Jake Mincemoyer joined White & Case's New York office after his graduation from law school in 2001, where he became a partner, and is now a partner of the Firm's Banking group in London.
Jake represents and advises clients in a broad range of finance matters, with an emphasis on the representation of lead agents, underwriters, borrowers and sponsors in leveraged finance transactions under New York and English law, syndicated in both the New York and European markets.
Jake frequently advises clients in the negotiation of intercreditor relationships, compliance with relevant regulations and structuring financings to maximize tax efficiencies. Jake has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional cross border secured financings including both bank and bond debt and works closely with finance lawyers throughout White & Case's network offices on a variety of matters.
Most recently, Jake has represented senior lenders providing "certain funds" financings for UK "public to private" transactions in compliance with the recently revised UK Takeover Code as well as senior lenders to European borrowers under facilities syndicated in the New York market. Jake has also represented the senior lenders and underwriters in transactions structured with 'pari' secured bonds and senior bank facilities.
Representative clients of Jake include Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Jefferies, Nordic Capital, Appleton Papers and CHAMP Private Equity.
Representative transactions include:
- Represented Bank of America, N.A. as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent under an asset-based revolving credit facility in an aggregate principal amount of £110 million made available to Doncasters Group Limited and certain of its subsidiaries for the purpose of refinancing certain existing indebtedness of the Doncasters Group and to fund working capital and other general corporate purposes;
- Representing Jefferies and its affiliates in connection with a recapitalization of Klöckner Pentaplast, one of the world's largest suppliers of plastic films and the provision of approximately €630 million of new debt facilities provided by Jefferies to fund the prepayment of existing senior facilities of Klöckner Pentaplast as part of the recapitalization;
- Representing Deutsche Bank AG in connection with the financing of health care company Fresenius Group's intended offer to acquire German hospital operator Rhoen-Klinikum AG. Fresenius plans to finance the acquisition through a syndicated loan, a bond issue and equity instruments worth up to €1 billion;
- Representing the borrower on RUB 38 billion term and revolving loan facilities provided by VTB Capital plc with respect to the refinancing of existing syndicated loans of the leading Russian automobile manufacturer GAZ Group;
- Representing Deutsche Bank and HSBC as Lead Arrangers in relation to debt facilities made available to Colfax Corporation and its subsidiaries in connection with Colfax UK Holdings Ltd's recommended cash and share offer for Charter International PLC;
- Representing Nordic Capital as sponsor on its acquisition and related financing of The Binding Site Group. The financing comprised of a term facility, capex and RCF and was secured by a security package covering jurisdictions in the UK, Germany and the US;
- Representing Deutsche Bank AG, as Sole Lender with respect to a £522 million senior secured bridge credit facility provided to KSE, UK, Inc. in connection with its recommended mandatory cash offer made for Arsenal Holdings PLC, the UK listed holding entity for Arsenal Football Club;
- Representing Nordic Capital Fund VII on its acquisition and related financing of the Handicare Group, one of Europe's leading healthcare equipment companies;
- Representing Jefferies, UBS and Wells Fargo, the Joint Book-Running Managers, in connection with a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by Siemens Enterprise Communications of €200 million 10.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2015 and guaranteed by Enterprise Networks Holdings B.V. and sixteen of its subsidiaries in ten jurisdictions. Siemens Enterprise Communications is a leading global provider of communications-related products and services to enterprises, including businesses, government agencies and other organizations;
- Representing Morgan Stanley and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi in connection with the issuance by CF Industries Holdings Inc. of an aggregate of US$1.6 billion of senior notes to finance its US$4.7 billion acquisition of Terra Industries Inc. The notes offerings consisted of US$800 million of 6.875% Senior Notes due 2018 and US$800 million of 7.125% Senior Notes due 2020. Other aspects of the transaction included US$2.5 billion of senior secured first lien credit facilities, US$1.75 billion of second lien bridge financing and a US$1.15 billion common stock offering;
- Representing Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and JPMorgan as lead agents and arrangers in connection with the acquisition by Fresenius SE of APP Pharmaceuticals Inc.;
- Representing Deutsche Bank and TowerBrook in connection with the restructuring of the capital structure of Wilton Brands, Inc.;
- Representing Deutsche Bank and SunTrust Bank, as lead agents and arrangers in connection with the acquisition by Lee Enterprises, Incorporated of Pulitzer Inc., and the subsequent restructuring of Lee's capital structure;
- Representing Appleton Papers in the restructuring of the capital structure of Appleton Papers, Inc.; and
- Representing Deutsche Bank, UBS Securities, Bank of America and BNP Paribas as lead agents and arrangers in connection with the acquisition by Oak Hill Capital Partners of eight Fox television stations.
Bars and Courts
New York State Bar, 2002
JD, Cornell University Law School, 2001
BS, Cornell University, 1998
Co-author, "Structuring and Restructuring European Leveraged Finance Transactions," PLC Finance, 2013
Author, "Syndicating European debt into the US: It is not the picture but how you view it," PLC, 2012
Co-author, "A New Lease of Life," The Treasurer, February 2011
Moderator at Euromoney Leveraged Finance European conference, 2011