Adam J.Fitzsimmons

Associate

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Adam Fitzsimmons advises clients on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, equity investments, and other corporate matters. Adam has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including chemicals, energy, automotive, food, and software.

His representative clients in recent matters include Koch Industries, Eastman Chemical, Southern Company, Newell Brands, and J.M. Huber.

Prior to attending law school, Adam worked for a public accounting firm where he provided federal and state tax compliance services for corporations and partnerships across several industries.

Experience

  • Koch participates in $1.5 billion investment in InforJones Day is advising Koch Equity Development (KED), the acquisition and investment subsidiary of Koch Industries, in connection with an investment of $1.5 billion in Infor by KED and Golden Gate Capital.
  • Southern Company sells certain Florida assets to NextEra Energy for $6.5 billionJones Day advised Southern Company in three separate transactions for the sale of several of its Florida assets – Gulf Power Company, Florida City Gas, and the entities holding Southern Power’s interest in Plant Oleander and Plant Stanton – to NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) for an aggregate purchase price of $6.5 billion, including total equity value of approximately $5.1 billion.
  • Crestline Direct Finance provides $125 million senior secured term loan to subscription based online retailerJones Day advised Crestline Direct Finance, as administrative agent, collateral agent, and sole lead arranger, in connection with a $125 million senior secured term loan facility provided to a subscription based online retailer.
  • Koch Methanol invests in YCI Methanol One and its $1.85 billion methanol production facilityJones Day advised Koch Methanol, LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, in its minority equity investment in YCI Methanol One, LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Yuhuang Chemical Industries, Inc. and its parent company Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Company, Ltd.
  • Crestline Direct Finance provides $47.5 million secured term loan financing to multinational software company and participates in $45 million preferred stock investment in CompanyJones Day represented Crestline Direct Finance in connection with a $42.5 million initial term loan and $5 million delayed draw term loan facility provided to a multinational software company.
  • Koch Equity Development commits $650 million preferred equity financing to support Meredith Corporation's $2.8 billion acquisition of Time, Inc.Jones Day advised Koch Equity Development, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, in connection with its $650 million of preferred equity financing to Meredith Corporation, a media and marketing company, in connection with Meredith’s $2.8 billion acquisition of magazine publisher Time, Inc.
  • J.M. Huber sells Silica business to Evonik for $630 millionJones Day advised J.M. Huber Corporation in the sale of its Silica business unit of Huber Engineered Materials to Evonik Industries AG for $630 million.
  • Koch Ag & Energy Solutions sells 1,054 MW CCGT Plant in Odessa, Texas to Vistra EnergyJones Day advised Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in the sale of a 1,054 MW combined cycle, combustion turbine power plant located in Odessa, Texas, to a subsidiary of Vistra Energy, the parent company for TXU Energy and Luminant, for $350 million in cash, plus a potential spark spread-based earnout.
  • Digital Management acquires Lochbridge Holdings (US) L.P.Jones Day represented Digital Management, Inc. in its acquisition of Lochbridge Holdings (US) L.P., a market leader in bringing IoT solutions to the automotive, healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing sectors.
  • Koch Equity Development invests over $2 billion in InforJones Day advised Koch Equity Development LLC, the acquisition and investment subsidiary of Koch Industries, in connection with its equity investment of more than $2 billion in Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud.
  • Koch Industries acquires Guardian IndustriesJones Day advised Koch Industries, Inc. on the acquisition of the remaining 55.5 percent of Guardian Industries Corp. not already owned by affiliates of Koch.
  • The Southern Company acquires AGL Resources for $12 billionJones Day advised The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) in connection with the acquisition and related financing of AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) in a cash transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $12 billion, including total equity value of approximately $8 billion.
  • Eastman sells its interest in former joint venture Primester to SolvayJones Day advised Eastman Chemical Company in the sale of its interest in the Kingsport, Tennessee, cellulose acetate flake joint venture named Primester, giving full ownership to Solvay.
  • Newell Brands acquires Jarden Corporation for $16 billionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Jarden Corporation in a cash and stock transaction valued at $60 per share, or approximately $16 billion in equity value.
  • Koch Equity Development to partner with BDT Capital Partners and Penske to acquire Truck-LiteJones Day is advising Koch Equity Development LLC (KED), the investment and acquisition subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in connection with the acquisition of Truck-Lite Co., LLC, alongside BDT Capital Partners, LLC (BDT), through its investment funds.
  • Flowers Foods acquires Alpine Valley Bread for $120 millionJones Day advised Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) in its acquisition of Alpine Valley Bread Company, a family-owned producer of certified organic and all natural breads in the U.S., for $120 million in cash and stock.
  • Flowers Foods acquires Dave's Killer Bread for $275 millionJones Day advised Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) in its $275 million acquisition of AVB, Inc. (d/b/a Dave's Killer Bread).
  • Koch Industries subsidiary provides common and preferred equity financing commitments to an affiliate of Vista Equity Partners in connection with Vista's proposed acquisition of Solera Holdings, Inc. for approximately $6.5 billionJones Day is advising a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. regarding its common and preferred equity financing commitments in connection with the approximately $6.5 billion proposed acquisition of Solera Holdings, Inc. by an affiliate of Vista Equity Partners.
  • Vertafore acquires QQ SolutionsJones Day advised Vertafore, a leading provider of cloud-based insurance software and services, in its acquisition of QQ Solutions, Inc., a provider of agency management systems.
  • Asbury Automotive completes $400 million offering of 6.0% Senior Subordinated Notes and concurrent tender offerJones Day represented Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., one of the largest automotive retailers in the U.S., in connection with its issuance of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 6.0% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2024 in a Rule 144A offering and concurrent tender offer and consent solicitation related to all of its outstanding 8.375% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2020.
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