Leia Pearl Andrew

Associate, New York

Biography

Overview

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.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
JD
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Certificate in Management
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
BA
Vanderbilt University
Languages
English
Spanish

Experience

Avon
Represented Avon Products, Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of beauty and related products, in connection with its yield offering of $400 million in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes and a concurrent cash tender offer.

IFM Investors
Represented IFM Investors in its acquisition of 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
Represented Tufin Software Technologies Ltd., a provider of policy management software, in its $124 million IPO and listing on the NYSE. JPMorgan, Barclays and Jefferies acted as bookrunners.

Planet Fitness Holdings
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. The notes are secured by assets of the Planet Fitness including (i) all existing and future franchise agreements and area development agreements with respect to gyms franchised under the Planet Fitness brand in the United States, (ii) all existing and future intellectual property assets, (iii) all existing and future contracts with certain third-party vendors, (iv) all existing and future equipment supply agreements and (v) certain corporate-owned store assets.

Conuma Coal Resources
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.

Calpine Corporation
Represented Calpine Corporation, the largest independent power generator in the United States, in connection with a private offering of senior secured notes in an aggregate principal amount of $560 million.