Ryan T.Drzemiecki

Associate

Pittsburgh + 1.412.394.7256

Ryan Drzemiecki is a corporate lawyer who focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border M&A as well as general corporate and transactional matters. He has experience representing public and private companies and private equity firms engaged in acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, and related commercial transactions. Ryan also counsels clients on a variety of general corporate governance matters, including takeover defense and fiduciary duties. He has advised domestic and international clients in a broad range of industries, including specialty manufacturing, industrial metals, chemicals, energy and mining, information technology, health care, cosmetics, and hospitality.

Ryan has counseled clients on numerous transactions, including Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE: ABG) in its recently announced agreement to acquire Larry H. Miller Dealerships for $3.2 billion, Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) in the sale of its rolling mill business for $670 million, Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) in its $11.1 billion merger with GE Transportation, and Shiseido Americas Corporation in its $845 million acquisition of Drunk Elephant. Other companies with which he has worked on substantial matters include Tekni-Plex, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, The Riverside Company, UPMC Enterprises, and Rosebud Mining Company.

Experience

  • Asbury Automotive Group acquires Larry H. Miller Dealerships and Total Care Auto for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG), one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., in its acquisition of Larry H. Miller Dealerships, and Total Care Auto, Powered by Landcar for $3.2 billion.
  • GM partners with Ventec to manufacture ventilators in response to coronavirus pandemicJones Day is advising General Motors Company on the "Project V" partnership with Ventec Life Systems Inc. to mass produce ventilators needed to battle the coronavirus pandemic.
  • 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.
  • Shiseido acquires Drunk Elephant™ for $845 millionJones Day advised Shiseido Americas Corporation in its $845 million acquisition of Drunk Elephant™.
  • Alcoa sells rolling mill to Kaiser Aluminum for $670 millionJones Day advised Alcoa Corporation in the sale of its rolling mill business located in Warrick County, Indiana, to Kaiser Aluminum Corporation for $670 million.
  • Total sells Atotech to The Carlyle Group for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Total in the $3.2 billion sale of specialty chemical affiliate Atotech B.V., a global manufacturer of high technology plating solutions, to The Carlyle Group.
  • Calgon Carbon acquired by Kuraray for $1.3 billionJones Day advised Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC) in its $1.3 billion all-cash acquisition by Kuraray Co., Ltd. (TSE:3405).
  • Bridgestone attempts $947 million all-cash tender offer for Pep BoysJones Day represented Bridgestone Americas, Inc. in its proposed acquisition, through its wholly owned subsidiary Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC ("BSRO"), of The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack, in an all-cash tender offer of $947 million.
  • Shiseido Americas acquires Gurwitch ProductsJones Day advised Shiseido Americas Corporation ("Shiseido Americas"), a subsidiary of Shiseido Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section: 4911), a leading global cosmetics company, in connection with the acquisition of Gurwitch Products, LLC ("Gurwitch") from Alticor, Inc.
  • 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.
  • Alcoa transfers Afobaka Hydroelectric Works to Republic of SurinameJones Day advised Alcoa Corporation in the transfer of the Afobaka Hydroelectric Works to the Republic of Suriname.
  • Curavi acquires TripleCareJones Day advised University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Curavi, in the acquisition by subsidiary Curavi of TripleCare, a Long Island City, New York-based provider of telemedicine solutions for the post-acute, long-term care industry, including skilled nursing facilities.
  • NEP Group acquired by Carlyle Global PartnersJones Day advised the NEP Group, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based global leader in outsourced technical production for producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events, in connection with the acquisition by Carlyle Global Partners of a majority stake in NEP Group.
  • Riverside sells BeneSysJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its sale of BeneSys, a provider of third-party administration (TPA) services for employee healthcare and pension benefit programs for Taft-Hartley multi-employer plans.
  • Tekni-Plex acquires Commodore Plastics and Commodore TechnologyJones Day advised Tekni-Plex, Inc., a portfolio company of private equity fund Genstar Capital, in connection with the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Commodore Plastics and Commodore Technology, a family owned industrial business specializing in the manufacture of foam and plastic packaging.
  • Tekni-Plex acquires Dunn IndustriesJones Day advised Tekni-Plex, Inc., a portfolio company of private equity fund Genstar Capital, in connection with its acquisition of Dunn Industries, Inc., a family owned industrial company specializing in the manufacture of extrusion tubing for the medical device market.
  • Allegheny Technologies and Tsingshan form innovative stainless steel joint ventureJones Day advised Allegheny Technologies (ATI), a global manufacturer of advanced specialty materials, in connection with the formation of a 50/50 joint venture with an affiliate of Tsingshan Group.
  • Riverside acquires CarePatrolJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the add-on acquisition and related financing to the ComForCare platform of CarePatrol, a senior living advisory and placement services franchisor.
  • Amzak Capital Management acquires StampTechJones Day represented Amzak Capital Management, LLC in connection with its acquisition of StampTech, Inc., a provider of fabricated sheet metal and metal stamping.
  • Groupe Solmax acquires GSE Environmental from Littlejohn & Co. and Strategic Value PartnersJones Day acted as international counsel to Groupe Solmax, Inc., a Canadian-based industry leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of GSE Environmental, a global industry leader in the production of polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, from Littlejohn & Co. and Strategic Value Partners.
  • Tekni-Plex acquires Sancap Liner TechnologyJones Day advised Tekni-Plex, Inc., a portfolio company of private equity fund American Securities, in connection with its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Lexington Abrasives, Inc., Sancap Abrasives, Inc., and Sancap Liner Technology, Inc. (collectively "Sancap").
  • Shiseido Americas sells its RéVive Skincare brand to affiliate of Tengram Capital PartnersJones Day advised Shiseido Americas Corporation, a subsidiary of Shiseido Co., Ltd., a leading global cosmetics company, in connection with the sale of its RéVive Skincare brand to an affiliate of Tengram Capital Partners.
  • Riverside sells YourMembership.comJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its sale of YourMembership.com, a SaaS-based membership management software provider.
  • Riverside sells IDOC to Investors Management CorporationJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its sale of Independent Doctors of Optometric Care (IDOC), a large privately held alliance of independent doctors of optometry, to Investors Management Corporation.