Rachel L. Rawson

Partner at Jones Day

Rachel L. Rawson

Rachel L. Rawson

Partner at Jones Day

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Rachel L. Rawson
Partner
Contact
rlrawson@jonesday.com
Cleveland
(T) +1.216.586.7276
(F) +1.216.579.0212
Education

Columbia University (J.D. 1990; Research and Writing Editor, Journal of Law and Social Problems; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar); Kenyon College (B.A. magna cum laude 1987; Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions

New York and Ohio



Profile
Experience
Speaking Engagements

Rachel Rawson represents lenders and borrowers in a wide variety of financing transactions. She advises private equity funds and their portfolio companies in connection with complex leveraged buyout financings and ongoing financing transactions and lenders and borrowers in asset-based secured loans, investment-grade company financings, private placements, and subordinated debt placements, many with multijurisdictional and multicurrency components.

Rachel's practice also includes representing lenders and borrowers in connection with workouts and restructurings of troubled credits, including out-of-court restructurings and debtor-in-possession financings and exit financings. Recently she has been advising a variety of clients on intercreditor issues, helping them navigate through transactions with multiple debt tranches and multiple lien priorities.

Clients for which Rachel has worked on substantial matters include Bank of America, The J.M. Smucker Company, KeyBank, PNC/National City Bank, The Riverside Company, and TSG Consumer Partners.

Rachel has spoken at numerous professional conferences and seminars on commercial financing and restructuring topics. She is an officer of the Cleveland Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and is active in community and charitable affairs.

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Experience Highlights

Harris Corporation sells Broadcast Communications to Gores Group for $225 million

RockWood Equity acquires substantially all assets of TIM-CO/CAL-RF

Apollo Health Street to be sold to Sutherland Global Services

Areas of Focus

Banking & Finance
Private Equity
Business Restructuring & Reorganization
Lending
Borrower / Workouts / Chapter 11 Debtor Representations

Honors & Distinctions

Chambers USA (2003-2011)

Best Lawyers in America (2007-2010)

"Top 25 Women Lawyers in Cleveland" (2008-2011)

Ohio Super Lawyers (2008-2011)

Experience

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.

RockWood Equity acquires substantially all assets of TIM-CO/CAL-RF
Jones Day represented RockWood Equity Partners LLC in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Astrex Electronics Inc. of substantially all of the assets of TIM-CO/CAL-RF, a California corporation that distributes electronic components and cable assemblies.

Apollo Health Street to be sold to Sutherland Global Services
Jones Day is advising Apollo Health Street in its sale to Sutherland Global Services.

Riverside portfolio company acquires Overton Chicago Gear Corporation
Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition and related financing by portfolio company H-D Advanced Manufacturing Company of Overton Chicago Gear Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of large, custom, mission-critical gearing products.

Kirtland Capital portfolio company acquires Hub Marketing Solutions
Jones Day represented Kirtland Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Precision Dialogue Marketing, LLC, a provider of marketing analytics and technology-driven database and interactive marketing services, of Hub Marketing Solutions, LLC, a provider of marketing data analytics, test design analysis and database management services.

Riverside acquires Midnite Air
Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition, recapitalization, and related financing of Midnite Air Corp., doing business as MNX and an asset-light provider of third-party transportation and logistics services.

PolyOne to acquire Spartech for $393 million
Jones Day is advising PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, in its acquisition of Spartech, a leading producer of plastic sheet, compounds and packaging solutions, for $393 million.

Safeguard Properties acquires Bank of America's field servicing business
Jones Day advised Safeguard Properties LLC in the acquisition of the mortgage field servicing business of Bank of America.

Resilience Capital acquires CR Brands
Jones Day represented Resilience Capital Partners LLC in connection with its acquisition and related financing of CR Brands, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of well-known branded and private label household cleaning and laundry products.

PNC Bank provides financing to Voyetra Turtle Beach
Jones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with the revolving facility, term loan facility, and letter of credit sublimit for Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc., a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of audio headsets and headphones for video game consoles and personal computers.

Riverside acquires Orthodontic Design and Production
Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition and related financing of Orthodontic Design and Production, a manufacturer of orthodontic brackets, bands, and buccal tubes, as an add-on to portfolio company G&H Wire Company, Inc.

Riverside completes sale of Integrated Power Services to Odyssey Investment Partners
Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its sale of Integrated Power Services, an independent provider of electric motor repair, engineering, and maintenance services for continuous process industries, to Odyssey Investment Partners.

Industrial Growth Partners portfolio company acquires outstanding stock of QSR Holdings
Jones Day advised Industrial Growth Partners in connection with its acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Lexington Precision Corporation of all of the outstanding stock of QSR Holdings Co.

