Cassandra P.Mintzer (Cassie)

Associate

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7027

Cassie Mintzer focuses her practice on commercial financing. Her practice includes representing banks and other financial institutions, equity sponsors, and public and private companies in complex secured and unsecured credit facilities. She has experience with various types of financing transactions, including asset-based financing, acquisition-related financing, cross-border and multicurrency transactions, debt restructurings, unsecured real estate investment trust (REIT) financings, and subordinated, second lien, and mezzanine credit facilities.

Cassie has worked on financing-related matters for a number of public companies, including Avient Corporation, FirstEnergy Corp., GrafTech International, and Marathon Petroleum Corporation, and private equity funds, including The Riverside Company, Norwest Equity Partners, and HCI Equity Partners. Financial institutions and other private credit funds for which Cassie has worked on substantial matters include KeyBank and Wells Fargo Bank.

Cassie is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Experience

  • Blackbaud refinances existing credit facility with new $1.5 billion credit facilityJones Day represented Blackbaud, Inc., a leading software provider serving the nonprofit and education sectors, in connection with the refinancing of its existing credit facility to, among other things, provide for new credit facilities in an aggregate principal amount of $1.5 billion consisting of a $700 million revolving credit facility and a $800 million term loan facility.
  • Norwest Equity Partners acquires MDC Interior SolutionsJones Day advised Norwest Equity Partners in the acquisition and financing of MDC Interior Solutions, LLC, a leading commercial interior wallcoverings and design solutions company.
  • STERIS sells dental segment to an affiliate of Peak Rock CapitalJones Day is advising STERIS Plc in the $787.5 million sale of Dental segment to Peak Rock Capital, a leading middle-market private investment firm.
  • Avient reprices its $726 million term loanJones Day represented Avient Corporation, an Ohio corporation, in connection with the repricing of its $726 million term loan credit agreement with Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • FirstEnergy sells $3.5 billion transmission stake to BrookfieldJones Day advised FirstEnergy Corp. in the $3.5 billion sale of an additional 30.0% equity stake in its subsidiary FirstEnergy Transmission (“FET”), the holding company for FirstEnergy’s three regulated electric transmission businesses, to North American Transmission Company II L.P., FirstEnergy’s existing joint venture partner in FET and a controlled investment vehicle entity of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners.
  • Radial Equity portfolio company acquires American Chrome CompanyJones Day advised Radial Equity Partners portfolio company Multi Parts in the acquisition and financing of American Chrome Company (ACC), a key supplier to OEMs and tier supplies in the heavy-duty truck and trailer markets, providing both aftermarket and products parts and accessories.
  • FirstEnergy obtains $1.15 billion financing packageJones Day advised FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, and certain of its subsidiaries in connection with (i) amendments to its six existing credit facilities, (ii) a new $1 billion unsecured revolving credit facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and (iii) a $150 million unsecured revolving credit facility with PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent.
  • Norwest Equity Partners acquires Nationwide Organ Recovery Transport Alliance, LLCJones Day represented Norwest Equity Partners on its acquisition and financing of Nationwide Organ Recovery Transport Alliance, LLC, a provider of air and ground organ recovery transportation services.
  • Avient refinances $732 million term loanJones Day represented Avient Corporation, a leading provider of specialized and sustainable materials solutions, in connection with the amendment and extension of its term loan credit agreement with Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • Diebold Nixdorf obtains $1.25 billion senior secured exit credit facilityJones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated, a multinational financial and retail technology company that specializes in the sale, manufacture, installation, and service of self-service transaction systems (such as ATMs and currency processing systems), point-of-sale terminals, physical security products, and software and related services for global financial, retail, and commercial markets, in connection with a new $1.25 billion senior secured term loan facility as part of it’s emergence from chapter 11 bankruptcy and other domestic and foreign court-supervised restructuring proceedings.
