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Luke Jennings
Counsel

Tel: +1-212-373-3591
Fax: +1-212-492-0591
ljennings@paulweiss.com

+1-212-373-3591
New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0591

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A counsel in the Capital Markets Group, Luke Jennings regularly represents sponsors, public and private companies and investment banks in equity and debt offerings. He also has significant experience in leveraged acquisitions, PIPEs, liability management transactions and restructurings and provides corporate and securities counseling to publicly traded companies.

EXPERIENCE

Some of Luke's matters include:

Equity Offerings

  • Ladder Capital Corp, a REIT and NYSE-listed company, in follow-on, secondary and ATM equity offerings*
  • Freshpet, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed company, in its initial public offering and follow-on and secondary equity offerings*
  • Wynn Resorts, Limited, a Nasdaq-listed company, in its follow-on equity offering*
  • Avis Budget Group, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed company, in its ATM offering*
  • CC Capital Partners in the initial public offering of Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc.*
  • WideOpenWest, Inc., a NYSE-listed company, in its initial public offering*
  • The underwriters in connection with the initial public offering of a human capital and benefits administration company*
  • The underwriters in connection with the initial public offering of a liquefied natural gas company*
  • The underwriters in connection with the initial public offering of an event technology services company*
  • A leading provider in the plastic film industry in connection with its initial public offering*
  • The underwriters in connection with the initial public offering of a cybersecurity company*
  • Awilhelmsen AS, a privately owned investment company in Oslo, Norway, in its sale of approximately $550 million of common stock of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.*
  • 3G as selling stockholder in a secondary offering of Restaurant Brands International*
  • Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe as selling stockholder in various secondary offerings of Paycom Software*

Notes Offerings and Related Transactions

  • Ladder Capital Corp, a REIT and NYSE-listed company, in various senior notes offerings and redemptions*
  • Avis Budget Group, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed company, in various senior notes offerings and redemptions*
  • Hightower Holdings, a THL portfolio company, in its senior notes offering*
  • Radiology Partners, an affiliate of Starr Investment Holdings, in its senior notes offering*
  • Carlisle Companies Incorporated, a NYSE-listed company, in its senior notes offering*
  • Staples in connection with its senior secured and senior unsecured notes offerings*
  • Tripadvisor, a Nasdaq-listed company, in its senior notes offering*
  • Grubhub, a NYSE-listed company, in its senior notes offering*
  • Frontier Communications Corporation in various strategic financings, including the issuance of $1.6 billion in second lien secured notes and a $240 million add-on term loan facility*
  • Prestige Brands, a NYSE-listed company, in its senior notes offering*
  • Tutor Perini Corporation, a NYSE-listed company, in its senior notes offering and senior convertible notes offering*
  • Acelity L.P. Inc., a portfolio company of Apax Partners, in multiple senior notes offerings*
  • Blackstone portfolio company in an add-on senior notes offering*
  • 21st Century Oncology, a Vestar portfolio company, in connection with multiple senior notes offerings*
  • Murray Energy Holdings Co. in its senior secured notes offering, tender offer and consent solicitation*
  • Charter Communications, a Nasdaq-listed company, in connection with its senior notes offering*

Leveraged Acquisitions and Strategic Transactions

  • Clearlake Capital Group in its acquisition of Endurance International Group and Web.com, including the senior notes offering*
  • Reverence Capital Partners in its acquisition of Advisor Group, including its equity and senior notes offerings*
  • Advisor Group, as a portfolio company of Reverence Capital Partners, with respect to financing matters in its $1.3 billion acquisition of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services*
  • Consortium led by CC Capital, Cannae Holdings and Thomas H. Lee Partners in the acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet, including the senior notes offerings*
  • The Jordan Company and its portfolio company, Sabre Industries, on Sabre’s acquisition by private equity funds affiliated with Blackstone*
  • Togetherwork in connection with the issuance of senior preferred stock to finance a portion of the acquisition of Fonteva*
  • Brookfield Business Partners in its acquisition of approximately 60% of Teekay Offshore Partners for a total investment of approximately $750 million*
  • WellCare Health Plans in its $2.5 billion acquisition of Meridian Health Plans including WellCare’s $1.4 billion offering of common stock and $750 million offering of senior notes to finance the acquisition*
  • WellCare Health Plans in its $800 million acquisition of Universal American Corp.*
  • Ladder Capital Corp, a NYSE-listed company, in connection with the strategic investment by Koch Real Estate Investments, LLC*
  • Ladder Capital Corp, a NYSE-listed company, and certain selling stockholders in connection with the strategic investment by Related Companies*
  • Blackstone in connection with the financing for its acquisition, along with Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, of Ipreo Holdings*
  • CHS Capital and Royall & Company in the sale of Royall & Company to the Advisory Board Company*
  • 21st Century Oncology, a Vestar portfolio company, in connection with the $325 million preferred equity investment by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board*
  • 21st Century Oncology, a Vestar portfolio company, in connection with its financing for the acquisition of South Florida Radiation Oncology*
  • Murray Energy Corporation in connection with financing for its $1.4 billion transaction to acquire a controlling interest in Foresight Energy*
  • Blackstone Group in its $820 million PIPE investment in NCR Corporation*
  • Corning Inc. on the strategic realignment of its interest in Dow Corning Corp*
  • Cerberus Capital Management in its strategic PIPE investment in Avon Products, Inc.*

Restructurings and Liability Management

  • Washington Prime Group Inc. in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas and related securities matters*
  • Covia Holdings Corporation in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas and related securities matters*
  • Associated Materials in its out-of-court comprehensive balance sheet recapitalization*
  • Jason Industries, Inc. in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York and related securities matters*
  • Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York and related securities matters*
  • Murray Energy Holdings Co. in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in the U.S Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio*

* At prior firm

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