Erin S.de la Mare

Partner

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7119

Erin de la Mare advises large public and private companies in complex, strategic corporate transactions. Representative experiences include public and private M&A, spin-offs, divestitures, strategic alliances, and pension de-risking. In addition, Erin helps public company clients navigate evolving issues in corporate governance, takeover defense, and shareholder engagement. Erin's transactional and corporate governance practice spans a range of industries, including industrial tooling and manufacturing, specialty chemicals, software, retail, and consumer goods.

Erin's representative transactions include Greystar Growth and Income Fund's $4.4 billion acquisition of Monogram Residential Trust, as well as ConAgra Foods' (now known as Conagra Brands) spin-off of its Lamb Weston business and its acquisition of Thanasi Foods (maker of Duke's® meat snacks) and BIGS (maker of BIGS® seeds). She also has advised on various transactions for The Timken Company, including the spin-off of its steel business and its acquisitions of Carlstar Belts and Philadelphia Gear. She worked on TriMas Corporation's spin-off of its Cequent business into a stand-alone public company named Horizon Global Corporation; Mexichem's $630 million acquisition of Dura-Line; OneWest Bank's $2.53 billion sale of mortgage servicing rights to Ocwen Financial; and the Weiss Family's $878 million take-private of American Greetings. Additional representative transactions include: Ferro Corporation's sale of its polymer additives business to H.I.G. Capital; the $9.7 billion acquisition of Lubrizol by Berkshire Hathaway; and NII Holdings' sale of Nextel Argentina to Grupo Clarin S.A. in a two-part transaction including an initial partnership investment by Grupo Clarin followed by a subsequent buyout.

Experience

  • TriMas sold Lamons business to First Reserve for $135 millionJones Day advised TriMas Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TriMas Corporation, in its $135 million sale of its Lamons business, a provider of industrial sealing and fastener solutions used in mission-critical, high-consequence applications in the petrochemical, petroleum refining, midstream energy transportation, upstream oil and gas, metropolitan water and wastewater management end markets, to First Reserve, a private equity firm focused on energy investing.
  • NII Holdings sold Nextel Brazil to América Móvil for $948.5 millionJones Day advised NII Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its 70% interest in its Brazilian operations ("Nextel Brazil") to América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V. for $948.5 million on a debt-free and cash-free basis.
  • SunPower announces sponsored spin-off of solar panel production operationsJones Day is advising 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.
  • Shiseido acquires Drunk Elephant™ for $845 millionJones Day advised Shiseido Americas Corporation in its $845 million acquisition of Drunk Elephant™.
  • USG acquired by Gebr. Knauf for $7 billionJones Day advised USG Corporation in the acquisition by Gebr. Knauf KG ("Knauf") of all of the outstanding shares of USG in a transaction valued at $7 billion.
  • 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.
  • Conagra Brands acquires Pinnacle Foods for $10.9 billion in cash and stockJones Day advised Conagra Brands, Inc. in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a $10.9 billion merger.
  • Chart Industries acquires Hudson Products for $410 millionJones Day advised Chart Industries, Inc. in its $410 million acquisition of Hudson Products Corporation.
  • Greystar forms open ended core plus fund and acquires Monogram for approximately $4.4 billionJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners on a number of related transactions culminating in the acquisition of Monogram Residential Trust, Inc. (a publicly traded REIT based in Plano, Texas), an owner, operator, and developer of luxury apartment communities with a significant presence in select coastal markets, in a transaction valued at approximately $4.4 billion, including the debt assumed or refinanced in connection with the transaction.
  • NII Holdings and AINMT complete investment by AINMT for 30 percent stake in Nextel BrazilJones Day advised NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) in its partnership to jointly own and operate Brazilian mobile telecommunications company Nextel Brazil with AINMT Holdings AB (“AINMT”), an international telecommunications company and parent of the Norwegian operator ice, the fastest growing mobile network operator in Norway.
  • Conagra Brands acquires Thanasi FoodsJones Day advised Conagra Brands, Inc. in its acquisition of protein-based snacking businesses Thanasi Foods LLC, maker of Duke's® meat snacks, and BIGS LLC, maker of BIGS® seeds.
  • Ferro acquires Cappelle PigmentsJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in connection with the acquisition of all the shares of Belgium-based Cappelle Pigments NV.
  • ConAgra Foods completes separation into two independent public companiesJones Day advised ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) in the separation of the Company into two independent public companies: one comprising its robust consumer portfolio of diverse and leading brands and the other comprising its market leading food service portfolio of innovative frozen potato products.
  • Molycorp emerges from bankruptcy as Neo Performance MaterialsJones Day advised Molycorp, Inc. in the bankruptcy buyout of the company by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
  • Chemtura purchases $350 to $375 million group annuity contract from VoyaJones Day advised Chemtura Corporation in its transfer of approximately $350 to $375 million of pension plan liabilities to Voya Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company ("Voya"), covering approximately 5,000 U.S. retirees (who are receiving monthly payments from the Chemtura Corporation Retirement Plan as of September 1, 2015 and whose pension benefits were less than $2,000 per month) or their designated beneficiaries.
  • NII completes sale of Nextel Argentina for $178 millionJones Day advised NII Holdings, Inc. ("NII") in completing the sale of 100 percent of Nextel Communications Argentina S.R.L. ("Nextel Argentina") to Grupo Clarin S.A. for an aggregate cash consideration of $178 million.
  • Timken Company transfers $475 million of hourly pension plan liabilitiesJones Day advised The Timken Company in connection with the purchase of an irrevocable group annuity contract from The Prudential Insurance Company of America, covering approximately 3,400 U.S. hourly retirees receiving pension benefits from The Timken Company Pension Plan.
  • Timken acquires Carlstar Belts Business from American Industrial PartnersJones Day advised The Timken Company, the world leader in tapered roller bearings, in its acquisition of the Carlstar Belts business, a leading North American manufacturer of belts used in industrial, commercial, and consumer applications under well recognized brands including Carlisle®, Ultimax®, and Panther®, among others, from American Industrial Partners.
  • Polypore sells the Company to Asahi Kasei for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Polypore International, Inc. (NYSE:PPO) in its definitive agreements for the sale of the Company to Asahi Kasei Corporation (TSE1:3407), through a U.S. subsidiary, for $60.50 per share in cash.
  • Polypore's Separation Media business sold to 3M for $1 billionJones Day advised Polypore International, Inc. on its $1 billion sale of its Separations Media business, which provides microporous membranes and modules for filtration in the life sciences, industrial, and specialty segments, to 3M Company.
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