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Brian M. Janson
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1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
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A partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the firm's Capital Markets and Securities and Finance Groups, Brian advises clients on public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, leveraged finance transactions and general corporate and securities law matters. Brian is recognized in The Legal 500 as a leading capital markets practitioner, as well as in Chambers USA 2019 as an “Up and Coming” lawyer.

EXPERIENCE

Brian has broad experience in representing both issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings, investment grade and high yield debt offerings, preferred stock offerings and other public and private securities transactions. Brian also advises clients in connection with leveraged loans, debt and equity tender offers, exchange offers, consent solicitations and disclosure and corporate governance matters.

Brian’s experience includes representing:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company in its $252 million initial public offering.
  • Ply Gem Holdings in the following matters:
    • its $381 million initial public offering;
    • four offerings of senior secured and unsecured high yield notes by its subsidiary totaling over $2.0 billion; and
    • a $430 million term loan credit facility for its subsidiary.
  • Intelsat S.A. in the following matters:
    • its $400 million initial public offering;
    • its $172.5 million mandatory convertible preferred stock offering; and
    • four high yield debt offerings by its subsidiaries totaling over $7.9 billion.
  • Funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC in connection with various matters, including the financing of the acquisition of:
    • Qdoba Restaurant Corporation with senior secured credit facilities;
    • West Corporation with senior secured credit facilities and senior unsecured high yield notes;
    • ClubCorp with senior secured credit facilities and senior unsecured high yield notes;
    • CareerBuilder with senior secured credit facilities;
    • Rackspace with senior secured credit facilities and senior unsecured high yield notes, and the acquisitions by Rackspace of Datapipe and Tricore with senior secured credit facilities;
    • Outerwall Inc., a leading provider of kiosk services such as Redbox entertainment, Coinstar money services and ecoATM electronic recycling, with senior secured credit facilities;
    • Endemol and the joint venture involving Endemol and 21st Century Fox-owned Shine Group to create a leading global multi-platform content provider with senior secured credit facilities;
    • The Fresh Market with senior secured high yield notes;
    • Maxim Crane and AmQuip Crane Rental, crane rental companies, by Cloud Crane with senior secured high yield notes;
    • AP Gaming with senior secured credit facilities and the financing of the acquisition by AP Gaming of Cadillac Jack with senior secured credit facilities and senior secured PIK notes; and
    • Talos Energy with senior unsecured high yield notes.
  • Crestview Partners in the financing of the acquisition of DS Waters of America, Inc., a leading provider of home and office delivery of bottled water and coffee, with senior secured high yield notes.
  • Palladium Equity Partners in the financing of the acquisition of Prince Minerals, a distributor of mineral products, with senior secured high yield notes.
  • Verso Corporation in connection with its debtor-in-possession credit facilities and its senior secured credit facilities upon emergence from bankruptcy.
  • Foresight Energy LP in connection with its out-of-court restructuring and subsequent refinancings, including with senior secured credit facilities and senior secured high yield notes.
  • Major investment banks, as underwriters, initial purchasers or placement agents, including in the following matters:
    • the initial public offering and subsequent equity offerings by Comverge, Inc.;
    • the offering of senior notes by Suncor Energy Inc.;
    • the offering of preferred stock by Medis Technologies; and
    • the offering of high yield notes by Precision Drilling.

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