Catherine E.Arney (Cassie)


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Cassie Arney practices in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation. Her practice focuses primarily on the executive compensation and employee benefits aspects of corporate acquisitions, dispositions, and mergers.

Cassie has experience drafting and negotiating employment agreements, severance agreements, and sale bonus agreements, as well as equity incentive arrangements in both the corporate and partnership setting. She also advises clients regarding the administration and compliance of employee benefit plans, programs, and arrangements with the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA. In addition, she has assisted in the drafting and review of documents related to the golden parachute payment tax implications of executive compensation arrangements in multiple private and public company transactions.

Cassie has worked on more than 50 completed transactions. Some of the recent transactions on which she has advised include the $1.3 billion sale of Calgon Carbon to Kuraray, TDK Corporation's $1.3 billion acquisition of InvenSense, and the $1.5 billion sale of RTI International Metals to Alcoa.


  • Riverside sells interest in Health and Safety Institute to Waud Capital PartnersJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of its interest in the Health & Safety Institute (“HSI”) to Waud Capital Partners.
  • BBA Aviation to sell Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day is advising BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • Charkit Chemical acquires Custom Ingredients and CA SpecialitiesJones Day advised Charkit Chemical Company LLC in its acquisition of Custom Ingredients, a manufacturer of specialty ingredients, and CA Specialities, a South Carolina-based distributor of ingredients in the personal care market.
  • Norwest Equity Partners acquires Arteriors HomeJones Day represented Norwest Equity Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of 4M Capital, Ltd. d/b/a Arteriors Home, a leading designer and supplier of artisanal lighting, furnishings, and home décor accessories.
  • YETI Holdings completes $271 million secondary offering of Common StockJones Day represented YETI Holdings, Inc., a designer, marketer, retailer, and distributor of a variety of innovative, branded, premium products, in connection with a $271 million underwritten secondary offering of Common Stock by certain of its stockholders.
  • Irving Place Capital sells Ohio Transmission Corporation to Genstar CapitalJones Day represented Irving Place Capital and its portfolio company, Ohio Transmission Corporation (“OTC”), a leading technical distributor and solutions provider, in Irving Place Capital's sale of OTC to Genstar Capital.
  • Wabtec and GE Transportation merge in $11.1 billion transactionJones Day advised Wabtec Corporation in a Reverse Morris Trust merger with GE Transportation, valued at $11.1 billion.
  • SAP acquires Qualtrics for $8 billionJones Day advised SAP in its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc., the global pioneer in the experience management software category.
  • Resilience Capital acquires TSS TechnologiesJones Day advised Resilience Capital Partners LLC in connection with the acquisition of TSS Technologies, a leading provider of total automation solutions ranging from material handling and assembly equipment to web handling and vision inspection equipment.
  • Rockwood Equity Partners acquires Standard Bent Glass, LLCJones Day advised Rockwood Equity Partners LLC and its portfolio company, Ibis Tek, Inc., in the acquisition of Standard Bent Glass, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of custom flat and bent glass products and transparent armor systems for the commercial and defense sectors.
  • Gatemore Partners LP acquires Legacy Agency and TLA Worldwide Americas from TLA WorldwideJones Day represented Gatemore Partners LP in connection with the acquisition of the U.S. business of TLA Worldwide PLC, a sports marketing and athlete representation company, by a company owned and managed by Gatemore Partners LP.
  • Adtalem Global Education sells DeVry UniversityJones Day advised Adtalem Global Education in the sale of DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management to Cogswell Education, LLC, a company with significant experience in higher education.
  • H-D Advanced Manufacturing Company completes sale of Firstmark Corp.Jones Day represented H-D Advanced Manufacturing Company in connection with its sale of Firstmark Corp., a Creedmoor, North Carolina-based manufacturer of highly engineered components and subsystems for the aerospace and defense industries.
  • Riverside sells stake in Team Technologies to Clearlake Capital GroupJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the its sale of stake in Team Technologies Inc., a leading custom design and manufacturing partner to many of the world’s leading brands in the dental, cosmetic, and medical industries, to Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
  • YETI Holdings completes $288 million IPOJones Day represented YETI Holdings, Inc., a designer, marketer, retailer, and distributor of a variety of innovative, branded, premium outdoor products, in connection with its $288 million initial public offering of Common Stock.
  • Wallcovering Source Group joins Riverside's Momentum Textiles platformJones Day represented Momentum Textiles, a portfolio company of The Riverside Company, in the add-on acquisition and related financing of D.L. Couch Wallcovering, Inc., TRIKES, Inc., Eykon Wallsource, Inc., and Wall Source, LLC, leading distributors of traditional and digitally printed wallcoverings, upholstery, and various other innovative surface coverings.
  • VMware acquires CloudHealth TechnologiesJones Day advised VMware, Inc in its acquisition of CloudHealth Technologies, Inc.
  • IFIC Surety Group sold to IAT Insurance GroupJones Day advised IFIC Surety Group, Inc. in its acquisition by IAT Insurance Group.
  • Wabtec completes $2.5 billion public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (“Wabtec”) in connection with its underwritten public offering of $2.5 billion aggregate principal of Senior Notes, consisting of (i) $500 million aggregate principal amount of Floating Rate Senior Notes due 2021, (ii) $750 million aggregate principal amount of 4.150% Senior Notes due 2024, and (iii) $1.250 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.700% Senior Notes due 2028.
  • RockWood Equity Partners invests in Lifeway Mobility HoldingsJones Day represented RockWood Equity Partners LLC in connection with its investment in Lifeway Mobility Holdings, LLC, a provider of home accessibility and safety solutions.
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