Sprint Nextel subsidiaries obtain $1 billion credit facility
Jones Day assisted and advised wholly owned domestic subsidiaries of Sprint Nextel Corporation, a telecommunications company, in obtaining a $1 billion credit facility.

Primus Capital acquires Advanced Answers On Demand from Fortissimo Capital
Jones Day represented Primus Capital Fund in connection with its acquisition and related financing of Advanced Answers On Demand Holding Corporation, a developer of targeted application software for long term care and senior health care industries, from Fortissimo Capital.

Atlas Resource Partners agrees to acquire 277 bcfe of proved reserves in Barnett Shale from Carrizo Oil & Gas
Jones Day advised Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. ("ARP"), a recently formed master limited partnership, in connection with its entry into a definitive purchase and sale agreement to acquire approximately 277 bcfe of proved reserves, including undeveloped drilling locations, in the Barnett Shale in Texas from Carrizo Oil & Gas for approximately $190 million.

Riverside Company acquires Baby Jogger
Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition, recapitalization, and related financing of Baby Jogger, LLC, a leading designer and marketer of branded infant and juvenile products focused on baby strollers, bicycle trailers, and related accessories.

Park-Ohio acquires Fluid Routing Solutions
Jones Day advised Park-Ohio Industries, Inc., an industrial supply chain logistics and diversified manufacturing business, in connection with its $97.5 million acquisition of Fluid Routing Solutions, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial hose products and fluid assemblies.

Avtron Holdings and its subsidiaries obtain financing
Jones Day represented Avtron Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries, leaders in the design and manufacture of electrical control and test equipment for multiple industrial segments, in connection with the financing arrangement for Avtron Aerospace, Inc. and Avtron Industrial Automation, Inc.

Avtron Holdings completes sale of portfolio company Avtron Loadbank to Emerson Electric
Jones Day represented Avtron Holdings, LLC in connection with the sale of its portfolio company Avtron Loadbank, Inc., a leading global provider of power test and measurement devices for critical applications, to Emerson Electric Co., a manufacturer and provider of engineering services for a wide range of industrial, commercial, and consumer markets.

Riverside acquires EthicsPoint
KeyBank provides financing to JLL Partners for acquisition of American Dental Partners
Blue Point refinances credit facility for Area Wide Protective
Riverside acquires Global Compliance Services
PNC Bank provides financing to High Ridge Brands
High Road Capital acquires Handi Quilter
PolyOne to acquire ColorMatrix Group for $486 million
KeyBank provides financing to provider of management services for acquisition of operator of ambulatory surgical centers
Riverside acquires Avatar International
Primus Capital acquires G2 Web Services



Speaking Engagements

May 2, 2012
PLI’s Leveraged Financing 2012 New York, New York

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Education
J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Class of 1990

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1987

Kenyon is one of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges, a small school where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community.We bring together 1,600 young men and women to study with nearly 200 professors on an exceptionally beautiful hilltop campus in central Ohio. Our curriculum is rooted in the traditional liberal arts and sciences, and enriched by interdisciplinary programs. We set high academic standards and look for talented students who love learning. Small classes, dedicated teachers, and friendly give-and-take set the tone. Kenyon welcomes curiosity, creativity, intellectual ambition, and an openness to new ideas. We see learning as a challenging, deeply rewarding, and profoundly important activity, to be shared in a spirit of collaboration. Our greatest strength is our faculty, outstanding scholars who place the highest value on teaching. Close interaction with students is the rule here: professors become mentors and friends. Requirements are flexible enough to allow for a good deal of exploration. Other notable strengths include our distinguished literary tradition, many opportunities for research in the sciences, and programs connecting students to our rural surroundings. The Kenyon experience fosters connections of all kinds—to classmates and teachers and friends, to the life of the mind, to global perspectives, to our own unique traditions and history, and to a place of inspiration

Memberships
Research & Writing Editor
Prior
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.

Officer
Tenure Unconfirmed

Founded in 1954, ACG is a global organization with 56 chapters and over 14,000 members. Doing business is at the heart of the ACG membership experience. Chapters in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia bring dealmakers together to help them achieve their business and professional goals.

Political Donations
$500
2012

Senator from Virginia

Transactions
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Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (Private Equity), Comar LLC, Constitution Capital Partners LLC purchase Imark Molding, Inc.

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First Reserve Management LP purchases Trimas Corp. /Lamons Business from TriMas Co. LLC, TriMas Corp.

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Esmalglass SA, Pigments Spain SL purchase Ferro Corp. /Tile Coatings Business from Ferro Corp.

Awards & Honors
2011
Ohio Super Lawyers
2010
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
2010
Ohio Super Lawyers
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