Jonathan Kim focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and leveraged finance matters. He represents strategic buyers and sellers and financial sponsors in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.
In addition, he represents borrowers, equity sponsors, and lenders in domestic and international leveraged finance transactions in the United States and Asia, and advises on securities offerings of equity and debt.
Examples of recent transactions on which Mr Kim has counseled include:
Lumara Health Inc. in the sale of its business in two separate transactions for up to US$1.1 billion.
Flavors Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., in connection with its acquisition of Merisant Company, a manufacturer and seller of tabletop sweeteners, including Equal®, Canderel®, and Pure Via®.
Arbor Realty Trust in connection with its US$8 billion joint venture acquisition of Extended Stay Hotels from The Blackstone Group.
GIC, the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore, in its US$350 million investment in Kronos Inc., a company focused on delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud, as part of a broader recapitalization of Kronos.
Affiliates of Centre Partners in connection with the following transactions:
Sale of Ross Aviation, LLC to Landmark Aviation, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.
Acquisition of Captain D's Seafood Restaurant from Sun Capital Partners.
US$980 million sale of Bumble Bee Foods, the manufacturer of leading brands such as Bumble Bee® and Clover Leaf®, to Lion Capital.
US$157.5 million sale of Gray Wireline to Seawell Limited.
Sale of Hyco International Inc. to Germany-based Weber-Hydraulik.
Financing of Centre Partners' US$600 million acquisition of Connors Bros. Income Fund.