Rachel L.Rawson

Partner

Boston + 1.617.449.6904 Cleveland + 1.216.586.7276

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.

Experiência

  • KeyBank refinances credit facility for Secretariat AdvisorsJones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with the refinancing of its credit facility for Secretariat Advisors LLC.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Omega PackagingJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Comar of Omega Packaging, a manufacturer of injection and blow molded products serving the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, sports nutrition, and skin care markets.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires ProspectNowJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Buildout, Inc. of ProspectNow, a premier provider of AI-powered real estate property and owner intelligence.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires Sensors Incorporated and Sensors IntegrationJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company John Henry Foster Minnesota, Inc. of Sensors Incorporated and Sensors Integration, affiliated industrial distribution companies specializing in machine vision systems, barcode scanners/readers, and industrial sensors.
  • American Pacific Group acquires FellersJones Day advised American Pacific Group in the acquisition of Fellers Inc., a distributor of vinyl wrap films and supplies.
  • American Pacific Group acquires Interwest Distribution CompanyJones Day advised American Pacific Group, a San Francisco Bay Area-based private equity firm, in the acquisition of Interwest Distribution Company ("Interwest"), a leading distributor of building and automotive films.
  • Riverside sells Lexipol to GTCRJones Day represented The Riverside Company in the sale of Lexipol, a leader in policy management and training platforms for state and local governments, to GTCR.
  • FirstEnergy sells $2.4 billion minority transmission stake to BrookfieldJones Day is representing FirstEnergy Corp. in its $2.4 billion sale of a 19.9% equity stake in its subsidiary FirstEnergy Transmission, the holding company for FirstEnergy’s three regulated electric transmission businesses.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Halski SystemsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Logically of Halski Systems, an award-winning and full-service IT managed services provider.
  • PNC Bank amends and restates revolving credit facility for Meridian Bioscience, Inc.Jones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with the amendment and restatement of its revolving credit facility for Meridian Bioscience, Inc. in the initial principal amount of $200 million.
  • FirstEnergy obtains $4.5 billion financing packageJones Day represented FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, and certain of its subsidiaries in connection with six new credit facilities in an aggregate amount of $4.5 billion, consisting of (i) a $1 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, (ii) an $800 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, (iii) a $950 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility with Mizuho, Ltd., as administrative agent, (iv) a $500 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility with Mizuho, Ltd., as administrative agent, (v) a $400 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility with Mizuho, Ltd., as administrative agent, and (vi) an $850 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility with the administrative agent thereto.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires The Rodgers Group, LLCJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Lexipol, LLC of The Rodgers Group, LLC, a provider of in-service training for public safety agencies including law enforcement.
  • PPC Flexible Packaging acquires Consumer Packaging Group, LLCJones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and its portfolio company, PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC, in PPC's acquisition and financing of the Harland, Wisconsin, based Consumer Packaging Group, LLC.
  • Parker Hannifin obtains $2 billion term loan facility and amends revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Parker Hannifin Corporation in connection with $2 billion term loan facility with KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, to finance the acquisition of Meggitt plc; and $3 billion amendment to its revolving credit facility.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Craynon Fire ProtectionJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company CertaSite of Craynon Fire Protection, a Dayton, Ohio, based company which provides fire and life safety system inspections, repairs and maintenance, and installations for retrofits and new construction.
  • Lamb Weston obtains new $1 billion multicurrency revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc., a leading global producer, distributor and marketer of value-added frozen potato products, in connection with a new $1 billion multicurrency revolving credit facility provided by Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • Riverside acquires Whittle & Mutch, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company FlavorSum of Whittle & Mutch, Inc. (W&M), a fourth-generation, family-owned flavor house that manufactures and sells liquid flavors, emulsions, extracts, and other taste-related products primarily to beverage customers.
  • Parker Hannifin's recommended all cash acquisition of Meggitt PLCJones Day is acting as U.S. counsel to Parker Hannifin Corporation in the £6.3 billion acquisition of Meggitt plc, a leading international company headquartered in Coventry, United Kingdom, specializing in high performance components and subsystems for the aerospace, defense and selected energy markets.
  • Owens Corning obtains $800 million revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Owens Corning (the "Company"), a global producer of residential and commercial building materials and of glass fiber reinforcements and other materials for composites, in connection with its $800 million revolving credit facility with Wells Fargo and Bank of America, as joint sustainability coordinators.
  • Riverside sells portfolio company Greenphire to Thoma BravoJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of portfolio company Greenphire, the global leader in financial lifecycle management software for clinical trials, to Thoma Bravo, a software focused private equity firm.
  • Palestras / Aulas

    • May 2, 2012
      PLI’s Leveraged Financing 2012