Jessica Hammons

Jessica Hammons

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Partner

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
    214.969.1349
    214.999.1558
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Jessica Hammons advises clients on corporate and securities transactions. Her practice focuses on securities matters, mergers, and acquisitions. Jessica's expertise includes public and private securities offerings; SEC reporting and general securities compliance; public and private mergers and acquisitions, including numerous transaction types (mergers, stock acquisitions, asset acquisitions, joint ventures, recapitalizations, auctions and divestitures); and general corporate, partnership, limited liability company, and contract matters.

Experience

Securities and Capital Markets

  • Represented issuer in unregistered exchange of high-yield unsecured debt securities for high-yield second lien debt securities ($633 million)
  • Represented issuer in 144A offering of high-yield debt securities ($325 million)
  • Represented issuer in 144A offering of high-yield debt securities ($300 million)
  • Represented issuer in 144A offering of high-yield debt securities ($250 million)
  • Represented issuer in 144A add-on offering of high-yield debt securities ($100 million)
  • Represented issuer in public offering of high-yield debt securities ($250 million)
  • Represented issuer in public offering of preferred stock ($161 million)
  • Represented issuer in follow-on public offering of common stock ($162 million)
  • Represented issuer in follow-on public offering of common stock ($129 million)
  • Represented issuer in follow-on public offering of common stock ($110 million)
  • Represented issuer in follow-on public offering of common stock ($65 million)
  • Represented issuer in initial public offering of common stock ($106 million)
  • Represented issuer in initial public offering, terminated in registration by sale ($172.5 million)
  • Represented issuer in 144A offering of high-yield debt securities ($220 million)
  • Represented issuer with $500 million enterprise value in initial public offering of common stock, terminated in registration by merger
  • Represented issuer in initial public offering of common stock ($240 million)
  • Representation of various publicly-traded issuers in connection with Form S-3 and Form S-8 registration statement filings and exchange offerings
  • Continued representation of various public issuers in conjunction with securities (including Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K), corporate governance, and general corporate matters

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures

  • Represented private oil and gas company in tax-free spin-off of midstream oil and gas company
  • Represented NYSE listed building products manufacturer in divestiture of operating division
  • Represented operator of international chain of retail stores in connection with its acquisition of retail stores and wholesale distribution business ($280 million)
  • Represented operator of international chain of retail stores in connection with its acquisition of retail stores and wholesale distribution business ($100 million)
  • Represented pet food company in sale of domestic brands
  • Represented public oil and gas company in sale to another public company of joint venture that operates two cryogenic gas processing plants ($512 million)
  • Represented oil and gas company in sale of midstream assets to public oil and gas company ($1 billion)
  • Represented operator of international chain of retail stores in connection with its acquisition of a distribution business ($160 million)
  • Represented purchaser in acquisition of a manufacturing business ($22 million)
  • Represented privately-held company in multiple transactions with U.S. subsidiary of foreign owned holding company (approximate aggregate value of $336 million)
  • Represented private exploration and production company in merger with public company ($3 billion market capitalization)
  • Represented private exploration and production company in business combination ($1 billion enterprise value)
  • Represented private exploration and production company in Rule 144A private offering ($173 million)
  • Represented sellers in sale of oilfield services assets ($40 million)
  • Represented public exploration and production company in merger with another public company ($2.1 billion enterprise value)
  • Represented telecommunications company in sale of majority interest to a strategic investor ($43 million)
  • Represented sole shareholder in the sale of publications business ($30 million)
  • Represented restaurant franchisee in sale of assets ($67 million)
  • Representation of various private companies in corporate reorganizations and private placements

Distinctions/Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Corporate Law); 2017

  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Securities & Corporate Finance); 2013-2016

  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Securities & Corporate Finance); 2010-2013

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association, 2003-present

  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2003-present