Erik B.Lundgren

Partner

Chicago + 1.312.269.1599

Erik Lundgren has 20 years of experience representing public companies in connection with executive and director compensation matters and in developing practical solutions to a variety of overlapping legal issues. He has represented clients ranging from smaller reporting companies to Fortune 500 companies and spanning a wide variety of industries.

Erik has extensive experience advising clients in the securities law and corporate governance aspects of executive compensation, including public disclosure and proxy statement requirements, equity and incentive compensation issues, Section 16 issues, stock exchange requirements, and ISS and other proxy advisor policies. He also has represented issuers and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings (IPOs).

Erik is a frequent speaker on executive compensation, securities law, and corporate governance topics and also has lectured on executive compensation at the Northwestern University School of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Experience

  • LendingTree announces strategic investment in StashJones Day advised LendingTree, Inc. in its strategic investment in Stash, one of the fastest-growing banking and investing services in the U.S.
  • YETI Holdings completes $333.5 million secondary offering of Common StockJones Day represented YETI Holdings, Inc., a designer, marketer, retailer, and distributor of a variety of innovative, branded, premium products, in connection with the $333.5 million underwritten secondary public offering of 11,500,000 shares of Common Stock by certain of its stockholders.
  • SunPower announces sponsored spin-off of solar panel production operationsJones Day is advising SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), one of North America's largest solar-panel makers, in a sponsored spin-off of its solar panel production operations into a new public company – Maxeon Solar Technologies – which will be headquartered in Singapore.
  • YETI Holdings completes $271 million secondary offering of Common StockJones Day represented YETI Holdings, Inc., a designer, marketer, retailer, and distributor of a variety of innovative, branded, premium products, in connection with a $271 million underwritten secondary offering of Common Stock by certain of its stockholders.
  • USG acquired by Gebr. Knauf for $7 billionJones Day advised USG Corporation in the acquisition by Gebr. Knauf KG ("Knauf") of all of the outstanding shares of USG in a transaction valued at $7 billion.
  • YETI Holdings completes $288 million IPOJones Day represented YETI Holdings, Inc., a designer, marketer, retailer, and distributor of a variety of innovative, branded, premium outdoor products, in connection with its $288 million initial public offering of Common Stock.
  • J.F. Lehman sells National Response Corporation and Sprint Energy Services to Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. IIIJones Day advised long standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection with (i) the sale of all its membership interests in NRC Group Holdings, LLC, formed earlier this year through the combination of JFLCO portfolio companies National Response Corporation and Sprint Energy Services, to Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. III, and (ii) the related refinancing of the credit facilities of such portfolio companies.
  • Newell Brands enters into settlement agreement with Starboard Value that ended Newell's ongoing proxy contest with StarboardJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in its entry into a settlement agreement with activist shareholder Starboard Value LP that ended Newell’s ongoing proxy contest with Starboard.
  • Koch Equity Development commits $650 million preferred equity financing to support Meredith Corporation's $2.8 billion acquisition of Time, Inc.Jones Day advised Koch Equity Development, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in connection with its $650 million of preferred equity financing to Meredith Corporation, a media and marketing company, in connection with Meredith’s $2.8 billion acquisition of magazine publisher Time, Inc.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Represented Lear Corporation, a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems, in its $850 million acquisition of Eagle Ottawa, the largest global supplier of automotive leather.

    Represented William Blair & Company and the other underwriters in connection with the initial public offering of shares of common stock of Upland Software.

    Represented Heritage Insurance Holdings, a property and casualty insurance holding company, in its initial public offering of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $11 per share.

    Represented Echo Global Logistics in its acquisition of Command Transportation, a provider of freight brokerage services.

    Represented Groupon, a local e-commerce marketplace that connects merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount, in connection with its $700 million initial public offering. Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, together with Credit Suisse, served as the lead underwriters on the IPO.

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