I. Lewis H. Grimm

Partner at Jones Day

I. Lewis H. Grimm

I. Lewis H. Grimm

Partner at Jones Day

Biography

I. Lewis H. Grimm
Partner Jones Day LP

Lewis Grimm has substantial experience in New York and Australia representing financial institutions and other entities in debt financing matters, including the representation of financial institutions in connection with senior and subordinated debt facilities, debt and equity securities issuances, acquisition finance, bridge finance, project finance, sports finance, cross-border transactions, and restructuring and bankruptcy matters.

Lewis's financial institution clients include Bank of America, Bank of Montreal, Citigroup, Jefferies & Company, Jefferies Finance, KeyBank, Macquarie Capital, MBIA, PNC Financial Services Group, and TD Securities.

He also represents a number of private equity firms, hedge funds, and corporations (both investment grade and non-investment grade) in financing-related matters, including Cliffs Natural Resources, Cumulus Media, FTI Consulting, JBS, Molycorp, Pershing Square Capital Management, The Riverside Company, Texas Instruments, TransDigm, Viasystems, and WL Ross & Co. and its portfolio companies.
Experience
Jefferies acts as initial purchaser in $200 million Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by Permian Holdings
Jones Day advised Jefferies & Company, Inc., initial purchaser and sole book-running manager, in connection with the issuance of $200 million of 10.500% Senior Secured Notes due 2018 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by Permian Holdings, Inc., an independent manufacturer of above-ground wellsite fluid containment and processing systems for oil and natural gas exploration and production companies.
Harris Corporation sells Broadcast Communications to Gores Group for $225 million
Jones Day advised Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, in connection with the sale of its global Business Communications Division to The Gores Group for $225 million consisting of $160 million in cash, a $15 million subordinated promissory note, and up to $50 million in an earnout.
Riverside portfolio company acquires Cibo Espresso
Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Retail Zoo of Cibo Espresso, an Australian franchisor of premium espresso bars.
FTI Consulting completes $300 million Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of Senior Notes and secures $350 million revolving credit facility
Jones Day advised FTI Consulting, Inc., a leading global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value, in connection with its issuance of $300 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.0% Senior Notes due 2022 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering and concurrent tender offer and consent solicitation for up to $215 million of its 7 3/4% Senior Notes due 2016.
Riverside acquires Learning Seat
Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition and related financing of Learning Seat, a Melbourne, Australia-based developer and provider of eLearning courses.
Citigroup and Jefferies complete $1.15 billion bond offering and $500 million term loan by Vantage Drilling subsidiary
Jones Day advised Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Jefferies & Company, Inc., as representatives of the initial purchasers, in connection with the issuance of $1.15 billion of 7.5% Senior Secured First Lien Notes due 2019 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by Offshore Group Investment Limited, a Cayman Islands exempt company and wholly owned subsidiary of Vantage Drilling Company.
Molycorp acquires Neo Material Technologies for CDN$1.3 billion (US$1.26 billion)
Jones Day advised Molycorp, Inc. in its CDN$1.3 billion (US$1.26 billion) acquisition of Neo Material Technologies Inc.
Viasystems acquires DDi for $283 million
Jones Day advised Viasystems Group in its acquisition of DDi Corp. for $283 million, or $268 million net of DDi's cash plus debt assumed.
Molycorp issues $650 million of Senior Secured Notes in Rule 144A and Regulation S offering
Jones Day advised Molycorp, Inc., a U.S. rare earths producer and technology company, in connection with its private offering of $650 million of 10% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering underwritten by Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse.
Viasystems subsidiary issues $550 million of 7 7/8% Senior Secured Notes in Rule 144A offering for acquisition of DDi Corp.
Jones Day represented Viasystems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Viasystems Group, Inc. and leading provider of complex multi-layer printed circuit boards and electro-mechanical solutions, in connection with its $550 million aggregate principal amount of 7 7/8% Senior Secured Notes due 2019 in a Rule 144A offering.
TransDigm Group acquires AmSafe Global Holdings from Berkshire Partners and Greenbriar Equity Group
Jones Day served as special counsel to TransDigm Group Incorporated ("TransDigm Group"), a leading global designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with its $750 million acquisition and related financing of AmSafe Global Holdings, Inc., a large manufacturer of aircraft restraint equipment, from Berkshire Partners LLC and Greenbriar Equity Group LLC.
TransDigm Group activates $65 million incremental revolving credit facility under current facility
Jones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated, a leading global designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the activation of a $65 million incremental revolving credit facility under an existing $245 million revolving credit facility.
Jefferies acts as initial purchaser in $175 million Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by Optima Specialty Steel
Jones Day advised Jefferies & Company, Inc. in connection with the $175 million of 12.500% Senior Secured Notes due 2016 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by Optima Specialty Steel, Inc., a leading independent manufacturer of value-added precision-tolerance, cold drawn seamless tubes, and high quality engineered cold finished steel bars in the United States.
Texas Instruments acquires National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion
Jones Day advised Texas Instruments Incorporated, a global analog and digital semiconductor IC design and manufacturing company, in connection with its $6.5 billion acquisition and related financing of National Semiconductor Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturer that specializes in analog devices and subsystems.
Cumulus Media acquires Citadel Broadcasting for $2.4 billion
Jones Day advised Cumulus Media Inc., a leading owner and operator of radio stations in the United States, in connection with its acquisition, and related financing, of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, a Nevada-based broadcast company, for $2.4 billion, payable in cash and shares of Cumulus.

