J. EricMaki

Partner

New York + 1.212.326.3780

Eric Maki has more than 30 years of experience in the area of capital markets, with particular emphasis in public offerings and private placements of securities, and, in particular high yield debt issuances. Eric has represented issuers, underwriters, and investors in a wide variety of public and private offerings (including pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S) of debt, equity, preferred stock, and hybrid and structured securities, debt restructurings, tender offers, exchange offers, consent solicitations, unit offerings, securitizations, and other complex transactions. His practice includes substantial representation of foreign private issuers. He also regularly advises domestic and non-U.S. companies with respect to SEC reporting, corporate governance, and securities law compliance matters and advises on the securities aspects of public and private M&A transactions.

Eric's recent engagements include representing Sprint Corporation in connection with a $7 billion spectrum-back debt program, as well as a $1.7 billion debt tender offer; Rex Energy in connection with an $800 million debt exchange offer as well as a $250 million first lien credit facility; and Exide Corporation in connection with a $600 million recapitalization/debt restructuring. Eric also has recently represented, among others, the following clients in connection with significant securities transactions: Asbury Automotive Group; Cascades; Church's Holding Corp; Eastman Chemical; FTI Consulting; Gray Television; Grupo Dina, S.A. de C.V.; International Automotive Components Group, S.A.; Morgan Stanley; Orange, S.A. and Procter & Gamble.

Eric is involved in many aspects of the Firm's Capital Markets Practice, including being a member of the Firm's Opinion Committee.

Experience

  • PGT Innovations acquires NewSouth Window SolutionsJones Day advised PGT Innovations, Inc., a national leader in premium windows and doors, including impact-resistant products, in connection with its $92 million cash acquisition of NewSouth Window Solutions, subject to adjustments.
  • 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.
  • Cascades completes US$650 million and CDN$175 million Rule 144A and Reg S offering of Senior NotesJones Day advised Cascades Inc., a leader in eco-friendly recycling, packaging, and hygiene solutions, in connection with the issuance of US$350 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.125% Senior Notes due 2026, US$300 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2028 and CDN$175 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.125% Senior Notes due 2025 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Cable Onda completes $600 million notes offeringJones Day represented Cable Onda, a Panamanian subsidiary of Millicom International Cellular, in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 4.500% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • Panalpina and DSV join forces by way of CHF 4.6 billion (US$4.6 billion) public exchange of stockJones Day advised Panalpina Welttransport (Holding) AG, Basel, Switzerland, one of the world's leading freight forwarders, with respect to German, EU, and U.S. securities law aspects and foreign direct investment filings in connection with the combination with DSV A/S, Hedhusene, Denmark, by way of a CHF 4.6 billion (US$4.6 billion) public exchange offer of DSV to all Panalpina shareholders to tender their Panalpina shares (listed at SIX Swiss Exchange) against DSV shares (listed at NASDAQ Copenhagen).
  • Cumulus Media completes offering of $500 million Senior Secured First-Lien NotesJones Day represented Cumulus Media Inc., a leading audio-first media and entertainment company headquartered in Atlanta, GA that owns and/or operates 428 radio stations broadcasting in 87 U.S. media markets, in connection with its Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.750% Senior Secured First-Lien Notes due 2026.
  • Exide Technologies completes $1.1 billion comprehensive new financing and recapitalizationJones Day represented Exide Technologies, a global leader in stored energy solutions for the automotive and industrial markets, in connection with a comprehensive new financing and recapitalization transaction.
  • Parsons Corporation completes $500 million IPO on NYSEJones Day represented Newport Trust Company, as trustee and independent fiduciary of the Parsons Employee Stock Ownership Plan, in connection with the $500 million initial public offering of Common Stock on the NYSE by Parsons Corporation.
  • Greystar completes $120 million refinancingJones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC, a fully-integrated property management, investment management and development and construction services company specializing in the multifamily real estate industry globally, in connection with the $120 million refinancing inclusive of a $30 million revolving credit facility and a Rule 144A offering of an additional $90 million in aggregate principal amount of Greystar’s 5.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2025.
  • Eastman Chemical completes $800 million notes offering, concurrent cash tender offer, and notes redemptionsJones Day represented Eastman Chemical Company, a global chemical company that manufactures and sells a broad portfolio of chemicals, plastics, and fibers, in connection with an $800 million underwritten public offering, consisting of a $300 million offering of 3.500% Notes due 2021 and a $500 million offering of 4.500% Notes due 2028.
  • HD Supply completes $750 million offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented HD Supply, Inc., one of the largest industrial distributors in North America, in connection with its issuance of $750 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2026 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Rex Energy successfully closes $600.5 million 363 asset sale and confirms plan of liquidation with releases and exculpation provisionsA multi-disciplinary Jones Day team represented Rex Energy Corporation in the negotiation of a Restructuring Support Agreement ("RSA") with its first and second lien creditors that formed the foundation for a successful chapter 11 process.
  • PGT Innovations completes $161 million public offering of Common StockJones Day represented PGT Innovations, Inc., the leading U.S. manufacturer and supplier of impact-resistant windows and doors, in connection with its underwritten public offering of 7.0 million shares of Common Stock.
  • FTI Consulting completes $316.25 million Rule 144A offering of Unsecured Convertible Senior NotesJones Day represented FTI Consulting, Inc., a global business advisory firm, in connection with its issuance of $316.25 million aggregate principal amount of 2.0% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 in a Rule 144A offering.
  • PGT Innovations completes $315 million offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented PGT Innovations, Inc., the leading U.S. manufacturer and supplier of impact-resistant windows and doors, in connection with its offering of $315 million aggregate principal amount of 6.75% Senior Notes due 2026 in a transaction exemption from registration pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S.
  • Sanofi completes $2 billion bond issue in U.S. public offeringJones Day represented Sanofi, a global biopharmaceutical company, in its U.S. public offering of $2 billion of notes in two fixed rate tranches.
  • Sprint finances matters relating to proposed merger with T-MobileJones Day represented Sprint Corporation, a communications services company, in connection with financing matters relating to the business combination agreement entered into on April 29, 2018 with T-Mobile US, Inc. and related transactions.
  • Sprint completes private placement of $3.9 billion wireless spectrum-backed notesJones Day represented Sprint Corporation, a communications services company, in connection with the issuance by three wholly owned special purpose subsidiaries of $3.9 billion of wireless spectrum-backed notes consisting of approximately $2.1 billion of Series 2018-1 4.738% Senior Secured Notes, Class A-1 and $1.8 billion of Series 2018-1 5.152% Senior Secured Notes, Class A-2, in a Rule 144A and Regulation S private placement.
  • Sprint completes $1.5 billion public offering of Senior NotesJones Day advised Sprint Corporation, a communications services company, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 7.625% Notes due 2026, guaranteed by Sprint Communications, Inc.
  • Cascades completes tender offer for $200 million of outstanding debt securitiesJones Day advised Cascades Inc., a Canadian corporation and a diversified producer, converter, and marketer of packaging and tissue products produced mainly from recycled fibers in Canada, the United States, and Europe, in connection with a tender offer to purchase for cash up to $200 million of its 5.500% Senior Notes due 2022 and 5.750% Senior Notes due 2023.
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