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Ben Maida is a corporate attorney and active participant in the San Diego and Silicon Valley communities with a broad transactional and advisory practice focused on venture capital transactions, M&A, and general corporate and securities matters. He advises issuers and venture capital and strategic investors in the initial formation, financing, and sale of emerging growth companies in a variety of industries.

Ben's experience representing entrepreneurs and their companies as outside general counsel includes advising on employment and intellectual property matters, commercial agreements, and compliance with federal and state securities laws. His corporate transactional experience includes representing issuers and investors in convertible debt and preferred stock financings, mergers and acquisitions, and recapitalizations. Ben also has advised public companies, private companies, and private equity firms (and their portfolio companies) on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and joint ventures.

Prior to rejoining Jones Day in 2019, Ben served as U.S. counsel for a venture-backed technology company and as the chief strategy officer of an independent media company. Before launching his career as an attorney, Ben served as a surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy, during which time he participated in four overseas deployments.


  • Riverside acquires interest in Summit Environmental ServicesJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Summit Environmental Services, a regional provider of outsourced industrial cleaning, excavation, and field services for customers located primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest.
  • Cardinal Health acquires The Harvard Drug Group for $1.115 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health in its acquisition of The Harvard Drug Group, a distributor of generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medications, and related products to retail, institutional, and alternate care customers from Court Square Capital Partners for $1.115 billion.
  • Norbert Dentressangle acquires Jacobson Companies for $750 millionJones Day advised Norbert Dentressangle, a leading Lyon-based international logistics, transport, and air and sea company, in connection with its $750 million acquisition of Jacobson Companies, a U.S. leading contract logistics and transport provider, from Oak Hill Capital Partners.
  • Allergan acquires LiRIS® program from TARIS Biomedical for $587.5 millionJones Day advised Allergan Inc. in the acquisition of LiRIS Biomedical, Inc. (formerly known as Taris Biomedical Inc.) and a license to the worldwide rights to TARIS Biomedical's® lead program, LiRIS®, for the treatment of interstitial cystitis / bladder pain syndrome.
  • Cardinal Health acquires Cordis for $1.9 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. in its acquisition of Johnson & Johnson's Cordis business, a leading global manufacturer of cardiology and endovascular devices, for $1.9 billion in cash.
  • Riverside acquires Fisher UnitechJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Fisher Unitech, a value-added reseller of 3D solid modeling design software, 3D printing hardware, and related products and services.
  • Mapei acquires General Resource TechnologyJones Day has advised Mapei S.p.A., a leading, global manufacturer of adhesives, sealants, and other chemical products for the building industry, in its acquisition of General Resource Technology Corporation, a manufacturer of concrete admixtures based in Minnesota.
  • Follett acquires Nebraska Book Company's retail store divisionJones Day advised Follett Corporation in the acquisition of Neebo, Nebraska Book Company's retail store division, which includes on-campus and off-campus stores, and correlating assets and inventory owned or leased by Neebo.
  • H-D Advanced Manufacturing Company acquires SungearJones Day advised H-D Advanced Manufacturing Company, a joint enterprise by The Riverside Company and Hicks Equity Partners, in connection with the add-on acquisition and related financing of Sungear, Inc., a manufacturer of high quality, complex, precision gears used by the aerospace industry.
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