Abigail Simon

Counsel, New York



Abigail is counsel in our Capital Markets group in New York. Her work primarily focuses on public and private capital markets transactions, including high-yield and investment grade debt offerings, exchange offers, tender offers, consents solicitations and other liability management transactions, and other capital markets transactions representing issuers, sponsors and investment banks in a wide variety of industries in the United States and abroad.

Bars and Courts
New York
College of William and Mary Law School
Boston University


Represented BNP Paribas Securities Corp., BofA Securities, Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Santander Investment Securities Inc. and the other initial purchasers on the issuance by JAB Holdings B.V. of US$500 million of its 4.500% sustainability-linked senior notes due 2052. The offering marks JAB's debut in sustainability-linked financing. The coupon of the notes is linked to three key ESG commitments related to greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets of JAB and its portfolio companies and representation of women in non-executive board positions at its portfolio companies. The notes are guaranteed by JAB Holding Company s.à r.l., an investment holding company that invests in consumer and customer-focused industries, including Keurig Dr Pepper, JDE Peet's, NVA, Independence Pet Group, Krispy Kreme Doughnut, Panera Brands, Pret A Manger and Espresso House.

Represented Calpine Corporation, America's largest generator of electricity, in several Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings of senior secured notes and senior notes in an aggregate principal amount in excess of US$4.4 billion. Abigail also represented Calpine in connection with various tender offers and consent solicitations, as well as the delisting and deregistration following its acquisition by Energy Capital Partners.

Represented The Hertz Corporation in several Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings of senior notes in an aggregate principal amount in excess of US$2.9 billion.

Represented Talen Energy Supply, LLC, one of the largest competitive energy and power generation and infrastructure companies in North America, in connection with the following transactions: (1) several Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings of senior secured notes in an aggregate principal amount in excess of US$1.6 billion, (2) various tender offers and consent solicitations, (3) entry into a product purchase and sale agreement, pursuant to which certain subsidiaries of Talen Energy Supply sell and repurchase coal and fuel oil to and from J. Aron & Company, with a maximum purchase amount of US$165 million, and (4) the reoffering of approximately US$130 million aggregate principal amount of tax-exempt municipal bonds previously issued by the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority (the "PEDFA Bonds"). In order to provide credit enhancement and to protect bondholders against preference period claims in the event of a Talen bankruptcy, payment of the principal or interest on the PEDFA Bonds is payable from funds drawn under a direct-pay letter of credit issued by MUFG Bank, Ltd. in favor of the trustee (the "Direct-Pay LC"). Concurrently with the Direct-Pay LC, a standby letter of credit was issued by Natixis, New York Branch for the benefit of MUFG, to support Talen's reimbursement obligations for drawings under the Direct-Pay LC.

Represented Netrality Properties, a portfolio company of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, in several 4(a)(2) private placements of senior secured notes in an aggregate amount in excess of US$150 million.

Represented Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. in the sale of US$575 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.50% convertible senior notes due 2026. Ivanhoe is a TSX-listed mining company that is focused on advancing its three principal joint-venture projects in Southern Africa.

Represented BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., MUFG Securities Americas Inc. and Santander Investment Securities Inc. as the representatives of the initial purchasers on the Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by Syngenta Finance N.V. of US$4.75 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior notes. The notes were guaranteed by Syngenta AG, a world leading agribusiness operating in the crop protection and seeds business and in the lawn and garden business.

Represented Roark Capital as private equity sponsor and its portfolio company, Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc., in connection with a US$485 million high-yield senior notes offering. The offering was part of a US$3.1 billion finance package for Arby's acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings.

Represented Fortis Inc., a Canadian electric utility holding company, on its US$2 billion Rule 144A/Regulation S notes offering in connection with financing for a portion of the cash consideration for Fortis' US$11.3 billion acquisition of ITC Holdings Corp.

Represented the underwriters in several SEC-registered notes offerings by Delta Air Lines in an aggregate amount in excess of US$4 billion.