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Jessica Zhou is a Local Partner in White & Case's Capital Markets practice based in Hong Kong. She specializes in the representation of issuers and underwriters in connection with Rule 144A/Regulation S and SEC-registered debt and equity offerings including Hong Kong-listed initial public offerings. She also has significant experience in international financing transactions, including high-yield bond offerings, acquisition finance, transportation and satellite finance, pre-IPO investments and financial restructurings.
Prior to joining White & Case, Jessica worked at the New York and Hong Kong offices of another leading international law firm. Her experience also includes a secondment at a major international investment bank, where she advised on capital markets and merger & acquisition transactions in the Asia Pacific region.
Major international banks on the financing of Nord Anglia Education's acquisition of six schools from Meritas, LLC, consisting of a US$126 million follow-on SEC-registered equity offering, a concurrent offering of CHF200 million 5.750% senior secured notes due 2022 and a concurrent upsizing and amendment of the existing Term Loan B facility. Nord Anglia Education is a leading global operator of premium schools.*
Haichang Holdings, a major PRC theme park and commercial real estate company, on its IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.*
The Government of Sri Lanka on its US$1 billion Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of 6.00% bonds due 2019 and US$500 million Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of 5.125% bonds due 2019.*
Barclays and DBS Bank Ltd. on a US$350 million Rule 144A/Regulation S refinancing by Star Energy Geothermal (Wayang Windu) Limited, an Indonesian geothermal power company, of its 11.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2015 with new 6.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2020.*
The underwriters in numerous SEC-registered and Rule 144A/Regulation S equity and debt offerings, including EETC transactions, by major U.S. airlines, including Continental Airlines, United Air Lines, US Airways and Southwest Airlines, and aircraft leasing companies.*
*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.