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

  • Avient divests distribution business to H.I.G. CapitalJones Day is advising Avient Corporation in the $950 million sale of its Distribution business to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital.
  • Riverside portfolio company SureWerx acquires MEGAComfort International Inc.Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company SureWerx of MEGAComfort International, Inc., an international leader in providing ergonomic, anti-fatigue insoles in the Occupational Health & Safety Market.
  • MassMutual provides $1.025 billion NAV loan facility to HPS Investment PartnersJones Day represented Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, as lead lender, in connection with a $1.025 billion NAV loan facility provided to HPS Investment Partners, a leading global investment firm.
  • MassMutual provides $120 million term loan facility to top-tier public special purpose vehicleJones Day represented Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, as lead lender, in connection with a $120 million term loan facility provided to a top-tier public special purpose vehicle.
  • Parker divests its Aircraft Wheel and Brake divisionJones Day is advising Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH, “Parker”), the global leader in motion and control technologies, in its proposed divestiture of its Aircraft Wheel and Brake Division, located in Avon, Ohio, to Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) for $440 million.
  • Riverside portfolio company SureWerx acquires Footwear Specialties InternationalJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company SureWerx of Footwear Specialties International, a leading safety footwear company.
  • Bank of America provides $75 million unsecured revolving credit facility to Trustees of Boston CollegeJones Day represented Bank of America, N.A. in connection with a $75 million unsecured revolving credit facility provided to the Trustees of Boston College.
  • LBB Specialties acquires Debro Inc.Jones Day represented LBB Specialties LLC, a portfolio company of LeBaronBrown Industries LLC, in its acquisition of of Debro Inc., a Canadian specialty chemicals distributor based in Brampton, ON.
  • Peabody Energy establishes $150 million unsecured revolving credit facility and $225 million at-the-market equity programJones Day represented Peabody Energy Corporation, a large private-sector coal company, in connection with the establishment of a $150 million unsecured revolving credit facility with Goldman Sachs Lending Partners LLC, as administrative agent, and the lenders party thereto, and a related at-the-market equity program for the sale of shares of its Common Stock having an aggregate gross sales price of up to $225 million through or to Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, as sales agent.
  • American Pacific Group portfolio company acquires DigiCut, LLCJones Day advised American Pacific Group, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Fellers, along with Interwest Distribution Company, of DigiCut, LLC, a leading provider of film cutting software and templates for the automotive industry.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires Labeltronix, LLCJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company AWT Labels & Packaging, Inc. (AWT) of Labeltronix, LLC, a leading label manufacturer of premium craft labels serving some of the country's most prominent brands, in a variety of markets including wine and spirits, craft beer, nutraceutical, food and beverage, and other CPG sectors.
  • Life insurance company provides NAV credit facility to middle-market direct lending fund and invests in Class A debtJones Day represented a life insurance company, as lead lender, in connection with a NAV revolving credit facility provided to a middle-market direct lending fund, and as Class A debt holder under an indenture pursuant to which the middle-market direct lender issued secured and unsecured notes.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Statcomm Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Performance Systems Integration of Statcomm Inc., which provides repeating fire and life safety inspection, repair and maintenance services, as well as installation services for new construction and retrofits, to customers across various industries in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires manufacturing facility in Mexico, MissouriJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Parker Products of a manufacturing facility located in Mexico, Missouri.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires AptoJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Buildout, Inc. of Apto, a premier provider of CRM and deal management software for commercial real estate (CRE) brokers.
  • KeyBank refinances credit facility for Secretariat AdvisorsJones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with the refinancing of its credit facility for Secretariat Advisors LLC.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Omega PackagingJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Comar of Omega Packaging, a manufacturer of injection and blow molded products serving the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, sports nutrition, and skin care markets.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners provides term loans to North Haven Goldfinch Topco, LLCJones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, as sponsor, in connection with term loans provided to North Haven Goldfinch Topco, LLC related to its indirect subsidiary's acquisition of Omega Packaging.
  • PNC Bank provides syndicated senior secured revolving credit and term loan facility to International Wire GroupJones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a syndicated senior secured revolving credit and term loan facility provided to International Wire Group, Inc. and certain of its affiliates.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires ProspectNowJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Buildout, Inc. of ProspectNow, a premier provider of AI-powered real estate property and owner intelligence.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • May 2, 2012
      PLI’s Leveraged Financing 2012