Johanna Interian

Associate, New York

Biography

Overview

Johanna Interian is an associate in the Capital Markets Practice in New York. Her practice focuses on public and private securities transactions, including initial public offerings and other equity offerings, convertible and high-yield debt offerings and liability management transactions. Johanna also counsels public companies and investors on ongoing disclosure and compliance requirements under U.S. securities laws and general corporate matters. Her pro bono practice includes impact investing transactions and immigration matters.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
JD
Boston College Law School
BA
Middlebury College
Languages
Spanish
German
English

Experience

Recent representations:

ReWalk Public Offerings (2018 – 2020)
Represented ReWalk Robotics Ltd., a manufacturer of wearable robotic exoskeletons for individuals with lower limb disabilities, in various public and private securities offerings, including two $12 million offerings of units consisting of warrants and ordinary shares, an $11 million Rules 506(b) and 506(c) private placement of warrants, an $8 million follow-on underwritten offering of ordinary shares and a $7 million offering of units consisting of warrants and ordinary shares.

PPF Group Investment in Autolus Therapeutics (2019 – 2020)
Represented PPF Group N.V. and certain affiliates in connection with the investment in a 21 percent stake of the ADSs representing ordinary shares of biopharmaceutical firm Autolus Therapeutics plc, which develops next-generation programmed T cell therapies for the treatment of cancer.

Calpine $1.4 Billion Notes Offering (2019)
Represented Calpine Corporation in a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $1.4 billion senior unsecured notes and concurrent tender offer. Calpine is America's largest generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources with operations in competitive power markets.

BJ's IPO and Follow-On Offerings (2018 – 2019)
Represented the underwriters on the $733 million initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange of BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. and on subsequent secondary offerings by certain selling stockholders totaling $1 billion. BJ's Wholesale is a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the eastern United States.

StoneCo $1.4 Billion IPO and Follow-On Offering (2018 – 2019)
Represented the underwriters on the $1.4 billion initial public offering and Nasdaq listing of StoneCo Ltd. and on the subsequent $790 million follow-on public offering by certain selling stockholders. StoneCo is a leading provider of financial technology solutions in Brazil.

Hertz Rights Offering (2019)
Represented Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., one of the world's largest vehicle rental companies, in a $750 million rights offering of transferable subscription rights to purchase shares of its common stock registered on Form S-3.

PAR Technology Convertible Notes Offering (2019)
Represented the initial purchaser on the offering of $80 million of 4.5% convertible senior notes (including the full exercise of the option to purchase additional notes) of PAR Technology Corporation.

Brookfield $1 Billion Notes Offering (2019)
Represented the initial purchasers on the debut offering by Brookfield Property REIT Inc. (BPR), BPR Cumulus LLC, BPR Nimbus LLC and GGSI Sellco, LLC of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes. BPR is a subsidiary of Brookfield Property Partners, L.P., one of the world's largest commercial real estate companies.

HC2 Secured and Convertible Notes Offerings (2018)
Represented the initial purchaser on the sale by HC2 Holdings, Inc. of $470 million senior secured notes and $55 million convertible senior notes. HC2 is a publicly traded holding company with operating subsidiaries across various segments, including manufacturing, marine services, insurance, telecommunications, utilities and life sciences.

Syngenta $4.75 Billion Notes Offering (2018)
Represented a global consortium of 17 initial purchasers, led by Citigroup Global Markets Inc., on the $4.75 billion notes offering by Syngenta Finance N.V. The notes were guaranteed by Syngenta AG, a leading agribusiness operating in the crop protection and seeds business.

Minerva Notes Offering and Tender Offer (2017)
Represented Minerva Luxembourg S.A. on the $500 million issuance of the company's senior notes in a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering and concurrent tender offer. The new notes were guaranteed by Minerva S.A., one of South America's largest producers of beef products.

GeoPark Notes Offering and Tender Offer (2017)
Represented the initial purchasers in a $425 million Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of senior secured notes of GeoPark Limited, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company with operations in Latin America, and as dealer-managers in a related tender offer by its wholly-owned subsidiary of $300 million in senior secured notes.

 

Recent pro bono matters:

ALEG $2 Million Convertible Note Financing (2020)
Represented Acumen Latin America Early Growth Fund LP ("ALEG") in its $2 million investment in convertible notes of a job placement platform for low-skilled workers in Latin America. ALEG is a $20 million returnable investment fund focused on investing in early growth stage social enterprises in Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Ecuador, El Salvador and Honduras, in the agriculture, energy and education sectors.

Series A Equity Financing (2019)
Represented a Delaware entity focused on food production and nutrition improvement in Sierra Leone and Ghana in connection with its issuance of Series A preferred units to U.S. institutional investors.