Michael J.Solecki (Mike)

Partner

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7103

For more than 20 years, Mike Solecki has successfully advised clients on day-to-day disclosure obligations and corporate governance matters as well as multimillion dollar financings, earning him numerous BTI Client Service All-Star recognitions. He advises a diverse range of companies and financial institutions on corporate finance and corporate governance matters. His corporate finance practice includes public and private equity and debt offerings and restructurings, including Rule 144A offerings, tender offers, and exchange offers. He also regularly advises public companies on corporate governance, securities laws, stock exchange rules and regulations, and periodic reporting responsibilities.

Some of the companies Mike has recently worked with include ABM Industries, American Greetings, Athersys, Cintas, Cleveland-Cliffs, Conagra Brands, Diebold, Ferro, Horizon Global, Lincoln Electric, Louisiana Pacific, Macy's, Marathon Petroleum, MPLX, Olympic Steel, Owens Corning, Park-Ohio, PolyOne, Retail Value, Sherwin-Williams, SITE Centers, The Timken Company, TimkenSteel, TransDigm, and WESCO International. He also has represented financial institutions, including KeyBanc Capital Markets and Jefferies.

Mike serves on the board of directors of the West Side Catholic Center.

Experience

  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • 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.
  • Macy’s completes $1.3 billion Senior Secured Notes offering and $3.15 billion credit facilityJones Day advised Macy's Inc., one of the nation's premier retailers, in connection with the issuance of $1.3 billion in aggregate principal amount of 8.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering and a $3.15 billion asset-based credit facility with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • PolyOne completes $650 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented PolyOne Corporation, a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and sustainable solutions, in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $650 million aggregate principal amount of 5.750% Senior Notes due 2025.
  • Marathon Petroleum completes $2.5 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Marathon Petroleum Corporation, a leading, integrated, downstream energy company, in connection with its registered public offering of $1.25 billion of 4.500% Senior Notes due 2023 and $1.25 billion of 4.700% Senior Notes due 2025.
  • 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.
  • Athersys completes $57.6 million public offering of Common StockJones Day represented Athersys, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel and proprietary best-in-class therapies designed to extend and enhance the quality of human life, in connection with the $57.6 million underwritten public offering of 25,587,500 shares of Common Stock.
  • 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”).
  • OMNOVA acquired by Synthomer plc for $824 millionJones Day advised OMNOVA Solutions Inc. in its $824 million acquisition by Synthomer plc, a United Kingdom-based specialty chemical company.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs completes offers to exchange 6.375% Senior Notes and 7.00% Senior Notes issued by AK Steel CorporationJones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (“Cliffs”), a large vertically integrated producer of differentiated iron ore and steel in North America, in connection with its offers to exchange any and all 6.375% Senior Notes due 2025 and 7.00% Senior Notes due 2027 issued by AK Steel Corporation for the same aggregate principal amount of new notes issued by Cliffs’.
  • 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 completes offers to purchase for cash 7.625% Senior Notes and 7.50% Senior Secured Notes issued by AK Steel CorporationJones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. ("Cliffs"), a large vertically integrated producer of differentiated iron ore and steel in North America, in its offers to purchase for cash any and all outstanding 7.625% Senior Notes due 2021 and 7.50% Senior Secured Notes due 2023 issued by AK Steel Corporation in connection with Cliffs’ acquisition of AK Steel Holding Corporation.
  • 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.
  • PolyOne completes $450 million public offering of common sharesJones Day represented PolyOne Corporation, a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, in connection with its underwritten public offering of 13,333,333 common shares.
  • 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.
  • Macy’s subsidiary completes tender offer for up to $525 million of outstanding debt securitiesJones Day represented Macy's Inc., one of the nation's premier retailers, in connection with the tender offer by Macy’s Retail Holdings, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Macy’s, Inc., to purchase for cash up to $525 million of outstanding debt securities.
  • Athersys establishes equity purchase facility for sale of up to $100 million of common stockJones Day represented Athersys, Inc. in connection with the establishment of an equity purchase facility for the sale of up to $100 million of Athersys’ shares of common stock to Aspire Capital Fund LLC.
  • TransDigm Group completes offering of $2.65 billion of Senior Subordinated NotesJones 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 $2.65 billion aggregate principal amount of 5.50% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2027.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • December 1, 2015
      2015 Proxy Season Update
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