Andrew M.Levine (Andy)

Practice Leader Private Equity

New York + 1.212.326.8319

Andy Levine co-chairs Jones Day's global Private Equity Practice and has been the lead lawyer on global transactions for both sponsors and strategic participants, including ABM Industries, Bombardier, Cardinal Health, EagleTree Capital (f.k.a. Wasserstein & Co.), Monster Beverage, Omnicom Group, Pegasus Capital, Procter & Gamble, Ryder System, Sprint-Nextel, Stanley Works, Verizon, and WL Ross & Co.

Andy's recent transactions include Procter & Gamble's $4.2 billion acquisition of Merck KGaA's consumer health care business; EagleTree Capital's acquisitions of CORSAIR, Gaylord Chemical Company, and FuseFX and its recent sale of Paris Presents; Verizon's $3.6 billion sale of 24 data center sites to Equinix; Galenica's acquisition of Relypsa for $1.53 billion; Stillwater Mining's acquisition by Sibanye Gold for $2.2 billion; ITC Holdings' acquisition by Fortis for $11.3 billion; and ABM's acquisition of GCA Services for $1.25 billion. He has substantial experience in distress M&A, joint ventures, special committee transactions, corporate governance, takeover preparedness, and restructurings. Andy has worked in a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals and health care, consumer goods and retail, telecommunications, real estate, financial services, facility services, shipping, advertising and marketing, energy, and manufacturing.

Andy is a frequent author on Delaware law developments, M&A, and governance issues and has appeared as a commentator on CNBC's Squawk Box, Bloomberg TV, and Bloomberg Radio.

Experience

  • Procter & Gamble acquires consumer health business of Merck KGaAJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”) in its €3.375 billion ($4.2 billion) acquisition of the worldwide consumer health business of Merck KGaA.
  • KKR completes investment in OneStream SoftwareJones Day advised Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts & Co. L.P. in connection with its investment in OneStream Software LLC, a leading provider of cloud or on-premise Corporate Performance Management solutions for mid-sized to large enterprises, in a transaction that values the privately held company at more than $1 billion.
  • Bombardier acquires Global 7500 aircraft wing program from Triumph Group Inc.Jones Day advised Bombardier Inc. in its acquisition of the wing manufacturing operations and assets relating to Triumph Group Inc.’s Global 7500 wing program.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires majority interest of Gaylord Chemical Company, LLCJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in its acquisition of a majority interest in and related financing of Gaylord Chemical Company, LLC, a specialty chemical producer.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires majority stake in FuseFXJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in and related financing of FuseFX, LLC, a visual effects studio providing visual effects services for episodic television, feature films, commercials, and VR productions.
  • Pegasus Capital Advisors sells Pure Biofuels del Peru to Valero EnergyJones Day represented Pure Biofuels del Peru S.A.C. in its sale by Pegasus Capital Advisors L.P. to Valero Energy Corporation.
  • EagleTree Capital sells Paris Presents to Yellow Wood PartnersJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in its sale of Paris Presents, Inc., a leading provider of branded cosmetic and bath accessories to mass merchants, drug stores, specialty beauty stores, and online retailers, to Yellow Wood Partners.
  • Brookfield Asset Management invests in ConveneJones Day represented Brookfield Asset Management Inc. in connection with its Series D investment in Convene, a provider of meeting and workplace experiences in Class A office buildings.
  • ABM acquires GCA Services Group for $1.25 billionJones Day advised ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, in its acquisition of GCA Services Group, a leading provider of facility services in the education and commercial industries, from affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division for approximately $1.25 billion in cash and stock.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires Airtech GroupJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in its acquisition of a majority stake in and related financing of Airtech Group, a provider of specialized pressure technologies.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires CORSAIR for $525 millionJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and related financing of CORSAIR, a world leader in high-performance PC components, gaming peripherals, and enthusiast memory, from Francisco Partners for $525 million.
  • Verizon sells 24 data center sites to Equinix for $3.6 billionJones Day advised Verizon Communications Inc. in its $3.6 billion sale of 24 data center sites to Equinix, Inc.
  • Stillwater Mining acquired by Sibanye Gold for $2.2 billionJones Day advised Stillwater Mining Company in its $2.2 billion acquisition by Sibanye Gold for $18 per share in cash.
