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

  • Solmax acquires U.S. geosynthetics manufacturer PropexJones Day served as antitrust and financing counsel to Groupe Solmax Inc. (Solmax) in the acquisition by Solmax of Propex Operating Company, LLC, a leading geosynthetics manufacturer with a long track record in the construction, transportation, mining, and automotive industries.
  • Webster Bank provides $40 million credit agreement to Great Kitchens Food CompanyJones Day represented Webster Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, in connection with a $40 million credit agreement, consisting of a $10 million revolving credit facility and $30 million term loan facility, provided to Great Kitchens Food Company.
  • Skyworks Solutions acquires Infrastructure and Automotive business of Silicon Laboratories for $2.75 billionJones Day advised Skyworks Solutions, Inc., an innovator of high-performance analog semiconductors, in connection with its acquisition of the Infrastructure and Automotive business of Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leading provider of silicon, software, and solutions, in an all-cash asset transaction valued at $2.75 billion.
  • Solmax acquires TenCate GeosyntheticsJones Day advised Groupe Solmax Inc. (Solmax), the global leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, and its shareholders (including institutional investors Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec and Fonds de Solidarité FTQ), in connection with Solmax’s acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics Holding B.V., a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics, from Dutch conglomerate Koninklijke Ten Cate (Royal Ten Cate, the Netherlands), and advised on the related senior secured financing to support the acquisition.
  • Skyworks Solutions obtains $4.75 billion credit facilitiesJones Day represented Skyworks Solutions, Inc. in connection with its $4.75 billion credit facilities, consisting of a $1.5 billion term loan facility, a $750 million revolving credit facility, and a $2.5 billion 364-day bridge loan facility, with JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. and a syndicate of other lenders, for the acquisition of the Infrastructure and Automotive business of Silicon Laboratories Inc., a leading provider of silicon, software, and solutions.
  • Webster Bank provides revolving credit facility to Anasazi Medical Payment Solutions, Inc. d/b/a Advanced Medical Pricing SolutionsJones Day represented Webster Bank, N.A. as administrative agent, lender, and letter of credit issuer, in connection with its credit agreement with Anasazi Medical Payment Solutions, Inc. d/b/a Advanced Medical Pricing Solutions, an Arizona corporation and the owner of a network of providers of healthcare cost management services in the United States.
  • Verint Systems completes $315 million Convertible Notes offeringJones Day represented Verint Systems Inc., a provider of Actionable Intelligence® solutions and value-added services, in connection with an offering of $315 million aggregate principal amount of 0.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026.
  • Webster Bank provides $17 million credit agreement to U.S. Urology Partners, LLCJones Day represented Webster Bank, N.A., as agent for all lenders, collateral agent, lender, and letter of credit issuer, in connection with a new $17 million credit agreement with U.S. Urology Partners, LLC, the owner of a network of urology practices in the United States, which was used to fund a portion of the borrower's acquisition of a new urology practice and the assets of a urology practice.
  • Webster Bank provides $28 million credit agreement to MyOrthos Holdings, LLCJones Day represented Webster Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, collateral agent, lender, and letter of credit issuer, in connection with a new $28 million credit agreement with MyOrthos Holdings, LLC, owner of a network of orthodontic practices in the United States, which was used to fund a portion of the borrower's acquisition of a new orthodontic practice.
  • 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.