Andrew C.Thomas

Partner

Cleveland + 1.216.586.1041

Andrew Thomas has significant experience advising clients in complex capital markets transactions as well as day-to-day disclosure obligations 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 Andrew has recently worked with include Cintas, Cleveland-Cliffs, Conagra Brands, Horizon Global, Lamb Weston, Marathon Petroleum, MPLX, National Fuel Gas Company, Olympic Steel, Owens Corning, Park-Ohio, Peabody Energy, Sherwin-Williams, STERIS Corporation, The Timken Company, TimkenSteel, and WESCO International. He also has represented financial institutions, including KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Experience

  • National Fuel Gas obtains $200 million credit facilityJones Day represented National Fuel Gas Company, a diversified energy company engaged principally in the production, transportation, gathering, distribution, and marketing of natural gas, in connection with a $200 million 364-day credit facility provided by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and certain other lenders thereto.
  • 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.
  • FirstEnergy subsidiary completes $250 million private placement of Senior NotesJones Day represented Pennsylvania Electric Company, a distribution-only subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with its private placement of $125 million aggregate principal amount of 3.61% Senior Notes, Series A, due 2032 and $125 million aggregate principal amount of 3.71% Senior Notes, Series B, due 2035.
  • 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
  • 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 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.
  • FirstEnergy subsidiary completes $250 million private placement of Senior NotesJones Day represented Mid-Atlantic Interstate Transmission, LLC, a transmission-only subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with its private placement of $125 million aggregate principal amount of 3.60% Senior Notes, Series A, due 2032 and $125 million aggregate principal amount of 3.70% Senior Notes, Series B, due 2035.
  • 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.
  • YETI Holdings completes $333.5 million secondary offering of Common StockJones Day represented YETI Holdings, Inc., a designer, marketer, retailer, and distributor of a variety of innovative, branded, premium products, in connection with the $333.5 million underwritten secondary public offering of 11,500,000 shares of Common Stock by certain of its stockholders.
  • YETI Holdings completes $271 million secondary offering of Common StockJones Day represented YETI Holdings, Inc., a designer, marketer, retailer, and distributor of a variety of innovative, branded, premium products, in connection with a $271 million underwritten secondary offering of Common Stock by certain of its stockholders.
  • Sea Hunter merges with Baker Technologies Inc., Briteside Holdings, LLC, and Santé Veritas Holdings Inc. in four-way business combination and Canadian reverse takeoverJones Day advised Sea Hunter Therapeutics LLC and its parent company Sea Hunter Holdings LLC in connection with a four-way business combination and Canadian reverse takeover (RTO) in which a new Canadian public company (Tilt Holdings) to be listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) acquired the equity of Sea Hunter, Baker Technologies Inc. and Briteside Holdings LLC (U.S. companies), and Santé Veritas Holdings Inc., a Canadian corporation, in exchange for new equity in Tilt Holdings.
  • YETI Holdings completes $288 million IPOJones Day represented YETI Holdings, Inc., a designer, marketer, retailer, and distributor of a variety of innovative, branded, premium outdoor products, in connection with its $288 million initial public offering of Common Stock.
  • NRG Energy sells ownership in NRG Yield and NRG's Renewables Platform to Global Infrastructure PartnersJones Day represented NRG Energy, Inc. in the sale of NRG’s ownership in NRG Yield and NRG’s Renewables Platform to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) for cash proceeds of $1.375 billion, subject to certain adjustments.
  • National Fuel Gas completes $300 million registered public offering of 4.75% NotesJones Day represented National Fuel Gas Company in connection with its registered public offering of $300 million of 4.75% Notes due 2028.
  • Babcock & Wilcox completes $248.5 million rights offeringJones Day represented Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc., a global leader in energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets, in connection with the Company's rights offering.
  • Conagra Brands obtains $300 million term loan facilityJones Day represented Conagra Brands, Inc., a leading branded foods company, in connection with a $300 million term loan facility for general corporate purposes.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs issues $316.25 million of Convertible Senior NotesJones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., a leading mining and natural resources company in the United States, in connection with its public offering of $316.25 million aggregate principal amount of 1.50% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025, which includes an over-allotment option of up to $41.25 million aggregate principal amount of convertible notes that the underwriters exercised in full.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs issues $400 million of Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., a leading mining and natural resources company in the United States, in connection with its private offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 4.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2024.
  • Conagra Brands completes $500 million public offering of Floating Rate NotesJones Day represented Conagra Brands, Inc., one of North America’s leading branded food companies, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of Floating Rate Notes due 2020.
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