  • Galenica acquires Relypsa for $1.53 billionJones Day advised Galenica AG, a diversified group of companies active throughout the health care market, in its acquisition of Relypsa, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of polymeric medicines, pursuant to a tender offer in which Galenica paid $32 per share, or a total of $1.53 billion.
  • Wasserstein & Co. sells Penton to Informa for $1.56 billionJones Day represented Wasserstein & Co. in connection with its $1.56 billion sale of Penton Information Services, an independent U.S. Exhibitions and Professional Information Services group, to Informa plc., a UK-based business information provider.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires majority stake in WaterFleetJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and related financing of a majority stake in WaterFleet LLC, a provider of mobile water and wastewater treatment solutions.
  • ITC Holdings acquired by Fortis for $11.3 billionJones Day advised the Board of Directors of ITC Holdings Corp. in connection to its $11.3 billion stock and cash merger with Fortis Inc.
  • EagleTree Capital portfolio company acquires HotelsWorldJones Day represented EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Northstar Travel Group, a leading provider of business-to-business information, content, events, data, research, custom content, and software dedicated to the global travel and meeting industries, of HotelsWorld, a suite of industry events for senior hotel executives in the Australia and New Zealand region.
  • CORSAIR acquires Elgato GamingJones Day advised Corsair Gaming, Inc., a portfolio company of EagleTree Capital, in connection with the acquisition of the gaming division of Elgato Systems GmbH, which develops, designs and manufactures video game streaming software and hardware products.
  • Verizon sells its cloud and managed hosting service to IBMJones Day advised Verizon Communications, Inc. in the sale of its cloud and managed hosting service to International Business Machines Corporation.
  • Neothetics and Evofem Biosciences mergeJones Day advised Invesco Asset Management Limited in connection with the merger of Evofem Biosciences, Inc. with a wholly owned subsidiary of Neothetics, Inc. and the purchase by certain of Invesco's discretionary managed funds of common stock of the combined company.
  • Brookfield Property Partners invests in Series C financing round of ConveneJones Day represented Brookfield Property Partners in connection with its participation in Convene's $68 million Series C funding.
  • EagleTree Capital portfolio company acquires hotel investment event portfolio from Burba Hotel NetworkJones Day advised EagleTree Capital (formerly Wasserstein Partners) in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Northstar Travel Group, a leading provider of business-to-business information, content, events, data, research, custom content, and software dedicated to the global travel and meeting industries, of the hotel investment event portfolio from Burba Hotel Network, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, and their other partners.
  • Brookfield Property Partners invests in Honest BuildingsJones Day represented Brookfield Property Partners in connection with its investment in Honest Buildings, a project management platform built specifically for real estate owners, ensuring capital and construction projects are delivered on time and on budget.
  • EagleTree Capital portfolio company acquires TEAMS Conference + Expo and Meetings Quest conferences from Schneider PublishingJones Day advised EagleTree Capital (formerly Wasserstein Partners) in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Northstar Travel Group, a leading provider of business-to-business information, content, events, data, research, custom content, and software dedicated to the global travel and meeting industries, of the TEAMS Conference + Expo and Meetings Quest conferences, including Sports Travel and Association News, from Schneider Publishing.
  • Wasserstein Partners acquires Northstar Travel GroupJones Day advised Wasserstein Partners in its acquisition of Northstar Travel Group from the Wicks Group of Companies.
  • Monster Beverage completes modified $2.0 billion Dutch auction tender offer to purchase its Common StockJones Day advised Monster Beverage Corporation in connection with its modified $2.0 billion Dutch auction tender offer to purchase up to 6.9% of its outstanding Common Stock.
  • Wasserstein & Co. acquires leading global experiential marketing solutions company MossJones Day advised Wasserstein & Co., LP in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Moss Inc., the leading global provider of highly engineered, three-dimensional fabric structures and customized environmental branding solutions, from funds advised by Century Park Capital Partners II, L.P.
  • Monster Beverage acquires American Fruits & Flavors for $690 millionJones Day advised Monster Beverage Corporation in its $690 million acquisition of American Fruits & Flavors, a flavor supplier.
  • ABM completes sale of its Security Business to Universal Protection Service for $131 millionJones Day advised ABM Industries Incorporated in the $131 million sale of its Security Business to Universal Protection Service, a division of Universal Services of America.
