David A.Grubman (Dave)

Partner

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For more than 20 years, Dave Grubman has represented Fortune 500 companies and private equity funds in their most significant and strategic transactions and also has advised management and boards of directors in connection with activist shareholders. His practice encompasses a wide range of corporate transactions involving public and private acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and recapitalizations. Dave leads the M&A Practice in the Pittsburgh Office.

Dave represents companies in a broad range of industries. Recently he represented Calgon Carbon in its $1.3 billion sale to Kuraray, RTI International in its $1.5 billion sale to Alcoa, Wabtec in its $11.1 billion merger with GE Transportation, XIO Group in its $510 million tender offer for Lumenis, NRG Energy in its $1.375 billion sale of NRG Yield and NRG's Renewables Platform, Calgon Carbon in its $160 million acquisition of Arkema's activated carbon and filtration media business, NEP Group in its sale to Carlyle Global Partners and 25+ acquisitions with an aggregate deal value in excess of $1 billion, Confluence Technologies in its sale to TA Associates, Black Box Corporation in its sale to AGC Networks, LIXIL Corporation in its $542 million acquisition of American Standard Brands from Sun Capital, and Calgon Carbon in connection with various matters related to activist investor Starboard Value.

Dave is a member of the National Young Leadership Cabinet of the Jewish Federation of North America and the Leadership Pittsburgh Class of 2011. He also serves as the board president of the Humane Animal Rescue and a director of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

Experience

  • Tekni-Plex acquires Lameplast SpAJones Day acted as co-counsel to Tekni-Plex, Inc. in its acquisition of Lameplast SpA, an Italian healthcare packaging company, from Milan-based private equity firm Aksia Group.
  • Wabtec and GE Transportation merge in $11.1 billion transactionJones Day advised Wabtec Corporation in a Reverse Morris Trust merger with GE Transportation, valued at $11.1 billion.
  • Black Box acquired by AGC NetworksJones Day advised Black Box Corporation (Nasdaq: BBOX) in its acquisition by AGC Networks Ltd, a majority-owned subsidiary of Essar Global Fund.
  • NEP Group acquires Broadcast Sports International, LLCJones Day advised NEP Group in its acquisition of Broadcast Sports International, LLC, a leading provider of radio-frequency audio-visual solutions to the live sports and broadcast television industry.
  • NEP Group acquired by Carlyle Global PartnersJones Day advised the NEP Group, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based global leader in outsourced technical production for producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events, in connection with the acquisition by Carlyle Global Partners of a majority stake in NEP Group.
  • NEP acquires Fletcher Group, LLCJones Day advised NEP Group in its acquisition of Fletcher Group LLC, a Chicago-based company that provides high-end specialty ultra-slow motion and robotic camera systems in the sports and entertainment industry.
  • NRG Energy sells ownership in NRG Yield and NRG's Renewables Platform to Global Infrastructure PartnersJones Day represented NRG Energy, Inc. in the sale of NRG’s ownership in NRG Yield and NRG’s Renewables Platform to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) for cash proceeds of $1.375 billion, subject to certain adjustments.
  • Black Box sells IT unit for $75 million to Arlington Capital PartnersJones Day advised Black Box Corporation in the $75 million sale of its federal government IT services business (the "Federal Business") to Arlington Capital Partners.
  • NEP acquires Big Picture in Australia and New ZealandJones Day advised NEP Group in its acquisition of Big Picture in Australia and New Zealand, a leading supplier of video production and equipment for concert tours, music festivals, broadcast, corporate and special events.
  • NEP acquires TelerecordJones Day advised U.S.-based NEP Supershooters, an international TV production company for major events, in connection with its acquisition of 100 percent of the Italian privately-held company Telerecord S.r.l., a provider of filming and post-TV production services.
  • Tekni-Plex acquires Commodore Plastics and Commodore TechnologyJones Day advised Tekni-Plex, Inc., a portfolio company of private equity fund Genstar Capital, in connection with the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Commodore Plastics and Commodore Technology, a family owned industrial business specializing in the manufacture of foam and plastic packaging.
  • Tekni-Plex acquires Dunn IndustriesJones Day advised Tekni-Plex, Inc., a portfolio company of private equity fund Genstar Capital, in connection with its acquisition of Dunn Industries, Inc., a family owned industrial company specializing in the manufacture of extrusion tubing for the medical device market.
  • Coronado Coal acquires Curragh coal mine in central Queensland, Australia, from Wesfarmers Limited for A$700 million (US$539 million)Jones Day advised Coronado Coal LLC in the acquisition of the Curragh coal mine in central Queensland, Australia, from Wesfarmers Limited for A$700 million (US$530 million).
  • Confluence acquired by TA AssociatesJones Day advised Confluence Technologies, Inc., a financial services data management software development company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in its acquisition by private equity firm TA Associates.
  • Calgon Carbon acquired by Kuraray for $1.3 billionJones Day advised Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC) in its $1.3 billion all-cash acquisition by Kuraray Co., Ltd. (TSE:3405).
  • Shiseido acquires Olivo LaboratoriesJones Day advised Shiseido Americas Corporation, a subsidiary of Shiseido Co., Ltd., a leading global cosmetics company, in connection with the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Olivo Laboratories, LLC, a startup advancing the dermatological field through proprietary biomaterials technology.
  • Shiseido Americas sells its RéVive Skincare brand to affiliate of Tengram Capital PartnersJones Day advised Shiseido Americas Corporation, a subsidiary of Shiseido Co., Ltd., a leading global cosmetics company, in connection with the sale of its RéVive Skincare brand to an affiliate of Tengram Capital Partners.
  • Wolf Furniture sold to Art Van Furniture, Inc.Jones Day advised Wolf Furniture Enterprises, Inc. in the sale of substantially all of the assets of the company, a family owned furniture retailer operating under the Wolf name for more than 115 years, to Art Van Furniture, Inc., a portfolio company of Thomas H. Lee Partners.
  • NEP acquires BexelJones Day advised NEP Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions ("Bexel"), a subsidiary of Vitec Group plc.
  • Calgon Carbon acquires Arkema's activated carbon and filtration media business for €145.5 million (US$160.1 million)Jones Day advised Calgon Carbon Corporation in the €145.5 million (US$160.1 million) acquisition of the wood-based activated carbon, reactivation, and mineral-based filtration media business of CECA, a subsidiary of Arkema, a French leading specialty chemicals and advanced materials company.
  • The following represents selected experience prior to joining Jones Day.

