Matthew T.Williams (Matt)

Associate

New York + 1.212.326.7816

Matt Williams practices in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets, and general corporate law. His experience includes representing U.S. issuers, private borrowers, and private equity sponsors in a variety of transactions, such as debt offerings, secured credit facilities, and acquisition financings that encompass a broad spectrum of industries and business sectors.

Experience

  • Global systemically important bank (GSIB) conducts risk assessment to determine impact of LIBOR transition on enterprise-wide portfoliosJones Day is advising a GSIB with respect to enterprise-wide portfolios impacted by the LIBOR transition, including conducting portfolio-wide risk impact assessments, analyzing various consumer products, and developing litigation contingency plans.
  • TD Securities arranges $190 million acquisition financing for Whole Earth Brands, Inc.Jones Day advised TD Securities (USA) LLC, as arranger, in connection with a $190 million senior secured credit facility comprised of a $140 million term loan and a $50 million revolving credit facility to Whole Earth Brands, Inc, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
  • Wells Fargo amends and restates loan and security agreement for distributor of PET resinsJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent and collateral agent, and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, London Branch, as foreign collateral agent, in connection with the third amended and restated loan and security agreement provided to a distributor of virgin and recycled polyethylene terephthalate resins.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings obtains additional $275 million term loanJones Day advised Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in connection with a $275 million incremental term B loan facility incurred pursuant to Twin River's existing credit facility.
  • A fund advised by Credit Suisse Asset Management acquires office building located at 89-105 Bedford Street, Boston, MassachusettsJones Day advised Credit Suisse Asset Management (Switzerland) Ltd. and its client Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund International (REFI) in the acquisition of an office building located at 89-105 Bedford Street, Boston, Massachusetts, from an affiliate of the Plymouth Rock Assurance Corp.
  • Underwriters complete €500 million public bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day advised the underwriters in a €500 million public offering of 0.875% Senior Notes due 2039 by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages.
  • Underwriters complete $1.0 billion Green Bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day advised the underwriters in a $1.0 billion public Green Bond offering of 2.875% Senior Notes due 2049 by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages.
  • J.F. Lehman refinances American ScaffoldJones 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 refinancing of American Scaffold, Inc.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Lone Star Disposal, Delta Waste Services, and Tanner Road FacilityJones 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 of Lone Star Disposal, L.P.; Delta Waste Services, L.P.; and Tanner Road Facility, L.P.
  • J.P. Morgan and Citigroup Global Markets complete $2.0 billion public bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day represented J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., as underwriters, in connection with the public offering by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods and beverages, of $2.0 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of $1.0 billion of 2.625% Senior Notes due 2029 and $1.0 billion of 3.375% Senior Notes due 2049.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires Invincible Boat CompanyJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Invincible Boat Company, a manufacturer of saltwater fishing boats.
  • 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.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings completes $950 million debt refinancingJones Day represented Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc., a diverse, multi-jurisdictional owner and operator of gaming and racing facilities, in connection with its issuance of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 6.750% Senior Notes due 2027 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering and concurrent $550 million senior secured credit agreement, consisting of a $300 million senior secured term loan facility and a $250 million senior secured revolving credit facility.
  • ACI Worldwide acquires Western Union's Speedpay U.S. domestic bill pay business for $750 millionJones Day advised ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, in the $750 million acquisition and related financing of the Speedpay bill payment business of The Western Union Company.
  • Cortec Group sells WU Holdco to The Carlyle Group and TA AssociatesJones Day advised the Cortec Group in the sale of WU Holdco, Inc., the holding company for Weiman Products, LLC and Urnex Brands, LLC, which are leading developers, manufacturers, and distributors of specialty cleaning products for the consumer and commercial markets, to The Carlyle Group and TA Associates.
  • BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, and Merrill Lynch complete €1.0 billion bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day represented BNP Paribas; Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch; and Merrill Lynch International, as representatives of the several underwriters, in connection with the public offering by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages, of €1.0 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of €500.0 million of 0.750% Senior Notes due 2027 and €500.0 million of 1.125% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • Polychem acquired by The Sterling GroupJones Day advised Polychem Corporation in its acquisition by The Sterling Group.
  • Bombardier acquires Global 7500 aircraft wing program from Triumph Group Inc.Jones Day advised Bombardier Inc. in its acquisition of the wing manufacturing operations and assets relating to Triumph Group Inc.’s Global 7500 wing program.
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