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.
USG acquired by Gebr. Knauf for $7 billion
Jones 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.
NII Holdings to sell Nextel Brazil to América Móvil for $905 million
Jones Day is advising NII Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its 70 percent interest in its Brazilian operations ("Nextel Brazil") to América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V. for $905 million on a debt-free and cash-free basis.
Wabtec and GE Transportation merge in $11.1 billion transaction
Jones 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 stock
Jones 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 million
Jones Day advised Chart Industries, Inc. in its $410 million acquisition of Hudson Products Corporation.
Greystar Growth and Income Fund forms open ended core plus fund and acquires Monogram for approximately $4.4 billion
Jones Day advised Greystar Growth and Income Fund, LP in 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 Brazil
Jones 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 Foods
Jones 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 Pigments
Jones 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 companies
Jones 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 Materials
Jones 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 Voya
Jones 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 million
Jones 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 liabilities
Jones 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 Partners
Jones 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 billion
Jones 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 billion
Jones 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.
Lincoln Electric Company purchases $425 million group annuity contract from Principal Financial Group
Jones Day advised The Lincoln Electric Company in its transfer of about $425 million of pension plan liabilities to The Principal Financial Group, covering nearly 1,900 retirees previously receiving pension benefits from Lincoln Electric's U.S. retirement plan.
TriMas announces tax-free spin-off of Cequent businesses
Jones Day advised TriMas Corporation in the tax-free spin-off of 100 percent of its Cequent businesses into a new stand-alone, publicly traded company named Horizon Global Corporation.
Timken Company purchases $600 million group annuity contract from Prudential
Jones Day advised The Timken Company in its transfer of about $600 million of pension plan liabilities to The Prudential Insurance Company of America, covering approximately 5,000 U.S. retirees who were already receiving pension benefits from Timken's U.S. retirement plan.
- November 2012Governance: Legal Guidelines For International Management Practice, Governance International
- Case Western Reserve University (J.D. magna cum laude 2009; Order of the Coif; Publisher, Law Review); University of Washington (M.A. 2003); University of Michigan, ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research (Program Scholar, 2001); The University of Utah (B.A. 1998)
- Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2014-2018)
- Extern to the Honorable Deborah L. Cook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (Summer 2007)