    Represented Phillips Resources and affiliated company TWP in its acquisition by Exxon Mobil Corporation valued at $1.7 billion.

    Represented a nursing home operator in its $600 million sale to two private equity sponsors.

    Represented an NYSE-listed coal producer in multiple acquisition and disposition transactions.

    Represented an NYSE-listed health care services company in multiple acquisitions of specialty pharmacy companies in Pennsylvania and Illinois.

    Represented a large public electric utility in multiple 144A debt offerings totaling in excess of $400 million.

    Represented a Pennsylvania-based window manufacturer in connection with a recapitalization transaction by a private equity sponsor.

    Represented an Indian automotive parts manufacturer in the acquisition of the jack and jack tool kit business of an NYSE-listed auto parts manufacturer, its first U.S. acquisition.

    Speaking Engagements

    • June 2018
      Board Oversight of Corporate Culture, KPMG Board Roundtable
    • May 30, 2018
      Jones Day's 2018 Speaker Series: CFIUS: Current Practice and Upcoming Changes
    • December 15, 2015
      Appreciating Reps, Warranties and Indemnities in the M&A and Commercial Practice
    • October 15, 2015
      2015 Regional Energy Conference: Navigating Turbulences in Global Oil & Gas Markets
    • December 3, 2014
      KPMG’s Fall Audit Committee Roundtable Series Tapping International Markets: Key Governance Challenges
    • November 6, 2014
      Trends in Pennsylvania M&A – Is the Region Building Up for a Boom in Deal Activity?
    • July 25, 2014
      Jones Day Regional Energy Conference, International Implications of the Marcellus and Utica Shale
    • August 15, 2013
      2013 Speaker Series: Mergers & Acquisitions Representation and Warranty Insurance
    • February 14, 2013
      Jones Day Regional Energy Conference, Harnessing Regional Opportunity in the new Energy Economy
    • January 31, 2013
      The Ever-Increasing Risk of an Antitrust Issue Holding Up That Next Big Deal
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