Bio

Jo Jimenez advises commercial and investment banks, private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers on a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including acquisition, property, project and corporate financings.

Ms. Jimenez’s experience includes advising:

  • Hg in its acquisition of a minority stake in Argus Media, an independent provider of energy and commodity price reporting;
  • F.I.L.A. - Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini S.p.A. in a €130 million financing for its acquisition of Daler-Rowney Limited, which consisted of a term loan and a revolving facility; and in the financing of its acquisition of the fine arts business operated by the AhlstromMunksjö Group under the ARCHES® brand;
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in its US$130 billion merger-of-equals with The Dow Chemical Company;
  • Affidea B.V. in a €500 million credit facility. The proceeds will be used to refinance existing facilities as well as support Affidea’s expansion plans;
  • the administrative agent, collateral agent and a lead arranger in a secured US$1 billion multicurrency asset-based revolving credit facility for Novelis Inc.;
  • the joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners of a debt refinancing transaction for Travelport Limited. Travelport secured a new US$2.475 billion senior secured credit facility comprised of a single tranche of term loans of US$2.375 billion and a revolving credit facility of US$100 million, as well as a US$425 million senior unsecured bridge loan facility. The net proceeds of the term facility, together with borrowings under the bridge facility, were used to repay or redeem certain outstanding indebtedness and for general corporate purposes;
  • Blackrock, Inc. as borrower in a US$2.5 billion five-year unsecured revolving credit facility, including a a US$250 million letter of credit subfacility and a US$250 million swingline subfacility from Wachovia Bank, N.A.;
  • LM Group Holding A/S (a portfolio company of U.K.-based Doughty Hanson & Co), and its subsidiaries in a consent solicitation to amend the terms of its senior secured notes due 2019 and subsequent high-yield green bond issuance of NOK 475 million of floating rate senior secured notes due 2020. This was one of the first high-yield green bonds issuances and the first high-yield green bond issuance in Denmark;
  • J.P. Morgan in the financing of Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE’s €3.9 billion public takeover bid for all of the outstanding shares in GAGFAH S.A.;
  • PIK Group OJSC in its 23.4 billion Russian ruble (US$673 million) loan agreement with VTB Capital plc;
  • Outokumpu Oyj in its sale of ThyssenKrupp Acciai Speciali Terni S.p.A. and Outokumpu VDM GmbH to ThyssenKrupp AG;
  • Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. in its US$550 million acquisition of Proximagen Group plc. Skadden also represented Upsher-Smith Laboratories in the related US$300 million acquisition financing; and
  • Exide Technologies in its emergence from its voluntary Chapter 11 case filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. In connection with the filing, Exide entered into a US$500 million cross-border debtor-in-possession financing supported by guarantees and collateral security from non-U.S. subsidiaries in more than 10 countries.

Credentials

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, 2011
  • G.D.L., Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, 2010
  • M.A., London School of Economics and Political Science, 2009
  • B.A., University of Oxford, 2008

Admissions

  • England & Wales