  • Wasserstein & Co. portfolio company acquires Ryan SolutionsJones Day advised Wasserstein & Co., LP in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Inntopia, a leading SaaS e-commerce software platform that provides innovative solutions of reservation technology and e-commerce services, of Ryan Solutions, a leading customer relationship management and database marketing provider for the hospitality industry.
  • Brookfield Property Group invests in ConveneJones Day represented Brookfield Property Group, a global alternative asset manager, in connection with its investment in Convene, a leader in workplace hospitality and the nation's fastest growing network of meeting, conference, and event spaces.
  • City National Bank of Florida acquired by Banco de Credito e Inversiones for $946.9 millionJones Day advised certain members of senior management of City National Bank of Florida in connection with the acquisition by Chile's Banco de Credito e Inversiones for $946.9 million.
  • Wasserstein & Co. sells Recorded Books to Shamrock Capital AdvisorsJones Day advised Wasserstein & Co. in connection with its sale of Recorded Books, a large independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets, to Shamrock Capital Advisors LLC.
  • Procter & Gamble sells its beauty brands to Coty for $12.5 billionThe Procter & Gamble Company ("P&G") has merged its 43 beauty brands ("RMT Brands") of global salon professional hair care and color, retail hair color, cosmetics, and fine fragrance businesses, along with select hair styling brands with Coty Inc. in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction for $12.5 billion.
  • Cardinal Health acquires The Harvard Drug Group for $1.115 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health in its acquisition of The Harvard Drug Group, a distributor of generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medications, and related products to retail, institutional, and alternate care customers from Court Square Capital Partners for $1.115 billion.
  • Wasserstein & Co. acquires Paris PresentsJones Day advised Wasserstein & Co., LP in its acquisition of Paris Presents, Inc. from funds advised by private equity firm Mason Wells.
  • Monster Beverage enters into long-term commercial relationship with Coca-Cola and receives net cash payment of $2.15 billionJones Day represented Monster Beverage Corporation in connection with a series of transactions involving The Coca-Cola Company for a long-term commercial relationship in which Coke transferred its global energy drink business to Monster, Monster transferred its non-energy business and 16.7% of its common stock to Coke, the parties realigned their global distribution relationship, and Coca-Cola made a net cash payment of $2.15 billion to Monster.
  • Harry & David sold to 1-800-FLOWERS.COM for $142.5 millionJones Day advised Harry & David Holdings, Inc., a leading multi-channel specialty retailer and producer of branded premium gift-quality fruit, gourmet food products, and other gifts, in its sale to 1-800-FLOWERS.COM for $142.5 million.
  • ALM acquires Summit Professional NetworksJones Day advised ALM Media in its acquisition of Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel.
  • Wasserstein & Co. acquires ALM MediaJones Day advised Wasserstein & Co., LP in connection with the acquisition and related financing of ALM Media, a global leader in specialized business news and information, with award winning media properties including Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal, and The New York Law Journal from Apax Partners and RBS.
  • Procter & Gamble forms joint venture with Whirlpool CorporationJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in its formation of a joint venture with Whirlpool Corporation for the introduction of SWASH™, an innovative at-home clothing care system designed to slightly reduce wrinkles, refresh fabric, restore fit, and preserve clothing
  • Procter & Gamble sells MDVIP to Summit PartnersJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in connection with its sale of MDVIP, Inc., a national leader in personalized healthcare, to Summit Partners.
  • Moelis & Company acts as advisor to Omnicom in attempted merger of equals with Publicis GroupeJones Day advised Moelis & Company in Omnicom Group's attempted $35 billion merger of equals with Publicis Groupe, to create the world's leading company in communications, marketing, advertising, and digital services, Publicis Omnicom Group.
  • Michael Baker Corporation acquired by Integrated Mission Solutions for $396.5 millionJones Day advised Michael Baker Corporation, a provider of professional engineering and consulting services, in its $396.5 million acquisition by Integrated Mission Solutions, an affiliate of DC Capital Partners.
  • Wasserstein & Co. portfolio company acquires HighBridge AudioJones Day advised Wasserstein & Co., LP in connection with its acquisition by portfolio company Recorded Books, a large independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets, of HighBridge Audio, an imprint of Workman publishing.
  • Verizon Communications sells Federal Network Systems to Jacobs TechnologyJones Day advised Verizon Communications, Inc. in the sale of its subsidiary Federal Network Systems LLC, which provides comprehensive lifecycle support to the Intelligence Community (IC), DOD, and civilian government agencies, to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
  • Procter & Gamble buys out Agrolimen Group joint venture for $1.1 billion; takes over household product company Arbora & AusoniaJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in buying out the rest of its joint venture with Agrolimen Group in the Spanish joint venture, Arbora & Ausonia, for $1.1 billion.
