Rachel L.Rawson

Partner

Boston + 1.617.449.6904 Cleveland + 1.216.586.7276

Rachel Rawson has represented top tier clients in over $20 billion in financing transactions in 25 years in practice. She represents lenders and borrowers in asset-based secured loans, investment-grade company financings, private placements, and subordinated debt placements, many with multijurisdictional and multicurrency components, and advises private equity funds and their portfolio companies in connection with complex leveraged buyout financings and ongoing financing transactions.

Rachel's practice also includes representing lenders and borrowers in connection with workouts and restructurings of troubled credits, including out-of-court restructurings and debtor-in-possession financings and exit financings. Recently she has been advising a variety of clients on intercreditor issues, helping them navigate through transactions with multiple debt tranches and multiple lien priorities.

Clients for which Rachel has worked on substantial matters include Bank of America, KeyBank, PNC Bank, Citizens Bank, Santander Bank, The Riverside Company, Sprint Corporation, Horizon Global Corporation, Ferro Corporation, Blue Point Capital Partners, and Kirkland Capital Partners.

Rachel has spoken at numerous professional conferences and seminars on commercial financing and restructuring topics. She is an officer of the Cleveland Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and is active in community and charitable affairs.

Experience

  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires iMark MoldingJones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Comar Holding Company, LLC of iMark Molding, LLC ("iMark") from the original iMark founders.
  • Ferro expands receivables purchase programJones Day advised Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions, in connection with the expansion of its receivables purchase program with ING Belgium in Europe.
  • TriMas sold Lamons business to First Reserve for $135 millionJones Day advised TriMas Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TriMas Corporation, in its $135 million sale of its Lamons business, a provider of industrial sealing and fastener solutions used in mission-critical, high-consequence applications in the petrochemical, petroleum refining, midstream energy transportation, upstream oil and gas, metropolitan water and wastewater management end markets, to First Reserve, a private equity firm focused on energy investing.
  • Ferro Corporation to sell its global Tile Coatings Business to Lone Star FundsJones Day is advising Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions, in the sale of its global Tile Coatings Business to Pigments Spain, S.L., a portfolio company of Lone Star Funds, for $460 million in cash, with potential earnout payments of up to $32 million in cash based on the performance of the business pre-closing, subject to customary adjustments.
  • FirstEnergy subsidiary completes $200 million private placement of First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Monongahela Power Company, an electric public utility subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with its private placement of $155 million aggregate principal amount of 3.23% First Mortgage Bonds due 2029 and $45 million aggregate principal amount of 3.93% First Mortgage Bonds due 2049.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Senso LightingJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Luminii, a leading LED lighting manufacturer, of Senso Lighting, a Canada-based lighting manufacturer.
  • PPC Flexible Packaging acquires Popular Ink, LLCJones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and its portfolio company, PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC, in PPC's acquisition and related financing of Popular Ink, LLC, a leading provider of custom printed flexible packaging for the consumer products market throughout the United States.
  • Parker Hannifin acquires Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC for $1.725 billion cashJones Day advised Parker Hannifin Corporation in its $1.725 billion cash acquisition of Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires Eco ChemicalJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company U-C Coatings of Seattle, Washington-based Eco Chemical, a leading manufacturer of water-based stains and coatings used on pressure treated wood and in the manufacturing of wood products such as fencing, decks, and exteriors.
  • Riverside sells interest in Health and Safety Institute to Waud Capital PartnersJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of its interest in the Health & Safety Institute (“HSI”) to Waud Capital Partners.
  • High Road Capital acquires substantially all assets of Specialized Builder's HardwareJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of substantially all of the assets of Specialized Builder's Hardware, Inc., a wholesale distributor of electronic access control doors, door hardware, and security products, by SBH Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mid-West Wholesale Hardware Co.
  • High Road Capital acquires John Henry Foster MinnesotaJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of John Henry Foster Minnesota, Inc., a leading value-added distributor of motion control parts and accessories, compressed air systems, collaborative robots, industrial robotics, and electrical automation products to manufacturers in the Upper Midwest.
  • High Road Capital acquires Berg WholesaleJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Berg Wholesale, a wholesale distributor of door hardware, bath hardware, and security products for the residential and multifamily housing markets.
  • Next Generation Films sold to Charter NEX Films, Inc. for $1.07 billionJones Day advised Next Generation Films, Inc. in its sale to Charter NEX Films, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty plastic films, for an aggregate purchase price of $1.07 billion.
  • KeyBank amends and restates credit facility for Accurate Group HoldingsJones Day represented KeyBank National Association in connection with an amended and restated credit facility provided to Accurate Group Holdings, LLC, a provider of appraisal and title services to real estate finance providers.
  • SureWerx acquires ADA SolutionsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the add-on acquisition and related financing of ADA Solutions by portfolio company SureWerx Inc., a leading provider of proprietary branded professional safety products, tools, and equipment used across general industrial, construction, energy, and automotive aftermarket settings.
  • Sprint amends incremental facilityJones Day represented Sprint Corporation, a communications services company, in connection with an incremental facility amendment to its credit agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
  • PPC Flexible Packaging acquires HFM PackagingJones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and its portfolio company, PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC, in PPC’s acquisition and related financing of HFM Packaging Ltd., a market leader in the production of flexible packaging using labels as peel and reseal closures for personal care markets.
  • Health & Safety Institute acquires EMS Safety ServicesJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the add-on acquisition and related financing of EMS Safety Services, Inc., a provider of first aid and CPR training solutions, by portfolio company Health & Safety Institute, a provider of comprehensive health and safety training courses.
  • Olympic Steel acquires McCullough Industries, Inc.Jones Day advised Olympic Steel Inc. in its acquisition of McCullough Industries, Inc., which manufactures and sells branded self-dumping hoppers used in a variety of industrial applications.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • May 2, 2012
      PLI’s Leveraged Financing 2012
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