Edward T.Kennedy (Ed)

Practice Leader Tax

New York + 1.212.326.3775

Ed Kennedy, who co-leads the Firm's global Tax Practice, works with Fortune 500 companies, strategic investors, private equity groups, and hedge funds to structure their investments in a tax-efficient manner. He also works with large U.S.-based multinational corporations in connection with their global tax planning. Ed works with foreign entities and foreign sovereign wealth funds in connection with their inbound investments in the U.S., including investments in stock, securities, partnerships, and real estate. His practice involves all aspects of federal and international taxation, including M&A, Subpart F planning, contract manufacturing, hedging programs, cross-border structured finance, partnership planning, tax controversy, and cost sharing.

Ed worked on the federal and international tax aspects of the restructuring of Chrysler LLC in chapter 11. He worked with Reynolds American in connection with its acquisition by British American Tobacco Plc in a deal valued at $49 billion. He advised Monster Beverage Corporation in connection with its long-term commercial relationship with The Coca Cola Company, with Monster Beverage Corporation receiving a net cash payment of $2.15 billion. He represented Gtech S.p.A. in connection with its acquisition of International Game Technology for $6.4 billion. Ed also played a leading role in structuring Pfizer's $16.6 billion sale of its consumer health care business to Johnson & Johnson.

Ed, a member of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section, has lectured at conferences on numerous topics involving federal and international taxation.

Experience

  • EagleTree Capital acquires MacKenzie-Childs from Castanea PartnersJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of MacKenzie-Childs, the artisan-driven American heritage home decor brand, from Castanea Partners.
  • Labcorp to spin off Clinical Development businessJones Day is advising Labcorp (NYSE: LH), a leading global life sciences company, in its consideration of whether to pursue a spin-off of its Clinical Development business to its shareholders through a tax-free transaction.
  • Koch Equity Development portfolio company, Getty Images, completes business combination with SPAC, CC Neuberger Principal Holdings IIJones Day acted as counsel to Koch Equity Development LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. and investor in Getty Images, in the business combination agreement with CC Neuberger Principal Holdings II (NYSE: PRPB), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company.
  • Bally's sells real property assets of two Rhode Island properties to Gaming And Leisure Properties for $1 billionJones Day is advising Bally's Corporation in the $1 billion sale of the real property assets of Bally's two Rhode Island casino properties – Bally's Twin River Lincoln Casino Resort and Bally's Tiverton Casino & Hotel to GLP Capital, L.P., the operating partnership of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.
  • Nasco sells Whirl-Pak®Jones Day advised EagleTree Capital and its portfolio company, Nasco, in the sale of Whirl-Pak®, a leading provider of sterilized sampling and testing solutions including its line of write-on, stand-up, filter and other specialty single-use sterilized sampling bags and accessories, to Filtration Group, an affiliate of Madison Industries.
  • Roper Technologies sells majority stake in industrial businesses to Clayton Dubilier & Rice, LLC for $2.6 billionJones Day is advising Roper Technologies, Inc. on the sale of a majority stake in its industrial businesses, including its entire Process Technologies segment and the industrial businesses within its Measurement & Analytical Solutions segment, to an affiliate of Clayton Dubilier & Rice, LLC, for $2.6 billion in cash, subject to customary purchase price adjustments, and contingent consideration of up to $51 million.
  • FirstEnergy sells $2.4 billion minority transmission stake to BrookfieldJones Day represented 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.
  • EagleTree backed companies, Arc and The Channel Company, acquire Incisive MediaJones Day advised EagleTree portfolio companies, Arc and The Channel Company, in the acquisition of Incisive Media.
  • Newell Brands sells the Connected Home & Security business to Resideo TechnologiesJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the $593 million sale of the Connected Home & Security (CH&S) business to Resideo Technologies, Inc.
  • Roper Technologies sells TransCore to Singapore Technologies Engineering for $2.68 billionJones Day advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in the sale of TransCore Partners, LLC and TLP Holdings, LLC to an affiliate of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. for $2.68 billion in cash, subject to customary purchase price adjustments.
  • 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.
  • Monster Beverage acquires CANarchyJones Day advised Monster Beverage Corporation in the $330 million acquisition of CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective LLC, a craft beer and hard seltzer company.
  • City of Hope acquires Cancer Treatment Centers of AmericaJones Day advised City of Hope, a world-renowned, National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer research and treatment organization, in connection with its acquisition of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a network of oncology hospitals and outpatient care centers across the United States.
  • GoEngineer completes recapitalization with Court Square Capital PartnersJones Day advised GoEngineer, a leading provider of 3D design and additive manufacturing solution, in connection with its recapitalization with Court Square Capital Partners.
  • Nutrien completes $300 million tender offer and redemption of $1.8 billion of debt securitiesJones Day represented Nutrien Ltd., the world's largest provider of crop inputs and services, in connection with the tender offer by Nutrien Ltd. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Agrium Inc. and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., to purchase for cash up to $300 million in aggregate purchase price of their respective debt securities.
  • FirstEnergy completes $1 billion Common Equity offeringJones Day represented FirstEnergy Corp. in connection with its $1 billion private placement of Common Equity to Blackstone Infrastructure Partners at $39.08 per share.
  • American Transmission Systems completes $600 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented American Transmission Systems, Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FirstEnergy Transmission, LLC, which is a direct subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., in connection with its Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 2.650% Senior Notes due 2032.
  • Riverside sells Lexipol to GTCRJones Day represented The Riverside Company in the sale of Lexipol, a leader in policy management and training platforms for state and local governments, to GTCR.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires The Channel CompanyJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of The Channel Company, a leading provider of business services for the IT sector, from Stone-Goff Partners.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires LigneticsJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and financing of Lignetics, Inc., the largest consumer-focused wood pellet manufacturer in the U.S., from Taglich Private Equity and Mill Road Capital.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • June 22-23, 2015
      2015 Tax Executives Institute Region II Conference
    • January 13, 2010
      Executive Roundtable Series: Navigating the Tax Laws Under Current Economic Conditions: What the New Administration Is Doing and What the Future May Hold for Businesses