Jefferies Finance provides financing to Luxlas Fund Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of Lassonde Industries Inc., in connection with acquisition of Clement Pappas and Company
Jones Day advised Jefferies Finance LLC, as administrative agent, collateral agent, and joint lead arranger, with respect to the $230 million senior secured term loan facility for Luxlas Fund Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of Lassonde Industries Inc., to fund the acquisition of Clement Pappas and Company, Inc., a major producer of store brand ready-to-drink fruit juices and drinks in the United States and a major producer of cranberry juices, drinks, and sauces.
Jefferies Finance arranges financing for CCMP Capital Advisors' acquisition of Medpace, Inc.
Jones Day represented Jefferies Finance LLC, as administrative agent, joint lead arranger, joint bookrunner, and swingline lender, in connection with $335 million senior secured credit facilities for Medpace Intermediateco, Inc.

Jefferies Finance arranges credit facilities for Ulterra Drilling Technologies
Jones Day represented Jefferies Finance LLC, as arranger, book manager, syndication agent, documentation agent, administrative agent, and collateral agent, in connection with senior secured credit facilities for Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P. and Ulterra, LP.

Jefferies acts as initial purchaser in $180 million Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of Senior Secured Notes by HOA Restaurant Group and HOA Finance
Jones Day advised Jefferies & Company, Inc. in connection with the $180 million of 11.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2017 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by HOA Restaurant Group, LLC and HOA Finance Corp., the global owner, operator, and franchisor of the iconic Hooters brand of casual dining restaurants.
TransDigm Group obtains financing for acquisition of McKechnie Aerospace Holdings
Jones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated, a leading global designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with its $1.795 billion senior secured credit facility for the acquisition of McKechnie Aerospace Holdings, Inc., a privately-owned supplier of innovative aerospace products.
Publications
2011
Book Chapter: Strong But Uncertain: Client Strategies for the Post-Recession Australian Banking System, Navigating Banking and Finance Law in the Asia-Pacific
Speaking Engagements

May 24, 2012
Navigating the Current Credit Markets, KPMG Global Enterprise Institute Webcast
July 27, 2011
The Intercreditor Agreement: Have You Taken a Look Lately?, Loan Syndication & Trading Association New York, New York
Contact
lgrimm@jonesday.com
New York
(T) +1.212.326.3492
(F) +1.212.755.7306
Education
Deakin University (LL.B. second class honours division A 1998; B. Commerce in Accounting 1998)
Bar Admissions
New York and New South Wales and Victoria, Australia


Experience Highlights

Texas Instruments acquires National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion

Cumulus Media acquires Citadel Broadcasting for $2.4 billion

Viasystems subsidiary issues $550 million of 7 7/8% Senior Secured Notes in Rule 144A offering for acquisition of DDi Corp.

Areas of Focus

Banking & Finance
Business Restructuring & Reorganization
Lending
Buyouts
Projects & Infrastructure

Honors & Distinctions

New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2011 and 2012)

Languages
Japanese

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I. Lewis H. Grimm
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Education
LL.B. with Second Class Honours Division
Class of 1998
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting
Class of 1998

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Career History
Partner
Current

Jones Day LP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include banking and finance, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, government regulations, tax, financial institutions litigation and regulation, business restructuring, and private equity. It offers services to the airlines, aviation, automotive, construction, energy, healthcare, insurance, media, pharmaceuticals and telecommunication industries. Jones Day was founded in March 1893 by Edwin J. Blandin and William Lowe Rice and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Transactions
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Oaktree Capital Group LLC, Oaktree Capital Management (Private Equity) purchase Neo Performance Materials

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CECO Environmental Corp. purchases PMFG, Inc.

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TTM Technologies, Inc. purchases Viasystems Group, Inc. from Black Diamond Capital Management LLC, Kainos Capital LLC

Awards & Honors
2013
M&A Advisor - 40 Under 40, Legal Advisor
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