Nicole AielloMartinez

Associate

Chicago + 1.312.269.4077

Nicole Martinez focuses her practice on M&A, private equity, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. She advises private and public companies on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and other complex strategic transactions.

Nicole works with clients in the manufacturing, life sciences, technology, energy, and health care industries. She has experience advising companies on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions, including large-scale company mergers, divisional carve-outs, and M&A auction acquisitions.

Experience

  • United Natural Foods sold Retail Accounting Services Division to FMS Solutions, Inc.Jones Day advised United Natural Foods, Inc. in the sale of its Retail Accounting Services Division to FMS Solutions, Inc.
  • LendingTree announces strategic investment in StashJones Day advised LendingTree, Inc. in its strategic investment in Stash, one of the fastest-growing banking and investing services in the U.S.
  • Treau raises capital in Series Seed equity financingJones Day represented Treau, Inc., a seed-stage hardware startup based in San Francisco, California making home heaters and air conditioners that are better for the environment, easier to install, and more pleasant to use, in connection with its Series Seed equity financing.
  • Five9 acquires Whendu's iPaaS platformJones Day advised Five9, Inc., the leading provider of the intelligent cloud contact center, in its acquisition of Whendu’s iPaaS platform, which is designed for the specific needs of the contact center to help accelerate migration to the cloud by making it easier for enterprises to integrate with their existing environment and carry forward customized business processes.
  • Total acquires Toshiba's interest in Freeport LNGJones Day advised Total Gas & Power Asia Private Limited ("Total"), a subsidiary of Total S.A., in (i) its purchase of all of the outstanding shares of Toshiba America LNG Corporation ("TAL") from Toshiba America, Inc. ("TAI"), and (ii) its assumption of all LNG related agreements from Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation ("TESS").
  • Hill-Rom sells surgical consumable products to Audax Private Equity for $170 millionJones Day advised Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), which recently rebranded as Hillrom, in its $170 million sale of certain surgical consumable products and related assets to an affiliate of Audax Private Equity.
  • Fosun acquires FFT GroupJones Day advised Fosun International Limited with the acquisition of FFT GmbH & Co. KGaA ("FFT") from ATON GmbH.
  • Nutrien acquires Actagro, LLC for $340 millionJones Day advised Nutrien Ltd. in its $340 million acquisition of Actagro, LLC, a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of environmentally sustainable soil and plant health products and technologies.
  • Nutrien acquires Van HornJones Day advised Nutrien Ltd. in its acquisition of Van Horn, Inc., a leading U.S. retailer and agricultural services provider located in central Illinois.
  • Syntel acquired by Atos S.E. for approximately $3.57 billionJones Day advised the founding shareholders, which, together with certain affiliates, collectively own more than a majority of the outstanding shares of Syntel, Inc. in connection with its approximately $3.57 billion cash sale of Syntel, Inc. to Atos S.E.
  • Babcock & Wilcox sells MEGTEC and Universal for $130 millionJones Day advised Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. in the $130 million sale of its Universal/Megtec businesses to Dürr AG.
  • Marathon Petroleum acquires Andeavor in deal valued at $23.3 billionJones Day advised Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) to create a leading U.S. refining, marketing, and midstream company.
  • Follett Higher Education Group and Nebraska Book Company form strategic sourcing partnershipJones Day advised Follett Higher Education Group ("FHEG") in connection with a strategic sourcing partnership between FHEG and Nebraska Book Holdings, Inc. involving wholesale higher education course materials.
  • Nutrien acquires Agrible Inc.Jones Day advised Nutrien Ltd. in its acquisition of Agrible, Inc., a technology company that connects growers with agricultural, food and consumer products companies and provides agronomic and predictive tools to its customers.
  • Nutrien acquires Waypoint AnalyticalJones Day advised Nutrien Ltd. in its acquisition of Waypoint Analytical, Inc. and its operating subsidiaries.
  • NXP acquires OmniPHYJones Day advised NXP Semiconductors N.V. in its acquisition of OmniPHY, a provider of automotive Ethernet subsystem technology.
  • Cardinal Health sells its Cardinal Health China distribution business to Shanghai Pharmaceuticals for $1.2 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health in the $1.2 billion sale of its Cardinal Health China distribution business to Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co., Ltd.
  • Koch Equity Development commits $650 million preferred equity financing to support Meredith Corporation's $2.8 billion acquisition of Time, Inc.Jones Day advised Koch Equity Development, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in connection with its $650 million of preferred equity financing to Meredith Corporation, a media and marketing company, in connection with Meredith’s $2.8 billion acquisition of magazine publisher Time, Inc.
  • Rangeland Energy sells Rangeland Energy II to AndeavorJones Day represented Rangeland Energy in the sale of Rangeland Energy II, LLC to Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Andeavor.
  • General Plastic Industrial acquires Katun Corporation from Monomoy Capital PartnersJones Day represented General Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of Katun Corporation, a Minneapolis-based global provider of OEM-compatible imaging supplies, photoreceptors, and parts for copiers, printers, MFPs and other imaging equipment, from Monomoy Capital Partners.
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