Shearman & Sterling advised Jefferies Finance LLC (“Jefferies Finance”) and JFIN Co-Issuer Corporation in connection with their Rule 144A offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 7.250% senior notes due 2024. Concurrently with the offering, the firm also advised Jefferies Finance and JFIN Co-Issuer Corporation on the refinancing of their existing senior secured term loan with a new $250 million senior secured term loan.
Jefferies Finance is a commercial finance company that structures, underwrites and syndicates primarily senior secured loans to corporate borrowers. Since its inception in 2004, Jefferies Finance has served as lead arranger of approximately 700 transactions representing over $130 billion in arranged volume.
The Shearman & Sterling team was led by partner Merritt Johnson (New York-Capital Markets) and associates Ana Aur, Joanna Enns, and Ryan Robski (all Toronto-Capital Markets). Other Shearman & Sterling lawyers included partners Joshua Thompson, Bjorn Bjerke (both New York-Finance), Nathan J. Greene (New York-Investment Funds) and Kristen Garry (Washington, DC-Tax); counsel Ted Randolph (New York-Investment Funds); and associates Corey Reis (New York-Finance), Adam Sternberg (New York-Tax), Jo Xu (New York-Investment Funds), Jake Glazeski (New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA) and Shawn Dogra (New York-Corporate).