  • Diebold Nixdorf successfully restructures over $2.7 billion in funded debt and completes the first-ever dual proceeding under the U.S. bankruptcy code and Dutch restructuring law in 71 daysIn the first-ever cross border restructuring involving dual main proceedings under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and a scheme of arrangement (the "Dutch Scheme") under the Dutch Act on Confirmation of Extrajudicial Plans (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord ("WHOA")), and the first-ever chapter 15 recognition of Dutch Scheme proceedings and a sanctioned WHOA reorganization plan (the "WHOA Plan"), Jones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated ("Diebold") and certain of its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries (the "Debtors") in connection with (i) the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of In re Diebold Holding Company, LLC, et al., (Case No. 23-90602-DRJ) commenced on June 1, 2023, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the "Bankruptcy Court"); (ii) the Dutch Scheme, commenced on June 1, 2023 by Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V. (the "Dutch Issuer") in the District Court of Amsterdam (the "Dutch Court"), and (iii) the chapter 15 proceedings before the Bankruptcy Court commenced by the foreign representative of the Dutch Issuer, wherein the Bankruptcy Court recognized the Dutch Scheme proceeding as a foreign main proceeding and recognized and extended comity to the WHOA Plan that was sanctioned by the Dutch Court.
  • ONCAP sells medical division to BiomericsJones Day advised ONCAP in the sale by portfolio company Precision Concepts International of its medical division to Biomerics, a portfolio company of Wasatch Equity Partners.
  • Fortrea completes $570 million private placement of Senior Secured Notes and obtains $1.5 billion credit facilityJones Day represented Fortrea Holdings Inc., a leading global contract research organization (“CRO”) that provides comprehensive phase I through IV biopharmaceutical product and medical device services, patient access solutions and other enabling services, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $570 million aggregate principal amount of 7.500% Senior Secured Notes due 2030 and a $1.5 billion senior secured credit facility as part of its spin-off from Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Agence L.I.V. Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Clinical Education Alliance (CEA) of Agence L.I.V. Inc. ("LIV"), a business of developing and supporting medical education initiatives, creating medical education content, and supporting logistical organization of scientific meetings and exchanges related to the environment of medical education.
  • GrafTech completes $450 million Senior Secured Notes offeringJones Day represented GrafTech International Ltd., a leading manufacturer of high-quality graphite electrode products essential to the production of electric arc furnace steel and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $450 million aggregate principal amount of 9.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2028 (the "Notes") by GrafTech Global Enterprises Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary.
  • Diebold Nixdorf obtains $1.25 billion senior secured superpriority DIP credit facilityJones Day is representing Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (the “Company”), a multinational financial and retail technology company that specializes in the sale, manufacture, installation, and service of self-service transaction systems (such as ATMs and currency processing systems), point-of-sale terminals, physical security products, and software and related services for global financial, retail, and commercial markets, and certain of its domestic and foreign subsidiaries (collectively, the “Debtors”) in (i) a pre-packaged chapter 11 proceeding in front of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the “Bankruptcy Court”), (ii) a scheme of arrangement by Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V. (the “Dutch Issuer”) and the related voluntary proceeding in front of the District Court of Amsterdam under the Dutch Act on Confirmation of Extrajudicial Plans (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord), and (iii) an anticipated proceeding commenced by the Dutch Issuer under chapter 15 in the Bankruptcy Court, seeking recognition of such scheme of arrangement.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires ASL Print FXJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company AWT Labels & Packaging Inc. (AWT) of ASL Print FX (ASL), a leading manufacturer of innovative print solutions to beverage, consumer packaged goods, envelope, and promotional markets across North America.
  • Avient divests distribution business to H.I.G. CapitalJones Day advised Avient Corporation in the $950 million sale of its Distribution business to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital.
  • Global internet infrastructure provider acquires nine data centersJones Day advised a global internet infrastructure provider in the acquisition of nine data centers, including colocation and related network services.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Jupiter Life Science Consulting (Jupiter)Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Red Nucleus of Jupiter Life Science Consulting (Jupiter), a leading provider of commercial and market access strategies for global pharma, biotech, and medical device companies with its primary focus in rare disease, hematology/oncology, metabolic, and neurology therapeutic areas.