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 businesses 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

  • Hard Rock International acquires The Mirage Las Vegas Hotel and CasinoJones Day represented Hard Rock International (Hard Rock) on the acquisition of The Mirage Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from MGM Resorts International.
  • Timken acquires GGB Bearing Technology for $305 millionJones Day advised The Timken Company in the $305 million acquisition of GGB Bearing Technology (GGB), a division of Enpro, Industries (including exclusive negotiations with respect to the French operations of GGB).
  • Nordson Corporation acquires CyberOptics CorporationJones Day advised Nordson Corporation in the acquisition of CyberOptics Corporation, a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-precision 3D optical sensing technology solutions.
  • Glennis Solutions, Enquire, and Sherpa CRM join forces to create market-leading senior living software platformJones Day is advising Glennis Solutions in its merger with Enquire and Sherpa supported by a strategic investment from Rubicon Technology Partners, a leading private equity firm based in Boulder, Colo., that is focused exclusively on investing in and growing enterprise software companies.
  • Marubeni sells global grain business of Gavilon Agriculture InvestmentJones Day advised Marubeni Corporation in the sale of the global grain business of Gavilon Agriculture Investment, Inc. to Viterra Limited, following a reorganization of Gavilon’s structure.
  • Labcorp to spin off Clinical Development businessJones Day is advising Labcorp (NYSE: LH), a leading global life sciences company, in its consideration of whether to pursue a spin-off of its Clinical Development business to its shareholders through a tax-free transaction.
  • Cardinal Health acquires the Bendcare CPO-GPO entity and makes a minority investment in the Bendcare MSOJones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. in the acquisition of the Bendcare group purchasing organization (CPO-GPO) entity and a minority investment in the Bendcare management services organization (MSO).
  • STERIS acquires Cantel Medical for $3.6 billionJones Day advised STERIS plc in its acquisition of Cantel Medical Corp, a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental customers, for $3.6 billion.
  • Nordson sold screws and barrels product line to Altair InvestmentsJones Day advised Nordson Corporation in the sale of its screws and barrels product line from its polymer processing systems division to Altair Investments.
  • Conagra Brands sold Peter Pan® peanut butter brand to Post Holdings, Inc.Jones Day advised Conagra Brands, Inc. in the sale of its Peter Pan® peanut butter business to Post Holdings, Inc., a consumer packaged goods holding company.
  • STERIS acquires Key Surgical for approximately $850 millionJones Day advised STERIS plc (NYSE: STE) in the $850 million acquisition of Key Surgical, a leading global provider of sterile processing, operating room, and endoscopy products, and a portfolio company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, LLC.
  • SunPower closes sponsored spin-off of solar panel production operationsJones Day advised 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.