Randi C.Lesnick


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In her 20 years in practice, Randi Lesnick has advised on M&A transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $250 billion. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, takeovers and takeover preparedness, restructurings, recapitalizations, capital raising, securities transactions, activist defense, and corporate governance issues. She is the Administrative Partner for the Firm's M&A Practice.

Randi frequently counsels clients on compliance, governance, and fiduciary matters. She represents both public and private companies in a variety of industries, including retail and consumer products, manufacturing, shipping, technology services, and telecommunications. Randi also advises private equity firms in their investments and investment banking firms in their capacity as financial advisors.

Representative matters include SAP's acquisition of Qualtrics for $8.0 billion; Patrón Spirits International's sale to Bacardi for $5.1 billion enterprise value; Reynolds American's $49 billion acquisition by British American Tobacco PLC, as well as its $27.4 billion acquisition of Lorillard, $7.1 billion divestiture to affiliates of Imperial Tobacco, and $4.7 billion equity infusion from affiliates of British American Tobacco; Procter & Gamble's sale of the Pringles snacks business to Kellogg; and the sale of Chrysler to a Fiat-led "New Chrysler" following its bankruptcy.

She has led substantial matters for a number of other clients, including Goode Partners, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Scotts Miracle-Gro, and Verint Systems.

Randi was named a "Dealmaker of the Year" by American Lawyer in 2018 and was named a Client Service All-Star, MVP in 2017 and 2018, a Super All-Star in 2017, and a 2016 Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting.


  • Diodes to acquire Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation for approximately US$428 millionJones Day is advising the Special Committee of the Board of Diodes Incorporated in a transaction to acquire Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation for approximately US$428 million in cash.
  • SAP acquires Qualtrics for $8 billionJones Day advised SAP in its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc., the global pioneer in the experience management software category.
  • Hyster-Yale to sell PowerTap® hydrogen generator assets to OneH2Jones Day is advising Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. in the sale by subsidiary, Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, of substantially all of its PowerTap® hydrogen generator assets, excluding related intellectual property, to OneH2, a hydrogen fuel company.
  • Nine Dragons Paper acquires Catalyst Paper Corporation for $175 millionJones Day advised Nine Dragons Paper in its $175 million acquisition of the Rumford, Maine and Biron, Wisconsin paper mills of Catalyst Paper Corporation.
  • Scotts Miracle-Gro acquires Sunlight Supply Inc. for $450 millionJones Day advised The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hawthorne Hydroponics LLC ("Hawthorne Gardening"), in connection with Hawthorne Gardening's purchase of the assets of Sunlight Supply, Inc. and various of its affiliates for $450 million.
  • Hyster-Yale acquires 75 percent of Zhejiang Maximal Forklift TruckJones Day advised Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. in its $90 million acquisition of 75 percent of the outstanding shares of, and a controlling interest in, Zhejiang Maximal Forklift Company Limited from KNSN Pipe and Pile Company Limited.
  • Patrón Tequila acquired by BacardiJones Day advised Patrón Spirits International AG ("Patrón") in connection with the acquisition by Bacardi Limited of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Patrón.
  • Goode Partners invests in Marolina OutdoorJones Day represented Goode Partners LLC in connection with its investment in Charleston, South Carolina-based Marolina Outdoor Inc., a manufacturer of performance apparel for fishing and hunting enthusiasts.
  • Reynolds American acquired by British American Tobacco Plc in deal valued at $49 billionJones Day advised Reynolds American Inc. ("RAI") regarding the acquisition by British American Tobacco, p.l.c. ("BAT") of 57.8 percent of the outstanding shares of RAI not owned by BAT and its affiliates in a transaction valued at $49 billion.
  • FactSet Research Systems acquires Interactive Data Managed SolutionsJones Day advised FactSet Research Systems, Inc. in its acquisition of Interactive Data Managed Solutions (IDMS) from Intercontinental Exchange.
  • Verint Systems acquires OpinionLabJones Day advised Verint Systems Inc., a provider of Actionable Intelligence® solutions and value-added services, in connection with the acquisition of OpinionLab, Inc., a leader in continuous voice of the customer listening solutions that drive smarter, real-time digital engagement.
  • Goode Partners acquires Forman MillsJones Day advised Goode Partners LLC in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Forman Mills, a New Jersey-based retail chain and department store.
  • Goode Partners invests in Silver DinerJones Day advised Goode Partners LLC in connection with its investment in Silver Diner, Inc., operator of the successful Silver Diner, Silver Diner Airport, and Silver restaurants that bring an innovative menu to the classic American diner.
  • Gimv, Draper Esprit, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Gimv Arkiv Technology Fund, and other shareholders sell GreenPeak Technologies to QorvoJones Day advised Gimv, Draper Esprit, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Gimv Arkiv Technology Fund, and other shareholders in connection with the sale of award winning semiconductor company GreenPeak Technologies B.V. to NASDAQ listed Qorvo.
  • Hyster-Yale acquires Speedshield businesses in U.S. and UKJones Day advised Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Speedshield Technology, Pty Ltd's telematics installation and distribution businesses in the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • Hyster-Yale acquires indirect control of Bolzoni S.p.A. for approximately €108.8 million (US$121.5 million)Jones Day advised Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. in the acquisition of 100 percent of Penta Holding S.p.A., the controlling shareholder of Italian listed company Bolzoni S.p.A., for €53.5 million (US$59.7 million) in cash, resulting in the launch of a mandatory tender offer for all of the remaining shares in Bolzoni S.p.A. for up to an additional €55.3 million (US$61.8 million), for a total consideration of up to €108.8 million (US$121.5 million).
  • 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).
  • Goode Partners acquires minority interest in IncipioJones Day advised Goode Partners LLC in its acquisition of a minority interest in Incipio, a designer and manufacturer of mobile device accessories and technology.
  • Verint Systems acquires Telligent business from Zimbra SystemsJones Day advised Verint Systems Inc. in its acquisition of the Telligent business from Zimbra Systems.
  • Marvin's, Inc. acquired by Tyndale AdvisorsJones Day advised Marvin's, Inc., an operator of 28 home improvement stores throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee, in its acquisition by Tyndale Advisors, LLC, a provider of advisory and management services to retailers in the home improvement industry.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • May 14, 2015
      Global Opportunities: A Critical Conversation
    • January 15-16, 2015
      PLI's Mergers & Acquisitions 2015: Trends and Developments
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