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

  • Xcel Energy establishes $800 million at-the-market equity programJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc., a provider of renewable energy, in connection with the establishment of an at-the-market equity program for the sale of up to $800 million of its shares of Common Stock.
  • Xcel Energy completes $800 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 1.75% Senior Notes, Series due March 15, 2027 and $300 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.35% Senior Notes, Series due November 15, 2031.
  • Northern States Power completes $100 million private placement of First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its private placement of $100 million aggregate principal amount of 2.82% First Mortgage Bonds due 2051.
  • OGE Energy completes $500 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented OGE Energy Corp., a large energy services provider, in connection with its $500 million public offering of Senior Notes.
  • Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company completes $500 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented OGE Energy Corp. in connection with the $500 million public offering of Senior Notes by subsidiary, Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company.
  • NorthWestern Corporation establishes $200 million at-the-market equity programJones Day represented NorthWestern Corporation in connection with the establishment of an at-the-market equity program for the sale of up to $200 million of its shares of Common Stock.
  • Northern States Power completes $850 million public offering of Green BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public green bond offering of $425 million aggregate principal amount of 2.25% First Mortgage Bonds due 2031 and $425 million aggregate principal amount of 3.20% First Mortgage Bonds due 2052.
  • Public Service Company of Colorado completes $750 million public offering of First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Public Service Company of Colorado, an electric and gas utility and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public offering of $750 million in aggregate principal amount of 1.875% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 37 due June 15, 2031 (Green Bonds).
  • OGE Energy being advised in unit-for-unit merger of Enable Midstream Partners LP by Energy Transfer LP for $7.2 billionJones Day is advising OGE Energy Corp. ("OGE") in connection with the acquisition of Enable Midstream Partners LP by Energy Transfer LP in a unit-for-unit merger transaction valued at $7.2 billion.
  • Xcel Energy completes $500 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc., a provider of renewable energy, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 0.50% Senior Notes, Series due October 15, 2023.
  • Northern States Power completes $700 million public offering of Green BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public green bond offering of $700 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.60% First Mortgage Bonds, Series due June 1, 2051.
  • 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 underwritten public offering of $100 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.05% First Mortgage Bonds due May 1, 2051.
  • Public Service Company of Colorado completes $750 million public offering of First Mortgage Bonds, including $375 million of Green BondsJones Day represented Public Service Company of Colorado, an electric and gas utility and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public offering of $375 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.70% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 35 due January 15, 2051 (Green Bonds) and $375 million in aggregate principal amount of 1.90% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 36 due January 15, 2031.
  • Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company completes $300 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, a regulated utility that generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy in Oklahoma and western Arkansas, in connection with a public offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 3.250% Senior Notes due 2023.
  • Xcel Energy completes $600 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc., a provider of renewable energy, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $600 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.40% Senior Notes due June 1, 2030.
  • Xcel Energy completes $1 billion public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc., a provider of renewable energy, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.60% Senior Notes due December 1, 2029 and $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.50% Senior Notes due December 1, 2049.
  • Xcel Energy completes $743 million public offering of Common Stock in forward saleJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc., a provider of renewable energy, in connection with its $743 million underwritten public offering of Common Stock in a forward sale.
  • Northern States Power completes $600 million public offering of Green BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public green bond offering of $600 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.90% First Mortgage Bonds due March 1, 2050.
  • Public Service Company of Colorado completes $550 million public offering of Green BondsJones Day represented Public Service Company of Colorado, an electric and gas utility and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public green bond offering of $550 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.20% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 34 due March 1, 2050.
  • Xcel Energy completes $130 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc., a provider of renewable energy, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $130 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.00% Senior Notes due June 15, 2028.