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

  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Geroline Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company SureWerx of Geroline Inc., a virtual manufacturer of footwear traction aids serving diverse industrial end-markets in Canada and the U.S.
  • KeyBank provides secured credit facility to NextEdge NetworksJones Day advised KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a secured credit facility provided to NextEdge Networks, a leading provider in turnkey small cell services for outdoor and in-building solutions.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Parker Products, LLCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Parker Products, LLC of Creative Food Ingredients, Inc., a provider of baked food ingredients and inclusions.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires SonruJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Modern Hire of Sonru, a provider of automated video interviewing technology in EMEA and Asia Pacific.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Advanced FireJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company CertaSite, LLC of Advanced Fire Company, Approved Fire Protection, and Advanced Fire and Security to form Advanced Fire, a provider of fire and life safety system inspection, monitoring, repair, and maintenance and installation services.
  • J.F. Lehman raises $1.35 billion for fifth fundJones Day represented J.F. Lehman & Company, LLC in connection with the formation of JFL Equity Investors V, L.P. and its related investment funds.
  • Global systemically important bank (GSIB) conducts risk assessment to determine impact of LIBOR transition on enterprise-wide portfoliosJones Day is advising a GSIB with respect to enterprise-wide portfolios impacted by the LIBOR transition, including conducting portfolio-wide risk impact assessments, analyzing various consumer products, and developing litigation contingency plans.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires Garden WeaselJones Day advised High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company General Tools & Instruments of Garden Weasel, a specialized lawn and garden tools provider.
  • National bank amends loan and security agreement for furniture manufacturing businessJones Day represented a national bank, as agent, in connection with a second amended and restated loan and security agreement provided to a furniture manufacturing business.
  • U.S. Bank National Association amends credit agreement to provide additional $40 million facility to holding companyJones Day represented U.S. Bank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with its fifth amendment of the credit agreement provided to a holding company.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FirstEnergy amends $1.25 billion term loanJones Day represented FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with an amendment to its $1.25 billion term loan with The Bank of Nova Scotia, as administrative agent, and $500 million term loan with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and certain other lenders.
  • 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.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • May 2, 2012
      PLI’s Leveraged Financing 2012
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