Brea J.Matthews

Associate

Houston + 1.832.239.3691

Brea Matthews practices corporate law, with a focus on capital markets, M&A, corporate governance, and federal securities law. Her experience involves public and private offerings of debt securities, exchange offers, and representing companies in domestic and cross-border M&A transactional matters, financial transactions, and regulatory matters. She also advises clients on general corporate governance matters, including shareholder activism and proxy contests.

Experience

  • Simpson Manufacturing makes fourth amendment to its $300 million unsecured revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc., a leader in structural connector manufacturing, in connection with the fourth amendment to its $300 million unsecured revolving credit facility.
  • Great Elm Capital Corp. completes $50 million Notes offeringJones Day represented Great Elm Capital Corp. (“GECC”) in connection with its underwritten public offering of $50 million aggregate principal amount of 5.875% Notes due 2026.
  • Citigroup Global Markets acts as lead underwriter on $2.5 billion Senior Unsecured Notes offering by eBay Inc.Jones Day represented Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and the other underwriters, in connection with eBay’s registered offering of (i) $750 million aggregate principal amount of its 1.400% Notes due 2026, (ii) $750 million aggregate principal amount of its 2.600% Notes due 2031 and, (iii) $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of its 3.650% Notes due 2051.
  • OGE Energy being advised in unit-for-unit merger of Enable Midstream Partners LP by Energy Transfer LP for $7.2 billionJones Day is advising OGE Energy Corp. ("OGE") in connection with the acquisition of Enable Midstream Partners LP by Energy Transfer LP in a unit-for-unit merger transaction valued at $7.2 billion.
  • DataBank acquires zColo for $1.4 billionJones Day advised DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, in connection with the acquisition and financing of zColo, including certain U.S. and European data center assets, from Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. for $1.4 billion.
  • 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.
  • Chevron sold 43% stake in two Colombian gas production fields to HocolJones Day represented Chevron Petroleum Company ("Chevron"), a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), in the sale of its 43% interest in the Association Contract and related rights and assets, pursuant to which Chevron operates certain upstream natural gas assets in the Chuchupa natural gas field in the Caribbean Sea and Ballena fields in the province of La Guajira, Colombia, to Hocol, S.A. ("Hocol"), a subsidiary of state-owned Ecopetrol S.A. ("Ecopetrol").
  • Five9 acquires Virtual Observer, formerly known as CSIJones Day advised Five9, Inc. in its acquisition of Virtual Observer, formerly known as CSI, an innovative provider of cloud-based Workforce Optimization (WFO), also known as Workforce Engagement Management (WEM), solutions.
  • Wells Fargo Bank provides $865.7 million revolving and term loan facility secured by 120 industrial propertiesJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $865.7 million revolving and term loan facility secured by 120 industrial properties spread across seven states.
  • Diversenergy acquired by Stabilis Energy, Inc. and forms Energía Superior Gas Natural LLC joint ventureJones Day advised Diversenergy, LLC in its acquisition by Stabilis Energy, Inc. and the formation of a joint venture named Energía Superior Gas Natural LLC between Grupo CLISA, Stabilis Energy, Inc. and the former owners of Diversenergy to develop the LNG market in Mexico.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires HistoGeneX and Caprion BiosciencesJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on major investments in HistoGeneX and Caprion Biosciences and the subsequent combination of the two businesses.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc. for $328 millionJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on the $328 million acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc.