Jessie I. Baxter

Counsel, New York

Biography

Overview

Jessie Baxter is counsel in the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group, and is resident in the New York office. She focuses on the representation of corporate clients, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, in connection with domestic and global mergers, acquisitions and equity investments in a broad range of industries. She also provides general corporate and corporate governance advice.

Jessie runs White & Case's Portfolio Company offering in New York, which provides ongoing support to financial sponsors and their portfolio companies on all aspects of their capital structures and other strategic matters.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
JD
University of San Diego
BS
Finance
Boston College
Languages
English

Experience

Investcorp Inc. in its acquisition of Multivision, LLC, an IT solutions and training provider.

Harvest Partners in its acquisition of Material Handling Services, the largest US provider of brand-independent fleet management and asset management services to retail, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare and hospitality companies.

Anthem, Inc., one of the nation's largest health benefits companies, in its recently terminated US$54.2 billion agreement to acquire Cigna Corporation, a combination that garnered front-page coverage for over 2 years and involved extensive coordination of a White & Case team of cross-practice lawyers in M&A, antitrust, litigation and bank finance.

Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC), a leading global manufacturer of electric motors, mechanical and electrical motion controls and power generation products, in its US$1.44 billion acquisition of the Power Transmissions Solutions business of Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR).

Hess Corporation in the US$850 million disposition of its US East Coast and St. Lucia terminal network to Buckeye Partners; and in the sale of its business of providing fuel oil and gasoline to commercial and industrial end users to Sprague Operating Resources LLC.

Hovensa L.L.C., a US Virgin Islands company and a joint venture formed by Hess Corp. and Petróleos de Venezuela, in the sale of substantially all of its petroleum terminalling assets pursuant to Sections 363 and 365 of the Bankruptcy Code, to a subsidiary of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC.

JANUS et Cie, a premium contemporary outdoor and interior furniture company, in its acquisition by Haworth, Inc.

Coinmach Corporation, a supplier of outsourced laundry services, in the acquisition of Service Directions, Inc. (SDI) Laundry Solutions.

Harvest Partners in its acquisitions of Packers Holdings, LLC and Ames Group Holdings, LLC.

Awards and Recognition

Rising Star for M&A and Private Equity in the United States, Euromoney, 202