Stephen E.Hall (Steve)

Of Counsel

Silicon Valley + 1.650.739.3956 São Francisco + 1.415.626.3939

Steve Hall has more than 25 years of experience advising borrowers and lenders in debt finance transactions, with a focus on representing technology and emerging growth companies. He has structured and restructured complex senior and subordinated, secured and unsecured, syndicated, and cross-border and multicurrency financings.

Companies Steve has worked for include Starbucks, Five9, Blackberry/Cylance, and Sumitomo. He also represents real estate investment funds in obtaining subscription-based credit, having closed on more than $1 billion of such financings for funds like StepStone Real Estate Partners, TriGate Capital Partners, Contrarian Capital Management, and Thackeray Partners. Lenders such as Massachusetts Mutual and Wells Fargo Bank have recently engaged him for complicated and cross-border financings in the debt investment, tech, energy, and agriculture industries.

Steve is also active in the social impact space, helping Social Finance raise capital for its pay-for-success projects.

Experiência

  • JTC acquires NES Financial for up to $116 millionJones Day advised JTC PLC in the acquisition of NES Financial, a technology-enabled provider of specialist fund administration and treasury services recognized on the San Francisco Business Times top Bay Area fintech list, for up to $116 million.
  • Synaptics divests LCD TDDI business to Hua Capital for $139.4 millionJones Day advised Synaptics Incorporated in its $139.4 million divestiture of its Asia-based mobile LCD TDDI Business to an affiliate of Hua Capital.
  • SHV Energy collaborates with Oberon Fuels, Inc., producer of renewable dimethyl etherJones Day advised SHV Energy N.V. with its collaboration and the entering into of a convertible note purchase agreement with Oberon Fuels, Inc., a producer of renewable DME, to accelerate the use of renewable DME to decarbonize transportation.
  • Western Digital sells IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®)Jones Day advised Western Digital Corp. in the sale of its IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®), a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management.
  • Emerald Textiles acquires assets of Staheli Laundry ServicesJones Day represented Highland Avenue Capital Partners LLC in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Emerald Textiles of the assets of Staheli Laundry Services, a Saint George, Utah-based healthcare linen service provider.
  • Misonix acquires Solsys Medical, LLC for $109 millionJones Day advised Misonix, Inc. in its acquisition of Solsys Medical, LLC, a privately held regenerative medical company, in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $109 million.
  • Cineworld Group completes asset monetization strategies in United States through cinema sale-leaseback transactionsJones Day advised UK headquartered, Cineworld Group PLC in connection with an asset monetization strategy in the United States involving a combined cash consideration of $556.3 million cinema sale-leaseback transactions to convert a substantial portion of Cineworld’s U.S. real estate holdings into cash to leverage its equity and optimize efficiency.
  • Inside Secure acquires Verimatrix for approximately $145 millionJones Day advised Inside Secure in its all cash acquisition of Verimatrix, Inc. for up to approximately $145 million in cash (including a potential earn-out).
  • Cylance acquired by BlackBerry for $1.4 billionJones Day advised Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity leader, in its $1.4 billion acquisition by BlackBerry Limited, plus the assumption of unvested employee incentive awards.
  • Education service provider obtains $700 million asset-based revolving loan facilityJones Day advised an education service provider and certain of its subsidiaries in connection with a $700 million secured asset-based revolving loan facility.
  • Oclaro sold to Lumentum for $1.8 billion in cash and stockJones Day advised Oclaro, Inc. in its $1.8 billion acquisition by Lumentum Holdings Inc.
  • Heidrick & Struggles amends and restates revolving credit facilityJones Day advised Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., a premier global provider of executive search, leadership assessment and development, organization and team effectiveness, and culture shaping services, in connection with the amendment and restatement of its revolving credit facility.
  • Hitachi Vantara acquires REAN CloudJones Day advised Hitachi Vantara in its acquisition of REAN Cloud LLC, a global cloud systems integrator, managed services provider and solutions developer of cloud-native applications across big data, machine learning and emerging internet of things (IoT) spaces.
  • Rgenix raises capital in Series C roundJones Day represented Rgenix, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class small molecule and antibody cancer therapeutics, in connection with its issuance of $40 million of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement to Lepu Medical, Oceanpine Capital and WuXi AppTec’s Corporate Venture Fund, Novo Holdings A/S, Sofinnova Partners, Alexandria Venture Investments, LLC, and the Partnership Fund for New York City’s Innovate NY Fund and associated entities.
  • Five9 completes $258.75 million offering of Convertible Senior NotesJones Day represented Five9, Inc., a provider of cloud-based contact center software, in connection with its issuance of $258.75 million aggregate principal amount of 0.125% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 in a Rule 144A offering.
  • comScore enters into $300 million financing arrangement with Starboard ValueJones Day represented comScore, Inc., a leading cross-platform measurement company that measures audiences, brands and consumer behavior everywhere, in connection with a $300 million multi-tranche financing arrangement with Starboard Value L.P., a 7.2% stockholder.
  • Itron acquires Silver Spring Networks for $830 million, net of $118 million of Silver Spring's cashJones Day advised Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) in its acquisition of Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) by acquiring all outstanding shares of Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) for $16.25 per share in cash.
  • Social Finance acts as intermediary for Ventura County Project to Support ReentryJones Day represented Social Finance, Inc. in its role as intermediary for the Ventura County Project to Support Reentry, a collaborative pay for success project between Ventura County, Interface Children & Family Services, and Social Finance.
  • Starbucks obtains $3 billion revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Starbucks Corporation, the premier roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee in the world, in connection with a $3 billion syndicated revolving credit facility.
  • Ambry Genetics sold to joint venture formed by Konica Minolta and Innovation Network for up to $1.0 billionJones Day advised Ambry Genetics Corporation, a leading genetic testing corporation, in its sale to a newly formed joint venture between Konica Minolta, Inc. and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan for up to $1.0 billion (including earnouts).
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