Alain Dermarkar has advised public and private U.S., Asian, and European companies and private equity firms on M&A and other transactions with aggregate value in excess of $150 billion. He also counsels clients on corporate governance and capital raising transactions.
Alain focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, takeover preparedness, and special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). His experience covers numerous industries including technology, energy, real estate, construction, health care, consumer products, and manufacturing.
Representative matters include Reynolds American's $49 billion acquisition by British American Tobacco, $5 billion sale to JT Group of the international rights to the Natural American Spirit brand name, and $27.4 billion acquisition of Lorillard and related $7.1 billion divestiture to Imperial Tobacco; Tokyo Electron's attempted $29 billion merger-of-equals with Applied Materials; multiple transactions for JF Lehman including NRC Group's sale to a SPAC; Strike Capital's sale to a SPAC; Newell Rubbermaid's $16 billion acquisition of Jarden Corporation; Greystar Real Estate's $2 billion sale of multifamily apartments to Blackstone; Cardinal Health's $1.115 billion acquisition of Harvard Drug Group; NRCG's proposed $966 million acquisition by US Ecology; Bridgestone Americas' proposed $947 million acquisition of Pep Boys; Viasystems' $927 million acquisition by TTM; Ajinomoto's $800 million acquisition of Windsor Quality Foods; Randstad's $429 million acquisition of Monster Worldwide; and Capital Southwest's tax-free spin-off of CSW Industries.
Prior to practicing law Alain was an IT manager for a multinational corporation, where he became six sigma and green belt certified. He is a member of the Texas and Dallas bars.
The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day:
Represented a multinational beverage company in a $500 million registered debt offering.
Represented a Fortune 100 U.S. IT company in a $330 million acquisition of a leading provider of service simulation solutions for developing applications in composite and cloud environments.
Represented a multinational beverage company in a $750 million debt exchange offering.
Represented a Fortune 100 U.S. IT company in a $2.1 billion unsolicited-turned-friendly tender offer of another U.S. IT company.
Represented a U.S. multinational conglomerate in a $1 billion acquisition via tender offer to acquire a U.S. defense-sector company.
Represented a European telecommunications company in a $205 million divestiture of certain North American operations.
Represented a U.S. publicly traded pharmaceutical company in its $2.1 billion sale, via tender offer, to a multinational pharmaceutical company.
Represented a private equity entity in a $200 million divestiture of a secondary aluminum market participant business, $65 million acquisition of a the die-casting business of a publicly traded U.S. company, and $125 million divestiture of an industrial manufacturing subsidiary via auction.
Represented a Fortune 100 U.S. IT company in a $2.2 billion convertible notes offering.
- October 31, 2019
The Elements of Proxy Style, Corporate Counsel
- October 11, 2019
Trends in Indemnification, panelist, University of Texas M&A Forum
- November 6, 2018
Hot Topics in Corporate Governance
- Georgetown University (J.D. cum laude 2006; Editor, Georgetown Law Journal; M.B.A. magna cum laude 2006); Boston University (B.S.B.A. magna cum laude 2000)
Named a "Rising Star" by Texas Super Lawyers (2017, 2016, and 2015)
Recipient of "Emerging Leaders Award" by M&A Advisor (2016)
D Magazine, "Best Lawyers in Dallas" (2018, 2016)