Ashley LykinsGullett

Associate

Columbus + 1.614.281.3980

Ashley Gullett has served as the lead associate on numerous complex business transactions involving private and public companies and private equity funds. She also has acted as the primary legal advisor for a variety of privately held companies. Her transaction experience includes a wide assortment of deal structures, including leveraged buyouts, divestitures, mergers, carve-outs, cross-border transactions, minority investments, and distressed transactions inside and outside of bankruptcy proceedings.

In addition, Ashley assists clients with commercial contracts, executive management arrangements, and general corporate and corporate governance matters, including shareholder activism, special committees, and dissolution procedures. She advises clients from a wide range of industries, including health care, technology, cannabis, financial services, and manufacturing.

Prior to rejoining Jones Day in 2018 from another international law firm, Ashley represented General Electric in various transactions, including the sale of its health care technology unit to Veritas Capital for $1.05 billion; Cortec Group in numerous transactions; ATI Physical Therapy in connection with several practice acquisitions; Wolters Kluwer Health in its $150 million acquisition of Learner's Digest International; Millennium Trust Company in its sale to Parthenon Capital Partners and its acquisition of InspiraFS, Inc.; HIG Capital in its acquisition of Ship Supply; Atlantic Packaging Products in its acquisition of York Container Company; and Extreme Plastics Plus in the sale of its assets via a 363 bankruptcy sale.

Ashley serves on the board of directors of VOICEcorps, which provides services to the visually impaired, and chairs its operations and technical committee.

Experience

  • Riverside invests in Buildout, Inc.Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in Buildout, Inc., a Chicago company that provides SaaS-based marketing and customer relationship management software to commercial real estate brokerages.
  • Marfrig and ADM unveil joint venture PlantPlus FoodsJones Day is representing Brazilian Marfrig Global Foods SA, one of the world's leading beef producers and the world's largest beef patty producer, in connection with an agreement to create PlantPlus Foods, a joint venture with U.S.-based Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, a leading global nutrition company, for the sale of plant-based food products across the South American and North American markets.
  • Koch Real Estate Investments made $200 million preferred equity investment in Amherst Holdings' single-family rental businessJones Day advised Koch Real Estate Investments, LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in the $200 million preferred-equity investment in Amherst Holdings LLC's single-family rental business.
  • USI Insurance Services acquires Chapman & ChapmanJones Day advised USI Insurance Services in its acquisition of Cleveland, Ohio-based Chapman & Chapman, Inc., a regional employee benefit and retirement consulting firm.
  • Integrated Power Services acquires Precision Electric Motor WorksJones Day represented Integrated Power Services Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of electric motor and generator repair services, in connection with its acquisition of Precision Electric Motor Works, Inc., an industrial equipment repair company specializing in on-site and in-shop services for motors, pumps, fans, and blowers.
  • CoStar Group to acquire RentPath from Chapter 11 bankruptcyJones Day is advising CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces, in connection with its $588 million acquisition of RentPath from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy process.
  • USI Insurance Services acquires Forté BenefitsJones Day advised USI Insurance Services in its acquisition of Fort Worth, Texas-based Forté Benefits, a full-service employee benefit broker-consulting firm.
  • USI Insurance Services acquires Full Service Insurance AgencyJones Day advised USI Insurance Services in its acquisition of Franklin, Tennessee-based insurance agency Full Service Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Blue Sea Capital acquires Innovative FlexPakJones Day advised Blue Sea Capital in its acquisition and related financing of Innovative FlexPak, a developer, formulator, and provider of single-serve and multi-dose ingestible health and wellness products for leading brands.
  • Resilience Capital portfolio company acquires Customer Technology Center Michigan of Delphi TechnologiesJones Day represented Resilience Capital Partners LLC in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Trialon Corporation of Customer Technology Center Michigan of Delphi Technologies.
  • Riverside invests in LMG HoldingsJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in LMG Holdings, Inc., a provider of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) used to help prevent drunk driving.
  • MEI sold to RENA Technologies North America Inc.Jones Day represented the shareholders of MEI Wet Processing Systems & Services, LLC, a provider of wet bench and wet processing equipment and services to the semiconductor, MEMs, solar, and high technology industries, in their sale of MEI to RENA Technologies North America Inc.
  • Integrated Power Services acquires Excel Apparatus ServicesJones Day represented Integrated Power Services Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of electric motor and generator repair services, in connection with its acquisition of Excel Apparatus Services, Inc., an industrial and marine equipment repair company specializing in on-site and in-shop services for motors, pumps, and switchgear.
  • Deltek acquires ComputerEaseJones Day advised Deltek, a subsidiary of Roper Technologies, Inc., a technology company that operates businesses that design and develop software and engineered products for global niche markets, in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of ComputerEase, a provider of construction accounting software.
  • Blue Sea Capital portfolio company acquires Bridgeport FittingsJones Day represented Blue Sea Capital LLC in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company NSI Industries, LLC, a leading provider of electrical products, of Bridgeport Fittings, Inc., an electrical products manufacturer.
  • USI Insurance Services acquires JRG Advisors, LLCJones Day advised USI Insurance Services in its acquisition of Wexford, Pennsylvania-based employee benefits services firm, JRG Advisors, LLC.
  • Cortec Group sold VidarisJones Day advised the Cortec Group in connection with the sale of ArchEng Holding Company d/b/a Vidaris, Inc., a provider of niche consulting services within the architecture, engineering, and construction industries focusing on high-performance buildings and specialty structures.
  • Milliken & Company acquires PolartecJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Polartec, a strong global brand known for its innovative performance textiles for outdoor and military apparel, from Versa Capital Management, LLC.
  • Blue Point Capital Partners recapitalizes TAS Environmental ServicesJones Day represented Blue Point Capital Partners in connection with the recapitalization and related financing of TAS Environmental Services, a leading regional environmental services company.
  • USI Insurance Services acquires Chernoff Diamond & Co., LLCJones Day advised USI Insurance Services in its acquisition of New York-based retirement, benefits and risk management advisory firm, Chernoff Diamond & Co., LLC.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to rejoining Jones Day.

