Ashley AnnMessina


Cleveland + 1.216.586.7250

Ashley Messina's practice includes a broad range of transactional matters including advising publicly and privately held businesses in corporate matters, business planning, formation, and governance. She has experience representing middle market companies in merger and acquisition transactions. She also regularly represents large and mid-size commercial lenders in financing transactions, including real estate lending, acquisition lending, commercial lines of credit, and asset-based lending.


  • SER Capital Partners acquires Charah Solutions, Inc.Jones Day advised SER Capital Partners in its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Charah Solutions for a consideration of $6.00 per share.
  • Jefferies finalizes $680 million exit credit facilities in connection with acquisition of Forma Brands and its emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcyJones Day represented Jefferies Finance LLC, as administrative agent and collateral agent, and as the borrowers' controlling equity interest owner, in connection with two bankruptcy exit credit facilities, including a $300 million term loan and a $30 million revolving credit facility provided to Forma Brands, LLC (f.k.a. FB Acquisition LLC), and a $350 million term loan provided to Beauty Brands Acquisition LLC (an indirect parent company of Forma Brands, LLC), each made in connection with the acquisition of the company's assets by Jefferies and other creditors, and the emergence of the company from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.
  • Nordson Corporation acquires CyberOptics CorporationJones Day advised Nordson Corporation in the acquisition of CyberOptics Corporation, a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-precision 3D optical sensing technology solutions.
  • Avient divests distribution business to H.I.G. CapitalJones Day advised Avient Corporation in the $950 million sale of its Distribution business to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital.
  • BenefitMall acquires Mutual MedJones Day advised BenefitMall, the largest health benefits general agent in the U.S., in its acquisition of Mutual Med, a Davenport, Iowa-based insurance general agency providing sales counseling and support for insurance brokers primarily in rural markets and with an emphasis on small group business.