Rachel L.Rawson

Partner

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Rachel Rawson has represented top tier clients in over $20 billion in financing transactions in 25 years in practice. She represents lenders and borrowers in asset-based secured loans, investment-grade company financings, private placements, and subordinated debt placements, many with multijurisdictional and multicurrency components, and advises private equity funds and their portfolio companies in connection with complex leveraged buyout financings and ongoing financing transactions.

Rachel's practice also includes representing lenders and borrowers in connection with workouts and restructurings of troubled credits, including out-of-court restructurings and debtor-in-possession financings and exit financings. Recently she has been advising a variety of clients on intercreditor issues, helping them navigate through transactions with multiple debt tranches and multiple lien priorities.

Clients for which Rachel has worked on substantial matters include Bank of America, KeyBank, PNC Bank, Citizens Bank, Santander Bank, The Riverside Company, Sprint Corporation, Horizon Global Corporation, Ferro Corporation, Blue Point Capital Partners, and Kirkland Capital Partners.

Rachel has spoken at numerous professional conferences and seminars on commercial financing and restructuring topics. She is an officer of the Cleveland Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and is active in community and charitable affairs.

担当案件

  • 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.
  • MEDHOST sells company to N. Harris Computer CorporationJones Day advised MEDHOST, Inc., a leading electronic health record solution provider, in its sale of the company to N. Harris Computer Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Constellation Software, Inc.
  • Webster Bank provides $95 million asset-based credit facility to leading cabinet manufacturerJones Day represented Webster Bank, N.A. as administrative agent, collateral agent, sole lead arranger, bookrunner, and a lender, in connection with a $95 million credit facility consisting of a $55 million revolving credit facility, a $25 million equipment credit facility, and a $15 million term loan facility, provided to one of the fastest growing cabinet manufacturers in the United States.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Miracle MethodJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Threshold Brands of Miracle Method, the leading franchised provider of bath and kitchen refinishing services in the United States.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Allied Safety ServicesJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company CertaSite of Allied Safety Services, a fire protection business in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Riverside sells Energy Exemplar to Blackstone and Vista Equity PartnersJones Day is advising investment funds affiliated with Riverside's Australia Fund in connection with the sale of its Energy Exemplar platform to a newly formed acquisition vehicle jointly controlled by investment funds affiliated with Blackstone and Vista Equity Partners (buyer).
  • 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.
  • Webster Bank arranges $134 million secured credit facilityJones Day represented Webster Bank, N.A. in connection with a $134 million credit facility consisting of a $109 million term loan facility and a $25 million revolving credit facility provided to a leading U.S. manufacturer of private label take-and-bake pizzas and flatbreads.
  • Riverside sells Baker Hill to Flexpoint FordJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of portfolio company Baker Hill, a provider of cloud-based, end-to-end loan origination, risk management, and analytics software, to Flexpoint Ford.
  • National bank amends unsecured revolving credit facility for nonprofit health and well-being organization and its subsidiariesJones Day represented a national bank in connection with an amendment to an unsecured revolving credit facility, which increased the revolver to $200 million, provided to a nonprofit health and well-being organization and its subsidiaries.
  • GrafTech completes $450 million Senior Secured Notes offeringJones Day represented GrafTech International Ltd., a leading manufacturer of high-quality graphite electrode products essential to the production of electric arc furnace steel and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $450 million aggregate principal amount of 9.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2028 (the "Notes") by GrafTech Global Enterprises Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary.
  • Webster Bank provides $25 million credit facility to research and archiving service provider in biopharmaceutical industryJones Day represented Webster Bank, N.A. as administrative agent, collateral agent, swingline lender, issuing bank, and as a lender, in connection with a $25 million credit facility to a certain group of borrowers and their subsidiaries which provide research and archiving services in the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires ASL Print FXJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company AWT Labels & Packaging Inc. (AWT) of ASL Print FX (ASL), a leading manufacturer of innovative print solutions to beverage, consumer packaged goods, envelope, and promotional markets across North America.
  • KeyBank provides incremental loan for Secretariat’s acquisition of Lighthouse Consulting GroupJones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with an incremental loan for the acquisition of Lighthouse Consulting Group by Secretariat Advisors LLC, a sponsor-backed borrower.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires Color Putty Co., Inc.Jones Day advised High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company U-C Coatings, LLC of the Color Putty product line, a manufacturing and distribution company specializing in the water- and oil-based putties used for woodwork, flooring, furniture, recreational vehicles, and cabinetry.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Mold MedicsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Threshold Brands of Mold Medics, a provider of residential and commercial mold remediation and air duct cleaning services in Pennsylvania.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires DevLinks, LtdJones Day advised High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company John Henry Foster Minnesota, Inc. of DevLinks, Ltd, a leading systems integrator providing full-service automation solutions to include design, integration, and installation with emphasis on the plastics industry.
  • MassMutual provides variable term loan series to sponsor-backed borrowerJones Day represented Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, as administrative agent and lead lender, in connection with a variable term loan series provided to a sponsor-backed borrower.
  • Real Alloy sells European business to SpeiraJones Day advised Real Alloy Holding, LLC in the sale of its European aluminum and magnesium recycling operations to Speira GmbH, an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners.
  • Webster Bank provides $33.25 million credit agreement to medical product manufacturerJones Day represented Webster Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, lender, and letter of credit issuer, in connection with a $33.25 million credit agreement, consisting of a $5 million revolving credit facility and a $28.25 million term loan facility, provided to an owner of a network of manufacturers of disposable medical and surgical products for ear, nose, and throat (ENT) and cosmetic/plastic surgery applications in the United States and United Kingdom.
  • 講演

    • May 2, 2012
      PLI’s Leveraged Financing 2012