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, gaming, industrial, manufacturing, technology, and transportation.

Experience

  • Bally’s completes tender offer for up to $190 million of its Common SharesJones Day advised Bally’s Corporation (NYSE: BALY), a global casino-entertainment company with a growing omni-channel presence of online sports betting and iGaming offerings, in connection with its “modified Dutch auction” tender offer to purchase for cash up to $190 million of its outstanding Common Shares at a price per share of not less than $19.25 nor greater than $22.00.
  • Orange and Masmovil to combine in €18.6 billion mergerJones Day is advising Orange, S.A. ("Orange"), one of the world's leading telecommunications operators, on the combination of their telecom business in Spain with Masmovil, one of the leading telecommunications operators in Spain, for an enterprise value of €18.6 billion (€7.8 billion for Orange Spain and €10.9 billion for Masmovil).
  • Underwriters complete concurrent offerings of $1.25 billion of Green Senior Notes, $1.25 billion of Senior Notes, and £750 million of Senior NotesJones Day represented the underwriters in a series of concurrent Senior Notes offerings by PepsiCo, Inc., a leading global beverage and convenient food company.
  • Bally's sells real property assets of two Rhode Island properties to Gaming And Leisure Properties for $1 billionJones Day is advising Bally's Corporation in the $1 billion sale of the real property assets of Bally's two Rhode Island casino properties – Bally's Twin River Lincoln Casino Resort and Bally's Tiverton Casino & Hotel to GLP Capital, L.P., the operating partnership of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.
  • NeoGames acquires Aspire GlobalJones Day acted as counsel to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of NeoGames S.A. in connection with its recommended offer and acquisition of the entire share capital of Aspire Global plc for a total purchase price of approximately $480 million.
  • Omnicom Group completes £325 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Omnicom Group Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, in connection with the public offering by Omnicom Capital Holdings plc, its wholly-owned subsidiary, of £325 million aggregate principal amount of 2.250% Senior Notes due 2033.
  • Dealer managers and underwriters complete $4.8 billion tender offer and concurrent offerings of $3.0 billion and €1.0 billion of Senior NotesJones Day represented the dealer managers and underwriters in a series of liability management transactions by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods and beverages.
  • Bally's acquires Gamesys for $2.7 billionJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in connection with the $2.7 billion acquisition and financing of Gamesys Ltd., an LSE-listed online gaming company.
  • Bally’s completes $1.5 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Bally's Corporation, a leading owner and operator of 14 casinos across ten states as well as online gaming and sports betting platforms, in connection with the issuance by two of its unrestricted subsidiaries of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.625% Senior Notes due 2029 and $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.875% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • Cemig Geração e Transmissão S.A. completes US$500 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Cemig Geração e Transmissão S.A. (“CEMIG GT”) in connection with its offer to purchase for cash up to US$500 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 9.250% Senior Notes due 2024.
  • Great Elm Capital Corp. completes $50 million Notes offeringJones Day represented Great Elm Capital Corp. (“GECC”) in connection with its underwritten public offering of $50 million aggregate principal amount of 5.875% Notes due 2026.
  • 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 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.