George Masterson has acted as issuer’s counsel on more than $4 billion in high-yield debt offerings in the past five years, including one high-yield offering in connection with a complex real estate investment trust (REIT) conversion. He also has assisted multiple corporate clients with convertible notes and related call spread derivative transactions, investment-grade notes offerings and commercial paper programs.
George’s practice involves:
National Association of Bond Lawyers
We represented Tractor Supply Company in its public offering of $650 million of 1.750% Senior Notes due 2030. Underwriters included Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and Regions Securities LLC.
Representation of i3 Verticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IIIV), an integrated payment and software solutions provider, in its offering of $138 million aggregate principal amount of 1.00% Exchangeable Senior Notes due 2025, its concurrent amendment to its Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, and its concurrent entrance into exchangeable note hedge and warrant transactions with certain financial institutions. BofA Securities served as the representative of the initial purchasers of the exchangeable notes
Represented of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP) in various refinancing transactions in September and October 2019, which successfully refinanced almost $2 billion in indebtedness
Represented Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EGL) in its $1.3 billion debt refinancing
Represented Engility Holdings in its merger with Science Applications International Corp. in which SAIC acquired Engility in an all-stock transaction valued at $2.5 billion
Represented Envision Healthcare in its definitive agreement to sell to KKR for $9.9 billion
Represented NN, Inc. in its sale of the Precision Bearing Components Group to Tsubaki Nakashima Co. for $388 million
Represented Envision Healthcare (NYSE: EVHC) in its definitive agreement to sell American Medical Response (AMR) to KKR’s portfolio company, Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) for $2.4 billion
Represented Tivity Health in a syndicated loan transaction providing the company with a $100 million revolving credit facility, a $70 million term loan A facility, a $150 million delayed draw term loan facility, and an uncommitted incremental accordion facility of $100 million
Represented CHS in its $900 million secured notes tack-on offering
Best Lawyers® — Nashville Public Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2015)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Derivatives and Futures Law; Public Finance Law (2005-2021)
North Carolina Law Review — Note and Comment Editor (1977-1978)