Patrick J.Leddy (Pat)

Partner

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Pat Leddy has helped companies successfully complete acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures for more than 25 years. He has substantial experience in multijurisdictional, cross-border, and international transactions that have earned him BTI Client Service All-Star and MVP recognitions. He has advised on transactions around the world, including Brazil, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, India, Egypt, South America, Italy, Vietnam, Singapore, Germany, China, France, Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Spain, Norway, and Japan. Pat has been the lead outside M&A lawyer for a number of clients for years, creating a deep understanding of their business, strategic goals, risk tolerances, and deal practices. He also has substantial experience in advising and resolving complex contractual disputes, particularly in the aerospace industry, and post-closing transaction disputes.

Pat's recent representative matters include advising: Parker-Hannifin on its $4.3 billion acquisition of CLARCOR and divestiture of its aviation fuel filtration business; advising Chart Industries on its $410 million acquisition of Hudson Products; Ferro on a series of transactions, including Endeka Ceramics (Spain), PT Utama Materials (Indonesia), UWiz Technology (Taiwan), and Ernst Diegel (Germany); Sotera Health/Nelson Labs on its acquisitions of Toxikon Europe and Gibraltar Laboratories; and RPM International on a series of transactions, including SPS Group (Netherlands), Kemtile (UK), Carboline (Dalian) Paints (China), Spraymate Group (South Africa), and a joint venture with Ege Kimya (Turkey).

Pat is a frequent speaker on a variety of M&A matters, including representation and warranty insurance, contractual disputes, and international M&A and joint ventures. He is also an active member of the American Bar Association's Negotiated Acquisition Committee.

Experience

  • Directional Aviation Capital sells 50 percent interest in SIMCOM Holdings, Inc. to CAE Inc.Jones Day advised Directional Aviation Capital (DAC), one of the largest, fastest growing, and most innovative corporate aviation service companies globally, in connection with the $85 million sale of a 50 percent interest in SIMCOM Holdings, Inc. to CAE Inc.
  • TriMas to sell Lamons business to First Reserve for $135 millionJones Day is advising TriMas Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TriMas Corporation, in its $135 million sale of its Lamons business, a provider of industrial sealing and fastener solutions used in mission-critical, high-consequence applications in the petrochemical, petroleum refining, midstream energy transportation, upstream oil and gas, metropolitan water and wastewater management end markets to First Reserve, a private equity firm focused on energy investing.
  • Parker Hannifin acquires Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC for $1.725 billion cashJones Day advised Parker Hannifin Corporation in its $1.725 billion cash acquisition of Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC.
  • RPM International acquires construction material distributors in Puerto Rico, Panama, and Dominican RepublicJones Day advised RPM International, Inc. and its subsidiary The Euclid Chemical Company with the acquisition of construction material distributors in Puerto Rico, Panama, and the Dominican Republic.
  • Ferro acquires Quimicer SAJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of Quimicer S.A.
  • Ferro acquires UWiZ TechnologyJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of 100 percent of the equity interests of UWiZ Technology Co., Ltd.
  • OneSky acquires PrivateFlyJones Day advised OneSky, LLC in its acquisition of United Kingdom-headquartered PrivateFly, a leading global digital booking service for private jet charter flights.
  • Ferro acquires Ernst-Diegel GmbHJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of Ernst-Diegel GmbH.
  • Nelson Labs acquires Gibraltar Laboratories, Inc.Jones Day advised Sotera Health's Nelson Labs business in its acquisition of Gibraltar Laboratories, a leading outsourced provider of microbiology and analytical chemistry testing for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers.
  • Ferro acquires PT Ferro Materials UtamaJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of 66 percent of the equity interests of PT Ferro Materials Utama, bringing Ferro’s total ownership to 100 percent.
  • Volare Acquisitions acquires Sirio S.p.A.Jones Day advised Volare Acquisitions, an Irish affiliate of U.S.-based OneSky Flight LLC, an aviation company offering industry-leading private jet travel solutions, in connection with its acquisition of an 80 percent equity interest in Sirio S.p.A., an Italian air charter service provider, and related shareholders’ agreement.
  • Ferro acquires Endeka CeramicsJones Day represented Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based performance materials, in connection with its acquisition of Endeka Group, a global producer of high-value coatings and key raw materials for the ceramic tile market.
  • Sterigenics International acquires Toxikon Europe NVJones Day represented Sterigenics International LLC, the world’s leading, fully integrated protector of global health, in connection with its acquisition of Belgian-based Toxikon Europe NV, the European subsidiary of Toxikon Corporation, a Bedford, Massachusetts-based preclinical contract research organization.
  • Chart Industries acquires Hudson Products for $410 millionJones Day advised Chart Industries, Inc. in its $410 million acquisition of Hudson Products Corporation.
  • Parker Hannifin acquires CLARCOR for $4.3 billionJones Day advised Parker Hannifin Corporation in its $4.3 billion acquisition of filtration company CLARCOR Inc.
  • TII Holding sells minority interest in Tradesmen International to BlackstoneJones Day advised TII Holding Company, Inc. in its sale of a minority interest in Tradesmen International, LLC, a leading agency-based provider of outsourced skilled craftsmen to non-residential construction and industrial contractors in North America, to Blackstone, as part of Blackstone's acquisition of 100 percent of Tradesmen International, LLC.
  • RPM acquires leading Dutch coatings company, SPS GroupJones Day advised RPM International Inc. in its acquisition of SPS Group, a Dutch decorative and specialty coatings company.
  • Ferro acquires Cappelle PigmentsJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in connection with the acquisition of all the shares of Belgium-based Cappelle Pigments NV.
  • Ferro acquires Electro-Science LaboratoriesJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of Electro-Science Laboratories, Inc.
  • Ferro acquires Pinturas BenicarlóJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of Pinturas Benicarló, S.L., a manufacturer of organic paints for container glass.
  • Additional Publications

    • April 2011
      Assumption of Liabilities - It Means What We Thought It Meant, Law Journal Newsletter, The Strategist
    • Spring 2005
      Put the 'Fair' in Fairness Opinions, Directors & Boards
    • March 2005
      The Growing Storm Over Fairness Opinions, Mergers & Acquisitions: The Dealmaker's Journal
    • February 2005
      Annual Survey of Judicial Developments Pertaining to Mergers & Acquisitions by ABA Subcommittee on Recent Judicial Developments, Negotiated Acquisitions Committee, The Business Lawyer
    • August 1, 2004
      Annual Survey of Judicial Developments Pertaining to Mergers & Acquisitions by ABA Subcommittee on Recent Judicial Developments, Negotiated Acquisitions, Committee, The Business Lawyer

    Speaking Engagements

    • October 2007
      M&A Update, SEC Hot Topics Institute, panelist, Glasser Legal Works/RR Donnelly
    • September 2006
      M&A Update, SEC Hot Topics Institute, panelist, Glasser Legal Works/RR Donnelly
    • September 2005
      Engagement Letters, Fairness Opinion and Fiduciary Duties, KeyBanc Capital Markets Analyst Program
    • May 16, 2003
      Counseling Your Client in the New Environment, Board of Directors Forum, 2003 Institute for Business Lawyers and Corporate Counsel, Cleveland Bar Association
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