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

  • MassMutual enters into approximate $840 million transaction for purchase and financing of natural gas assets located in Pennsylvania and West VirginiaJones Day represented Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and MassMutual Ascend Life Insurance Company in connection with (a) the acquisition and financing of asset-backed notes and certificates the proceeds of which were used to acquire proved, developed, and producing ("PDP") natural gas assets in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and (b) the formation of a limited partnership and the subsequent acquisition of six proven-undeveloped natural gas wells located in Pennsylvania and West Virgina.
  • MassMutual and affiliate Great American Life Insurance Company enter into financing arrangement with others to purchase approximately $800 million of asset-backed notes to fund acquisition of natural gas assets located in TexasJones Day represented Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and Great American Life Insurance Company in connection with the issuance and purchase of approximately $800 million of asset-backed notes and certificates, the proceeds of which are being used to acquire natural gas assets located in Texas.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners' portfolio company Fenzi Holdings acquires Advanced Glass Technologies business of Johnson Matthey PLCJones Day represented Arsenal Capital Partners' portfolio company, Fenzi Holdings SPV S.p.A., in the acquisition and financing of the Advanced Glass Technologies business of Johnson Matthey PLC, which manufactures advanced glass enamels, precious metal pastes and conductive inks for use in automotive glass and other industry applications.
  • NorthWestern Corporation completes $325 million public offering of Common Stock, including forward saleJones Day represented NorthWestern Corporation in connection with the underwritten public offering of 6,074,767 shares of NorthWestern’s Common Stock at a public offering price of $53.50 per share.
  • MassMutual purchases $300 million of asset-backed notes secured by small business and consumer loansJones Day represented Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and Great American Life Insurance Company in connection with the purchase of approximately $300 million of asset-backed notes secured by small business and consumer loans originated on a variety of marketplace lending platforms.
  • Forsee Power completes €115 million offering and IPO on regulated market of Euronext in ParisJones Day advised Forsee Power in connection with its initial public offering on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris and an offering of up to €115 million.
  • Procter & Gamble enters into two 15-year virtual power purchase agreements with EDPR for solar and wind energy in EUJones Day advised The Procter Gamble Company in entering into two 15-year virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) to purchase electricity and guarantees of origin (GOs) from solar and wind energy projects in the EU owned by a subsidiary of renewable energy developer EDP Renováveis, S.A. (EDPR).
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $1.2 billion Senior Notes offering, including issuance of SOFR Senior Notes, by KeyBankJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.; RBC Capital Markets, LLC; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC; and the other agents, in connection with KeyBank National Association’s offering of $800 million aggregate principal amount of Fixed-to-Floating Compound SOFR Senior Bank Notes due June 14, 2024 and $400 million aggregate principal amount of Floating Compound SOFR Senior Bank Notes due June 14, 2024 in a transaction exempt from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.
  • EDAP completes follow-on offering of American Depositary SharesJones Day represented EDAP TMS, a global leader in robotic energy-based therapies, in connection with its follow-on offering of 4,150,000 American Depositary Shares (ADSs) on the Nasdaq Global Market.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $1.1 billion Senior Notes offering, including inaugural issuance of SOFR Senior Notes, by KeyBankJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, RBC Capital Markets LLC, and the other agents, in connection with KeyBank National Association’s (“KeyBank”) offering of $750 million aggregate principal amount of Fixed-to-Floating SOFR Senior Bank Notes due January 3, 2024 and $350 million aggregate principal amount Floating SOFR Senior Bank Notes due January 3, 2024 in a transaction exempt from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.
  • AXA Home Loan SFH issues €500 million of Soft Bullet Covered Bonds under its 2020 updated €10 billion Covered Bonds issuance programmeJones Day represented Natixis, as arranger and permanent dealer, and AXA Home Loan SFH, as issuer, in connection with the update of the €10 billion EMTN programme for the issuance of Covered Bonds (obligations de financement de l’habitat) of AXA Home Loan SFH signed on June 15, 2020.
  • Goldman Sachs and KeyBanc Capital Markets act as lead agents on update to KeyCorp's Medium-Term Note ProgramJones Day represented Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., as lead agents, in connection with an update to KeyCorp's Medium-Term Note Program, under which KeyCorp may issue, from time to time, Senior Medium-Term Notes, Series Q and Subordinated Medium-Term Notes, Series R.
  • 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.