Julia V.S.Feldman

Associate

New York + 1.212.326.3694

Julia Feldman advises private and public companies on a variety of transactional matters, including M&A, joint ventures, and restructurings. She also advises companies on corporate governance matters related to takeover preparedness and defense, including the use and operation of shareholder rights plans.

Julia has experience counseling buyers and sellers in domestic and cross-border transactions in a range of industries, including consumer products, gaming, energy, manufacturing, and technology.

Julia's recent representations include Vantage Data Centers' $3.5 billion strategic partnership with Colony Capital; Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), on its business combination with Vintage Wine Estates; ACI Worldwide's acquisition of Western Union's Speedpay U.S. domestic bill pay business for $750 million; Reynolds American's $49 billion acquisition by British America Tobacco PLC; and Stewart & Stevenson LLC's sale to Kirby Corporation for $756.5 million.

Experience

  • The Duchossois Group agrees to sell The Chamberlain Group LLC to BlackstoneJones Day is advising The Duchossois Group, Inc. in the sale of The Chamberlain Group LLC, a global leader in smart access solutions, to private equity funds managed by Blackstone.
  • ABM to acquire Able Services for $830 millionJones Day is advising ABM Industries Incorporated in the acquisition of Able Services, a leading facilities services company headquartered in San Francisco, in a cash transaction valued at $830 million.
  • Vantage Data Centers forms $3.5 billion strategic partnership with Colony Capital to advance data center growthJones Day advised Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, on forming a strategic partnership with Colony Capital, Inc. valued at $3.5 billion to accelerate the expansion of Vantage’s best-in-class, wholesale data centers throughout North America and Europe.
  • Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp. combines with Vintage Wine EstatesJones Day advised Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp., a TSX listed special acquisition company ("BCAC"), on its business combination with Vintage Wine Estates, one of the fastest growing U.S. wine producers.
  • Reynolds American acquired by British American Tobacco Plc in deal valued at $49 billionJones Day advised Reynolds American Inc. ("RAI") regarding the acquisition by British American Tobacco, p.l.c. ("BAT") of 57.8 percent of the outstanding shares of RAI not owned by BAT and its affiliates in a transaction valued at $49 billion.
  • M&G debtors confirm chapter 11 plan of liquidation and close sale of Corpus Christi plant for $1 billionOn December 17, 2018, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware entered an order confirming the Third Amended Plan of Liquidation (the "Plan") of Jones Day client M&G USA Corporation and eight of its affiliates (the "M&G Debtors"), which prior to the chapter 11 filing, were, along with their affiliates in Mexico, Brazil and Europe, one of the largest producers of polyethylene terephthalate resin – used for packaging applications – in the world. On December 28, 2018, after receiving antitrust approval, the M&G Debtors closed the sale of their partially constructed manufacturing facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, (the "Corpus Christi Plant") with a deal value in excess of $1 billion.
  • Bally's Corporation acquires Tropicana Evansville casino in series of transactions valued at $624 million in the aggregateJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in the $624 million acquisition of the Tropicana Evansville casino operations from Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
  • ACI Worldwide acquires Western Union's Speedpay U.S. domestic bill pay business for $750 millionJones Day advised ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, in the $750 million acquisition and related financing of the Speedpay bill payment business of The Western Union Company.
  • Wabtec to acquire Nordco for $400 millionJones Day is advising Wabtec Corporation in its $400 million cash acquisition of Nordco, a leading North American supplier of new, rebuilt, and used maintenance of way equipment with a broad product and service portfolio including mobile railcar movers and ultrasonic rail flaw detection technologies, from Greenbriar Equity Group LP.
  • Bally's acquires Bet.Works for $125 million and announces strategic partnership with Sinclair BroadcastJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in its $125 million acquisition of Bet.Works, a U.S. based sports betting platform provider to operators in New Jersey, Iowa, Indiana, and Colorado, and a long-term strategic partnership with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., pursuant to which 21 FOX RSN brands will be rebranded using the Bally’s name and Bally’s will integrate content into the 190 television stations that Sinclair owns, operates, or provides services to across 88 markets and sports networks.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings acquires iconic Bally's brand from Caesars EntertainmentJones Day advised Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in the acquisition of the iconic Bally's brand previously owned by Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
  • Cumulus Media adopts short-term shareholder rights planJones Day advised Cumulus Media Inc. in its adoption of a short-term shareholder rights plan designed to protect shareholder interests and maximize value for all shareholders.
  • Rex Energy successfully closes $600.5 million 363 asset sale and confirms plan of liquidation with releases and exculpation provisionsA multi-disciplinary Jones Day team represented Rex Energy Corporation in the negotiation of a Restructuring Support Agreement ("RSA") with its first and second lien creditors that formed the foundation for a successful chapter 11 process.
