Leia Pearl Andrew
Leia Andrew is an associate in the New York Capital Markets Practice concentrating on securities transactions and general corporate representations.
Leia represents issuers and underwriters in debt and equity securities transactions. Leia's practice focuses on public and private securities offerings, including initial public offerings, high yield debt offerings and exchange offers, as well as esoteric securitizations, consent solicitations and other capital markets transactions in a wide variety of industries.
Represented JBS S.A., one of the world's largest beef, pork, chicken and packaged food processing companies, and its subsidiaries in offerings in an aggregate principal amount of $2.25 billion, which included (i) representation of JBS USA Lux S.A., JBS USA Food Company and JBS USA Finance, Inc., subsidiaries of JBS S.A., in their offering in an aggregate principal amount of $1.25 billion 5.50% senior notes due 2030 and (ii) representation of JBS S.A. in cash tender offers by its wholly-owned subsidiary, JBS Investments GmbH.
Represented Avon Products, Inc., the number one leading direct-selling beauty company in the world, in connection with the inaugural high-yield offering by one of its subsidiaries in an aggregate principal amount of $400 million 6.500% senior secured notes and with a concurrent cash tender offer. Natura Cosméticos S.A was in the process of acquiring Avon while it conducted this notes offering and cash tender offer.
IFM Investors (2019)
Represented IFM Investors in its agreement to acquire Buckeye Partners, L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership, which owns and operates a diversified global network of pipeline assets and midstream logistics solutions, in a transaction valued at $10.3 billion enterprise value and $6.5 billion equity value.
Tufin Software Technologies (2019)
Represented Tufin Software Technologies Ltd., a leading security policy management company, in its $124 million IPO and listing on the NYSE. Tufin is the first Israeli incorporated technology company to go public in the US market since 2014. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Barclays Capital Inc. and Jefferies LLC acted as book-running managers. Post-IPO, advise Tufin on ongoing public company advisory and corporate governance matters.
Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (2019)
Represented Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation, a company that owns and operates a portfolio of infrastructure and infrastructure-like businesses, in connection with its SEC Form S-3ASR automatic shelf filing. Advised Macquarie on a variety of public company advisory and corporate governance matters.
Planet Fitness Holdings (2018)
Represented Guggenheim Securities, LLC, as sole structuring advisor and sole book-running manager, along with Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and ING Financial Markets LLC, as co-managers, in the $1.2 billion initial issuance and sale of asset-backed notes under a whole business securitization by Planet Fitness Master Issuer LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Planet Fitness Holdings, LLC.
Kansas City Southern (2018)
Represented Kansas City Southern (KCS) in its investment-grade offering in an aggregate amount of $500 million senior notes. KCS is a transportation holding company with domestic and international rail operations in North America that is strategically focused on the growing north/south freight corridor connecting key commercial and industrial markets in the central United States with major industrial cities in Mexico.
Conuma Coal Resources (2018)
Represented Conuma Coal Resources Limited, a Canadian producer of high-grade metallurgical coal used in steel production, in its $200 million Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of high-yield senior secured notes. White & Case also represented Conuma in its concurrent entrance into a $25 million revolving credit facility. The notes offering was Conuma's debut issuance in the capital markets and is guaranteed by the assets of the Willow Creek, Wolverine and Brule mining complexes, each located in the Peace River Coalfield in British Columbia.
Greensledge Capital Markets (2018)
Represented Greensledge Capital Markets LLC in connection with various secured collateral loan obligation issuances and refinancings.
Calpine Corporation (2017)
Represented Calpine Corporation, America's largest generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources with operations in competitive power markets, in connection with a tack-on private placement in an aggregate principal amount of $560 million 5.250% senior secured notes.