Daniel J.Michaels (Dan)


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Dan Michaels represents private equity funds and public and private companies in complex domestic and cross-border business transactions. Dan focuses his practice on the representation of private equity funds and publicly and privately held companies in M&A, leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, carve-out transactions, joint ventures, and debt and equity financings.

Dan has worked on a variety of mergers and acquisitions transactions representing acquirors, targets, and special committees in domestic and cross-border transactions in a wide array of industries, including health care, energy and natural resources, business services, software, technology, government contracting, manufacturing, construction, transportation, and consumer products. He also frequently advises clients on private financings and other capital raising transactions, securities and corporate governance matters, equity incentive arrangements, and other general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2016, Dan represented The Carlyle Group in numerous matters, including in its $3.2 billion acquisition of the industrial packaging group segment of Illinois Tool Works; Arlington Capital Partners in numerous matters, including its acquisition and subsequent sale to Blackstone of MB Aerospace; and SunEdison in connection with its $2.2 billion acquisition of Vivint Solar. He also has represented MidOcean Partners, Murray Energy, Tutor Perini Corporation, and Sagent Pharmaceuticals, among many others.


  • Koch Equity Development portfolio company, Getty Images, completes business combination with SPAC, CC Neuberger Principal Holdings IIJones Day acted as counsel to Koch Equity Development LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. and investor in Getty Images, in the business combination agreement with CC Neuberger Principal Holdings II (NYSE: PRPB), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company.
  • Centre Lane Partners portfolio company acquires Fiskars' North American watering businessJones Day advised Centre Lane Partners, LLC in connection with the acquisition and financing by its portfolio company Lawn & Garden, LLC of Fiskars Corporation's North American watering business including the Gilmour and Nelson brands.
  • GoEngineer completes recapitalization with Court Square Capital PartnersJones Day advised GoEngineer, a leading provider of 3D design and additive manufacturing solution, in connection with its recapitalization with Court Square Capital Partners.
  • American Industrial Partners subsidiary Vertex Aerospace announces acquisition of Raytheon Technologies' Defense Training and Mission Critical Solutions business linesJones Day advised American Industrial Partners in the acquisition by portfolio company, Vertex Aerospace, of Raytheon Technologies' Defense Training, Professional Services, Mission Critical Solutions, and Modernization and Sustainment business lines.
  • Cascades sells controlling interest in Reno De Medici to ApolloJones Day represented Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS) in the sale of its 57.6% interest in dual-listed Reno De Medici S.p.A., a recycled cartonboard manufacturer listed on the Italian stock exchange (BIT: RM) and on the Madrid stock exchange (BME: RDM) with a market cap in excess of €500 million, to an affiliate of funds managed by Apollo Global Management, Inc. (NYSE: APO) for an all-cash purchase price of €1.45 per share, corresponding to an overall consideration of €315.3 million.
  • Koch and Cerberus acquire PQ Performance Chemicals business of PQ Group Holdings for $1.1 billionJones Day advised Koch Minerals & Trading, LLC, together with Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., in its $1.1 billion acquisition of the PQ Performance Chemicals business of PQ Group Holdings Inc.
  • Koch Equity Development acquires Transaction Network ServicesJones Day advised Koch Equity Development LLC, the acquisition and investment subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in the acquisition of Transaction Network Services, Inc. (TNS) from affiliates of Siris Capital Group, LLC and TNS' other minority equity holders.
  • American Industrial Partners acquires High Pressure Solutions Segment of Ingersoll Rand for $300 millionJones Day advised American Industrial Partners in its $300 million acquisition of a majority interest in the High Pressure Solutions Segment of Ingersoll Rand, a premier market leader in the manufacturing, service, and repair of high-pressure pumps and related consumables in the upstream energy market.
  • Junshi Biosciences collaborates with Coherus Biosciences to co-develop anti-PD-1 antibody and grants options for anti-TIGIT and IL-2 cytokine moleculesJones Day represented Junshi Biosciences in its license out of technology and IP related to an anti-PD-1 antibody known as Toripalimab and options for two other molecules.
  • SOC Telemed merges with Healthcare Merger Corp.Jones Day provided healthcare and general corporate counsel to SOC Telemed, Inc. in its $720 million merger with Healthcare Merger Corp.
  • Junshi and Revitope team up for TEAC molecules through development, license, and equityJones Day represented Shanghai Junshi Biosciences Co., Ltd. in a research collaboration and license agreement with Revitope Oncology Inc. and its subsidiary to collaborate in the research and development of T-cell engaging cancer immunotherapies that utilize Junshi's antibody technology platform with Revitope's proprietary dual-antigen targeting technology platform.
  • Koch Real Estate Investments made $200 million preferred equity investment in Amherst Holdings' single-family rental businessJones Day advised Koch Real Estate Investments, LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in the $200 million preferred-equity investment in Amherst Holdings LLC's single-family rental business.
  • Synaptics divests LCD TDDI business to Hua Capital for $139.4 millionJones Day advised Synaptics Incorporated in its $139.4 million divestiture of its Asia-based mobile LCD TDDI Business to an affiliate of Hua Capital.
  • JinkoSolar sold two solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Mexico to White River RenewablesJones Day advised JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest and most innovative solar panel manufacturers, in the sale of two solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Mexico to White River Renewables.
  • Specialists on Call raises $15 million in preferred financing roundJones Day represented Specialists on Call, Inc., a large provider of acute care telemedicine services, in a $15 million preferred financing round with warrant financing and a related rights offering to current stockholders.
  • Koch Equity Development invests $550 million in Getty ImagesJones Day advised Koch Equity Development, the acquisition and investment subsidiary of Koch Industries, in connection with an investment of $550 million in Getty Images.
  • 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.
  • American Greetings sells majority interest in company to Clayton, Dubilier & RiceJones Day advised American Greetings Corporation in its sale of a 60 percent ownership stake to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
  • The Carlyle Group sells Signode Industrial Group Holdings to Crown Holdings, Inc. for $4 billionJones Day advised The Carlyle Group and its affiliates in connection with the sale of Signode Industrial Group Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd., a leading global provider of transit packaging systems and solutions, to Crown Holdings, Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of packaging products for consumer goods, for an aggregate purchase price of up to $4 billion.
  • CVC Capital Partners acquires Teva's International Women's Health assets for $703 millionJones Day advised CVC Capital Partners in its $703 million acquisition of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's International (non-US), Women's Health assets.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Represented Hess Corporation in the $2.8 billion sale of its retail business to Speedway.

