W. Jane Rogers

Partner

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  • JD, Duke University School of Law, 1996; Duke Law Journal
  • BA (Philosophy), Emory University, 1993; Phi Beta Kappa

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2000
  • England and Wales, Registered Foreign Lawyer
  • Winner of Finance Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2017
  • Chambers UK: Capital Markets: High Yield Products (2016)
  • London Super Lawyers (2015)
  • The Lawyer’s “Hot 100” (2014)
  • UK Legal 500 (2011-2015)

W. Jane Rogers

Partner

Jane Rogers is a partner in Ropes & Gray’s finance group in London and co-head of the firm's global finance practice. She focuses on private equity and debt financing transactions and was previously based in the Boston office before relocating to London in 2010. 

Jane regularly represents corporations and private equity funds in a variety of financing transactions, including high yield debt offerings, syndicated credit facilities and subordinated debt and mezzanine financings. She also has represented companies in merger and acquisition transactions, public and private securities offerings and general corporate advisory matters. In addition, Jane has advised private investment funds in connection with fund formation, investment activities and other matters. 

Experience

  • Acting for Liberty Global plc in connection with the bank and bond financing for its takeover offer to acquire Dutch listed cable company Ziggo N.V., with a deal value of approximately 10 billion
  • Acting for Virgin Media Inc. in connection with a US$1.5 billion (equivalent) high yield financing
  • Acting for VTR Finance B.V. and its Chilean operating subsidiaries in connection with a US$1.4 billion high yield financing
  • Acting for Liberty Global plc in connection with the bank and bond financing for its US$23.3 billion acquisition of Virgin Media Inc.
  • Advising Unitymedia KabelBW GmbH and its subsidiaries in connection with multiple high yield bond issuances and various tender and exchange offers
  • Acting for Liberty Global plc in connection with a non-recourse margin loan to finance its acquisition of a minority stake in Ziggo NV
  • Acting for UPC Holding B.V. and its subsidiaries in connection with multiple high yield bond issuances
  • Acting for Telenet NV and its subsidiaries in connection with a series of high yield bond issuances by special purpose vehicles, with the offering proceeds applied to fund term loans under Telenet’s senior secured credit facilities
  • Advising Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico in connection with the financing arrangements for its acquisition, together with Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P., of OneLink Communications, creating the largest cable company in Puerto Rico
  • Acting for Thomas H. Lee Partners in connection with a US$970 million term loan for its portfolio company, West Corporation, and the payment of a cash dividend of approximately US$500 million to West shareholders
  • Acting for a private equity consortium consisting of Berkshire Partners, Bain Capital and Advent International in the US$1.1 billion leveraged buyout of SkillSoft, an Irish-based public company
  • Acting for Liberty Global plc in connection with the financing for its approximate 3.16 billion acquisition of Germany cable operator, Kabel BW Erste Beteiligungs GmbH, and in connection with its 2.6 billion high yield offering to finance the acquisition of Unitymedia GmbH

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