Hannah E.Fregolle

Partner

Chicago + 1.312.269.4073

Hannah Fregolle practices corporate law, with a focus on capital markets, corporate governance, and federal securities law. She regularly advises a diverse range of public companies on matters relating to securities regulation and disclosure, corporate governance, stock exchange rules and regulations, and periodic reporting responsibilities. She works with the Firm's M&A Practice on complex transactions, focusing on SEC and stock exchange compliance, shareholder approvals, and related acquisition debt financings. Her corporate finance practice includes investment-grade and high yield debt offerings, exchange offers, equity offerings, commercial paper programs, and equity-linked products, including convertible bond offerings.

Hannah's significant representations have included PotashCorp in its $38 billion all-stock merger of equals with Agrium, Reynolds American in its $49 billion acquisition by British American Tobacco, and Starbucks in its $1.6 billion public senior notes offering. Other clients she has recently worked with include Lam Research, P&G, USG, and Xcel Energy.

Esperienze

  • Peabody Energy obtains $320 million revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Peabody Energy Corporation in connection with the establishment of a $320 million revolving credit facility with PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent.
  • Xcel Energy establishes $2.5 billion at-the-market equity programJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc. in connection with the establishment of an at-the-market equity program for the sale of up to $2.5 billion of its shares of Common Stock.
  • Catalent announces governance enhancements and new initiatives to drive valueJones Day advised the Board of Directors of Catalent, Inc. in connection with its entry into a cooperation agreement with activist shareholder Elliott Management.
  • Xcel Energy completes $800 million public offering of 5.45% Senior NotesJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of $800 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.45% Senior Notes, Series due August 15, 2033.
  • Northern States Power completes $125 million private placement of First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company (a Wisconsin corporation), a wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its private placement of $125 million aggregate principal amount of 5.30% First Mortgage Bonds due 2053.
  • Northern States Power completes $800 million public offering of First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public offering of $800 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.10% First Mortgage Bonds, Series due May 15, 2053.
  • Public Service Company of Colorado completes $850 million public offering of First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Public Service Company of Colorado, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public offering of $850 million aggregate principal amount of 5.25% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 40 due April 1, 2053.
  • Nutrien establishes $4.5 billion commercial paper facilityJones Day represented Nutrien Ltd., an integrated provider of crop inputs and services, in connection with the establishment of a $4.5 billion commercial paper facility.
  • Northern States Power completes $100 million private placement of 4.86% First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company (a Wisconsin corporation), a wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its private placement of $100 million aggregate principal amount of 4.86% First Mortgage Bonds due 2052.
  • Avient acquires DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day advised Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in the $1.485 billion acquisition and financing of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • Avient completes $725 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Avient Corporation in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $725 million aggregate principal amount of 7.125% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • Public Service Company of Colorado completes $700 million public offering of First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Public Service Company of Colorado, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public offering of $300 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.10% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 38 due June 1, 2032 and $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.50% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 39 due June 1, 2052.
  • Northern States Power completes $500 million public offering of Green BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public green bond offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.50% First Mortgage Bonds, Series due June 1, 2052.
  • Xcel Energy completes $700 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of $700 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.60% Senior Notes, Series due June 1, 2032.
  • Peabody Energy establishes $150 million unsecured revolving credit facility and $225 million at-the-market equity programJones Day represented Peabody Energy Corporation, a large private-sector coal company, in connection with the establishment of a $150 million unsecured revolving credit facility with Goldman Sachs Lending Partners LLC, as administrative agent, and the lenders party thereto, and a related at-the-market equity program for the sale of shares of its Common Stock having an aggregate gross sales price of up to $225 million through or to Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, as sales agent.
  • Peabody completes offering of $320 million of Convertible Senior Notes to refinance outstanding Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented Peabody Energy Corporation, a large private-sector coal company, in connection with a Rule 144A offering of $320 million aggregate principal amount of 3.250% Convertible Senior Notes due 2028, and the concurrent redemptions of all of the Company's outstanding 8.500% Senior Secured Notes due 2024 and a portion of its outstanding 6.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2025.
  • Ulanqab Lamb Weston Food Co., Ltd. obtains RMB1.079 billion term loan facilityJones Day represented Ulanqab Lamb Weston Food Co., Ltd., a limited liability company incorporated under the laws of the People's Republic of China and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc., in connection with a RMB1.079 billion term loan facility provided by HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited, Shanghai Branch, as the facility agent, and its related capital investment in a new french fry processing facility in Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia.
  • Nutrien completes $300 million tender offer and redemption of $1.8 billion of debt securitiesJones Day represented Nutrien Ltd., the world's largest provider of crop inputs and services, in connection with the tender offer by Nutrien Ltd. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Agrium Inc. and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., to purchase for cash up to $300 million in aggregate purchase price of their respective debt securities.
  • Ecolab completes $2.5 billion public offering of NotesJones Day represented Ecolab Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 0.900% Notes due 2023, $500 million aggregate principal amount of 1.650% Notes due 2027, $650 million aggregate principal amount of 2.125% Notes due 2032, and $850 million aggregate principal amount of 2.700% Notes due 2051.
  • Lamb Weston completes $1.67 billion private placement of Senior NotesJones Day represented Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc., a leading global producer, distributor, and marketer of value-added frozen potato products, in connection with its private placement of $1.67 billion aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes, comprised of $970 million of 4.125% Senior Notes due 2030 and $700 million of 4.375% Senior Notes due 2032.