RobertJoseph (Bob)

Of Counsel

Chicago + 1.312.269.4176

Bob Joseph's practice focuses on corporate finance, securities law disclosure, and corporate governance, principally within the energy industry. He has represented issuers and underwriters in numerous corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings and other SEC-registered debt and equity offerings, Rule 144A transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. He also has significant experience in advising energy companies regarding their disclosure obligations under the federal securities laws, as well as corporate governance issues and stock exchange listing standards.

Recent transactions include public offerings of common stock and secured and unsecured senior debt. Other transactions include representing a master limited partnership, or MLP, with its initial public offering of common units and subsequent 144A offering of debt securities. He also has represented issuers in connection with offerings of unsecured junior subordinated debt and trust preferred securities, as well as debt exchanges and tender and consent solicitations. Representative clients include LG&E and KU Energy, NorthWestern Corporation, OGE Energy Corp., Xcel Energy Inc., and their respective subsidiaries.

Experience

  • USG acquired by Gebr. Knauf for $7 billionJones Day advised USG Corporation in the acquisition by Gebr. Knauf KG ("Knauf") of all of the outstanding shares of USG in a transaction valued at $7 billion.
  • FirstEnergy completes $3 billion Senior Notes OfferingJones Day represented FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $3 billion of Senior Notes consisting of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 2.85% Notes, Series A, due 2022; $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.90% Notes, Series B, due 2027; and $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.85% Notes, Series C, due 2047.
  • Xcel Energy completes $800 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc., as issuer, in connection with a public offering of $800 million of Senior Notes.
  • NorthWestern Corporation completes offering of 1.1 million shares of Common StockJones Day represented NorthWestern Corporation in connection with the issuance of 1.1 million shares of Common Stock in a public offering.
  • Louisville Gas and Electric completes role in issuance of $125 million in Pollution Control Revenue Refunding BondsJones Day represented Louisville Gas and Electric Company as conduit borrower in connection with the issuance of $125 million County of Trimble, Kentucky Pollution Control Revenue Refunding Bonds, 2016 Series A, due September 1, 2044.
  • Kentucky Utilities completes role in issuance of Pollution Control Revenue Refunding BondsJones Day represented Kentucky Utilities Company as a conduit borrower in connection with the issuance of $96 million of County of Carroll, Kentucky Pollution Control Revenue Refunding Bonds, 2016 Series A.
  • Public Service Company of Colorado completes $250 million public offering of 3.55% First Mortgage BondsJones Day advised Public Service Company of Colorado, an electric and gas utility and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its issuance of $250 million of 3.55% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 29 due 2046 in a public offering, underwritten by Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC; and PNC Capital Markets LLC.
  • Northern States Power completes $350 million public offering of 3.6% First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its public offering of $350 million of 3.600% First Mortgage Bonds, Series due 2046.
  • Xcel Energy completes $750 million offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc., as issuer, in connection with a public offering of $750 million of Senior Notes.
  • Northern States Power completes $600 million public offering of 2.20% First Mortgage Bonds and 4.00% First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its issuance of $300 million of 2.20% First Mortgage Bonds, Series due 2020 and $300 million of 4.00% First Mortgage Bonds, Series due 2045 in a public offering.
  • Northern States Power completes $100 million public offering of First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company, a Wisconsin Corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its issuance of $100 million of 3.30% First Mortgage Bonds due June 15, 2024 in a public offering, underwritten by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Merrill Lynch, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
  • Enable Midstream Partners obtains $1.75 billion revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Enable Midstream Partners, LP, an owner, operator, and developer of strategically located natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets, in connection with a $1.75 billion five-year unsecured syndicated revolving credit facility.
  • Public Service Company of Colorado completes public offering of $250 million of 2.90% First Mortgage BondsJones Day advised Public Service Company of Colorado, an electric and gas utility and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its issuance of $250 million of 2.90% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 28 due 2025 in a public offering, underwritten by Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC; RBC Capital Markets, LLC; TD Securities (USA) LLC; and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.
  • Oklahoma Gas and Electric completes $250 million public offering of 4.00% Senior NotesJones Day represented Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, an Oklahoma corporation and subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp., in a public offering of $250 million of 4.00% Senior Notes due 2044, underwritten by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC; RBS Securities Inc.; U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC; BOSC, Inc.; and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
  • Enable Midstream Partners issues $1.65 billion of Senior Notes in Rule 144A and Regulation S offeringJones Day represented Enable Midstream Partners, LP, an owner, operator, and developer of strategically located natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets, in connection with its issuance of $1.65 billion of Senior Notes in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Enable Midstream Partners completes $575 million IPOJones Day served as co-counsel to Enable Midstream Partners, LP, an owner, operator, and developer of strategically located natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets, in connection with its $575 million initial public offering of common units representing limited partner interests, underwritten by Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs & Co., Citigroup, Deutsche Bank Securities, J.P. Morgan, UBS Investment Bank, Wells Fargo Securities, BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, and RBC Capital Markets.
  • OGE Energy completes $100 million public offering of Floating Rate NotesJones Day represented OGE Energy Corp., an Oklahoma corporation, in a public offering of $100 million of Floating Rate Senior Notes due 2017, underwritten by BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC; RBC Capital Markets, LLC; and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC.
  • Oklahoma Gas and Electric completes $250 million public offering of 4.55% Senior NotesJones Day represented Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, an Oklahoma corporation and subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp., in a public offering of $250 million of 4.55% Senior Notes due 2044, underwritten by J.P. Morgan, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, and Mizuho Securities.
  • Public Service Company of Colorado completes public offering of $300 million of 4.30% First Mortgage BondsJones Day advised Public Service Company of Colorado, an electric and gas utility and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its issuance of $300 million of 4.30% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 27 due March 15, 2044 in a public offering, underwritten by BNP Paribas Securities Corp.; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated; Scotia Capital (USA) Inc.; and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.
  • Northern States Power completes $400 million public offering of First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its issuance of $400 million of 2.60% First Mortgage Bonds due 2023 in a public offering, underwritten by BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC.
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