Michael W.Kobb (Mike)

Associate

New York + 1.212.326.3661

Mike Kobb's practice focuses on representing financial institutions, agents, borrowers, and sponsors in a variety of financing transactions with a focus on general corporate matters, finance, and capital markets. His experience includes acquisition financings, syndicated facilities, unsecured and secured lending transactions, senior and subordinated loans, and asset-backed loans, among other credit matters. Mike also has experience with high yield and investment-grade bond offerings, initial public and secondary equity offerings, and tender offers.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Mike was an associate in the New York office of an Am Law 100 law firm, where he was a member of that firm's corporate practice and worked on a wide range of financing and capital market transactions across a broad range of industries, including communications and media, health care, hospitality, data analytics, energy, scientific research, investment management, consumer packaging, and industrial manufacturing.

Before entering the legal profession, Mike worked for The Boeing Company where he participated in a fast-paced leadership rotation program in which he rotated through six finance and business-related positions over the course of two years. After the rotation program was completed, he joined the government contracts group within Boeing's Rotorcraft Division, where he was charged with, among other things, developing proposals and negotiating contracts with various U.S. military agencies.

Experience

  • Merchant banking firm provides $122.5 million acquisition financing to provider of construction accounting software and payroll servicesJones Day advised a merchant banking firm in connection with a $122.5 million senior secured credit facility, comprised of a $110 million term loan and a $12.5 million revolving credit facility, supporting the acquisition of a leading provider of construction accounting software and payroll services for small- to mid-sized specialty contractors in Ohio.
  • Wells Fargo amends and restates loan and security agreement for distributor of PET resinsJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent and collateral agent, and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, London Branch, as foreign collateral agent, in connection with the third amended and restated loan and security agreement provided to a distributor of virgin and recycled polyethylene terephthalate resins.
  • Bank of Montreal provides credit facilities to Nuvei Technologies to finance Nuvei's acquisition of Safecharge InternationalJones Day advised Bank of Montreal in connection with the first and second lien credit facilities provided to Nuvei Technologies Corp., a privately owned electronic payment processing company, sponsored by Novacap, to finance Nuvei's acquisition of Safecharge International, a UK-based mobile payments company.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires Invincible Boat CompanyJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Invincible Boat Company, a manufacturer of saltwater fishing boats.
  • Large financial institution provides $850 million credit facility to Bio-Techne CorporationJones Day represented a large financial institution in connection with a $850 million credit facility provided to Bio-Techne Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of high quality purified proteins.
  • Financial institution provides $550 million credit facility to KemperJones Day represented a financial institution in connection with a $550 million credit facility provided to Kemper Corporation, a diversified insurance holding company.
  • Wabtec announces new financing arrangementsJones Day represented Wabtec Corporation in connection with the refinancing and replacement of its existing revolving credit facility in the aggregate principal amount of $1.2 billion; a refinancing term loan in an aggregate principal amount of $350 million; and a new delayed draw term loan in an aggregate principal amount of $400 million.
  • API Technologies obtains term loan and revolving loan facilityJones Day advised API Technologies Corp., a portfolio company of long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection with a term loan facility and revolving loan facility.
  • Verint Systems refinances $425 million existing senior term debtJones Day advised Verint Systems Inc., a provider of Actionable Intelligence® solutions and value-added services, in connection with the refinancing of $425 million of existing senior term debt.
  • Athyrium Capital Management invests in Village Practice Management Company via notes and warrantsJones Day advised Athyrium Capital Management, LP in connection with its investment in Village Practice Management Company, LLC, a venture stage healthcare and technology company that partners with primary care providers to facilitate their shift from volume-based to value-based compensation models, of up to $80 million of Senior Secured Notes with warrants in a private placement.
  • Madison Capital Funding provides financing for acquisition of Smith-Cooper InternationalJones Day represented Madison Capital Funding LLC, as agent, in the senior term loan and revolving credit facility in connection with the acquisition of Smith-Cooper International, a designer, producer, and distributor of branded valves, fittings, and pipe, by Tailwind Smith Cooper Intermediate Corporation and related equity co-investment.
  • Finance company provides credit facility to finance acquisition of moving and storage companyJones Day represented a finance company in connection with a senior credit facility consisting of term loans, revolving loans, and delayed draw term loans to finance the acquisition of a moving and storage company.
  • KeyBank amends and restates credit agreement for large staffing and consulting firmJones Day represented KeyBank National Association in connection with an amended and restated credit agreement provided to a large staffing and consulting firm.
  • North American Coal amends and restates credit agreementJones Day represented The North American Coal Corporation, an American coal mining and mining services company and subsidiary of NACCO Industries, Inc., in connection with an amended and restated credit agreement for a 5-year, $150 million unsecured revolving line of credit.
  • Investment banking and securities firm provides credit facility to finance acquisition of XactlyJones Day represented an investment banking and securities firm in connection with a secured credit facility consisting of a term loan facility and a revolving credit facility.
  • Verint Systems refinances existing credit agreementJones Day advised Verint Systems Inc., a provider of Actionable Intelligence® solutions and value-added services, in connection with the refinancing of its existing credit agreement with a new $725 million credit agreement.
  • Investment banking and securities firm provides secured credit facility to finance acquisition of ContinuumJones Day represented an investment banking and securities firm in connection with a senior secured credit facility consisting of term loans, revolving loans, and delayed draw term loans.
  • Rex Energy refinances first lien credit agreement with new $300 million term loanJones Day advised Rex Energy Corporation, an independent oil, NGL, and natural gas company operating in the Appalachian and Illinois Basins, in connection with the refinancing of their existing first lien credit agreement with a new $300 million term loan credit agreement.
  • Jefferies Finance refinances senior secured credit facilities for Internap CorporationJones Day represented Jefferies Finance LLC, as sole lead arranger and sole bookrunner, in connection with the refinancing of senior secured credit facilities for Internap Corporation, a global supplier of IT infrastructure services.
  • Wells Fargo amends and restates credit facilities for provider of terminaling, storage, and related servicesJones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with the third amendment and restatement of its credit facilities provided to a provider of terminaling, storage and related services to the energy industry, which provides for, among other things, a $600 million revolving credit facility.
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