  • Wasserstein & Co. acquires Recorded Books from Haights Cross CommunicationsJones Day represented Wasserstein & Co., LP in connection with its acquisition and related financing of Recorded Books LLC, a large independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets, from Haights Cross Communications, Inc., a leading K-12 educational and library publisher.
  • Procter & Gamble completes sale of Latin American bleach businessJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in the sale of its Latin American bleach business conducted under the Magia Blanca trademark.
  • Wasserstein & Co. acquires leading communications solutions provider Globecomm Systems for $340 millionJones Day advised Wasserstein & Co., LP in connection with its acquisition and related financing of Globecomm Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: GCOM), a leading communications solutions provider, for $340 million.
  • Vivint acquired by Blackstone for $2 billionJones Day advised Vivint, Vivint Solar, and 2GIG Technologies in their acquisition by Blackstone for more than $2 billion.
  • WL Ross acquires up to 19.4% of Navigator HoldingsJones Day advised WL Ross & Co. LLC in connection with its $62.5 million acquisition of up to 19.4% of Navigator Holdings Ltd., an international seaborne transportation service provider to producers, traders, and consumers of liquefied petroleum gas, petrochemical gases, and ammonia.
  • WL Ross makes additional investment in Navigator HoldingsJones Day advised WL Ross & Co. LLC in connection with its additional $65 million equity investment in Navigator Holdings Ltd., an international seaborne transportation service provider to producers, traders, and consumers of liquefied petroleum gas, petrochemical gases, and ammonia.
  • Overseas Shipping Group buys all publicly held units of OSG America LPJones Day acted as counsel to the Committee of Independent Directors in the acquisition by Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. for all of the outstanding common units held by the public.
  • ABM acquires provider of aviation facility management services Air Serv for $158 millionJones Day advised ABM Industries, Inc. in its $158 million acquisition of Air Serv Corporation, a leading provider of integrated facility management services for the world's leading airlines and freight companies at airports throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • WL Ross completes $228 million IPO of Common Stock on NYSE by Navigator HoldingsJones Day represented affiliates of WL Ross & Co. LLC, as selling shareholders, in an initial public offering of $228 million of Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange by Navigator Holdings Ltd., an international and regional seaborne transportation services provider of liquefied petroleum gas, petrochemical gases, and ammonia for energy companies, industrial users, and commodity traders.
  • WL Ross acquires majority stake in Navigator for $110 millionJones Day advised WL Ross & Co. LLC in connection with the $110 million acquisition of a majority stake in Navigator Holdings Ltd., an international seaborne transportation service provider to producers, traders, and consumers of liquefied petroleum gas, petrochemical gases, and ammonia, through a purchase of Navigator shares from the trustee in the Lehman Brothers liquidation proceedings.
  • Procter & Gamble and Teva Pharmaceutical form consumer health care partnershipJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in its agreement with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to create a partnership in consumer health care by bringing together both companies' existing over the counter medicines and complementary capabilities to accelerate growth.
  • ABM acquires HHA ServicesJones Day represented ABM Industries, Inc., a provider of integrated facility solutions, in connection with its acquisition of HHA Services, Inc., a provider of support service management to hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare facilities throughout the United States.
  • Procter & Gamble sells Rembrandt product lineJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in the sale of its Rembrandt Brand of oral care products to Personal Products Company (PPC), a subsidiary of McNeil-PPC, Inc.
  • Procter & Gamble sells SpinBrush business for $105 millionJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in its $105 million sale of the SpinBrush toothbrush business to Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
  • Alcatel-Lucent sells Genesys business to European private equity firm Permira for $1.5 billionJones Day advised Alcatel-Lucent in its sale of its Genesys business to Permira for US$1.5 billion.
  • WL Ross affiliates complete sale of Common Stock of Greenbrier CompaniesJones Day represented affiliates of WL Ross & Co. LLC in connection with a block trade of Common Stock of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., a leading international supplier of transportation equipment and services to the railroad industry.
  • ABM acquires The Linc Group for $300 millionJones Day advised ABM Industries Incorporated in its acquisition of The Linc Group, LLC for $300 million.
