Brian R.Grady

Associate

Cleveland + 1.216.586.1071

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 STERIS's $3.6 billion acquisition of Cantel Medical, Avient Corporation's $1.5 billion acquisition of Clariant's masterbatch business, Conagra Brands' $10.9 billion acquisition of Pinnacle Foods, The Sherwin-Williams Company’s $11.3 billion acquisition of The Valspar Corporation, and Cintas Corporation's $2.2 billion acquisition of G&K Services, Inc. Other companies with which he has worked on substantial matters include Materion, TopBuild, Diebold Nixdorf, and Olympic Steel.

Brian maintains an active pro bono practice, counseling Ohio nonprofit organizations regarding tax-exempt status and corporate governance issues, and serves on the board of directors of the Downtown Cleveland Alliance.

Experience

  • Avient to acquire DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day is advising Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in its $1.485 billion purchase of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • EssilorLuxottica and CooperCompanies form joint ventureJones Day advised EssilorLuxottica in the formation of its joint venture, SightGlass Vision, with CooperCompanies for the commercialization of novel spectacle lens technologies to expand the myopia management category.
  • STERIS sells renal business to EvoquaJones Day advised STERIS in the $196.3 million sale of its Renal Care business to Evoqua Water Technologies, a leading provider of mission-critical water and wastewater treatment solutions.
  • Materion acquires H.C. Starck's electronic materials portfolio for $380 millionJones Day advised Materion Corporation, a world leader in high performing advanced materials, in connection with the acquisition and financing of H.C. Starck Solutions' industry-leading, electronic materials business, located in Newton, Massachusetts ("HCS-Electronic Materials") for $380 million.
  • Trustwave sells PCI compliance business to SysnetJones Day advised Trustwave in the $80 million sale of its payment card industry compliance business (SecureTrust and FLEX divisions) to Sysnet Global Solutions.
  • ArchiMed acquires Cube Biotech GmbHJones Day advised ArchiMed, a leading Trans-Atlantic private equity healthcare specialist, on its acquisition of Cube Biotech GmbH, a leading provider of expression, purification, and crystallization services and products for membrane proteins.
  • STERIS acquires Cantel Medical for $3.6 billionJones Day advised STERIS plc in its acquisition of Cantel Medical Corp, a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental customers, for $3.6 billion.
  • TopBuild acquires American Building SystemsJones Day advised TopBuild Corp., a leading installer and distributor of insulation and building material products in the United States, in its acquisition of American Building Systems Group of Companies ("ABS").
  • Materion acquires Optics Balzers, AG for $160 millionJones Day advised Materion Corporation, a global supplier of highly engineered advanced enabling materials, in its $160 million acquisition of Optics Balzers, AG, an industry leader in thin film optical coatings.
  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • Directional Aviation Capital sells 50% interest in SIMCOM Holdings, Inc. to CAE Inc.Jones Day advised Directional Aviation Capital (DAC), one of the largest, fastest growing, and most innovative corporate aviation service companies globally, in connection with the $85 million sale of a 50% interest in SIMCOM Holdings, Inc. to CAE Inc.
  • 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.