Andrew D. Baker

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

Andrew Baker is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Baker is a member of the Corporate Department and Capital Markets Practice. He represents financial institutions and issuers in capital markets and leveraged finance transactions, with particular experience in bridge facilities, high yield debt offerings, and acquisition financing. Mr. Baker has also represented 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, and 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 representation of:

  • Managers in the US$500 million exchange offer and consent solicitation by Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
  • Partners Group (USA) Inc. and Charlesbank Capital Partners in connection with a US$350 million senior notes offering by Matterhorn Merger Sub, LLC and Matterhorn Finance Sub, Inc. used to finance the acquisition of Hearthside Food Solutions
  • Citigroup Global Markets Inc. in connection with a US$615 million senior notes offering by Tronox Incorporated
  • UBS Securities LLC in connection with a US$635 million senior secured notes offering by Guitar Center Escrow Issuer, Inc. and a related US$320 million senior notes exchange offer by Guitar Center, Inc.
  • UBS Securities LLC in connection with a US$500 million senior notes offering by Citadel Limited Partnership
  • RBC Capital Markets, LLC in connection with a US$1.15 billion senior notes offering to finance Apollo Global Management, LLC’s acquisition of West Corporation
  • Citigroup Global Markets Inc. in connection with a US$450 million senior notes offering by Tronox Finance plc
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in connection with a US$748 million offering of common stock of Incyte Corporation
  • J.P. Morgan Securities LLC in connection with a US$350 million senior notes offering by MGM Growth Properties Operating Partnership LP and MGP Finance Co-Issuer, Inc. used to finance the acquisition of MGM National Harbor
  • Jefferies LLC in connection with a US$760 million exchange offer by DFC Finance Corp.
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, and Evercore Group LLC in connection with the initial public offering of MGM Growth Properties LLC
  • J.P. Morgan Securities LLC in connection with a US$1.1 billion senior notes offering by MGM Growth Properties Operating Partnership LP and MGP Escrow Co-Issuer, Inc. used to finance the formation of MGM Growth Properties LLC
  • Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC in connection with a US$440 million senior notes offering by Kraton Polymers LLC and Kraton Polymers Capital Corporation used to finance the acquisition of Arizona Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • UBS Securities LLC in connection with a US$600 million senior unsecured bridge facility and related US$600 million senior notes offering by Tronox Finance LLC used to finance the acquisition of the alkali chemicals business of FMC Corporation
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. in connection with a US$100 million convertible notes offering by Immunomedics, Inc.
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation in connection with a US$1.0 billion senior unsecured bridge facility used to finance the acquisition of TriZetto Corporation
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in connection with the initial public offering of Metaldyne Performance Group Inc.
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated 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, Inc. by Onex Corporation
  • Jefferies LLC in connection with a US$800 million senior secured notes offering by DFC Finance Corp. used to finance the acquisition of DFC Global Corp. by Lone Star Funds
  • RBC Capital Markets, LLC in connection with a US$315 million senior secured second lien notes offering by AuRico Gold Inc.
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. in connection with a US$600 million senior notes offering for WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
  • Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC in connection with a US$1.0 billion senior secured notes offering
  • Citigroup Global Markets Inc. in connection with a US$1.0 billion senior secured notes offering for Solar Star Funding, LLC
  • Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. in connection with a US$500 million and US$750 million investment grade notes offering for The TJX Companies, Inc.
  • Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. in connection with a US$735 million senior secured second lien notes offering and related convertible notes tender offer for Alliance One International, Inc.
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. in connection with a US$400 million and US$350 million senior notes offering for Supervalu Inc.
  • Althlon Holdings LP and Athlon Finance Corp. in connection with a US$500 million senior notes offering
  • Seitel, Inc. in connection with a US$250 million senior notes offering and related A/B exchange offer
  • Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 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. Incorporated and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC in connection with a US$430 million senior secured notes offering for Palace Entertainment Holdings, LLC
  • Jefferies & Company Inc. in connection with a US$200 million senior notes offering for Icahn Enterprises L.P.
  • Barclays Capital in a US$150 million senior notes offering for The Hillman Group, Inc.
  • RHI Entertainment, Inc. in connection with a US$15 million secured debtor in possession facility
  • Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Jefferies & Company Inc. in connection with the initial public offering of Luxfer Holdings PLC
  • Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. in connection with a secondary offering of common stock for Rockwood Holdings, Inc.
 
 
 
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