Duke University, J.D., with honors, 1992, Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, Duke Law Journal, 1991-92
U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., 1985; 1985 recipient of a Captain Marshall H. Cox Fund grant to study at East China Normal University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Jeff Henson currently serves as chair of the firm’s Finance and Capital Markets Practice Group. Jeff has extensive experience representing senior lenders and borrowers in connection with domestic and cross-border leveraged and investment-grade financings, with a particular focus on investment-grade acquisition financings.
Advised Wells Fargo Securities LLC and U.S. Bank N.A. as joint book runners and joint lead arrangers in connection with a $440 million bridge financing to support the acquisition by HNI Corp., a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and residential building products, of all of the equity interests of Kimball International, a commercial furnishings company. In addition, advised Wells Fargo Securities LLC and U.S. Bank N.A. as joint book runners and joint lead arrangers of a $280 million delayed draw term loan facility and $50 million revolving credit facility increase for HNI Corp. in support of the acquisition.
Advised Wells Fargo Securities, LLC as sole book runner and sole lead arranger in connection with a $350 million underwritten term loan for Resolution Life Group Holdings Ltd. to fund its acquisition of the in-force individual life insurance business of Voya Financial, Inc.
Advised Wells Fargo Securities LLC, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs Bank USA as joint book runners and joint lead arrangers in connection with a $10.65 billion bridge financing for the acquisition by Intercontinental Exchange Inc. of all of the equity interests of Ellie Mae Intermediate Holdings I, Inc. In addition, advised Wells Fargo Securities, LLC as the lead book runner and lead joint arranger of $3.75 billion in revolving credit facilities, and a $750 million delayed draw term loan facility for Intercontinental Exchange Inc. in support of the acquisition.
Advised Wells Fargo Securities LLC as sole book runner and sole lead arranger in connection with a $1.4 billion bridge financing for the acquisition by DTE Energy of midstream natural gas assets owned by M3 Midstream and Vega Energy Partners.
Represented Wells Fargo Securities LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. as joint book runners and joint lead arrangers in connection with a $3.65 billion bridge financing for the acquisition by Intercontinental Exchange Inc. of Interactive Data Corp. and $3.9 billion in revolving credit facilities for Intercontinental Exchange Inc.
Represented Wells Fargo and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in providing financing to Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. for its joint bid attempt with Nasdaq to takeover NYSE Euronext.
Represented Wells Fargo in the $1.02 billion financing for Laclede Group to acquire the assets of Missouri Gas Energy and New England Gas Co.
Represented Wells Fargo, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan in the $540 million financing for Kirby Corp. to acquire K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P.
Represented Wells Fargo and Bank of America in the $500 million financing for Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. to acquire New York Board of Trade.
Represented lead agent and arranger of $250 million senior credit facilities used in part to finance the ceding commission paid by a life reinsurer to reinsure the business of Chase Insurance Group acquired by Protective Life Corp.
Represented lead agent and arranger in the $90 million leveraged recapitalization of a private equity-owned specialty retailer in the hard surface flooring market.
Represented lead agent and arranger in the $115 million dividend recapitalization of a direct seller of telecom and home services.
Represented Wells Fargo in the $8.0 billion financing for Duke Energy Corporation.
Represented Wells Fargo in the $165 million financing of the recapitalization of Sharyland Utilities, L.L.C.
Represented Wells Fargo in the $1.2 billion acquisition financing for Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc.
Represented Wells Fargo in the $2.5 billion financing of Evergy, Inc.
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