Jacob W.Bequette (Jake)

Associate

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7006

Jake Bequette focuses his practice on commercial financing. He represents banks and financial institutions as well as public and private companies in connection with secured and unsecured credit facilities.

Expérience

  • TransDigm reprices $3.6 billion of existing tranche J and I term loansJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated and certain of its subsidiaries in connection with the Amendment No. 16, Loan Modification Agreement and Refinancing Facility Agreement, pursuant to which, among other things, TransDigm (x) repriced almost $1 billion of its existing term loans J maturing February 28, 2031 and (y) amended and extended $2.6 billion of its existing term loans I by converting such loans into term loans J.
  • Blackbaud refinances existing credit facility with new $1.5 billion credit facilityJones Day represented Blackbaud, Inc., a leading software provider serving the nonprofit and education sectors, in connection with the refinancing of its existing credit facility to, among other things, provide for new credit facilities in an aggregate principal amount of $1.5 billion consisting of a $700 million revolving credit facility and a $800 million term loan facility.
  • Citibank provides secured multicurrency revolving credit facility to Genius Sports LimitedJones Day represented Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent, a joint lead arranger, and sole bookrunner, on a secured multicurrency revolving credit facility provided to Genius Sports Limited, a global leader in sports betting and sports media technology.
  • FirstEnergy sells $3.5 billion transmission stake to BrookfieldJones Day advised FirstEnergy Corp. in the $3.5 billion sale of an additional 30.0% equity stake in its subsidiary FirstEnergy Transmission (“FET”), the holding company for FirstEnergy’s three regulated electric transmission businesses, to North American Transmission Company II L.P., FirstEnergy’s existing joint venture partner in FET and a controlled investment vehicle entity of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners.
  • TransDigm completes additional $550 million Senior Secured Notes offering and reprices $6.2 billion of existing tranche H and I term loansJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated (“TransDigm Group”), a leading global designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by TransDigm Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, of an additional $550 million aggregate principal amount of 6.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2029 (the “Notes”).
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Weber Fire and SafetyJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition by portfolio company CertaSite of Weber Fire and Safety (Weber), a fire protection business serving the greater St. Louis, Missouri area.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires HTE TechnologiesJones Day advised High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company John Henry Foster Minnesota, Inc. of HTE Technologies, a leading automation supplier operating in Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois.
  • TransDigm completes $4.4 billion Senior Secured Notes offering and extension and increase of its revolving credit facility to $910 millionJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated (“TransDigm Group”), a leading global designer, producer and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by TransDigm Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, of $2.2 billion aggregate principal amount of 6.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2029 and $2.2 billion aggregate principal amount of 6.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2032 (collectively, the “Notes”).
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Fire Systems Professionals, LLC (FSP)Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition by portfolio company CertaSite of Fire Systems Professionals, LLC (FSP), a full-service fire and life safety inspection, repair and maintenance services company in Grove City, Ohio.
  • Swander Pace Capital sells Patriot Pickle to H.I.G. CapitalJones Day advised Swander Pace Capital in the sale of Patriot Pickle, a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality refrigerated pickles across the United States to restaurant chains, supermarkets, and delis, to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital.
  • TransDigm completes $1 billion Senior Secured Notes offering and $1 billion incremental term loanJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated (“TransDigm Group”), a leading global designer, producer and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by TransDigm Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 7.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2031 (the “Notes”).
  • Cortec Group sells Chauvet & Sons to Court Square Capital PartnersJones Day advised Cortec Group in the sale of its Chauvet & Sons platform to Court Square Capital Partners.
  • FirstEnergy obtains $1.15 billion financing packageJones Day advised FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, and certain of its subsidiaries in connection with (i) amendments to its six existing credit facilities, (ii) a new $1 billion unsecured revolving credit facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and (iii) a $150 million unsecured revolving credit facility with PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent.
  • CITGO completes $1.1 billion Senior Secured Notes offeringJones Day represented CITGO Petroleum Corporation ("CITGO"), a North American refiner, transporter, and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other petroleum-based industrial products, in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $1.1 billion aggregate principal amount of 8.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2029.
  • Timken acquires Des-CaseJones Day advised The Timken Company in the acquisition of Des-Case Corp., a Nashville, Tenn.-based manufacturer of specialty filtration products for industrial lubricants.
  • TransDigm completes $1.45 billion Senior Secured Notes offeringJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated (“TransDigm Group”), a leading global designer, producer and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by TransDigm Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, of $1.45 billion aggregate principal amount of 6.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2030 (the “Notes”).
  • Diebold Nixdorf obtains $1.25 billion senior secured exit credit facilityJones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated, a multinational financial and retail technology company that specializes in the sale, manufacture, installation, and service of self-service transaction systems (such as ATMs and currency processing systems), point-of-sale terminals, physical security products, and software and related services for global financial, retail, and commercial markets, in connection with a new $1.25 billion senior secured term loan facility as part of it’s emergence from chapter 11 bankruptcy and other domestic and foreign court-supervised restructuring proceedings.
  • Diebold Nixdorf successfully restructures over $2.7 billion in funded debt and completes the first-ever dual proceeding under the U.S. bankruptcy code and Dutch restructuring law in 71 daysIn the first-ever cross border restructuring involving dual main proceedings under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and a scheme of arrangement (the "Dutch Scheme") under the Dutch Act on Confirmation of Extrajudicial Plans (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord ("WHOA")), and the first-ever chapter 15 recognition of Dutch Scheme proceedings and a sanctioned WHOA reorganization plan (the "WHOA Plan"), Jones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated ("Diebold") and certain of its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries (the "Debtors") in connection with (i) the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of In re Diebold Holding Company, LLC, et al., (Case No. 23-90602-DRJ) commenced on June 1, 2023, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the "Bankruptcy Court"); (ii) the Dutch Scheme, commenced on June 1, 2023 by Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V. (the "Dutch Issuer") in the District Court of Amsterdam (the "Dutch Court"), and (iii) the chapter 15 proceedings before the Bankruptcy Court commenced by the foreign representative of the Dutch Issuer, wherein the Bankruptcy Court recognized the Dutch Scheme proceeding as a foreign main proceeding and recognized and extended comity to the WHOA Plan that was sanctioned by the Dutch Court.
  • TransDigm amends securitization facilityJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated in connection with an upsizing of the accounts receivable facility and an extension of maturity under a receivables purchase agreement with PNC Bank, National Association and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, each as purchasers for their respective purchaser groups.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Agence L.I.V. Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Clinical Education Alliance (CEA) of Agence L.I.V. Inc. ("LIV"), a business of developing and supporting medical education initiatives, creating medical education content, and supporting logistical organization of scientific meetings and exchanges related to the environment of medical education.