Stephen E.Hall (Steve)

Partner

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Steve Hall has more than 20 years of experience advising borrowers and lenders in commercial finance transactions, with a focus on representing technology and emerging growth companies in venture capital and private equity transactions. He has structured and restructured complex senior and subordinated, secured and unsecured, syndicated, and cross-border and multicurrency financings.

Companies Steve has worked for include Blackberry, Oclaro, SanDisk, Five9, Minted, and Starbucks. He also represents real estate investment funds in obtaining subscription-based credit, having closed on more than $1 billion of such financings for funds like StepStone Real Estate Partners, Contrarian Capital Management, and TriGate Property Partners. Lenders such as Wells Fargo Bank, Franklin Templeton, and Fifth Third Bank have recently engaged him for complicated cross-border financings in the energy, money transfer, and agriculture industries. Steve is also active in the social impact space, helping Social Finance raise capital for its pay-for-success projects.

Experience

  • Cineworld Group completes asset monetization strategies in United States through cinema sale-leaseback transactionsJones Day advised UK headquartered, Cineworld Group PLC in connection with an asset monetization strategy in the United States involving a combined cash consideration of $556.3 million cinema sale-leaseback transactions to convert a substantial portion of Cineworld’s U.S. real estate holdings into cash to leverage its equity and optimize efficiency.
  • Misonix to acquire Solys Medical, LLCJones Day is advising Misonix, Inc. in its acquisition of Solsys Medical, LLC, a privately held regenerative medical company, in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $97 million.
  • Inside Secure acquires Verimatrix for approximately $145 millionJones Day advised Inside Secure in its all cash acquisition of Verimatrix, Inc. for up to approximately $145 million in cash (including a potential earn-out).
  • Cylance acquired by BlackBerry for $1.4 billionJones Day advised Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity leader, in its $1.4 billion acquisition by BlackBerry Limited, plus the assumption of unvested employee incentive awards.
  • Education service provider obtains $700 million asset-based revolving loan facilityJones Day advised an education service provider and certain of its subsidiaries in connection with a $700 million secured asset-based revolving loan facility.
  • Oclaro sold to Lumentum for $1.8 billion in cash and stockJones Day advised Oclaro, Inc. in its $1.8 billion acquisition by Lumentum Holdings Inc.
  • Heidrick & Struggles amends and restates revolving credit facilityJones Day advised Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., a premier global provider of executive search, leadership assessment and development, organization and team effectiveness, and culture shaping services, in connection with the amendment and restatement of its revolving credit facility.
  • Hitachi Vantara acquires REAN CloudJones Day advised Hitachi Vantara in its acquisition of REAN Cloud LLC, a global cloud systems integrator, managed services provider and solutions developer of cloud-native applications across big data, machine learning and emerging internet of things (IoT) spaces.
  • Rgenix raises capital in Series C roundJones Day represented Rgenix, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class small molecule and antibody cancer therapeutics, in connection with its issuance of $40 million of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement to Lepu Medical, Oceanpine Capital and WuXi AppTec’s Corporate Venture Fund, Novo Holdings A/S, Sofinnova Partners, Alexandria Venture Investments, LLC, and the Partnership Fund for New York City’s Innovate NY Fund and associated entities.
  • Five9 completes $258.75 million offering of Convertible Senior NotesJones Day represented Five9, Inc., a provider of cloud-based contact center software, in connection with its issuance of $258.75 million aggregate principal amount of 0.125% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 in a Rule 144A offering.
  • 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.
  • Itron acquires Silver Spring Networks for $830 million, net of $118 million of Silver Spring's cashJones Day advised Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) in its acquisition of Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) by acquiring all outstanding shares of Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) for $16.25 per share in cash.
  • Social Finance acts as intermediary for Ventura County Project to Support ReentryJones Day represented Social Finance, Inc. in its role as intermediary for the Ventura County Project to Support Reentry, a collaborative pay for success project between Ventura County, Interface Children & Family Services, and Social Finance.
  • Starbucks obtains $3 billion revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Starbucks Corporation, the premier roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee in the world, in connection with a $3 billion syndicated revolving credit facility.
  • Ambry Genetics sold to joint venture formed by Konica Minolta and Innovation Network for up to $1.0 billionJones Day advised Ambry Genetics Corporation, a leading genetic testing corporation, in its sale to a newly formed joint venture between Konica Minolta, Inc. and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan for up to $1.0 billion (including earnouts).
  • Western Digital acquires Tegile SystemsJones Day represented Western Digital, a leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience, and preserve data, in connection with its acquisition of Tegile Systems, Inc., a developer of flash and persistent-memory storage solutions for enterprise data center applications.
  • Western Digital acquires Upthere, Inc.Jones Day advised Western Digital in its acquisition of Upthere, Inc., a leading developer and producer of cloud storage technology.
  • Inyenyeri executes agreement with World Bank's Carbon Fund for purchase of carbon creditsJones Day advised Inyenyeri, Inc. on a Certified Emission Reductions Purchase Agreement with the World Bank's Carbon Fund of the Carbon Initiative for Development.
  • Itron acquires Comverge for approximately $100 millionJones Day advised Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) in its approximately $100 million cash acquisition of Comverge, Inc. by way of the purchase of its parent company, Peak Holding Corp.
  • Linear Technology acquired by Analog Devices for $14.8 billionJones Day advised Linear Technology Corporation on its sale to Analog Devices, Inc.
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