Heather L. Emmel

Biography

HEATHER EMMEL

Heather Emmel is a partner in the Firm’s Capital Markets practice in New York. Ms. Emmel primarily represents private equity and corporate clients globally in debt offerings (including high-yield debt, mezzanine debt and investment grade debt), equity offerings and other capital markets transactions in a variety of industries.

In addition, Ms. Emmel has represented underwriters in a variety of securities offerings and has represented bidders, target companies and private equity funds in connection with public and private mergers, acquisitions and dispositions in both a private sale and auction context (including leveraged buyouts), venture capital financing and proxy contests.

Recent Representations

  • Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., in its $500 million offering of investment grade, senior unsecured notes.
  • American Securities in a $500 million offering of senior 144A notes by Air Methods Corporation, to finance in part American Securities' $2.5 billion take-private acquisition of Air Methods.
  • Kronos Acquisition Holdings Inc. (Canada) (a portfolio company of Centerbridge Partners), as the parent of KIK Custom Products, Inc. in its $390 million senior notes offering to finance in part its acquisition by Centerbridge, and KIK Custom Products, Inc. in $500 million of add-on senior secured notes offerings.
  • Blackboard, Inc. (a portfolio company of Providence Equity Partners LLC) in its $365 million senior notes offering, and in its $378 million offering to exchange second lien senior secured notes for any and all senior notes of an earlier maturity.
  • Ad Hoc Holders of 2019 Notes Issued by Cobalt International Energy, in Cobalt's $617 million exchange of convertible senior notes for new second lien senior secured notes and common stock and its $500 million issuance of new first lien senior secured notes.
  • PQ Corporation (a portfolio company of CCMP Capital Advisors) in a $625 million senior secured 144A offering in connection with the reorganization and combination of PQ and Eco Group Services Holdings LLC (also a portfolio company of CCMP Capital Advisors).
  • OMERS Private Equity in a $405 million offering of senior notes to finance its acquisition of The Kenan Advantage Group, Inc.
  • Milacron Holdings Corp. (a portfolio company of CCMP Capital Advisors) in its $286 million initial public offering.
  • Lantheus Holdings, Inc. (a portfolio company of Avista Capital Partners) in its initial public offering.
  • INC Research, LLC (a portfolio company of Avista Capital Partners and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan) in its $173 million initial public offering, and Avista Capital Partners and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, as selling shareholders, in aggregate $1.1 billion secondary offerings and buybacks of common shares of INC.
  • CCMP Capital Advisors in a $200 million senior notes offering to finance its acquisition of Eco Services.
  • CCMP Capital Advisors in a $330 million senior notes offering to finance its acquisition of The Hillman Group
  • Centerbridge Partners in a $225 million senior notes offering to finance its substantial minority investment in syncreon Holdings Limited (Ireland).
  • American International Group, Inc. in its $1.4 billion secondary offering of common shares of Springleaf Holdings, Inc. (a subsidiary of Fortress Investment Group).
  • Milacron (a portfolio company of CCMP Capital Advisors), in a $465 million senior notes offering to finance its acquisition of Mold-Masters Limited.
  • CCMP Capital Advisors in a $275 million senior secured notes offering to finance its acquisition of Milacron.
  • Thomas H. Lee Partners in a $700 million senior notes offering to finance its acquisition of a majority stake in Party City.
  • General Growth Properties and its subsidiary, Rouse Properties, Inc., in its spinoff to its shareholders of 100% of the voting stock of Rouse. Rouse Properties, a newly formed REIT that held a portfolio of retail properties previously owned by GGP, became an independent corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Berkshire Partners and OMERS Private Equity in a $570 million senior unsecured notes offering to finance the acquisition of Husky Injection Molding Systems.
  • General Growth Properties in its historic $2.3 billion equity offering to fund its emergence from bankruptcy, one of the largest equity offerings by a REIT and the only such offering effectively undertaken while the issuer was in Chapter 11.

Ms. Emmel is recognized as a “Rising Star” in Capital Markets – Debt and Equity by IFLR1000 and is named a recommended lawyer for Capital Markets – High-Yield Debt and Equity by The Legal 500 US.

Ms. Emmel graduated from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1998, magna cum laude, where she was an articles editor for the Southern Methodist University Law Review. Prior to law school, Ms. Emmel was a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.

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