Rory T.Hood

Partner

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Rory Hood has significant experience in the areas of capital markets and general corporate law. He has represented financial institutions, issuers, and investors in connection with public and private securities offerings, SEC reporting requirements, and corporate governance matters. Rory regularly advises U.S. and non-U.S. issuers and investment banks (as underwriters, initial purchasers, dealer managers, and placement agents) in a broad range of transactions, including initial public offerings and other equity offerings; investment-grade, convertible, and high yield debt offerings; and exchange offers, tender offers, and consent solicitations. He also advises U.S. and non-U.S. issuers on SEC reporting requirements, corporate governance matters, and stock exchange rules and regulations.

Rory has worked with all of the major U.S. investment banks and many different types of issuers, including multinational corporations, middle market companies, emerging growth companies, and portfolio companies of private equity firms. His experience covers a variety of industries, including advertising, clean technology, consumer products, energy, financial institutions, gaming, industrial, manufacturing, technology, and transportation.

Experiência

  • Monster Beverage completes $3 billion modified Dutch auction tender offer and secures $1.5 billion credit facilityJones Day represented Monster Beverage Corporation, a leading global drinks manufacturer, in connection with a modified Dutch auction tender offer to purchase up to $3 billion of shares of its Common Stock, as well as the negotiation of a $1.5 billion credit agreement that will fund a portion of the tender offer.
  • Spark Networks obtains chapter 15 recognition of first-ever cross-border restructuring under German StaRUGJones Day represented Spark Networks SE in the first-ever cross-border restructuring under the recently enacted German restructuring law ("StaRUG") and chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code involving over $100 million of funded debt issued by a U.S.-based credit fund and guaranteed by other German and U.S. entities.
  • Orange and Masmovil combine in €18.6 billion mergerJones Day advised Orange, S.A. ("Orange"), one of the world's leading telecommunications operators, on the combination of their telecom business in Spain with Masmovil, one of the leading telecommunications operators in Spain, for an enterprise value of €18.6 billion (€7.8 billion for Orange Spain and €10.9 billion for Masmovil).
  • Omnicom Group completes €600 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Omnicom Group Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, in connection with the public offering by Omnicom Finance Holdings plc, its wholly-owned U.K. finance subsidiary, of €600 million of 3.700% Senior Notes due 2032.
  • Underwriters complete $1.75 billion Senior Notes offering by PepsiCo Singapore Financing I Pte. Ltd.Jones Day represented the underwriters in connection with a $1.75 billion public offering of Senior Notes by PepsiCo Singapore Financing I Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., a leading global beverage and convenient food company, consisting of $300 million of Floating Rate Notes due 2027, $550 million of 4.650% Senior Notes due 2027, $450 million of 4.550% Senior Notes due 2029, and $450 million of 4.700% Senior Notes due 2034.
  • OUTFRONT Media completes $450 million Senior Secured Notes offeringJones Day advised OUTFRONT Media Inc., one of the largest providers of advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites across the United States and Canada, in connection with the issuance by two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries of $450 million in aggregate principal amount of 7.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2031 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • BofA Securities, as representative of underwriters, completes $2.5 billion Senior Notes offering by PepsiCoJones Day represented BofA Securities, Inc., as representative of the underwriters, in connection with a $2.5 billion public offering of Senior Notes by PepsiCo, Inc., a leading global beverage and convenient food company, consisting of $1 billion of Floating Rate Notes due 2024, $800 million of 5.250% Senior Notes due 2025, and $700 million of 5.125% Senior Notes due 2026.
  • OUTFRONT Media amends and extends its $500 million revolving credit facilityJones Day advised OUTFRONT Media Inc., one of the largest providers of advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites in the United States and Canada, in connection with the amendment and extension of its $500 million revolving credit facility with Morgan Stanley Senior Funding Inc., as collateral agent and administrative agent.
  • Evoqua merges with Xylem in $7.5 billion all-stock transactionJones Day advised Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. (NYSE: AQUA) in its $7.5 billion stock-for-stock merger with Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL).
  • Underwriters complete $3 billion Senior Notes offering by PepsiCoJones Day advised the underwriters in a $3 billion public offering of Senior Notes by PepsiCo, Inc., a leading global beverage and convenient food company.
  • Bally's transfers real property assets of two properties to Gaming And Leisure Properties for $635 millionJones Day advised Bally's Corporation on the completion of the previously announced transfer of the real property assets of Bally's Tiverton Casino & Hotel in Tiverton, RI and Bally’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi in Biloxi, MS to GLP Capital, L.P., the operating partnership of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc., for $635 million in total consideration, inclusive of $15 million in the form of OP units. Bally's leased back both properties and continues to own, control, and manage all the gaming operations of the facilities on an uninterrupted basis.
  • Cemig Geracao e Transmissao S.A. completes $243.9 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Cemig Geracao e Transmissao S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais, in connection with its purchase for cash of a purchase price of $243.9 million aggregate principal amount of its 9.25% Senior Notes due 2024.
  • FTI Consulting refinances and upsizes its senior secured revolving credit facility to $900 millionJones Day represented FTI Consulting, Inc. (“FTI”) in connection with the second amendment and restatement of its senior secured multicurrency revolving credit facility that, among other things, increased the facility from $550 million to $900 million, extended its maturity, replaced LIBOR with new benchmarks, and provides for the ability of FTI to amend the facility, with FTI and required lender consent, to include pricing adjustments based on certain Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)-related key performance indicators to be established.
  • Bally’s completes tender offer for up to $190 million of its Common SharesJones Day advised Bally’s Corporation (NYSE: BALY), a global casino-entertainment company with a growing omni-channel presence of online sports betting and iGaming offerings, in connection with its “modified Dutch auction” tender offer to purchase for cash up to $190 million of its outstanding Common Shares at a price per share of not less than $19.25 nor greater than $22.00.
  • Underwriters complete concurrent offerings of $1.25 billion of Green Senior Notes, $1.25 billion of Senior Notes, and £750 million of Senior NotesJones Day represented the underwriters in a series of concurrent Senior Notes offerings by PepsiCo, Inc., a leading global beverage and convenient food company.
  • NeoGames acquires Aspire GlobalJones Day acted as counsel to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of NeoGames S.A. in connection with its recommended offer and acquisition of the entire share capital of Aspire Global plc for a total purchase price of approximately $480 million.
  • Omnicom Group completes £325 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Omnicom Group Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, in connection with the public offering by Omnicom Capital Holdings plc, its wholly-owned subsidiary, of £325 million aggregate principal amount of 2.250% Senior Notes due 2033.
  • Dealer managers and underwriters complete $4.8 billion tender offer and concurrent offerings of $3.0 billion and €1.0 billion of Senior NotesJones Day represented the dealer managers and underwriters in a series of liability management transactions by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods and beverages.
  • Bally's acquires Gamesys for $2.7 billionJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in connection with the $2.7 billion acquisition and financing of Gamesys Ltd., an LSE-listed online gaming company.
  • Bally’s completes $1.5 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Bally's Corporation, a leading owner and operator of 14 casinos across ten states as well as online gaming and sports betting platforms, in connection with the issuance by two of its unrestricted subsidiaries of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.625% Senior Notes due 2029 and $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.875% Senior Notes due 2031.