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Brian M. Janson
Partner

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1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
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A partner in the Corporate Department, Brian is Global Co-Head of the firm’s Capital Markets Group and a member of the firm’s Finance Group. Brian’s practice focuses on advising 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 and next generation commercial lending practitioner and has been recognized as an “Up and Coming” lawyer by Chambers USA.

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:

  • Apollo Strategic Growth Capital in its pending $750 million initial public offering.
  • Rackspace Technology in its $703 million initial public offering.
  • 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
    • $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.
  • North Mountain Merger Corp. in its $132 million initial public offering.
  • Funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC in connection with various matters, including the financing of the acquisition of:
    • Smart & Final Stores, Inc. with senior secured credit facilities and an asset-based credit facility;
    • Shutterfly, Inc. with senior secured credit facilities, senior secured high-yield notes and senior unsecured high-yield notes;
    • Cox Media Group with senior unsecured high-yield notes;
    • 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.
  • Affiliates of Apollo Global Management in connection with their $600 million preferred stock and warrant investment, alongside Silver Lake Partners, in Expedia.
  • 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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