Stephen J.Kovacic (Steve)

Associate

Cleveland + 1.216.586.1313

Steve Kovacic represents public and private companies on corporate law matters. His practice focuses on representing clients in domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and other strategic transactions. His practice also includes counseling clients on corporate governance and other general corporate matters.

Experience

  • STERIS sells renal business to EvoquaJones Day advised STERIS in the $196.3 million sale of its Renal Care business to Evoqua Water Technologies, a leading provider of mission-critical water and wastewater treatment solutions.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires milliCareJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Clintar of milliCare, a floor and textile care franchise brand, providing leading carpet, floor and textile care solutions.
  • FirstEnergy sells $2.4 billion minority transmission stake to BrookfieldJones Day is representing FirstEnergy Corp. in its $2.4 billion sale of a 19.9% equity stake in its subsidiary FirstEnergy Transmission, the holding company for FirstEnergy’s three regulated electric transmission businesses.
  • Trustwave sells PCI compliance business to SysnetJones Day advised Trustwave in the $80 million sale of its payment card industry compliance business (SecureTrust and FLEX divisions) to Sysnet Global Solutions.
  • ArchiMed acquires Cube Biotech GmbHJones Day advised ArchiMed, a leading Trans-Atlantic private equity healthcare specialist, on its acquisition of Cube Biotech GmbH, a leading provider of expression, purification, and crystallization services and products for membrane proteins.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $400 million Senior Notes offering by CTR Partnership, L.P. and CareTrust Capital Corp.Jones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., as representative of the several initial purchasers, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by CTR Partnership, L.P. and CareTrust Capital Corp. of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 3.875% Senior Notes due 2028.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires DIGARCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Modern Campus of DIGARC, the leading provider of academic catalog and curriculum management, class and student scheduling, and student pathfinder software for higher education.
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber sold to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company for approximately $2.5 billion enterprise valueJones Day advised Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in its $2.5 billion sale to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
  • Peabody Energy completes comprehensive exchange transactionJones Day represented Peabody Energy Corporation (the "Company"), a large private-sector coal company, in connection with a series of recapitalization transactions to, among other things, provide the Company with maturity extensions and covenant relief, while allowing it to maintain sufficient operating liquidity and financial flexibility, including: (i) an offer to exchange any and all of its outstanding $459 million aggregate principal amount of 6.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (the "Existing Notes") for (a) new 10.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2024 to be co-issued by PIC AU Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Peabody ("AU HoldingsCo"), and PIC AU Holdings Corporation, a Delaware corporation and an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Peabody ("AU HoldingsCorp" and, together with AU HoldingsCo, the "Co-Issuers"), and (b) new 8.500% Senior Secured Notes due 2024 to be issued by Peabody; and (ii) a restructuring of the revolving loans under the Company's existing credit agreement (the "Existing Credit Agreement") by (a) making a pay down of revolving loans thereunder in the aggregate amount of $10 million, (b) the co-issuers incurring $206 million of term loans under a credit agreement, dated as of January 29, 2021, (c) the Company entering into a letter of credit facility, and (d) the Company amending the existing credit agreement.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs acquires ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billionJones Day advised Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. in connection with the acquisition and financing of substantially all of the operations of ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billion.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs obtains $1.5 billion incremental increase to existing credit facility with Bank of America, N.A.Jones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., one of the largest vertically integrated producers of differentiated iron ore and steel in North America, in connection with a $1.5 billion incremental increase to its existing asset-based revolving credit facility with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, bringing the total size of the facility to $3.5 billion.