Kent L.Killelea

Of Counsel

Washington + 1.202.879.3448

Kent Killelea has extensive experience in taxation of financial instruments and derivatives, as well as other financially-related areas. His clients have included Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley. In addition to his financial product focus, Kent is well-versed in international taxation and the taxation of partnerships and other pass-through and financial entities. Kent also has an active practice in taxation of exempt organizations and charitable giving.

Prior to joining the Firm, Kent served as legislation counsel to the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress, where his areas of responsibility included financial products, derivatives, partnerships, and other pass-through entities.

Kent is active in several professional and civic organizations, including serving on the board of Capitol Partners, an organization that provides private and parochial school scholarships to low-income students from the District of Columbia. Kent's current pro bono focus is Dupont Underground, an organization seeking to develop the historic streetcar station under Dupont Circle into an art and performance space.

Experience

  • 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.
  • KeyBank issues $700 million of Senior Bank NotesJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and the other agents, in connection with KeyBank National Association’s ("KeyBank") offering of $700 million aggregate principal amount of 1.250% Senior Bank Notes due March 10, 2023 in a transaction exempt from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $800 million offering of 2.250% Senior NotesJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., as lead-left book-running manager, together with the other underwriters, in KeyCorp's public offering of $800 million of 2.250% Senior Notes due April 2027 under KeyCorp's Medium-Term Notes Program.
  • Millicom's subsidiary Telefónica Celular del Paraguay S.A.E. completes $250 million International re-tap offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Telefónica Celular del Paraguay S.A.E. (“Telecel”) in connection with a $250 million Rule 144A and Regulation S re-tap offering to Telecel’s $300 million 5.875% Senior Notes due 2027 issued in April 2019.
  • 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.
  • Tikehau Capital completes €500 million bond offeringJones Day represented Tikehau Capital in connection with a €500 million (US$552 million) bond offering on the regulated market of Euronext Paris.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $750 million offering of 2.550% Senior NotesJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., as lead-left book-running manager, together with the other underwriters, in KeyCorp's public offering of $750 million of 2.550% Senior Notes due October 2029 under KeyCorp's Medium-Term Notes Program.
  • Concesionaria Vial Union del Sur, Patrimonio Autonomo Union del Sur, Sacyr Concesiones S.L., and Herdoiza Crespo Construcciones obtain $575 million term financingJones Day represented Concesionaria Vial Union del Sur, as concessionaire, Patrimonio Autonomo Union del Sur, as borrower, and Sacyr Concesiones S.L. and Herdoiza Crespo Construcciones S.A., as sponsors, in connection with a $575 million long term financing to, among other things, repay a bridge loan facility and fund design, construction, operation and maintenance costs for a toll road in Colombia between the cities of Pasto and Ipiales, near the Rumichaca border crossing to Ecuador.
  • Trafigura acquires majority stake in Nyrstar operating businessJones Day advised Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd. (“Trafigura”), a market leader in the global commodities industry, in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in the operating business of Nyrstar, a multi-billion dollar global metals business.
  • Syndicate of leading banks complete €715 million share capital increase by Tikehau CapitalJones Day advised Berenberg, Credit Suisse, Natixis, BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, and Société Générale, as global coordinators, joint lead managers and joint bookrunners, and Citigroup and RBC Capital Markets, as joint lead managers and joint bookrunners, in connection with the €715 million share capital increase without shareholders' preferential subscription rights and with a priority subscription period for existing shareholders by Tikehau Capital, an asset management and investment group.
  • 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.
  • Morgan Stanley-led syndicate completes $450 million public offering of Depositary SharesJones Day represented Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., and the other underwriters in connection with KeyCorp’s $450 million public offering of 18,000,000 Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/40th ownership interest in a share of Fixed Rate Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series G (included as Tier 1 regulatory capital).
  • KeyBank issues $350 million of Subordinated Bank NotesJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and the other agents, in connection with KeyBank National Association’s offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 3.900% Subordinated Bank Notes due April 13, 2029 in a transaction exempt from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.
  • KeyBank issues $1.0 billion of Senior Bank NotesJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and the other agents, in connection with KeyBank National Association’s (“KeyBank”) offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of Floating Rate Senior Bank Notes due February 1, 2022 and $600 million aggregate principal amount of 3.300% Senior Bank Notes due February 1, 2022 in a transaction exempt from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.
  • Global manufacturer enters into $75 million account receivables securitization with Wells Fargo BankJones Day represented a global manufacturer in connection with its $75 million account receivables securitization with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • Daiwa Securities Capital Markets Korea, DBS Bank Limited, Mizuho Securities Asia, and Standard Chartered Bank act as arrangers in $350 million Floating Notes offering of KAL ABS 23 Cayman LimitedJones Day acted as United States corporate and tax counsel to Daiwa Securities Capital Markets Korea Co., Ltd., DBS Bank Limited, Mizuho Securities Asia Limited, and Standard Chartered Bank, as joint lead arrangers, in connection with the offering of $350 million Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2021 of KAL ABS 23 Cayman Limited.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $500 million offering of 4.150% Senior NotesJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., as lead-left book-running manager, together with the other underwriters, in connection with KeyCorp's public offering of $500 million of 4.150% Senior Notes due October 2025 under KeyCorp's Medium-Term Notes Program.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate re-establish bank note program for issuance of $20 billion aggregate principal amount of Unsecured Senior and Subordinated Notes of KeyBank National AssociationJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co., and other dealers in connection with the re-establishment of a bank note program for the issuance of up to $20 billion aggregate principal amount of Unsecured Senior and Subordinated Notes of KeyBank National Association.
  • Sanofi completes $2 billion bond issue in U.S. public offeringJones Day represented Sanofi, a global biopharmaceutical company, in its U.S. public offering of $2 billion of notes in two fixed rate tranches.
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