MarthaWach

Counsel

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Martha Wach has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in multijurisdictional transactions involving domestic and international real property. Martha's practice focuses on M&A transactions for both public and private companies and corporate credit facility transactions. She also represents clients in connection with mortgage loans, leasing, and development matters.

Recent transactions include the $3.6 billion sale of data centers in North and South America by Verizon Communications to Equinix; $170 million acquisition by SHV Energy of the propane business of American Midstream Partners; $260 million note offering by International Wire Group; sale by Chevron of its Hawaii refining, distribution, and retail assets to a subsidiary of One Rock Capital Partners; community development loans from The Real Estate Council Community Fund to local nonprofit entities; and leasing work for The Nature Conservancy. Other recent clients include Total S.A., J.F. Lehman, Business Jet Center, Koch Industries, Andeavor, and Citizens Bank.

Martha is a member of The Real Estate Council and served as secretary from 2011 to 2014; is on the vestry of Episcopal Church of the Ascension and co-heads its Austin Street Center outreach program; is a member of the Women's Leadership Council of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and served on grant review panels from 2009 to 2017; and is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, and the Dallas Bar Association. Martha also leads the Jones Day Dallas Office's participation in Street Law's Legal Diversity Pipeline Program in a joint effort with Verizon.

Experience

  • Cimarron Energy acquires Hy-Bon/EDIJones Day advised Cimarron Energy, Inc., a portfolio company of Turnbridge Capital, LLC, in its acquisition of Hy-Bon/EDI, a market leader in vapor recovery and emissions control solutions for the oil and natural gas industries, from Regal Beloit Corporation.
  • NRC Group Holdings to be acquired by US Ecology, Inc. for $966 millionJones Day is advising NRC Group Holdings Corp. (NYSE American: NRCG) in its acquisition by US Ecology, Inc., a leading North American provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities, pursuant to an all-stock transaction that values NRCG on an enterprise value (based on the US Ecology average share price over the last 15-trading days) at $966 million.
  • Cineworld Group completes asset monetization strategies in United States through cinema sale-leaseback transactionsJones Day advised UK headquartered, Cineworld Group PLC in connection with an asset monetization strategy in the United States involving a combined cash consideration of $556.3 million cinema sale-leaseback transactions to convert a substantial portion of Cineworld’s U.S. real estate holdings into cash to leverage its equity and optimize efficiency.
  • Credit Suisse acquires commercial property in Austin, TexasJones Day advised Credit Suisse in connection with the acquisition and financing of a commercial property in Austin, Texas.
  • Total acquires Toshiba's interest in Freeport LNGJones Day advised Total Gas & Power Asia Private Limited ("Total"), a subsidiary of Total S.A., in (i) its purchase of all of the outstanding shares of Toshiba America LNG Corporation ("TAL") from Toshiba America, Inc. ("TAI"), and (ii) its assumption of all LNG related agreements from Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation ("TESS").
  • The Nature Conservancy leases 2,938 square feet of office space at 3801 Kirby in Houston, TexasJones Day advised The Nature Conservancy in connection with the leasing of 2,938 square feet of office space at 3801 Kirby in Houston, Texas.
  • International Wire Group acquired by affiliates of Atlas HoldingsJones Day advised International Wire Group Holdings, Inc. ("IWG") in connection with its acquisition by affiliates of Atlas Holdings LLC.
  • Chevron to buy Pasadena Refining System for $350 million from Petrobras America Inc.Jones Day is advising Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, in its purchase of all of the equity interests of Pasadena Refining System Inc. (“PRSI”) and PRSI Trading, LLC from Petrobras America Inc. for $350 million, subject to adjustments for working capital.
  • SAP acquires Qualtrics for $8 billionJones Day advised SAP in its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc., the global pioneer in the experience management software category.
  • Verizon acquires industrial warehouse and office building in IllinoisJones Day advised Verizon Communications, Inc. in connection with the acquisition of a 33,855 sq. ft. industrial warehouse and office building Illinois.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Inland Pipe Rehabilitation LLCJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in its acquisition and related financing of Inland Pipe Rehabilitation LLC, a leading provider of trenchless pipe rehabilitation solutions and technology to the municipal wastewater and storm water markets.
  • Real Estate Council Community Fund provides financing to South Dallas Fair Park Innercity Community Development Corporation for renovation of shopping center in South DallasJones Day advised The Real Estate Council Community Fund in connection with a loan to South Dallas Fair Park Innercity Community Development Corporation, a local non-profit organization, for the renovation of a shopping center in South Dallas.
  • Robert J. Wright subleases hangar space at Dallas Love Field to Hunt AviationJones Day advised Robert J. Wright in connection with the subleasing to Hunt Aviation of hangar space at Dallas Love Field and related office, lobby, parking, and ramp space.
  • J.F. Lehman sells National Response Corporation and Sprint Energy Services to Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. IIIJones Day advised long standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection with (i) the sale of all its membership interests in NRC Group Holdings, LLC, formed earlier this year through the combination of JFLCO portfolio companies National Response Corporation and Sprint Energy Services, to Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. III, and (ii) the related refinancing of the credit facilities of such portfolio companies.
  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires Quail Run ServicesJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company NRC Group Holdings, LLC of Quail Run Services, LLC, a provider of wellsite wastewater treatment services throughout five disposal sites in the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin.
  • Kaiser Aluminum acquires Imperial Machine & Tool Co.Jones Day advised Kaiser Aluminum Corporation in its acquisition of Imperial Machine & Tool Co., a leader in multi-material additive manufacturing and machining technologies for aerospace and defense, automotive, high-tech, and general industrial applications.
  • The Nature Conservancy leases office space at Pearl Brewery Project in San Antonio, TexasJones Day advised The Nature Conservancy in connection with the leasing of 5,245 square feet of office space at the Pearl Brewery Project at 312 Pearl Parkway in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Business Jet Center obtains financing for new hangar at Dallas Love Field AirportJones Day advised Business Jet Center in connection with a loan from Compass Bank d/b/a BBVA Compass for the construction of a new hangar at Dallas Love Field Airport.
  • Major financial institution provides $384 million syndicated senior term loan secured by eight-property portfolio throughout United StatesJones Day represented a major financial institution, as administrative agent, in connection with a $384 million syndicated senior term loan secured by an eight-property portfolio comprised of multifamily residential housing complexes located throughout the United States.
  • Total, NOVA, Borealis form venture for U.S. Gulf Coast projectsJones Day advised Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, and affiliates of Austria’s Borealis AG and Canada’s NOVA Chemicals (both affiliates of the UAE’s Mubadala Investment Company) in the formation of a joint venture to build a $1.7 billion, 1 million ton per year ethane cracker in Port Arthur, Texas, acquisition of Total’s existing 400,000 ton per year two-line polyethylene plant in Bayport, Texas, and building of a new 625,000 ton per year Borstar PE plant at the Bayport site.
  • Additional Publications

    • 1993
      Withholding Consent to Alienate: If Your Landlord Is in a Bad Mood, Can He Prevent You from Alienating Your Lease? 43 Duke Law Journal 671
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