Jeffrey D.Litle (Jeff)


Columbus + 1.614.281.3886

Jeff Litle is trusted by clients to guide them through their most important M&A and commercial transactions. His practice focuses on corporate transactions, including public and private M&A, bankruptcy dispositions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, corporate finance, and significant commercial transactions. Jeff regularly advises clients in the health care, automotive, manufacturing, precious metals, fashion, consumer products, and distribution industries. He heads the Firm's corporate practice in Columbus.

Jeff's recent engagements include: Cardinal Health's acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, the sale of its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman, and the sale of its stake in NaviHealth to UnitedHealth Group; Materion's $375 million senior secured credit facility and more than $550 million in precious metal financings; Ohio Transmission's acquisitions of AAP Automation, American Industrial Corporation, and Critical Rental Solutions; and Victoria's Secret's reorganization of its UK operations out of administration, as well as its continuing international expansion and strategic relationships.

Jeff is a frequent speaker on corporate topics and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Mergers & Acquisitions (including Lawyer of the Year honors in 2020).


  • Ohio Transmission acquires Allied Sales & ServiceJones Day advised Ohio Transmission LLC in the acquisition of Allied Sales & Service Co., Inc., a leading company in the Southeast US involved in the sale, distribution, installation, repair and maintenance of process equipment, industrial pumps, mixing equipment, industrial mechanical seals, industrial gear boxes and other industrial products.
  • NEP Group sells SOS Global to Rock-it CargoJones Day advised NEP Group in its sale of SOS Global (SOS) to Rock-it Cargo, the global leader in end-to-end logistics for live events and high net worth goods.
  • ProMedica sells Paramount Health to Medical MutualJones Day is advising ProMedica in the sale of Paramount Health to Medical Mutual.
  • Bendon acquires Primary Colors cookie and candy businessJones Day advised Bendon, Inc. in the acquisition of certain assets from Primary Color Design Corp. used in the business of producing cookies, candies and related products.
  • VSE acquires assets and license from HoneywellJones Day advised VSE Corporation in the $105 million asset purchase and perpetual license agreement to manufacture and support certain of Honeywell International’s fuel control systems on four key engine platforms.
  • Cardinal Health acquires the Bendcare CPO-GPO entity and makes a minority investment in the Bendcare MSOJones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. in the acquisition of the Bendcare group purchasing organization (CPO-GPO) entity and a minority investment in the Bendcare management services organization (MSO).
  • OTC acquires ePumpsJones Day advised OTC Industrial Technologies in the acquisition of ePumps, Inc., a leading provider of engineered solutions for pumps, seals, valves, mixers and related services in Oklahoma and Texas.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires American Industrial CorporationJones Day advised Ohio Transmission Corporation in the acquisition of American Industrial Corporation, a premier supplier of painting and powder coating systems, equipment, components and services in the Midwest.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires AAP AutomationJones Day advised Ohio Transmission Corporation in the acquisition of AAP Automation, a leading provider of machine automation and control solutions throughout the North and Southwest.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires Critical Rental SolutionsJones Day advised Ohio Transmission Corporation in the acquisition of Critical Rental Solutions, which specializes in oil-free air and temperature control equipment rental.
  • CBC Companies invests in GuardinexJones Day advised CBC Companies, Inc. in the $5 million Series A financing of Guardinex Inc., a creator of Machine Learning technology to prevent Identity Fraud.
  • Materion acquires H.C. Starck's electronic materials portfolio for $380 millionJones Day advised Materion Corporation, a world leader in high performing advanced materials, in connection with the acquisition and financing of H.C. Starck Solutions' industry-leading, electronic materials business, located in Newton, Massachusetts ("HCS-Electronic Materials") for $380 million.
  • Cardinal Health and TerraPower announce manufacturing and distribution agreement for Actinium-225Jones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. in its strategic alliance with TerraPower to advance the next generation of cancer treatment.
  • CBC Companies participates in minority investment in SoftWorks AIJones Day advised CBC Companies, Inc. in its participation in a minority investment in SoftWorks AI, provider of the Trapeze intelligent mortgage automation platform, led by Long Ridge Equity Partners.
  • VUMC acquires Tennova Shelbyville and Tullahoma Hospitals from Community Health Systems, Inc., and acquire minority interest in Tennova Clarksville HospitalJones Day advised Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Tennova Healthcare-Shelbyville, a 60-bed hospital located in Shelbyville, Tennessee, and Tennova Healthcare-Harton, a 135-bed hospital located in Tullahoma, Tennessee, from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires JCI IndustriesJones Day advised Ohio Transmission in its acquisition of JCI Industries, a leading provider of pumps, motors, controls, field service and remanufacturing to commercial, industrial and environmental customers throughout the Midwest.
  • L Brands announces partnership with Next PLC for Victoria's Secret UKJones Day represented L Brands, Inc. in its partnership with Next PLC for its company-owned Victoria's Secret business in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • SunPower closes sponsored spin-off of solar panel production operationsJones Day advised SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), one of North America's largest solar-panel makers, in a sponsored spin-off of its solar panel production operations into a new public company – Maxeon Solar Technologies – which will be headquartered in Singapore.
  • Cardinal Health sold minority ownership in NaviHealth, Inc. to OptumHealthJones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. in the sale of its minority ownership interest in NaviHealth, Inc. to UnitedHealth Group Incorporated's OptumHealth.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires Laron Inc.Jones Day advised Ohio Transmission in its acquisition of Laron Inc., a leading provider of mechanical and electric motor repair and engineering services in the southwestern United States.
  • Weitere Veröffentlichungen

    • Second Quarter 2008
      Deal Lawyers Take Note: How Successor Liability For Export Violations Can Spoil Your Deal, Jones Day M&A Matters
    • November 6, 2006
      Two-Step Transactions Coming Back into Fashion: Reappraisal of the Best-Price Rule Could Revive a Once-popular Form of Corporate Courtship, coauthor, National Law Journal

    • November 11, 2013
      Jones Day hosts LCLD Group Mentoring Sessions for first year law students at Ohio State University and Capital Law School
    • November 2012
      Jones Day hosts LCLD Group Mentoring Sessions for First Year Law Students at Ohio State University and Capital Law School