Brian R.Grady

Associate

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Brian Grady represents public and private companies in domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. In addition, Brian has significant experience managing corporate restructurings for domestic and global firms. Brian has counseled clients on numerous transactions, including The Sherwin-Williams Company’s $11.3 billion acquisition of The Valspar Corporation, Fairmount Santrol’s merger with Unimin Corporation, Cintas Corporation’s $2.2 billion acquisition of G&K Services, Inc., and Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated’s $350 million sale of its North America-based electronic security business to Securitas AB. Other companies with which he has worked on substantial matters include Conagra Brands Inc., Ferro Corporation, The Riverside Company, Olympic Steel, Inc. and PolyOne Corporation.

Brian maintains an active pro bono practice, counseling Ohio nonprofit organizations regarding tax-exempt status and corporate governance issues.

Experience

  • MPLX LP acquires Andeavor Logistics LPJones Day represented Marathon Petroleum Corporation, one of the largest independent refining, marketing and midstream companies in the U.S., in the combination of its two master limited partnerships, MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX) and Andeavor Logistics LP (NYSE: ANDX) in a unit-for-unit transaction at a blended exchange ratio of 1.07x, representing an equity value of approximately $9 billion and an enterprise value of $14 billion for ANDX.
  • Olympic Steel acquires McCullough Industries, Inc.Jones Day advised Olympic Steel Inc. in its acquisition of McCullough Industries, Inc., which manufactures and sells branded self-dumping hoppers used in a variety of industrial applications.
  • PolyOne acquires Fiber-Line for $120 millionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services, and solutions, in its $120 million acquisition of Fiber-Line, a global leader in customized engineered fibers and composite materials.
  • Conagra Brands acquires Pinnacle Foods for $10.9 billion in cash and stockJones Day advised Conagra Brands, Inc. in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a $10.9 billion merger.
  • Ferro acquires Quimicer SAJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of Quimicer S.A.
  • Fairmount Santrol and Unimin merge creating CoviaJones Day advised Fairmount Santrol in its merger with Unimin Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of SCR-Sibelco NV, in a tax-free, cash and stock transaction, creating a leader in proppant and industrial materials solutions.
  • Olympic Steel acquires Berlin Metals businessJones Day advised Olympic Steel Inc., a leading national metals service center, in its acquisition of the assets of Berlin Metals LLC.
  • Sherwin-Williams acquires Valspar for $11.3 billionJones Day advised The Sherwin-Williams Company in its $11.3 billion acquisition of The Valspar Corporation.
  • Cintas acquires G&K Services for $2.2 billionJones Day advised Cintas Corporation in its acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of G&K Services, Inc. for $97.50 per share in cash, for a total enterprise value of approximately $2.2 billion, including acquired debt.
  • One Source Technology secures minority investment from North Bridge Growth EquityJones Day represented One Source Technology, LLC, a designer and developer of an integrated system of background screening products, in securing a minority investment from North Bridge Growth Equity.
  • Riverside acquires Information TechnologiesJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Information Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions that improve the safety of law enforcement officers, enhance officer efficiency and performance, and reduce the time required to report and respond to incidents.
  • Riverside acquires Competitive Edge SoftwareJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Competitive Edge Software, a developer of cloud-based security and law enforcement reporting and management solutions to customers in a variety of industries including education, healthcare, corporate, private security, and law enforcement.
  • Diebold sells North America electronic security business to Securitas for $350 millionJones Day advised Diebold, Incorporated in the $350 million sale of its North America-based electronic security business to Securitas AB to accelerate its transformation and better position the company to pursue growth opportunities in the dynamic self-service industry.
  • iBiquity Digital acquired by DTS for $172 millionJones Day advised iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer of digital HD Radio technology for AM/FM audio and data broadcasting, in its acquisition by DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI) for $172 million.
  • Wellspring Capital Partners acquires ProlaminaJones Day represented Wellspring Capital Partners V in connection with its acquisition of Prolamina Corporation, a full-service supplier of technology-driven, innovative, flexible packaging.
  • Resilience Capital completes sale of WT Hardwoods GroupJones Day represented Resilience Capital Partners in connection with its sale of WT Hardwoods Group, Inc., a manufacturer of hardwood lumber and flooring products, to an investor group.
  • High Road Capital acquires York WallcoveringsJones Day advised High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of York Wallcoverings Inc., a manufacturer of wallpaper, borders, murals, and RoomMates peel-and-stick removable and reusable wall decals.
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