Anthony D. Lauro focuses on the representation of insurance companies, banks, mezzanine funds and other lenders in a wide range of secured and unsecured debt and equity financing transactions and restructurings. He has advised clients in institutional private placements of debt and equity securities of foreign and domestic issuers, mezzanine financings, “one-stop” financings, syndicated bank financings, acquisition financings, and restructurings of those transactions.
Anthony is also actively engaged in assisting non-profit organizations with corporate matters. Before practicing law, Anthony earned his MBA and spent 13 years in corporate settings, including general management, marketing, finance, and strategic planning.
Represented institutional investors in connection with a $1.25 billion of senior guaranteed notes issued by a subsidiary of Autoliv, Inc.
Counsel to institutional investors in a $2.5 billion private placement of senior notes issued by Mars, Incorporated.
Represented institutional investors in connection with a $150 million private placement of guaranteed senior notes by a leading publicly traded real estate investment trust in connection with the merger of Gramercy Property Trust and Chambers Street Properties.
Represented institutional investors in connection with a $500 million private placement by a New Zealand milk producer.
Represented institutional investors in connection with a $100 million multi-currency private shelf facility and an initial placement of £45 million of senior notes by an English instruments manufacturer, guaranteed by subsidiaries located in England, Ireland, Guernsey, Germany and Isle of Man.
Represented institutional investors in connection with a $750 million and £46 million private placement by an energy and commodities trading company located in Bermuda, guaranteed by its parent company located in The Netherlands and subsidiaries located in Singapore, Switzerland and The Netherlands.
Represented institutional investors in numerous cross-border private placements ranging from $150 million to $600 million by Australian REIT and infrastructure issuers including Frasers Property Australia (formerly Australand Holdings Limited), Cardno Limited, Goodman Group, CIMIC Group Limited (formerly Leighton Holdings), Mirvac Group, Orica Limited, Spotless Group, Stockland Group and EnergyAustralia (formerly TruEnergy Holdings Pty Limited).
Represented institutional investors in more than 15 cross-border private placements of senior notes by Italian issuers in a wide range of service and manufacturing industries ranging from the US dollar equivalent of $35 million to $115 million, including some containing a shelf facility for the additional issuance of senior notes of up to $100 million.
Counsel to investors in connection with a cash handling company’s acquisition of companies located in England, Scotland, Italy and France through a “one-stop shop” financing, involving the purchase by the investors of common equity interests and senior secured and subordinated notes.
Counsel to mezzanine funds in connection with acquisition financing for companies involved in such industries as valve manufacturing, industrial rubber products, beverages, filtration products, accounts receivable management, specialty polymers, confectionary products and disposable products for the imaging market.
Represented a group of hedge funds in the successful restructuring of a supplier of drilling rigs to the oil and gas industry which involved the issuance of $80 million first lien private placement notes to refinance the existing first lien working capital facility, the amendment and restatement of $55 million second lien notes and the related second lien note purchase agreement and the conversion of $125 million third lien notes into equity.
Restructured $95 million and C$80 million of existing debt and structured new debt investment of $165 million and C$50 million and a shelf facility of $60 million in a Canadian provider of technology and managed services to the North American financial services industry guaranteed by subsidiaries located in Canada, the United States and Luxembourg, and secured by assets located each of the foregoing jurisdictions to finance a strategic acquisition of a competitor.
Restructured $60 million debt investment into a combination debt and equity investment in a Bermuda explorer and developer of oil and gas reserves in east and central Africa, guaranteed by its Bermuda parent and subsidiaries located in the British Virgin Islands, Tanzania and Bermuda and secured by assets located in such jurisdictions.
Restructured $13.6 million of existing debt and warrants and structured new debt investment of $6 million in an United States seafood restaurant chain.
Restructured $6.5 million of existing debt and warrants and structured $11 million preferred equity investment in an United States manufacturer of teddy bears.
Wake Forest University Law School, 2005, Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude
Dartmouth College, 1990, Master of Business Administration, Business Administration
Northwestern University, 1985, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
US District Court for the Western District of North Carolina