    Represented MidOcean Partners in connection with: an equity investment in IMAGE Skincare, the sale of Global Knowledge to investment funds affiliated with Rhone Capital, the merger of its Olympus Holdings outdoor advertising business with Fairway Media, and along with Crestview Partners in the $3 billion sale of Insight Communications to Time Warner Cable.

    Represented Murray Energy Corporation in its: $1.4 billion acquisition of a majority of the equity interests of Foresight Energy and its general partner, Foresight Energy GP, and $3.5 billion acquisition of Consolidation Coal Company from CONSOL Energy, which includes CONSOL's West Virginia longwall mining and related transportation and infrastructure businesses.

    Represented The Carlyle Group in connection with its: sale of a majority interest in Service King Collision Repair Centers to Blackstone and acquisition of a majority interest in PrimeSport Holdings.

    Represented Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets as the leader of a consortium of investors in the $4.7 billion acquisition of Cleco Corporation.

    Represented TerraForm Power and SunEdison Semiconductor in connection with their initial public offerings.

    Represented 3G Capital Partners in its $28 billion acquisition, along with Berkshire Hathaway, of H. J. Heinz Company.

    Represented Sunoco in the formation of a joint venture with The Carlyle Group, Philadelphia Energy Solutions created to own and operate Sunoco's Philadelphia refinery assets.

    Represented Droga5, the industry leading global creative agency, in connection with a strategic partnership with William Morris Endeavor, a global talent agency.

    Represented Arlington Capital Partners in the sale of its Consolidated Precision Products business to Warburg Pincus.

    Represented Motricity in its $135 million acquisition of the mobile data infrastructure business of InfoSpace.

    Represented The Corporate Executive Board in connection with numerous acquisitions.

    Represented Constellation Energy in its $365 million acquisition of two 550 megawatt natural gas plants from Navasota Energy.

    Represented Tutor Perini Corporation in connection with numerous acquisitions aggregating more than $1.25 billion.

    Represented the special committee of the board of directors of Alliance Data Systems Corporation in the $7.8 billion acquisition of Alliance Data by Blackstone.