Jeffrey D.Litle (Jeff)

Partner

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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

  • 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.
  • Babcock & Wilcox sells two Florida energy-from-waste facilities to CovantaJones Day advised Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. in its sale of a subsidiary with the operating and maintenance contracts for two Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities in Palm Beach County, Florida to a subsidiary of Covanta Holding Corporation.
  • Cardinal Health sells majority stake in NaviHealth to Clayton, Dubilier & RiceJones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) in the sale of a majority stake in its NaviHealth business to funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
  • ProMedica Health and Welltower complete acquisition of HCR ManorCare and Quality Care properties for $4.4 billionJones Day served as lead antitrust counsel for both ProMedica Health Systems, Inc. and HCR ManorCare, Inc., and co-counsel for ProMedica on other complex corporate, bankruptcy, and regulatory issues, in this first of its kind partnership and acquisition.
  • Fairmount Santrol and Unimin merge creating CoviaJones Day advised Fairmount Santrol in its merger with Unimin Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of SCR-Sibelco NV, in a tax-free, cash and stock transaction, creating a leader in proppant and industrial materials solutions.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires Crimson ElectricJones Day advised Ohio Transmission Corporation, a large industrial distributor and service provider, in connection with its acquisition of Crimson Electric, Inc., a leading electrical apparatus service center in the Carolinas, specializing in electro-mechanical apparatus services and repair for AC/DC motors, servo motors, pumps, gear reducers, and more.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires PK Controls, Inc.Jones Day advised Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor, in its acquisition of PK Controls, Inc., an engineering and services company that specializes in factory automation and controls.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires assets of Tri-Power MPT, Inc.Jones Day represented Ohio Transmission Corporation in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Tri-Power MPT, Inc., a specialty distributor of automation, electrical, power transmission, motion control and safety products.
  • Cardinal Health acquires rights to Lymphoseek® from Navidea BiopharmaceuticalsJones Day advised Cardinal Health in its acquisition of Navidea Biopharmaceuticals' rights to Lymphoseek® in North America for lymphatic mapping, lymph node biopsy, and the diagnosis of metastatic spread to lymph nodes for the staging of cancer.
  • Materion acquires Heraeus' target materials businessJones Day advised Materion Corporation, a global supplier of highly engineered advanced enabling materials, in its $30 million acquisition of the principal portion of the high-performance target materials business of the Heraeus Group.
  • Materion and its German subsidiary obtain $75 million committed precious metals consignment facilityJones Day represented Materion Corporation, a supplier of highly engineered advanced enabling materials to global markets, and its subsidiary, Materion Advanced Materials Germany GmbH, in connection with a $75 million committed precious metals consignment facility provided by The Bank of Nova Scotia.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires Midway Industrial SupplyJones Day represented Ohio Transmission Corporation, a large industrial distributor and service provider, in connection with its acquisition of Midway Industrial Supply Inc., a specialist in spray finishing systems for industrial companies.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires C&C Industrial SalesJones Day represented Ohio Transmission Corporation, a large industrial distributor and service provider, in connection with its acquisition of C&C Industrial Sales, LLC., a specialist in spray finishing systems as well as sealant and adhesive application systems for industrial customers.
  • Molycorp emerges from bankruptcy as Neo Performance MaterialsJones Day advised Molycorp, Inc. in the bankruptcy buyout of the company by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
  • naviHealth acquires CuraspanJones Day advised naviHealth Inc., a Cardinal Health company, in its acquisition of Curaspan Health Group Inc., a privately held leading provider of care transition tools for hospitals and post-acute healthcare providers.
  • Reynolds American sells Natural American Spirit International businesses to JT Group for $5 billionJones Day advised Reynolds American Inc. in its $5 billion sale of the international rights to the Natural American Spirit brand name and associated trademarks, along with the international companies that distribute and market the brand outside the U.S., to the Japan Tobacco Group of companies (JT Group).
  • naviHealth acquires RightCare SolutionsJones Day represented Cardinal Health and its subsidiary, naviHealth, Inc., in connection with the acquisition of RightCare Solutions, Inc., a health care decision support software service provider specializing in hospital discharge planning software and readmissions management.
  • 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
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