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, Avient, Athersys, Cintas, Cleveland-Cliffs, Conagra Brands, Diebold, Ferro, Horizon Global, GrafTech, Lincoln Electric, Macy's, Marathon Petroleum, MPLX, Olympic Steel, Owens Corning, Park-Ohio, Retail Value, Sherwin-Williams, SITE Centers, The Timken Company, TimkenSteel, and TransDigm. He also has represented financial institutions, including KeyBanc Capital Markets.

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

Experience

  • Cleveland-Cliffs completes $1 billion Senior Guaranteed Notes offering and redeems $531.4 million outstanding Senior NotesJones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., the largest flat-rolled steel producer and supplier of iron ore pellets in North America, in connection with its Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.625% Senior Guaranteed Notes due 2029 and $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.875% Senior Guaranteed Notes due 2031, and the redemption of $531.4 million aggregate principal amount of outstanding Senior Notes.
  • TransDigm Inc. completes $1.2 billion Senior Subordinated 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 $1.2 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.625% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2029.
  • TransDigm Group acquires Cobham Aero Connectivity for $965 millionJones Day advised TransDigm Group Incorporated as regulatory counsel in the $965 million acquisition of Cobham Aero Connectivity, a leading provider of highly engineered antennas and radios for the aerospace end market.
  • GrafTech International Ltd. completes offering of $500 million of Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented GrafTech International Ltd., a leading manufacturer of high quality graphite electrode products essential to the production of EAF steel and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals, in connection with the issuance by its wholly-owned subsidiary, GrafTech Finance Inc., of $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2028 in a private offering pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S.
  • GrafTech International Ltd. completes offering of Common Stock by existing stockholdersJones Day represented GrafTech International Ltd., a leading manufacturer of high quality graphite electrode products essential to the production of EAF steel and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals, in connection with the offering of 8,500,000 shares of Common Stock by affiliates of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and Brookfield Business Partners LP, members of the Brookfield consortium that have a majority ownership interest in GrafTech.
  • TimkenSteel completes $46 million Convertible Senior Notes offeringJones Day advised TimkenSteel Corporation, one of the world's largest manufacturers of alloy steel bar and tubing, in connection with the exchange of $46 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 6.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2021 for an equal aggregate principal amount of its 6.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025.
  • 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.
  • Conagra Brands completes $1 billion public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Conagra Brands, Inc., a leading branded foods company, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $1 billion 1.375% Senior Notes due 2027.
  • MPLX completes $3 billion public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented MPLX LP in connection with a public offering of $3.0 billion of senior notes, consisting of (i) $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.750% Senior Notes due 2026 and (ii) $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.650% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • Diebold Nixdorf completes offering of $700 million of Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated, a global leader in driving connected commerce for the banking and retail industries, in connection with the issuance of its $700 million aggregate principal amount of 9.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Diebold Nixdorf completes offering of €350 million of Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated, a global leader in driving connected commerce for the banking and retail industries, in connection with the issuance by its wholly-owned Dutch subsidiary, Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V., of €350 million aggregate principal amount of 9.000% due 2025 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • 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.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • December 1, 2015
      2015 Proxy Season Update
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