Janet SoaveCoscino


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Janet Coscino focuses on M&A, private equity, and general corporate matters for both private and public companies ranging from emerging growth companies to Fortune 100 corporations.

Janet represents buyers and sellers of cross-border businesses in various industries, including technology, manufacturing, life sciences, energy, and education. She has advised companies in a wide range of complex business transactions, including large-scale public company mergers, divisional carve-outs, venture capital investments, and middle market M&A auction acquisitions. She also regularly supports clients with commercial and governance matters, including supplier and distributor contract negotiation, business formation, and corporate restructuring.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Janet was an associate in a Michigan-based firm with a national practice where she represented private and public companies, private equity funds, and their portfolio companies in acquisitions, divestitures, secured and unsecured financing, corporate governance matters, and the organization of alternative risk financing arrangements, including captive insurance companies.


  • Hillrom to sell surgical consumable products to Audax Private Equity for $170 millionJones Day is advising Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), which recently rebranded as Hillrom, in its $170 million sale of certain surgical consumable products and related assets to an affiliate of Audax Private Equity.
  • Adtalem Global Education acquires OnCourse Learning's financial services business for $121 millionJones Day advised Adtalem Global Education Inc., a leading workforce solutions provider, in its acquisition of the financial services division of OnCourse Learning, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based leading provider of compliance training, licensure preparation, continuing education and professional development, for approximately $121 million in cash.
  • Nutrien acquires Actagro, LLC for $340 millionJones Day advised Nutrien Ltd. in its $340 million acquisition of Actagro, LLC, a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of environmentally sustainable soil and plant health products and technologies.
  • Nutrien acquires Van HornJones Day advised Nutrien Ltd. in its acquisition of Van Horn, Inc., a leading U.S. retailer and agricultural services provider located in central Illinois.
  • 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.
  • Syntel acquired by Atos S.E. for approximately $3.57 billionJones Day advised the founding shareholders, which, together with certain affiliates, collectively own more than a majority of the outstanding shares of Syntel, Inc. in connection with its approximately $3.57 billion cash sale of Syntel, Inc. to Atos S.E.
  • Babcock & Wilcox sells MEGTEC and Universal for $130 millionJones Day advised Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. in the $130 million sale of its Universal/Megtec businesses to Dürr AG.
  • Marathon Petroleum acquires Andeavor in deal valued at $23.3 billionJones Day advised Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) to create a leading U.S. refining, marketing, and midstream company.
  • Follett Higher Education Group and Nebraska Book Company form strategic sourcing partnershipJones Day advised Follett Higher Education Group ("FHEG") in connection with a strategic sourcing partnership between FHEG and Nebraska Book Holdings, Inc. involving wholesale higher education course materials.
  • Nutrien acquires Agrible Inc.Jones Day advised Nutrien Ltd. in its acquisition of Agrible, Inc., a technology company that connects growers with agricultural, food and consumer products companies and provides agronomic and predictive tools to its customers.
  • Emerald Textiles joins Highland's Encore Textile Services platformJones Day represented Encore Textile Services, a portfolio company of the Highland Avenue Capital Partners LLC, in connection with the add-on acquisition and related financing of Emerald Textiles LLC, a San Diego-based healthcare linen service provider.
  • Nutrien acquires Waypoint AnalyticalJones Day advised Nutrien Ltd. in its acquisition of Waypoint Analytical, Inc. and its operating subsidiaries.
  • Fairmount Santrol and Unimin merge creating CoviaJones Day advised Fairmount Santrol in its merger with Unimin Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of SCR-Sibelco NV, in a tax-free, cash and stock transaction, creating a leader in proppant and industrial materials solutions.
  • Investment firm exercises put option in sale agreement, resolves valuation dispute without litigationJones Day represented the seller of a large consumer products company in connection with the exercise of a "put option" in the sale agreement and a dispute over the valuation of the stock subject to the put option.
  • RTI Surgical divests cardiothoracic closure business to A&E Medical Corporation for up to $60 millionJones Day advised RTI Surgical Inc. regarding the sale of its cardiothoracic closure business to A&E Advanced Closure Systems, LLC (A&E Medical), a cardiovascular medical device OEM and a portfolio company of Vance Street Capital LLC, for up to $60 million.
  • PolyOne sells Designed Structures and Solutions to Arsenal Capital Partners for $115 millionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $115 million sale of its Designed Structures and Solutions (DSS) business, which includes sheet, rollstock and packaging assets, to Arsenal Capital Partners.
  • Itron acquires Comverge for approximately $100 millionJones Day advised Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) in its approximately $100 million cash acquisition of Comverge, Inc. by way of the purchase of its parent company, Peak Holding Corp.
  • Verint Systems acquires OpinionLabJones Day advised Verint Systems Inc., a provider of Actionable Intelligence® solutions and value-added services, in connection with the acquisition of OpinionLab, Inc., a leader in continuous voice of the customer listening solutions that drive smarter, real-time digital engagement.
  • Heidrick & Struggles acquires Philosophy IBJones Day advised Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. in its acquisition of Philosophy IB, LLP, a firm engaged in the business of leadership and organizational development and management consulting.
  • Johnson Publishing sells Ebony and Jet magazines to Clear View GroupJones Day advised Johnson Publishing Company in its sale of Ebony Media, the publisher of Ebony Magazine, the premiere destination for African-American cultural insight, news and perspective, and the digital Jet magazine, to Clear View Group.
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