    Represented General Electric in connection with the sale of its health care technology unit to Veritas Capital for $1.05 billion.

    Advised Wynnchurch Capital in connection with the acquisition of Anderson Metals.

    Represented Atlantic Packaging Products in its acquisition of York Container Company.

    Represented Extreme Plastics Plus in the sale of its assets via a 363 bankruptcy sale.

    Advised Cortec Group in connection with the acquisitions of Window Nation LLC and EVP EyeCare, and the sale of Cranial Technologies.

    Advised EVP EyeCare in its acquisition of Swagel-Wootton Hiatt Eye Center.

    Advised Pfingsten Partners in connection with the acquisition of Kith Kitchens.

    Advised Garrison Investment Partners in connection with its sale of Premier Trailer Leasing.

    Represented ATI Physical Therapy, an Advent International portfolio company, in connection with numerous acquisitions.

    Represented Millennium Trust Company in its acquisition of InspiraFS, Inc.

    Represented Trust Company in its sale to Parthenon Capital Partners.

    Advised Ship Supply International in connection with numerous acquisitions.

    Represented HIG Capital in its acquisition of Ship Supply.

    Wolters Kluwer Health on its $150 million acquisition of Learner's Digest International.

    Advised WP Global Partners in connection with minority and venture capital investments.

    Assisted an Italian franchisee on a master franchise agreement with a U.S. public company that provides the franchisee with exclusive franchise rights in Italy.

    Additional Publications

    Publications Prior to Jones Day

    Winter 2016  
    Becoming Part of Something Bigger, ATI Physical Therapy Partner Connections

    Speaking Engagements

    • December 2018
      A Brave New World: M&A Trends in 2018 and Beyond, Jones Day CLE Academy
    • June 2018
      MBA in a Day: Panel on Diversity and Communications between Law Firms and Clients
    • Fall 2011
      Adjunct Professor, The Ohio State University College of Law

    Speaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day

    February 2018
    National Association of Women Lawyers (Women in Corporate Transactions Affinity Group), Fraud in M&A Transactions

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