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

  • 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.
  • TransDigm reprices existing $7.505 billion term loansJones Day represented TransDigm Inc., a leading global designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the repricing of its existing $7.505 billion term loans.
  • Blue Point Capital Partners acquires Specialized Waste SystemsJones Day represented Blue Point Capital Partners in connection with the add-on acquisition and related financing for its Fund IV portfolio company, TAS Environmental Services, of Specialized Waste Systems, a provider of hazardous and nonhazardous waste management, transportation, and washout services.
  • Conway MacKenzie acquired by RiveronJones Day advised Conway MacKenzie, Inc., a leading turnaround, restructuring, and operational improvement firm, in its sale to Riveron, a national business advisory firm specializing in accounting, finance, and operations.
  • Cortec Group acquires Enthusiast Auto HoldingsJones Day advised the Cortec Group in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Ohio-based Enthusiast Auto Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries, an e-commerce distributor of automobile aftermarket and performance parts, including for Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and Volkswagen.
  • YETI Holdings amends and refinances existing credit facilitiesJones Day represented YETI Holdings, Inc., a designer, marketer, retailer, and distributor of a variety of innovative, branded, premium products, in connection with the amendment and refinancing of its existing credit facilities with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • National bank amends revolving loan for data visualization technology companyJones Day represented a national bank, as administrative agent, in connection with an amendment providing an increase of $7.5 million to the revolving loan commitments for a total facility of $17.5 million under a senior secured revolving credit facility provided to a data visualization technology company, and certain of its subsidiaries.
  • National bank provides financing to national food store chainJones Day represented a national bank, as administrative agent, in connection with a secured financing provided to a national food store chain.
  • 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.
  • LORD Corporation acquired by Parker Hannifin for $3.675 billionJones Day advised LORD Corporation in its $3.675 billion acquisition by Parker Hannifin Corporation.
  • National bank increases revolving credit facility for national fleet vehicle leasing company and related titling trust by $140 millionJones Day represented a national bank, as administrative agent, in a $140 million increase to the revolving loan commitments for a total facility of $1.022 billion under a senior secured revolving credit facility provided to a national fleet vehicle leasing company and its titling trust and other subsidiaries.
  • DataBank acquires LightBoundJones Day advised DataBank in connection with the acquisition and related financing of LightBound, an Indianapolis-based provider of colocation, Internet, voice, network, and cloud services.
  • National bank increases revolving credit facility for national fleet vehicle leasing company and related titling trust by $70 millionJones Day represented a national bank, as administrative agent, in a $70 million increase to the revolving loan commitments under a senior secured revolving credit facility provided to a national fleet vehicle leasing company and its titling trust and other subsidiaries.
  • Cortec Group sold Vidaris to SOCOTECJones Day advised the Cortec Group in connection with the sale of ArchEng Holding Company d/b/a Vidaris, Inc., a provider of niche consulting services within the architecture, engineering, and construction industries focusing on high-performance buildings and specialty structures, to The SOCOTEC Group.
  • Lamb Weston obtains $300 million senior secured term loan facilityJones Day represented Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc., a leading global producer, distributor, and marketer of value-added frozen potato products, in connection with a $300 million senior secured term loan facility with Northwest Farm Credit Services, PCA.
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber refinances existing senior credit facilityJones Day represented Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, as borrower, and certain of its subsidiaries, as guarantors, in connection with the refinancing to its existing senior credit facility.
  • Norwest Equity Partners acquires Arteriors HomeJones Day represented Norwest Equity Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of 4M Capital, Ltd. d/b/a Arteriors Home, a leading designer and supplier of artisanal lighting, furnishings, and home décor accessories.
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