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OVERVIEW

Catherine L. Bridge
Of Counsel (Retired)

Indianapolis

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-231-7255

F 317-231-7433

OVERVIEW

Catherine L. Bridge
Of Counsel (Retired)

Indianapolis

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-231-7255

F 317-231-7433

Catherine L. Bridge is of counsel (retired) in the Indianapolis, Indiana office of Barnes & Thornburg. She is a member of the Corporate Department. Catherine concentrates her practice in the areas of securities, mergers and acquisitions, and insurance regulatory matters, assisting clients with public offerings and private placements of securities, acquisitions and dispositions of businesses, going-private transactions, and other general corporate needs.

OVERVIEW

Catherine L. Bridge Of Counsel (Retired)

Indianapolis

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P : 317-231-7255

Catherine L. Bridge is of counsel (retired) in the Indianapolis, Indiana office of Barnes & Thornburg. She is a member of the Corporate Department. Catherine concentrates her practice in the areas of securities, mergers and acquisitions, and insurance regulatory matters, assisting clients with public offerings and private placements of securities, acquisitions and dispositions of businesses, going-private transactions, and other general corporate needs.

She represents clients in insurance regulatory and other matters including incorporation, licensing, changes in control, and redomestications, as well as reinsurance and formation of captive insurance companies.

Before joining Barnes & Thornburg in 1978, she was an associate at the New York City law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.

Professional and Community Involvement

Former member, American Bar Association

Honors

The Best Lawyers in America, 2005-2017

Indiana Super Lawyers

Chambers

EXPERIENCE
  • Barnes & Thornburg has represented a UK-based manufacturing conglomerate in a series of divestitures of some of its divisions and subsidiary companies. The transactions have allowed our client to consolidate its operations and focus on its core business.
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP acted as Indiana counsel to a New York Stock Exchange listed public company organized under Indiana law in connection with the spin-off of two operating divisions to its shareholders, resulting in the formation of two additional public companies formed under Indiana law. We also advised the client in connection with a follow-up one for two reverse stock split, which under Indiana law did not require shareholder approval.
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP represented an international HVAC manufacturer in the acquisition of another company’s North American air conditioning business. The acquisition enhances the client’s ability to offer a product portfolio with a complete range of air conditioning products as well as provides the client with access to a greater network of dealers and service providers across the United States and Canada.
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP represented the largest independent distributor of automotive paints, coatings and accessories in the U.S. to a Canadian public company. The cash merger transaction was based on an aggregate purchase price of over U.S. $200 million and resulted in shareholders receiving U.S. $21.00 per share, which represented a premium of approximately 32% to the 30-day trailing average share price of the client’s OTC Market Pink Sheets before the announcement of the transaction.
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP represented Vectren Corporation, an NYSE listed energy holding company in the disposition of Vectren Source, its retail natural gas business to Direct Energy LLC. The transaction was valued at approximately $39 million plus additional working capital. Vectren noted that Source employees had built a solid brand with a growing customer base in three states.
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP represented Vectren Utility Holdings, Inc. (VUHI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (Vectren), in connection with a Credit Agreement among VUHI, certain subsidiary guarantors, Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, swing line lender and letter of credit issuer, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, Union Bank, N.A., and another majot bank as co-syndication agents and letter of credit issuers and other lenders party thereto (the VUHI Credit Agreement). The VUHI Credit Agreement provides for a credit facility consisting of revolving commitments in the aggregate amount of $350,000,000 with a $40,000,000 swing line sublimit and a $250,000,000 letter of credit sublimit.

    Barnes & Thornburg LLP also represented Vectren Capital, Corp. (Vectren Capital), a wholly owned subsidiary of Vectren, in connection with a Credit Agreement among Vectren Capital, Vectren, as guarantor, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, swing line lender and letter of credit issuer, Bank of America, N.A., Union Bank, N.A., and another major bank as co-syndication agents and letter of credit issuers and other lenders party thereto (the Vectren Capital Credit Agreement). The Vectren Capital Credit Agreement provides for a credit facility consisting of revolving commitments in the aggregate amount of $250,000,000 with a $40,000,000 swing line sublimit and a $50,000,000 letter of credit sublimit.
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP represented Vectren Utility Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Vectren Corporation, in the sale of $100 million of its 5% unsecured senior notes due February 2042. The notes were sold to various institutional investors in the private placement market. Vectren reported that it was pleased with the level of interest in this offering that allowed them to refinance existing long-term indebtedness at a very attractive interest rate.
  • Barnes & Thornburg represented Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) (Evansville, Indiana) in connection with a $130 million public common stock offering pursuant to an equity forward sale agreement with an affiliate of J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc.
  • We represented Vectren Corporation in a $125 million registered public offering of common stock pursuant to a forward sale agreement with an affiliate of J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.
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