Edward B.Winslow (Ward)

Partner

Chicago + 1.312.269.4223

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

  • CITGO completes $1.125 billion Senior Secured Notes offeringJones Day represented CITGO Petroleum Corporation, a North American refiner of complex crudes and producer of high-value petrochemicals, in connection with a Rule 144A offering of $1.125 billion aggregate principal amount of 7.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2025.
  • Five9 completes $747.5 million Convertible Notes offeringJones Day represented Five9, Inc., a leading provider of the intelligent cloud contact center, in connection with an offering of $747.5 million aggregate principal amount of 0.500% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025 and the repurchase and exchange of $181.0 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 0.125% Convertible Notes due 2023.
  • Lam Research completes $2 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 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of $750 million of 1.900% Senior Notes due 2030, $750 million of 2.875% Senior Notes due 2050, and $500 million of 3.125% Senior Notes due 2060.
  • The Stars Group combines with Flutter Entertainment in all share transaction to create world's largest online gaming company by revenueJones Day advised The Stars Group Inc. ("TSG"), listed on Nasdaq and TSX, on an all-share combination with Flutter Entertainment plc ("Flutter"), listed on LSE, implemented through an acquisition of TSG by Flutter pursuant to a Canadian plan of arrangement (the "Combination").
  • LendingTree announces strategic investment in StashJones Day advised LendingTree, Inc. in its strategic investment in Stash, one of the fastest-growing banking and investing services in the U.S.
  • Amsted completes $400 million notes offering and debt refinancingJones Day represented Amsted Industries Incorporated, a diversified global manufacturer of industrial components, in connection with a Rule 144A offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 4.625% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • Aprea Therapeutics completes $97 million IPOJones Day served as IP counsel in connection with the $97 million initial public offering of Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: APRE).
  • 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.
  • 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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