Jeffrey D.Litle (Jeff)

Partner

Columbus + 1.614.281.3886

Jeff Litle is trusted by clients to guide them through their most important M&A and commercial transactions. His practice focuses on corporate transactions, including public and private M&A, bankruptcy dispositions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, corporate finance, and significant commercial transactions. Jeff regularly advises clients in the health care, automotive, manufacturing, telecommunications, metals and mining, consumer products, and distribution industries. He heads the Firm's corporate practice in Columbus.

Representative matters include: Cardinal Health's acquisition of a majority stake in naviHealth, its acquisitions of Curaspan Health Group, RightCare Solutions, Tradex International and substantially all of the assets of Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, and the sale of its physician office business to Henry Schein; Reynolds American's $27.4 billion acquisition of Lorillard and concurrent $7 billion divestiture of competitive assets to Imperial Tobacco; Materion's $375 million senior secured credit facility and over $460 million in precious metal financings; L Brands' (Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works) international expansion and strategic relationships; and Patrón Spirits' worldwide distribution network for premium tequilas and other beverages. Jeff also represented Molycorp on its vertical mine-to-magnets integration strategy, including the company's $1.3 billion acquisition of Neo Material Technologies, its $390 million private placement of stock to a strategic foreign investor, its $100 million acquisition of a European alloy processor, its joint venture with Mitsubishi and Daido Steel, and its $1.8 billion bankruptcy restructuring.

Jeff is a frequent speaker on corporate topics and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Mergers & Acquisitions.

Experience

  • OTC acquires ePumpsJones Day advised OTC Industrial Technologies in the acquisition of ePumps, Inc., a leading provider of engineered solutions for pumps, seals, valves, mixers and related services in Oklahoma and Texas.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires American Industrial CorporationJones Day advised Ohio Transmission Corporation in the acquisition of American Industrial Corporation, a premier supplier of painting and powder coating systems, equipment, components and services in the Midwest.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires AAP AutomationJones Day advised Ohio Transmission Corporation in the acquisition of AAP Automation, a leading provider of machine automation and control solutions throughout the North and Southwest.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires Critical Rental SolutionsJones Day advised Ohio Transmission Corporation in the acquisition of Critical Rental Solutions, which specializes in oil-free air and temperature control equipment rental.
  • CBC Companies invests in GuardinexJones Day advised CBC Companies, Inc. in the $5 million Series A financing of Guardinex Inc., a creator of Machine Learning technology to prevent Identity Fraud.
  • 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.
  • Cardinal Health and TerraPower announce manufacturing and distribution agreement for Actinium-225Jones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. in its strategic alliance with TerraPower to advance the next generation of cancer treatment.
  • CBC Companies participates in minority investment in SoftWorks AIJones Day advised CBC Companies, Inc. in its participation in a minority investment in SoftWorks AI, provider of the Trapeze intelligent mortgage automation platform, led by Long Ridge Equity Partners.
  • VUMC acquires Tennova Shelbyville and Tullahoma Hospitals from Community Health Systems, Inc., and acquire minority interest in Tennova Clarksville HospitalJones Day advised Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Tennova Healthcare-Shelbyville, a 60-bed hospital located in Shelbyville, Tennessee, and Tennova Healthcare-Harton, a 135-bed hospital located in Tullahoma, Tennessee, from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires JCI IndustriesJones Day advised Ohio Transmission in its acquisition of JCI Industries, a leading provider of pumps, motors, controls, field service and remanufacturing to commercial, industrial and environmental customers throughout the Midwest.
  • L Brands announces partnership with Next PLC for Victoria's Secret UKJones Day represented L Brands, Inc. in its partnership with Next PLC for its company-owned Victoria's Secret business in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • SunPower closes sponsored spin-off of solar panel production operationsJones Day advised 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.
  • Cardinal Health sold minority ownership in NaviHealth, Inc. to OptumHealthJones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. in the sale of its minority ownership interest in NaviHealth, Inc. to UnitedHealth Group Incorporated's OptumHealth.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires Laron Inc.Jones Day advised Ohio Transmission in its acquisition of Laron Inc., a leading provider of mechanical and electric motor repair and engineering services in the southwestern United States.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires Keller ElectricalJones Day advised Ohio Transmission Corporation in its acquisition of Keller Electrical, a provider of industrial electrical services, equipment, components and supplies serving the southwestern United States.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires Pumps, Parts and Service, Inc.Jones Day advised Ohio Transmission Corporation in its acquisition of Pumps, Parts and Service, Inc., an industrial pump and repair company with service locations in the Southeast United States.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires Furey Filter & Pump and PSI EngineeringJones Day advised Ohio Transmission Corporation in its acquisition of Furey Filter & Pump and PSI Engineering.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires Filter and Coating TechnologyJones Day advised Ohio Transmission Corporation in its acquisition of Filter and Coating Technology, Inc., a provider of equipment and filters and related consulting services to manufacturers with paint, finishing, adhesives, and coating operations.
  • Nationwide Mutual acquires Farmland MutualJones Day advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Farmland Mutual Insurance Company Inc. in its acquisition by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires Tape Industrial Sales, Inc.Jones Day advised Ohio Transmission Corporation in its acquisition of Tape Industrial Sales, Inc., a company specializing in supplying manufacturers with paint, powder and sealant/adhesive application and fluid management equipment.
  • Additional Publications

    • Second Quarter 2008
      Deal Lawyers Take Note: How Successor Liability For Export Violations Can Spoil Your Deal, Jones Day M&A Matters
    • November 6, 2006
      Two-Step Transactions Coming Back into Fashion: Reappraisal of the Best-Price Rule Could Revive a Once-popular Form of Corporate Courtship, coauthor, National Law Journal

    Speaking Engagements

    • November 11, 2013
      Jones Day hosts LCLD Group Mentoring Sessions for first year law students at Ohio State University and Capital Law School
    • November 2012
      Jones Day hosts LCLD Group Mentoring Sessions for First Year Law Students at Ohio State University and Capital Law School