Peter E.Izanec


Cleveland + 1.216.586.1042

Peter Izanec provides practical, solution-oriented advice in traditional M&A, spin-offs, joint ventures, pension de-risking, commercial agreements, and contests for control. Peter's experience spans many industries, including financial services, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, retail, industrial products and services, and restaurant chains. He is the coordinator of the Firm's financial services M&A practice.

Among other things, Peter has represented financial services companies such as Fifth Third Bancorp, FirstMerit Corporation, Invesco, KeyCorp, Morgan Stanley, National City Corporation, OneWest Bank, and Wayne Savings Community Bank in a variety of deals including over $5 billion of sales of residential mortgage loans and mortgage servicing rights (MSRs), joint ventures, acquisitions and divestitures of businesses, and governance matters. He has represented Procter & Gamble in more than two dozen transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $25 billion, including P&G's sales of its beauty, IAMS/Eukanuba, Pringles, Folgers, and Duracell businesses. Peter is one of the leaders of the Firm's pension de-risking practice, having represented General Motors and Verizon Communications in their respective groundbreaking $28 billion and $7.5 billion de-risking transactions. He has done substantial work for many other clients, including Atlas Energy, Bennington Marine, Conagra Brands, FirstEnergy Corporation, Goodrich Corporation, Kirtland Capital Partners, Kraft Heinz, Macy's, Materion Corporation, Owens Corning, Peabody Energy Corporation, PepsiCo, PolyOne, Safeguard Properties, The Riverside Company, and Wendy's.

Peter has been recognized in various legal publications for his work, including The American Lawyer's "Dealmaker of the Year" issue and in surveys such as The Best Lawyers in America.


  • FirstEnergy sells $2.4 billion minority transmission stake to BrookfieldJones Day is representing FirstEnergy Corp. in its $2.4 billion sale of a 19.9% equity stake in its subsidiary FirstEnergy Transmission, the holding company for FirstEnergy’s three regulated electric transmission businesses.
  • 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.
  • Altabancorp merges with Glacier BancorpJones Day represented Altabancorp, the bank holding company for Altabank, in connection with its stock-for-stock merger with Glacier Bancorp, Inc., the bank holding company for Glacier Bank.
  • U.S. Bank National Association acquires Debt Servicing and Securities Custody Services client portfolio of MUFG Union BankJones Day represented U.S. Bancorp, a bank holding company and the parent company of commercial bank U.S. Bank National Association, in its acquisition of the Debt Servicing and Securities Custody Services client portfolio of MUFG Bank N.A., a subsidiary of holding company MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and a member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.
  • Conagra Brands sold Peter Pan® peanut butter brand to Post Holdings, Inc.Jones Day advised Conagra Brands, Inc. in the sale of its Peter Pan® peanut butter business to Post Holdings, Inc., a consumer packaged goods holding company.
  • 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.
  • Macy’s completes $1.3 billion Senior Secured Notes offering and $3.15 billion credit facilityJones Day advised Macy's Inc., one of the nation's premier retailers, in connection with the issuance of $1.3 billion in aggregate principal amount of 8.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering and a $3.15 billion asset-based credit facility with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • OMNOVA acquired by Synthomer plc for $824 millionJones Day advised OMNOVA Solutions Inc. in its $824 million acquisition by Synthomer plc, a United Kingdom-based specialty chemical company.
  • Bad Boy receives investment from The Sterling GroupJones Day advised Bad Boy, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance zero-turn riding lawn mowers, in its cash and stock sale to The Sterling 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.
  • Procter & Gamble acquires This is L.Jones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in its acquisition of This is L., one of the fastest growing natural feminine care brands in the U.S.
  • Gray Television acquires Raycom Media for $3.6 billionJones Day advised Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, in connection with its acquisition of privately-owned Raycom Media, Inc., a Montgomery, Alabama-based television broadcast company, in a cash and stock transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $3.6 billion.
  • 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.
  • Boat Holdings sells company to Polaris Industries Inc. for $805 millionJones Day advised Boat Holdings LLC, the leading manufacturer of pontoon boats in the United States, in the sale of the company to Polaris Industries Inc. in an all cash transaction valued at $805 million.
  • KeyBank sells Key Insurance & Benefits Services to USI Insurance ServicesJones Day advised KeyBank in the sale of Key Insurance & Benefits Services, Inc. to USI Insurance Services.
  • Fifth Third Securities acquires Coker Capital AdvisorsJones Day advised Fifth Third Securities, Inc., the investment banking unit of Fifth Third Bank, in its acquisition of Coker Capital Advisors, a healthcare focused investment banking firm.
  • Owens Corning acquires Paroc Group, a leading European mineral wool manufacturer, for approximately €900 million (US$1.04 billion)Jones Day advised Owens Corning in its acquisition of Paroc Group, a leading producer of mineral wool insulation for building and technical applications in Europe, from CVC Capital Partners for an enterprise value of approximately €900 million ($1.04 billion).
  • FirstEnergy raises $1.616 billion in private placement of Convertible Preferred StockJones Day represented FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with its issuance of $1.616 billion of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement to affiliates of Elliott Management Corporation, Bluescape, and GIC.
  • FirstEnergy raises $850 million in private placement of Common StockJones Day represented FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with its issuance of $850 million of Common Stock in a private placement to funds affiliated with Zimmer Partners, LP.
  • Solus Alternative Asset Management and Deutsche Investment Management Americas complete recapitalization of Geo Specialty ChemicalsJones Day advised Solus Alternative Asset Management and Deutsche Investment Management Americas in connection with the recapitalization of Geo Specialty Chemicals, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for customers in the United States and internationally.