JASON P. KATZ
Associate
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JASON P. KATZ Associate
Jason Katz has a broad corporate practice with a variety of experience in securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general transactional matters.  He has represented both publicly traded and privately held companies across a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, industrials and energy.  Jason also works with public and private entities on debt and equity financings, as well as domestic and cross-border purchase/sale transactions and joint ventures, including counseling international clients in connection with purchasing and selling U.S.-based assets.

Jason also has deep experience in capital markets transactions and is well versed in the rules and regulations of the SEC, FINRA, and the various securities exchanges. He advises public clients on their reporting obligations and other compliance issues, and has represented issuers, underwriters, and placement agents in numerous initial and secondary public offerings, registered direct transactions, private placements, and PIPE transactions.

In addition, Jason has experience representing start-up companies and investors in venture capital transactions, early stage financings and strategic exits.

During law school, Jason spent a summer clerking for the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Represented Fusion Connect, Inc., a public cloud communications and services provider, in the following transactions:  

  • Acquisition of MegaPath Holding Corporation for $71.5 million.
  • Acquisition of Birch Communications Holdings and new $680 million senior credit facility, with sale of $14.7 million in newly-designated preferred stock and $5 million in common stock.
  • Underwritten public offering of common stock with gross proceeds of $41.4 million.
  • Refinancing of $70 million senior credit facility and $33.6 million of subordinated notes, and $28 million acquisition of Apptix, Inc.
  • Entry into $40 million credit facility and refinancing of outstanding notes.

Represented FreightCar America, Inc. in its acquisition of the railcar operations of Navistar, Inc. at the Shoals facility in Cherokee, Alabama, for a purchase price of approximately $17.3 million.

Represented Aegis Capital Corp. as sole placement agent in $8.1 million sale of common stock of Ocean Power Technologies Inc.

Represented Roth Capital Partners as sole placement agent in $2.5 million sale of common stock and warrants of My Size, Inc.

Represented Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, a Swiss company, and its Bermuda subsidiaries, Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd. and Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd. in a $200,000,000 refinancing of the revolving debt from a syndicate of banks led by Wells Fargo Bank, National Association.

Represented Hibernia Networks, a former provider of telecommunications services and owner and operator of submarine communications cable systems in $165 million refinancing transaction secured by assets in multiple countries.

Represented BioMedical Enterprises, Inc., a manufacturer of orthopedic implants for small bone fixation, in its sale to DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

Represented WNS Global Services, a business process management and outsourcing company based in in India, in its $40 million acquisition of Denali Sourcing Services, a leading provider of strategic procurement solutions.

Represented e4e Healthcare Services, an India-based health services company, in its sale to nThrive.

Represented the sole investor in a $100 million registered direct offering by DryShips Inc. of convertible preferred stock, warrants to purchase convertible preferred stock, warrants to purchase common stock and shares of common stock.

Represented General Growth Properties, a major mall owner and operator, as part of joint venture consortium of buyers of Aéropostale in a Bankruptcy Court auction, with a $243 million bid.

Represented Teleste, a Finnish provider of video and broadband technologies and related services, in its joint venture with Antronix, a designer and manufacturer of broadband products based in New Jersey.

Represented Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. in a $3.1 million underwriting offering of shares of common stock and warrants of CDTi Advanced Materials, Inc. (f/k/a Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc.).

Represented Cowen and Company in a $5.1 million registered direct offering of shares of common stock and warrants of CDTi Advanced Materials, Inc. (f/k/a Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc.). 

Represented Roth Capital Partners in a $1.9 million underwriting offering of shares of common stock of Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.

Represented Roth Capital Partners in a $4 million underwriting offering of shares of common stock and warrants of Ocean Power Technologies Inc.

Represented nursing home company in its $80 million sale of multiple nursing home facilities and refinancing of term loan and revolving credit facility.

Represented information technology and cybersecurity company in its $6 million acquisition of subsidiary and subsequent $23 million initial public offering on Nasdaq.

Represented specialty food manufacturer in $15 million reverse merger and $2 million PIPE offering.

Represented land owner in $9 million joint venture with commercial developer.

Represented clean energy company in its $87 million secondary offering of securities.

Represented activist hedge fund in $11 million partial tender offer and nomination of trustees on the board of closed-end fund.

Represented alternative energy company in $8.5 million registered direct offering.
 
Selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Stars," 2015-2017.
 

About

Jason Katz has a broad corporate practice with a variety of experience in securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general transactional matters.  He has represented both publicly traded and privately held companies across a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, industrials and energy.  Jason also works with public and private entities on debt and equity financings, as well as domestic and cross-border purchase/sale transactions and joint ventures, including counseling international clients in connection with purchasing and selling U.S.-based assets.

Jason also has deep experience in capital markets transactions and is well versed in the rules and regulations of the SEC, FINRA, and the various securities exchanges. He advises public clients on their reporting obligations and other compliance issues, and has represented issuers, underwriters, and placement agents in numerous initial and secondary public offerings, registered direct transactions, private placements, and PIPE transactions.

In addition, Jason has experience representing start-up companies and investors in venture capital transactions, early stage financings and strategic exits.

During law school, Jason spent a summer clerking for the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Experience

Represented Fusion Connect, Inc., a public cloud communications and services provider, in the following transactions:  

  • Acquisition of MegaPath Holding Corporation for $71.5 million.
  • Acquisition of Birch Communications Holdings and new $680 million senior credit facility, with sale of $14.7 million in newly-designated preferred stock and $5 million in common stock.
  • Underwritten public offering of common stock with gross proceeds of $41.4 million.
  • Refinancing of $70 million senior credit facility and $33.6 million of subordinated notes, and $28 million acquisition of Apptix, Inc.
  • Entry into $40 million credit facility and refinancing of outstanding notes.

Represented FreightCar America, Inc. in its acquisition of the railcar operations of Navistar, Inc. at the Shoals facility in Cherokee, Alabama, for a purchase price of approximately $17.3 million.

Represented Aegis Capital Corp. as sole placement agent in $8.1 million sale of common stock of Ocean Power Technologies Inc.

Represented Roth Capital Partners as sole placement agent in $2.5 million sale of common stock and warrants of My Size, Inc.

Represented Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, a Swiss company, and its Bermuda subsidiaries, Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd. and Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd. in a $200,000,000 refinancing of the revolving debt from a syndicate of banks led by Wells Fargo Bank, National Association.

Represented Hibernia Networks, a former provider of telecommunications services and owner and operator of submarine communications cable systems in $165 million refinancing transaction secured by assets in multiple countries.

Represented BioMedical Enterprises, Inc., a manufacturer of orthopedic implants for small bone fixation, in its sale to DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

Represented WNS Global Services, a business process management and outsourcing company based in in India, in its $40 million acquisition of Denali Sourcing Services, a leading provider of strategic procurement solutions.

Represented e4e Healthcare Services, an India-based health services company, in its sale to nThrive.

Represented the sole investor in a $100 million registered direct offering by DryShips Inc. of convertible preferred stock, warrants to purchase convertible preferred stock, warrants to purchase common stock and shares of common stock.

Represented General Growth Properties, a major mall owner and operator, as part of joint venture consortium of buyers of Aéropostale in a Bankruptcy Court auction, with a $243 million bid.

Represented Teleste, a Finnish provider of video and broadband technologies and related services, in its joint venture with Antronix, a designer and manufacturer of broadband products based in New Jersey.

Represented Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. in a $3.1 million underwriting offering of shares of common stock and warrants of CDTi Advanced Materials, Inc. (f/k/a Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc.).

Represented Cowen and Company in a $5.1 million registered direct offering of shares of common stock and warrants of CDTi Advanced Materials, Inc. (f/k/a Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc.). 

Represented Roth Capital Partners in a $1.9 million underwriting offering of shares of common stock of Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.

Represented Roth Capital Partners in a $4 million underwriting offering of shares of common stock and warrants of Ocean Power Technologies Inc.

Represented nursing home company in its $80 million sale of multiple nursing home facilities and refinancing of term loan and revolving credit facility.

Represented information technology and cybersecurity company in its $6 million acquisition of subsidiary and subsequent $23 million initial public offering on Nasdaq.

Represented specialty food manufacturer in $15 million reverse merger and $2 million PIPE offering.

Represented land owner in $9 million joint venture with commercial developer.

Represented clean energy company in its $87 million secondary offering of securities.

Represented activist hedge fund in $11 million partial tender offer and nomination of trustees on the board of closed-end fund.

Represented alternative energy company in $8.5 million registered direct offering.
 

Honors

Selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Stars," 2015-2017.