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Jones Day
CLEVELAND, OH 44114-1190
United States

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United States > Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Highly regarded as ‘a leader in the Midwest market’, Ohio-headquartered Jones Day fields a deep national practice, which benefits from strong teams across the country. The issuer-dominated group handles offerings across a wide range of industry sectors, with energy and technology companies among its largest repeat-issuer clients. Among the names to note, Cleveland-based Kimberly Pustulka brings to bear an impressive track record in high-yield debt deals and recently advised MPLX, a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum, on its $5.5bn offering of senior notes. Sprint Corporation is another key client, which turned to the firm for assistance with its issuance, by three wholly-owned subsidiaries, of $3.9bn worth of wireless spectrum-backed notes — New York-based Eric Maki and Houston-based Kelly Turner led that deal. Other key contacts include Chicago-based Edward Winslow and Cleveland’s Michael Solecki.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

Jones Day houses a diverse capital markets practice that is equally adept at advising underwriters and issuers, with strong recent showings in the consumer products, financial services and energy sectors. The firm’s comprehensive national practice is particularly prominent in Cleveland, where corporate finance specialist Michael Solecki recently advised Conagra Brands on a $575m stock offering. In another headline issuer mandate, Kimberly Pustulka, who is also based in Cleveland, assisted YETI Holdings with its $288m IPO. Among its manager-side highlights, key contact Christopher Kelly, who splits his time between New York and Cleveland, advised the underwriters on KeyCorp’s $425m public offering of depositary shares.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt

Regarded by many as ‘the leader in the Midwest’, Jones Day is noted for its ‘very strong issuer practice’. The national department also benefits from a prominent East Coast platform, as well as a strong footprint in the South. The group secured a significant share of energy and natural resources-related deals over the past year, which included Cleveland-based Kimberly Pustulka advising Marathon Petroleum Corporation on its $5.5bn public offering of senior notes. On the TMT front, New York-based Eric Maki and Houston-based Kelly Turner advised Sprint Corporation on the issuance by three wholly-owned special purpose subsidiaries of $3.9bn worth of wireless spectrum-backed notes. In Chicago, Edward Winslow assisted Starbucks with a $1.6bn senior notes offering. On the underwriter side, Cleveland’s Michael Solecki advised the joint bookrunners on Physicians Realty LP’s $350m public offering.