Jake Mincemoyer is a partner in the New York office of White & Case LLP, and a member of the Firm's Banking Practice. Jake's focus is banking, and he advises clients on a range of leveraged finance transactions, particularly cross-border financings.
Previously, Jake spent four years in the London office after nearly a decade in the Firm's New York office. This cross-border experience lends itself to providing clients with valuable insight into the differences between the US and European markets and knowledge to maximize cross-border financing structures. Recently, he arranged a number of transactions involving European groups and debt facilities syndicated in the New York market.
Jake often works across multiple jurisdictions, liaising closely with finance lawyers throughout White & Case's international offices, to successfully conclude various complex financings.
Many of the transactions Jake has handled have been multimillion dollar deals involving a number of lenders, and clients can be confident that he understands the full range of options available from pari secured high-yield bonds to super-senior revolving credit facilities, and that he will generate a made-to-measure solution that is right for them.
Clients commend Jake for his ability and skill in navigating different financing structures by using his extensive experience in the negotiation of intercreditor relationships and his knowledge of relevant tax considerations across a number of jurisdictions.
Representation of Dynegy Inc., a leading US producer and seller of electric energy, capacity and ancillary services, and Energy Capital Partners III LLC, a private equity firm focused on investing in North America's energy infrastructure, as finance counsel, in connection with the US$3.3 billion acquisition of GDF Suez Energy North America Inc., the US fossil fuel portfolio of Engie SA, a French utility company.
Representation of Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch, as administrative agent and security agent, and Bank of America N.A., as co-collateral agents, and the other lenders party thereto, including Goldman Sachs International Bank, Citibank NA, JP Morgan Europe Ltd., and HSBC Bank PLC, in connection with the structuring and negotiating a £138 million NY law governed European/Australian asset-based revolving credit facility for Toys "R" Us with credit support from entities organized in England, France, Germany, Spain, Australia, Delaware and the British Virgin Islands.
Representation of Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., as administrative agent, joint lead arranger and joint book manager, in connection with US$1.75 billion senior unsecured credit facilities provided to Colfax Corporation, an investment grade, NYSE-listed Delaware corporation, and a global leading diversified manufacturing and engineering company that provides air, gas and fluid handling and fabrication technology products and services. The purpose of the financing was to refinance the company's senior secured credit facilities. The senior unsecured credit facilities include a multicurrency revolving credit facility.
Representation of Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, as a mandated lead arranger and bookrunner, and Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as administrative agent, in connection with the amendment and extension of US$1.6 billion senior secured credit facilities and €2 billion senior secured credit facilities provided to Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, a global leading diversified health care company that provides products and services for dialysis, hospitals and home medical care.
Representation of UBS Securities LLC, HSBC Bank plc and Mizuho Bank, Ltd., as joint lead arrangers and lead bookrunners, and UBS AG, Stamford Branch, as administrative agent, in connection with New York law governed First-Lien and Second-Lien Credit Agreements with aggregate principal amounts (the US$ equivalent) of up to £150m and £70m respectively, provided to finance BC Partners acquisition of the Mergermarket Group from the Financial Times Group, a division of the UK Publisher Pearson. The Mergermarket Group is a leading global provider of global corporate financial news, intelligence and analysis whose key brands include Mergermarket, Debtwire, DealReporter, Infinata, Wealthmonitor and Xtract Research.
Representation of Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, as sole global coordinator, and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, UniCredit Bank AG and HSBC Bank PLC, as arrangers, in connection with the refinancing and recapitalization of Minimax by way of senior secured facilities comprising of €315 million and US$422 million term loan B, €141.5 million Guarantee Facility and €40 million Revolving Facility.
Representation of Jefferies Finance LLC, as mandated lead arranger, in connection with the €150 million term facilities for the refinancing of the Famar group.
Representation of Credit Suisse, Jefferies and the Royal Bank of Scotland, as lead arrangers, in connection with senior facilities provided to finance the acquisition of Skrill Group Limited by CVC.
Representation of and European counsel to Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs, as the lead arrangers, under a US$395 million first lien credit agreement and a US$95 million second lien credit agreement for Clondalkin Acquisition B.V., a Dutch packaging company. The proceeds of the new facilities were used along with proceeds from asset sales and receivables securitizations to refinance the entire existing debt structure of Clondalkin.
Representation of Deutsche Bank AG London Branch, BNP Paribas, Rabobank, ING and ABN AMRO in connection with their financing of the €1.2 billion take-private acquisition by vehicles controlled by Advent International Corporation of shares in Mediq N.V., a Dutch-listed international provider of medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
Yankee Loans – Structural Considerations and Familiar Differences from Across the Pond to Consider, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending & Secured Finance, 2014
Structuring and Restructuring European Leveraged Finance Transactions, PLC Finance, 2013, (co-author)
Syndicating European debt into the US: It is not the picture but how you view it, PLC, 2012
A New Lease of Life, The Treasurer, February 2011, (co-author)
Finance – Commercial Lending