Jason P.Samblanet

Associate

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7178

Jason Samblanet focuses his practice on commercial financing, including representing banks and other financial institutions, equity sponsors, and public and private companies with secured and unsecured credit facilities. He has experience in various types of financing transactions, including leveraged finance transactions, debtor-in-possession facilities, asset securitization, asset-based financing, and acquisition-related facilities.

The financial institution clients that Jason has represented include, among others, KeyBank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citizens Bank, and Santander Bank. He also represents a number of private equity firms, including The Cortec Group, The Riverside Company, Blue Point Capital, and Norwest Equity Partners and corporations, including Peabody Energy, FirstEnergy Corp., Lamb Weston, Cleveland-Cliffs, TransDigm Group, and Cooper Tire & Rubber.

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

Experience

  • DataBank to acquire zColoJones Day is advising DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, on its acquisition of zColo, including certain U.S. and European data center assets, from Zayo Group Holdings, Inc.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs to acquire ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billionJones Day is advising Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. in its acquisition of substantially all of the operations of ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billion.
  • Lamb Weston amends existing credit agreement with Bank of AmericaJones Day represented Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc., a leading global producer, distributor, and marketer of value-added frozen potato products, in connection with an amendment to its existing credit agreement with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, to, among other things, provide a new $750 million revolving credit facility.
  • National bank increases revolving credit facility for national fleet vehicle leasing company and related titling trust by $50 million totaling $1.162 billionJones Day represented a national bank, as administrative agent, in connection with an amendment and providing an increase of $50 million to the revolving loan commitments for a total facility of $1.162 billion under a senior secured revolving credit facility provided to a national fleet vehicle leasing company and its titling trust and other subsidiaries.
  • KeyBank provides $100 million credit facility to Purple Innovation, Inc.Jones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $100 million credit facility, consisting of a $45 million term loan facility and a $55 million revolving credit facility, provided to Purple Innovation, Inc., a leading comfort technology company.
  • Shiloh Industries obtains $123.5 million DIP financingJones Day represented Shiloh Industries, Inc., a global innovative solutions provider focusing on lightweighting technologies that provide environmental and safety benefits to the mobility market, in connection with a superpriority secured debtor-in-possession credit facility with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent
  • 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.
  • FirstEnergy subsidiary completes $175 million private placement of First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented The Potomac Edison Company, an electric transmission and distribution subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with its private placement of $75 million aggregate principal amount of First Mortgage Bonds, 2.67% Series due 2032 and $100 million aggregate principal amount of First Mortgage Bonds, 3.43% Series due 2051.
  • KeyBank provides $65 million credit facility to LeMaitre VascularJones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $65 million credit facility provided to LeMaitre Vascular, Inc., a provider of devices and implants for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs completes $120 million Secured Notes offeringJones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., one of the largest vertically integrated producers of differentiated iron ore and steel in North America, in connection with an offering of an additional $120 million aggregate principal amount of 6.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2026.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs completes $555.2 million Secured Notes offeringJones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., one of the largest vertically integrated producers of differentiated iron ore and steel in North America, in connection with an offering of an additional $555.2 million aggregate principal amount of 9.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 and the repurchase and cancellation of $736.4 million aggregate principal amount of outstanding Senior Notes.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs completes $400 million Senior Secured Notes offeringJones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., one of the largest vertically integrated producers of differentiated iron ore and steel in North America, in connection with an offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 9.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2025
  • TransDigm Group completes $400 million Senior Secured Notes offeringJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated, a leading global designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by TransDigm Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, of an additional $400 million aggregate principal amount of 6.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2026.
  • TransDigm Group issues $1.1 billion Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated (“TransDigm Group”), a leading global designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by TransDigm Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, of $1.1 billion aggregate principal amount of 8.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 (the “Notes”).
  • 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.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs acquires AK Steel in $1.1 billion stock swapJones Day advised Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) in its merger with AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) pursuant to which Cliffs acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of AK Steel common stock.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs issues $725 million of 6.75% Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. ("Cliffs"), a large vertically integrated producer of differentiated iron ore and steel in North America, in connection with an offering of $725 million aggregate principal amount of 6.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2026.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs obtains $2 billion credit facilityJones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., a large vertically integrated producer of differentiated iron ore and steel in North America, in connection with a $2 billion asset-based revolving credit facility with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • FirstEnergy completes $1.75 billion notes offeringJones Day represented FirstEnergy Corp. in connection with its registered public offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 2.050% Notes, Series A, due 2025, $600 million aggregate principal amount of 2.650% Notes, Series B, due 2030, and $850 million aggregate principal amount of 3.400% Notes, Series C, due 2050.
  • 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.
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