Andrew D. Baker

New York
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA
 
 

Andrew Baker represents financial institutions and issuers in capital markets and leveraged finance transactions, with a focus on bridge facilities, high yield debt offerings, and acquisition financing. 

Mr. Baker represents issuers and underwriters in connection with:

  • Investment grade debt offerings
  • Convertible notes offerings 
  • Credit facilities
  • Bridge commitments
  • Exchange offers
  • Tender offers 
  • Consent solicitations
  • Equity offerings
  • Initial public offerings 

He regularly advises public and private company and sponsor clients on general corporate matters, debt offerings, securities and stock exchange rules, and corporate governance issues.

Mr. Baker’s work covers a wide array of sectors including chemicals, healthcare, food products, financial institutions, casino gaming, pharmaceuticals, technology, automotive, insurance, consumer lending, mining, energy, oil and gas, retail, specialty products, and telecommunications.

In 2011, Mr. Baker spent six months on secondment at Barclays where he worked on a variety of credit agreements, amendments to credit agreements, bank/bridge commitment letters, bond offerings, and syndicated loan documents.

During law school, Mr. Baker worked for Justice Barry T. Albin of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Mr. Baker’s experience includes representing:

  • The initial purchasers in the US$800 million senior notes offering for MGM Growth Properties
  • The underwriters in the US$400 million senior notes offering for G-III Apparel Group
  • Novelis Corporation in its US$1.6 billion senior notes offering
  • The initial purchasers in two senior notes offerings totaling US$1.25 billion and the subsequent US$250 million tack on offering for Asbury Automotive Group
  • The initial purchasers in the US$250 million senior notes offering for Flexential Intermediate Corporation
  • Mastercard Incorporated in three senior notes offerings totaling US$4 billion
  • Jefferies in connection with the US$420 million senior secured notes offering by Brightstar
  • Bank of America in connection with the US$325 million senior secured notes offering by Southeastern Grocers
  • JP Morgan in connection with the US$500 million senior secured notes offering by Clarios Global
  • Credit Suisse in connection with the US$500 million senior secured notes offering by Tronox
  • Barclays Capital in connection with the US$300 million senior notes offering by Kaiser Aluminum
  • Managers in the US$500 million exchange offer and consent solicitation by Helmerich & Payne
  • Partners Group (USA) and Charlesbank Capital Partners in connection with a US$350 million senior notes offering by Matterhorn Merger Sub and Matterhorn Finance Sub used to finance the acquisition of Hearthside Food Solutions
  • Citigroup Global Markets in connection with a US$615 million senior notes offering by Tronox
  • UBS Securities in connection with a US$635 million senior secured notes offering by Guitar Center Escrow Issuer and a related US$320 million senior notes exchange offer by Guitar Center
  • UBS Securities in connection with a US$500 million senior notes offering by Citadel Limited Partnership
  • RBC Capital Markets in connection with a US$1.15 billion senior notes offering to finance Apollo Global Management’s acquisition of West
  • Citigroup Global Markets in connection with a US$450 million senior notes offering by Tronox Finance
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith in connection with a US$748 million offering of common stock of Incyte
  • J.P. Morgan Securities in connection with a US$350 million senior notes offering by MGM Growth Properties Operating Partnership and MGP Finance Co-Issuer used to finance the acquisition of MGM National Harbor
  • Jefferies in connection with a US$760 million exchange offer by DFC Finance
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, J.P. Morgan Securities, Morgan Stanley & Co., and Evercore Groupin connection with the initial public offering of MGM Growth Properties 
  • J.P. Morgan Securities in connection with a US$1.1 billion senior notes offering by MGM Growth Properties Operating Partnership and MGP Escrow Co-Issuer used to finance the formation of MGM Growth Properties
  • Credit Suisse Securities (USA) in connection with a US$440 million senior notes offering by Kraton Polymers and Kraton Polymers Capital used to finance the acquisition of Arizona Chemical Holdings
  • UBS Securities in connection with a US$600 million senior unsecured bridge facility and related US$600 million senior notes offering by Tronox Finance used to finance the acquisition of the alkali chemicals business of FMC
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. in connection with a US$100 million convertible notes offering by Immunomedics
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions in connection with a US$1.0 billion senior unsecured bridge facility used to finance the acquisition of TriZetto
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith in connection with the initial public offering of Metaldyne Performance Group
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith in connection with a US$630 million senior secured revolver and term loan and a US$270 million bridge facility used to finance the acquisition of York Risk Services Group by Onex
  • Jefferies in connection with a US$800 million senior secured notes offering by DFC Finance used to finance the acquisition of DFC Global by Lone Star Funds
  • RBC Capital Markets in connection with a US$315 million senior secured second lien notes offering by AuRico Gold
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. in connection with a US$600 million senior notes offering for WellCare Health Plans
  • Sabine Pass Liquefaction in connection with a US$1.0 billion senior secured notes offering
  • Citigroup Global Markets in connection with a US$1.0 billion senior secured notes offering for Solar Star Funding
  • Deutsche Bank Securities in connection with a US$500 million and US$750 million investment grade notes offering for The TJX Companies
  • Deutsche Bank Securities in connection with a US$735 million senior secured second lien notes offering and related convertible notes tender offer for Alliance One International
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. in connection with a US$400 million and US$350 million senior notes offering for Supervalu
  • Althlon Holdings and Athlon Finance in connection with a US$500 million senior notes offering
  • Seitel in connection with a US$250 million senior notes offering and related A/B exchange offer
  • Watson Pharmaceuticals in connection with a US$6.0 billion term loan and bridge facility and related US$3.9 billion senior notes offering
  • Morgan Stanley & Co. and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) in connection with a US$430 million senior secured notes offering for Palace Entertainment Holdings
  • Jefferies & Company in connection with a US$200 million senior notes offering for Icahn Enterprises
  • Barclays Capital in a US$150 million senior notes offering for The Hillman Group
  • RHI Entertainment in connection with a US$15 million secured debtor in possession facility
  • Credit Suisse Securities (USA) and Jefferies & Company in connection with the initial public offering of Luxfer Holdings
  • Deutsche Bank Securities in connection with a secondary offering of common stock for Rockwood Holdings
 
 
 
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