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 Ferrous Processing and Trading Company for $775 millionJones Day is advising Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. in the $775 million acquisition of Ferrous Processing and Trading Company (FPT), including certain related entities.
  • Parker Hannifin obtains $2 billion term loan facility and amends revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Parker Hannifin Corporation in connection with $2 billion term loan facility with KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, to finance the acquisition of Meggitt plc; and $3 billion amendment to its revolving credit facility.
  • Lamb Weston obtains new $1 billion multicurrency revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc., a leading global producer, distributor and marketer of value-added frozen potato products, in connection with a new $1 billion multicurrency revolving credit facility provided by Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • Parker Hannifin's recommended all cash acquisition of Meggitt PLCJones Day is acting as U.S. counsel to Parker Hannifin Corporation in the £6.3 billion acquisition of Meggitt plc, a leading international company headquartered in Coventry, United Kingdom, specializing in high performance components and subsystems for the aerospace, defense and selected energy markets.
  • TransDigm Group amends and extends receivables securitization facilityJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated, a leading global designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with an amendment and extension to its receivables securitization facility with PNC Bank, National Association, as administrator.
  • KeyBank provides amended secured credit facility to NextEdge NetworksJones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with an amended secured credit facility provided to NextEdge Networks, a leading provider in turnkey small cell services for outdoor and in-building solutions.
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber sold to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company for approximately $2.5 billion enterprise valueJones Day advised Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in its $2.5 billion sale to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
  • Coronado Global Resources completes US$550 million in combined financingJones Day represented Coronado Global Resources Inc., in connection with (i) an offering of US$350 million aggregate principal amount of 10.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2026, (ii) a secured asset-based revolving credit agreement in an initial aggregate principal amount of US$100 million, and (iii) an offering of US$100 million aggregate principal amount of shares of its Common Stock in the form of CHESS Depositary Interests, which are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
  • The Toledo Edison Company issues $150 million Senior Secured Notes and First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented The Toledo Edison Company, an electric public utility subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $150 million aggregate principal amount of 2.65% Senior Secured Notes due 2028 (the “Senior Secured Notes”) and concurrent issuance of an equal aggregate principal amount of its First Mortgage Bonds, 2.65% Series of 2021 due 2028, which were delivered to the trustee to be held as collateral security for the Senior Secured Notes.
  • FirstEnergy subsidiary completes $200 million offering 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 a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of an additional $200 million aggregate principal amount of its First Mortgage Bonds, 3.55% Series due 2027.
  • KeyBank provides $60 million credit facility to Full Circle Fiber OperatingJones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $60 million credit facility consisting of a $52.5 million initial term loan facility and a $7.5 million revolving credit commitment, including a $3.5 million sub-facility for the issuance of letters of credit, provided to Full Circle Fiber Operating LLC, a provider of communication infrastructure and related products and services.
  • Peabody Energy completes comprehensive exchange transactionJones Day represented Peabody Energy Corporation (the "Company"), a large private-sector coal company, in connection with a series of recapitalization transactions to, among other things, provide the Company with maturity extensions and covenant relief, while allowing it to maintain sufficient operating liquidity and financial flexibility, including: (i) an offer to exchange any and all of its outstanding $459 million aggregate principal amount of 6.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (the "Existing Notes") for (a) new 10.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2024 to be co-issued by PIC AU Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Peabody ("AU HoldingsCo"), and PIC AU Holdings Corporation, a Delaware corporation and an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Peabody ("AU HoldingsCorp" and, together with AU HoldingsCo, the "Co-Issuers"), and (b) new 8.500% Senior Secured Notes due 2024 to be issued by Peabody; and (ii) a restructuring of the revolving loans under the Company's existing credit agreement (the "Existing Credit Agreement") by (a) making a pay down of revolving loans thereunder in the aggregate amount of $10 million, (b) the co-issuers incurring $206 million of term loans under a credit agreement, dated as of January 29, 2021, (c) the Company entering into a letter of credit facility, and (d) the Company amending the existing credit agreement.
  • National bank increases revolving credit facility for national fleet vehicle leasing company and related titling trust by $45 million totaling $1.312 billionJones Day represented a national bank, as administrative agent, in connection with a $45 million increase to its existing revolving loan commitments for a total facility of $1.312 billion under a senior secured revolving credit facility provided to a national fleet vehicle leasing company and its titling trust and other subsidiaries.
  • KeyBank amends senior secured credit facility for Congruex GroupJones Day advised KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, collateral agent, and lender, in connection with an amendment to its senior secured credit facility provided to Congruex Group LLC, a provider of computer programming services on a contract or fee basis.
  • DataBank acquires zColo for $1.4 billionJones Day advised DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, in connection with the acquisition and financing of zColo, including certain U.S. and European data center assets, from Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. for $1.4 billion.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs acquires ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billionJones Day advised Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. in connection with the acquisition and financing of substantially all of the operations of ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billion.
  • National bank increases revolving credit facility for national fleet vehicle leasing company and related titling trust by $105 million totaling $1.267 billionJones Day represented a national bank, as administrative agent, in connection with an amendment and providing an increase of $105 million to the revolving loan commitments for a total facility of $1.267 billion under a senior secured revolving credit facility provided to a national fleet vehicle leasing company and its titling trust and other subsidiaries.
  • 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.