Johanna Interian is an associate in the Firm’s Capital Markets Practice in New York. She advises financial institutions and issuers in general corporate matters and a range of domestic and cross-border equity and debt transactions, including SEC-registered offerings, Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings and liability management.
Represented the underwriters on the US$1.4 billion initial public offering of Class A common shares of StoneCo Ltd. ("Stone") and the concurrent US$100 million private placement of Class A common shares to Ant Financial, an affiliate of the Alibaba Group. Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. agreed to purchase 14,166,748 Class A common shares at the IPO price for a total investment of US$340,001,952. Stone is a leading provider of financial technology solutions that empower merchants and integrated partners to conduct electronic commerce seamlessly across in-store, online, and mobile channels in Brazil.
Represented the underwriters, led by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, on the US$733 million initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange of the common stock of BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc., a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the eastern United States.
Represented a global consortium of 17 initial purchasers on the US$4.75 billion notes offering by Syngenta Finance N.V. 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 the underwriters, led by Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Jefferies LLC and Stephens Inc., on the US$107.3 million IPO and subsequent $128 million SEC-registered follow-on offering of CURO Group Holdings Corp., a technology-enabled consumer finance company that operates in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Represented Minerva Luxembourg S.A. on the US$500 million issuance of the company’s senior notes in a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering and a concurrent tender offer. The new notes were guaranteed by Minerva S.A., one of South America’s largest producers of beef products with operations in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Represented Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC as initial purchasers in the US$425 million issuance of GeoPark Limited's senior secured notes in a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering and as dealer managers in a related tender offer by GeoPark's wholly-owned subsidiary, GeoPark Latin America Limited Agencia en Chile.
Represented Dynegy Inc. in connection with the restructuring of an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary pursuant to a prepackaged Chapter 11 plan of reorganization. Dynegy is an independent power producer providing electric energy, capacity and ancillary services to wholesale, residential, municipal, commercial and industrial customers.