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

  • Asbury Automotive Group to acquire Larry H. Miller Dealerships and Total Care Auto for $3.2 billionJones Day is advising Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG), one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., in its acquisition of Larry H. Miller Dealerships, and Total Care Auto, Powered by Landcar for $3.2 billion.
  • Leading automotive components and systems supplier obtains $100 million senior secured term loan facilityJones Day represented a leading automotive components and systems supplier in connection with a $100 million senior secured term loan facility.
  • The Toledo Edison Company issues $150 million Senior Secured Notes and First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented The Toledo Edison Company, an electric public utility subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $150 million aggregate principal amount of 2.65% Senior Secured Notes due 2028 (the “Senior Secured Notes”) and concurrent issuance of an equal aggregate principal amount of its First Mortgage Bonds, 2.65% Series of 2021 due 2028, which were delivered to the trustee to be held as collateral security for the Senior Secured Notes.
  • Gray Television to acquire Meredith's Corporation's Local Media Group for $2.7 billionJones Day is advising Gray Television, Inc. in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Meredith Corporation’s Local Media Group, which owns 17 broadcast television stations in 12 local markets.
  • Gray Television leads $40 million Series C financing of Envy Gaming, Inc.Jones Day represented Gray Television, Inc. as lead investor in a $40 million Series C financing of Envy Gaming, Inc., an entertainment and esports company based in Dallas, Texas.
  • PGT Innovations acquires 75% ownership stake in Eco Window Systems for $108 millionJones Day advised PGT Innovations, Inc. in its $108 million acquisition of a 75% ownership stake in Eco Window Systems and its related companies, which are leading manufacturers and installers of aluminum, impact-resistant windows and doors serving the South Florida region, as well as PGTI's related $60 million Rule 144A and Regulation S add-on offering of 6.75% Senior Notes due 2026.
  • HD Supply acquired by The Home Depot, Inc. for $8.8 billionJones Day advised HD Supply, Inc. ("HDS") in its $8.8 billion acquisition by The Home Depot, Inc. ("Home Depot").
  • Gray Television completes $800 million private offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, in connection with its private offering of $800 million aggregate principal amount of 4.75% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • OmniMax sells company to SVPGlobalJones Day advised OmniMax International, Inc., the leading national manufacturer of residential roof drainage systems and a top supplier of products for outdoor living, recreational vehicle, and other building end markets, in its acquisition by Strategic Value Partners, LLC and its affiliates ("SVPGlobal").
  • Cascades completes US$300 million Rule 144A and Reg S offering of Senior Notes and US$200 million tender offer of Senior NotesJones Day advised Cascades Inc., a Canadian-based company and leader in eco-friendly recycling, packaging, and hygiene solutions, in connection with the issuance of US$300 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2028 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering, as well as a tender offer for any and all of its outstanding principal amount of US$200 million 5.75% Senior Notes due 2023.
  • Asbury Automotive completes $1.125 billion offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., in connection with its private offering of $1.125 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of $525 million of 4.50% Senior Notes due March 2028 and $600 million of 4.75% Senior Notes due March 2030.
  • 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.