Jake Mincemoyer | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Jake Mincemoyer
Jake Mincemoyer

Jake Mincemoyer

Partner, New York

“Jake’s strengths are his ability to quickly and appropriately arrive at an issues list extremely quickly, and the fact that he is very commercial, always responsive and available.”

Chambers USA 2018

Overview

Jake Mincemoyer is a partner in the New York office of White & Case LLP, and Head of the Firm's Americas Banking section. 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. In the most recent edition of The Legal 500 US, clients also commend him for being 'fantastically consistent.'

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • JD, Cornell University Law School
  • BS, Cornell University

Languages

  • English

Experience

Representation of Jefferies Finance LLC as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent and a Term Lead Arranger on the funding of a US$75 million delayed draw term facility and US$25 million in incremental term loans to IEA Energy Services LLC to finance the acquisition of the William Charles Construction Group.

Representation of Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc. as lead arranger and Maquarie Capital Funding LLC as lender and administrative agent on the repricing of a US$325 million first lien term loan facility and on the arrangement of additional US$30 million incremental term loans, the proceeds of which were used by Corsair Components, a leading computer peripherals and hardware company, for working capital purposes.

Representation of Jefferies Finance LLC as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent and a Term Lead Arranger on a US$200 million Term Loan Facility, US$75 million Delayed Draw Term Loan Facility and US$50 million Revolving Facility to IEA Energy Services LLC to finance the acquisition of Saiia and the ACC Companies.

Representation of Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley and several other Lead Arrangers and Lead Banks, in connection with a $1.5 billion Revolving Loan Credit Facility, a $2.9 billion Term Loan A Credit Facility and a $2 billion Term Loan B Credit Facility, in each case, used to fund in part the approximately $15 billion strategic acquisition by Brookfield Property Partners L.P. of GGP Inc.

Representation of Nomura Securities Inc. as lead arranger and first lien administrative agent in connection with the refinancing of the BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.'s first lien term loan credit facility and the prepayment of the term loans, in the amount of  US$350 million.

Representation of Morgan Stanley as Administrative Agent and Joint Lead Arranger for an acquisition financing provided to Savage Services in connection with its acquisition of Bartlett and Company with a US$1.1 billion term loan facility.

Representation of WCA Waste Systems, Inc., as Borrower, in connection with the Second Amendment to Credit Agreement whereby the Borrower amended its Existing Credit Agreement to incur a US$295 million of Replacement Term Loans and a US$100 million of Intermental Term Loans, in order to make voluntary prepayments of Revolving Term Loans and to provide additional working capital for financing certain acquisitions.

Representation of DNB Bank ASA, as Administrative Agent, and DNB Sweden AB and Nordea Bank AB (publ), as lenders in connection with an up to US$100 million unsecured term loan facility for Telemovil El Salvador, S.A. de C.V., a El Salvador subsidiary of Millicom International Cellular, S.A., a leading provider of mobile phone services in Latin America formed under the laws of Luxembourg.

Representation of Deutsche Bank AG and Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A. in connection with the €3.8 billion senior credit facilities for Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA. Replaced FSE’s existing senior credit facilities with new credit facilities reflecting FSE’s investment grade status. This transaction included complicated lender reallocation mechanics.

Representation of Macquarie Capital Funding LLC in connection with the First Lien/Second Lien Term Loan and Revolver Credit Facilities provided to U.S., Luxembourg and Hong Kong Borrowers, used to fund the US$350 million acquisition of Corsair Components Inc. (a leading provider of enthusiast-grade PC components and peripherals) by EagleTree.

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 Nomura Securities Inc. (as lead arranger and first lien administrative agent) and Jefferies Finance LLC (as lead arranger and second lien administrative agent) in connection with the refinancing of the existing credit facilities of BJ's Wholesale Inc., owned by a portfolio company of CVC Capital Partners and Leonard Green and Partners (including a $1.925 billion first lien term loan facility and a $625 million second lien term loan facility).

Representation of Pilot Travel Centers LLC, a leading operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, as finance counsel, in connection with the US$4.617 billion refinancing of Pilot’s TLA, TLB and revolving facility.

Representation of Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc, as lead arranger and bookrunner, and Macquarie Capital Funding LLC, as administrative and collateral agent, with respect to a first lien term loan and a second lien term loan provided to an affiliate of Siris Capital to finance the acquisition of Polycom, Inc.

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.

Publications

  • Incremental facilities: another example of European and US loan market convergence, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, 2017, (co-author)
  • 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)

Awards & Recognition

Up and Coming Practitioner, Banking & Finance, Chambers USA 2018

Recommended individual, Legal 500

IFLR 1000 Leading Lawyer