consisting of €750 million of 0.400% Senior Notes due 2032 and €750 million of 1.050% Senior Notes due 2050.
  • Underwriters complete $750 million 1.400% Senior Notes offering by PepsiCoJones Day advised the underwriters in a $750 million public offering of 1.400% Senior Notes due 2031 by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages.
  • Underwriters complete $750 million Senior Notes offering by PepsiCoJones Day advised the underwriters in a $750 million public offering of 0.400% Senior Notes due 2023 by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages.
  • Global systemically important bank (GSIB) conducts risk assessment to determine impact of LIBOR transition on enterprise-wide portfoliosJones Day is advising a GSIB with respect to enterprise-wide portfolios impacted by the LIBOR transition, including conducting portfolio-wide risk impact assessments, analyzing various consumer products, and developing litigation contingency plans.
  • 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.
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