Andrew's practice focuses on corporate finance transactions, and general securities and corporate matters.
Andrew combines technical expertise and years of experience with an efficient, practical and problem-solving approach. Clients, including investment banks, issuers and sponsors, value Andrew's assistance in connection with a variety of public and private capital markets transactions, including high-yield and investment-grade bond offerings, leveraged financing commitments, equity offerings, sovereign offerings, exchange offers, tender offers and consent solicitations.
Clients regularly seek Andrew's advice to navigate the complexities of debt covenants, while balancing investor relations and other concerns.
Andrew has experience with transactions in a wide range of industries, including energy, oil and gas, industrials, consumer products and financial services. In addition to his United States domestic practice, he has worked on matters across the globe, including guiding clients through the challenges of significant transactions in Latin America and Europe.
Andrew also counsels clients on corporate governance matters and ongoing disclosure and compliance requirements under US securities laws, as well as the rules and regulations of the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.
Andrew represented Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup Global Markets and Credit Suisse Securities in connection with the issuance by Campbell Soup Company of US$300 million of notes. Andrew previously represented the underwriters in connection with several other notes offerings by Campbell Soup Company, including the offering of US$1.25 billion of notes related to Campbell’s acquisition of Bolthouse Farms.
Andrew represented Jefferies LLC in connection with the issuance by KCG Holdings, Inc. of US$500 million of senior secured notes. Andrew previously represented Jefferies LLC and Goldman, Sachs & Co. in connection with the US$305 million notes offering by GETCO related to the merger of Knight Capital Group and GETCO.
Andrew represented Calpine Corporation, the largest independent power generator in the United States, in connection with several public and private offerings of senior secured notes and senior notes in an aggregate amount in excess of US$10 billion.
Andrew represented Cnova N.V. and its parent company Groupe Casino in connection with the reorganization and spin-off of Groupe Casino's eCommerce businesses by means of a US$188 million IPO on NASDAQ. Cnova was created from the reorganization of the eCommerce businesses of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição and Casino Guichard-Perrachon, S.A., which are both parts of Groupe Casino, a leading global diversified retail group with total sales of approximately €49 billion. As a result of the transaction, the newly formed Cnova has become one of the world’s largest pure play eCommerce companies.
Andrew represented independent power producer Dynegy Inc. in connection with its issuance of US$5.1 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior notes, a transaction which won International Financing Review's 2014 North America High Yield Bond of the Year award. Issued in three tranches, the notes were part of Dynegy’s US$6.2 billion debt and equity offerings to finance its acquisitions of EquiPower Resources Corp. and ownership interests in certain assets from Duke Energy Corp. Andrew also represented Dynegy in its concurrent US$722 million SEC-registered common stock offering and its US$388 million SEC-registered public offering of mandatory convertible preferred stock. Andrew previously represented Dynegy and its subsidiaries in connection with other notes offerings.
Andrew represented Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo Securities, as joint bookrunners, in connection with the issuance by United Rentals, the largest North American equipment rental company, of US$750 million of senior secured notes and an aggregate of US$2.075 billion of senior notes as part of United Rentals' acquisition of RSC Holdings Inc.