Laura Brothers utilizes her experience in capital markets transactions to help clients raise capital through debt and equity markets, or through strategic acquisitions, navigating complicated securities law issues. Of note, her experience includes a $750 million offering for one of the largest wine and spirit corporations in the U.S. and a $3.8 billion merger of two national health insurance providers.
Laura has represented both issuers and underwriters in securities transactions, buyers and sellers in public and private company mergers and acquisitions and special committees of boards of directors in corporate governance matters.
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Valparaiso University Alumni Association — Board of Directors (2003-2010); Executive Committee, (2005-2010)
Representation of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) in a public offering of $500,000,000 of 3.625% Senior Notes due 2025 and $750,000,000 of 4.000% Senior Notes due 2030
Representation of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP) in various refinancing transactions in September and October 2019, which successfully refinanced almost $2 billion in indebtedness. Refinancing transactions for Ryman included:
• The private placement of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.750% senior notes due 2027.
• A tack-on private placement of an additional $200 million aggregate principal amount of 4.750% senior notes due 2027.
• A tender offer for Ryman’s outstanding $350 million 5.00% senior notes due 2021 and a redemption of such notes not tendered.
• The extension of the maturity dates of Ryman’s existing $700 million revolving credit and $200 million term loan A to March 31, 2024, and March 31, 2025, respectively, the increase of the $200 million term loan A to $300 million, and the increase of the accordion feature under Ryman’s credit agreement from $500 million to $600 million.
Representation of AutoZone, Inc. in a public offering of $300,000,000 of 3.125% senior notes due 2024 and $450,000,000 of 3.75% senior notes due 2029.
Represented AmSurg Corp. (NASDAQ: AMSG) in its merger with Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EVHC)
Represented Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) in the spinoff of Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC)
Represented AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) in a public offering of $250,000,000 of 1.625% senior notes due 2019 and $400,000,000 of 3.125% senior notes due 2026
Represented AmSurg Corp. in a public offering of common stock
Represented Sheridan in its acquisition of Valley Anesthesiology & Pain Consultants
Valparaiso University Alumni Association — Alumni Service Award (2011)
Nashville Area Junior Chamber of Commerce — Legal Counsel (1999-2000)