  • American Industrial Partners invests $50 million in Orizon AerostructuresJones Day advised American Industrial Partners in its $50 million investment in Orizon Aerostructures, LLC, a market leader in the manufacturing, processing, and assembly of complex aerostructure components for both commercial and defense applications that has significant content on the industry’s highest-profile platforms, including the F-35 and 737.
  • Bally's forms $120 million joint venture with Ira Lubert to construct and operate state-of-the-art casino in Centre County, PennsylvaniaJones Day is advising Bally's Corporation in its $120 million joint venture with Ira Lubert to jointly design, develop, construct, and manage a Category 4 licensed casino to be located within a 15-mile radius of Unionville Borough, Centre County, Pennsylvania, and majority equity interest in the partnership, including 100% of the economic interests of all retail sports betting, online sports betting, and iGaming activities associated with the project.
  • Ferraro Foods sells company to Kelso & CompanyJones Day advised the management sellers in the sale by Kainos Capital of Ferraro Foods, a specialty foodservice distributor delivering quality food and supplies, primarily to the Italian restaurant and pizzeria segment in the Eastern U.S., to funds managed by Kelso & Company.
  • Brookfield Asset Management invests in food tech platform C3Jones Day advised Brookfield Asset Management Inc. in the $80 million Series B financing of C3 (Creating Culinary Communities), the global food tech platform founded by Sam Nazarian.
  • Brookfield Asset Management invests in New StandJones Day advised Brookfield Asset Management in the $40 million Series B financing of New York-based New Stand.
  • Bally's acquires The Association of Volleyball ProfessionalsJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in the acquisition of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), the premier professional beach volleyball organization and host of the longest-running domestic beach volleyball tour in the United States.
  • Bally's acquires Monkey Knife FightJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in its acquisition of Monkey Knife Fight, the award-winning, fastest-growing gaming platform and third-largest daily fantasy sports operator in North America, in an all-stock transaction.
  • Huntington Ingalls to sell San Diego Shipyard to Titan Acquisition HoldingsJones Day is advising Huntington Ingalls Industries in the sale of its San Diego Shipyard to Titan Acquisition Holdings.
  • Ideavillage sells Flawless and Finishing Touch business to Church & Dwight for $900 millionJones Day advised Ideavillage Products Corporation in the sale of its Flawless Finishing Touch business to Church & Dwight for $900 million.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings acquires three casinos from Eldorado and Caesars for $180 millionJones Day advised Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in the $155 million acquisition of Eldorado Shreveport Resort and Casino in Shreveport, Louisiana, and the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, from Eldorado Resorts, Inc., and Bally's Atlantic City Hotel & Casino in New Jersey from Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Vici Properties Inc. for $25 million.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings combines with Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc.Jones Day advised Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in its merger with Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc.
  • Stewart & Stevenson businesses sold to Kirby Corporation for $756.5 millionJones Day advised Stewart & Stevenson LLC in the sale of its businesses and assets to Kirby Corporation for $756.5 million.
  • Scotts Miracle-Gro acquires Sunlight Supply Inc. for $450 millionJones Day advised The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hawthorne Hydroponics LLC ("Hawthorne Gardening"), in connection with Hawthorne Gardening's purchase of the assets of Sunlight Supply, Inc. and various of its affiliates for $450 million.
  • Nutrien acquires Actagro, LLC for $340 millionJones Day advised Nutrien Ltd. in its $340 million acquisition of Actagro, LLC, a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of environmentally sustainable soil and plant health products and technologies.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings acquires three Colorado casinos from Affinity Gaming for $51 millionJones Day advised Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition from a subsidiary of Affinity Gaming of three casino properties, Golden Gates, Golden Gulch, and Mardi Gras, in Black Hawk, Colorado, for $51 million.
  • HOERBIGER Group acquires Deublin CompanyJones Day advised HOERBIGER Group, a privately-held industrial company headquartered in Switzerland, on the acquisition of Deublin Company, the leading manufacturer of rotating unions in the world.
  • Goode Partners invests in Marolina OutdoorJones Day represented Goode Partners LLC in connection with its investment in Charleston, South Carolina-based Marolina Outdoor Inc., a manufacturer of performance apparel for fishing and hunting enthusiasts.
  • Brookfield Property Partners invests in Honest BuildingsJones Day represented Brookfield Property Partners in connection with its investment in Honest Buildings, a project management platform built specifically for real estate owners, ensuring capital and construction projects are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Trico Group acquires Performance Pumps business of UCI International HoldingsJones Day advised Trico Group Holdings, LLC in connection with its acquisition of the Performance Pumps business of UCI International Holdings.
  • FactSet Research Systems acquires Interactive Data Managed SolutionsJones Day advised FactSet Research Systems, Inc. in its acquisition of Interactive Data Managed Solutions (IDMS) from Intercontinental Exchange.