  • inChord Communications acquired by Ventiv Health for $185 millionJones Day advised inChord Communications, Inc., the world's largest independently-owned global healthcare marketing and communications company, in its $185 million acquisition by Ventiv Health, Inc.
  • JEN Partners sells portfolio of prime real estate assets in Arizona and Florida to Avatar HoldingsJones Day represented JEN Partners, LLC in the $70 million sale of a portfolio of prime real estate assets in key geographic retirement areas in Arizona and Florida to Avatar Holdings, a leading real estate company.
  • Wasserstein & Co. completes sale of The Deal to TheStreetJones Day represented Wasserstein & Co., LP in connection with its sale of The Deal, L.L.C., a news service covering mergers and acquisitions, to TheStreet, Inc., a publicly traded investment news and data service.
  • Spectrum adds Russell Hobbs to its portfolio to create $3 billion global consumer products companyJones Day advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Atlanta-based Spectrum Brands, Inc. in connection with its $3.3 billion combination with Miramar, Florida-based Russell Hobbs, Inc.
  • WL Ross makes strategic investment in GreenbrierJones Day advised WL Ross & Co. LLC in its strategic investment in The Greenbrier Companies, a leading international supplier of transportation equipment and services to the railroad industry.
  • Lagardère acquires the representation contracts for tennis players from BESTJones Day advised Lagardère Unlimited LLC in its acquisition of the representation contracts for certain well known tennis players from BEST (Blue Entertainment Sports Television).
  • ABB acquires Kuhlman Electric from The Carlyle GroupJones Day advised ABB Ltd. in its acquisition of Kuhlman Electric Corporation from the Carlyle Group to expand its power products portfolio in the Americas.
  • ABM to acquire OneSource ServicesJones Day advised ABM Industries Incorporated in connection with its acquisition of OneSource Services Inc., an international business company organized under the laws of Belize, for $365 million in cash, pursuant to a merger of OneSource into a wholly owned subsidiary of ABM.
  • Goldman Sachs subsidiary acquires one-third interest in holding company of McCormack Baron SalazarJones Day represented The Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs & Co., in its private equity investment in MBA Properties, Inc., the holding company of McCormack Baron Salazar, a St. Louis-based developer of affordable urban housing.
  • R.H. Donnelley acquires Dex MediaJones Day advised R.H. Donnelley Corporation in its $9.8 billion acquisition of Dex Media, Inc.
  • Nextel and Sprint combine in $46.5 billion merger-of-equalsJones Day advised Nextel Communications, Inc. in its $46.5 billion merger with Sprint Corporation and provided securities law advice to the client.
  • Proliance International sells North American assets to Centrum EquitiesJones Day advised Proliance International, Inc., a leading global manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket heat exchange and temperature control products for automotive and heavy-duty applications, in connection with the sale of its North American assets to Centrum Equities XV, LLC, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket climate control products, in a section 363 bankruptcy buyout.
  • Dana Corporation issues stock to Centerbridge Capital PartnersJones Day advised Dana Corporation, a supplier of axle, driveshaft, structural, sealing and thermal products for global vehicle manufacturers, in the $750 million investment by Centerbridge Capital Partners, L.P.
  • Transpro merges with Modine ManufacturingJones Day advised Transpro, Inc. in its reverse Morris trust merger with Modine Manufacturing Company and related sale of heavy duty OEM business to Modine.
  • CBaySystems completes reverse takeover of CBay and CBay's simultaneous acquisition of majority of shares of MedQuist, Inc., U.S. public company from Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Philips) for $285 millionJones Day advised CBaySystems Holdings Limited, a British Virgin Islands company (AIM: CBAY), in connection with a reverse takeover of CBay through an acquisition of 57% of CBay shares by affiliates of S.A.C Private Capital Group and Lehman Brothers for $123 million, and CBay's simultaneous acquisition of 69.5% of MedQuist, Inc., a U.S. public company (MEDQ:PK) from Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Philips) for $285 million.
  • James Finlay sells Vintage Parts to Sentinel CapitalJones Day advised James Finlay Limited in connection with its sale of Vintage Parts, LLC, a purchaser of automotive construction and related industry inventory, to Sentinel Capital Partners.
  • Wasserstein & Co. acquires Hanley WoodJones Day advised Wasserstein & Co., LP in its acquisition of Hanley Wood LLC from Veronis Suhler Stevenson.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • June 3, 2013
      2013 Deutsche Bank M&A Forum
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