Ashley LykinsGullett

Partner

Columbus + 1.614.281.3980

Ashley Gullett has served as the lead lawyer 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. Ashley is the New Lawyers Group coordinator in the Columbus Office.

Experience

  • Riverside portfolio company acquires PresenceJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Modern Campus of Presence, a leading campus engagement and learning platform for higher education institutions.
  • Integrated Power Services acquires Delta Electric Motors and Eastside Electric MotorsJones Day represented Integrated Power Services Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of electric motor and generator repair services, in connection with its acquisition of Delta Electric Motors and Eastside Electric Motors.
  • Marfrig and ADM launch joint venture PlantPlus FoodsJones Day represented Brazilian Marfrig Global Foods SA, one of the world's leading beef producers and the world's largest beef patty producer, in connection with the creation of 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.
  • 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.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Plumbing Heating ParamedicsJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition by portfolio company, Threshold Brands, a multi-brand franchisor of trade service concepts, of Plumbing Heating Paramedics (PHP), a provider of HVAC system repairs, HVAC system replacements, plumbing system repairs, and recurring maintenance check-ins.
  • 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.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires DIGARCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Modern Campus of DIGARC, the leading provider of academic catalog and curriculum management, class and student scheduling, and student pathfinder software for higher education.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires SCRAM Systems®Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company LMG Holdings, Inc. of Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc. dba SCRAM Systems®, a leading provider of technology-enabled monitoring solutions and groundbreaking offender management software for state and local judicial systems and corrections departments.
  • Riverside acquires USA InsulationJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition by its home services platform of USA Insulation, which provides residential and commercial insulation services and manufactures, distributes, and sells insulation and insulation-related products.
  • Integrated Power Services acquires Industrial Electric Motor Works, Inc.Jones Day represented Integrated Power Services Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of electric motor and generator repair services, in connection with its acquisition of Industrial Electric Motor Works, Inc., a full-service electric motor and generator service company.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Evolution Labs, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Navigate360, LLC of Evolution Labs, Inc., a leading developer of social-emotional, mental health and safety content and learning management software for K-12 students and college students.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Social Sentinel, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Navigate360, LLC of Social Sentinel, Inc., a Vermont company that provides SaaS-based threat alerts through monitoring social media and other communication sources.
  • David Fischer sells Innovalog to AppfireJones Day advised David Fischer in the sale of Innovalog, an Atlassian Platinum Marketplace Partner behind Jira Misc Workflow Extensions, one of the best-selling workflow products for Jira that is used by teams around the world, to Appfire.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires P3 Global Intel business from Anderson Software, LLCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Navigate360, LLC of P3 Global Intel, a developer of tip and intelligence management software which provides school administrators and law enforcement with a seamless and efficient solution to address significant health and safety concerns, from Anderson Software, LLC.
  • Riverside invests in Buildout, Inc.Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and financing of Buildout, Inc., a Chicago company that provides SaaS-based marketing and customer relationship management software to commercial real estate brokerages.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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