Edward B.Winslow (Ward)

Partner

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Ward Winslow has extensive experience acting as the lead lawyer in multibillion dollar financings and restructurings in more than 20 years of practice. He also regularly advises a diverse range of companies on day-to-day disclosure obligations and corporate governance and counseling matters. His corporate finance practice includes investment-grade and high yield debt offerings, public and private equity offerings, and equity-linked products, including convertible and exchangeable bond offerings. He also regularly works with the Firm's restructuring team on complex corporate reorganizations, focusing on distressed and other debt transactions such as debt tender offers and buy backs, and exchange offers. His corporate governance and counseling practice involves advising public and private companies on matters relating to securities regulations and disclosure, governance, financing strategies and alternatives, and shareholder activism.

Some of the companies Ward has recently worked with include Amsted Industries, Conagra Brands, FirstEnergy, FTD Companies, Five9, Hill-Rom Holdings, Lam Research, Lamb Weston, Newell Brands, Nutrien, Oncor, Peabody Energy, SunPower, and USG.

Ward is involved with Misericordia Home in Chicago, and he has served on the Corporate Champions Board of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

Experience

  • The Stars Group to combine with Flutter Entertainment in all share transaction to create world's largest online gaming company by revenueJones Day is advising The Stars Group Inc. ("TSG"), listed on Nasdaq and TSX, on an all-share combination with Flutter Entertainment plc ("Flutter"), listed on LSE, to be implemented through an acquisition of TSG by Flutter pursuant to a Canadian plan of arrangement (the "Combination").
  • Hill-Rom sells surgical consumable products to Audax Private Equity for $170 millionJones Day advised Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), which recently rebranded as Hillrom, in its $170 million sale of certain surgical consumable products and related assets to an affiliate of Audax Private Equity.
  • Pennsylvania Electric Company completes $300 million private placement of Senior NotesJones Day represented Pennsylvania Electric Company, an electric distribution utility subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in its private placement of $300 million of Senior Notes.
  • USG acquired by Gebr. Knauf for $7 billionJones Day advised USG Corporation in the acquisition by Gebr. Knauf KG ("Knauf") of all of the outstanding shares of USG in a transaction valued at $7 billion.
  • FirstEnergy Transmission completes $500 million private placement of Senior NotesJones Day represented FirstEnergy Transmission, LLC, a holding company of electric transmission subsidiaries of FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with its private placement of $500 million of Senior Notes.
  • Lam Research completes $2.5 billion public offering of Senior NotesJones Day advised Lam Research Corporation, a global supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the worldwide semiconductor industry, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $2.5 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of $750 million of 3.750% Senior Notes due 2026, $1.0 billion of 4.000% Senior Notes due 2029, and $750 million of 4.875% Senior Notes due 2049.
  • FirstEnergy subsidiary completes $400 million private placement of Senior NotesJones Day represented Jersey Central Power & Light Company, an electric transmission and distribution subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with its private placement of $400 million of Senior Notes.
  • INVISTA sells Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment HoldingJones Day advised INVISTA, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its sale of INVISTA’s Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding.
  • FirstEnergy subsidiary completes $500 million private placement of Senior NotesJones Day represented Metropolitan Edison Company, an electric distribution utility subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with its private placement of $500 million of Senior Notes.
  • FirstEnergy subsidiary completes $300 million private placement of Senior NotesJones Day represented The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, an electric distribution utility subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with its private placement of $300 million of Senior Notes.
  • Starbucks completes $3 billion public offering of Senior NotesJones Day advised Starbucks Corporation, the premier roaster, marketer and retailer of specialty coffee in the world, in connection with its public offering of $1.25 billion of 3.800% Senior Notes due 2025, $750 million of 4.000% Senior Notes due 2028, and $1.0 billion of 4.500% Senior Notes due 2048.
  • Sanofi completes $2 billion bond issue in U.S. public offeringJones Day represented Sanofi, a global biopharmaceutical company, in its U.S. public offering of $2 billion of notes in two fixed rate tranches.
  • Five9 completes $258.75 million offering of Convertible Senior NotesJones Day represented Five9, Inc., a provider of cloud-based contact center software, in connection with its issuance of $258.75 million aggregate principal amount of 0.125% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 in a Rule 144A offering.
  • Starbucks completes $1.6 billion public offering of Senior NotesJones Day advised Starbucks Corporation, the premier roaster, marketer and retailer of specialty coffee in the world, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $1.6 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of $1.0 billion of 3.100% Senior Notes due 2023 and $600 million of 3.500% Senior Notes due 2028.
  • FTS International completes $250 million revolving credit facility and $230 million senior secured note redemptionJones Day represented FTS International, Inc., one of the largest providers of hydraulic fracturing services in North America, and its domestic operating subsidiaries in connection with (i) a $250 million senior secured revolving credit facility provided by a syndicate of lenders led by Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, and (ii) the redemption of $230 million principal amount of senior secured floating rate notes due June 15, 2020.
  • FTS International completes $403.7 million IPOJones Day advised FTS International, Inc., a large provider of hydraulic fracturing services in North America, in connection with its $403.7 million initial public offering of Common Stock, underwritten by Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo Securities, Barclays, Citigroup, and Evercore ISI.
  • FirstEnergy raises $1.616 billion in private placement of Convertible Preferred StockJones Day represented FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with its issuance of $1.616 billion of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement to affiliates of Elliott Management Corporation, Bluescape, and GIC.
  • FirstEnergy raises $850 million in private placement of Common StockJones Day represented FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with its issuance of $850 million of Common Stock in a private placement to funds affiliated with Zimmer Partners, LP.
  • Starbucks completes $1 billion public offering of Senior NotesJones Day advised Starbucks Corporation, the premier roaster, marketer and retailer of specialty coffee in the world, in connection with its public offering of $1.0 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of $500 million of 2.200% Senior Notes due 2020 and $500 million of 3.750% Senior Notes due 2047.
  • Peabody Energy completes $346.9 million secondary public offering of Common StockJones Day represented Peabody Energy Corporation, a large private-sector coal company, in connection with the underwritten secondary offering of 12,800,000 shares of Peabody's Common Stock by certain of its existing stockholders affiliated with Discovery Capital Management, LLC.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • September 18, 2015
      Dodd Frank Compensation Update: Pay for Performance, Clawbacks, and Pay Ratio Rules, Key Highlights and Other Considerations, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation and Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law 2015 Joint Fall CLE Meeting
    • November 15, 2012
      M&A and SEC Developments: Practice Tips for the 2013 Deal and Proxy Season
    • February 23, 2011
      Developments in Debt Restructurings & Debt Tender/Exchange Offers, DealLawyers.com
    • November 15-16, 2009
      Securities Act Exemptions and Private Placements, Understanding the Securities Laws 2009, University of Chicago, Practising Law Institute
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