Scott A.Nelson

Associate

New York + 1.212.326.3644

Scott Nelson advises domestic and international clients on M&A and private equity transactions, corporate governance, and commercial matters. His practice has involved transactions in a variety of industries, including software and technology services, payments processing, energy, aviation, and life sciences.

Scott's recent software and technology representations include Xact Data Discovery (a global e-discovery provider) in its $625 million sale from JLL Partners to Aquiline Capital Partners; Ansys, Inc. in its acquisitions of Analytical Graphics (a provider of simulation software for aerospace, defense, and intelligence applications) for $700 million and Phoenix Integration for $75 million; ACI Worldwide in its acquisition of Western Union's Speedpay payments processing business for $750 million; and Verimatrix (formerly Inside Secure, a French public company) in its acquisition of Verimatrix (a U.S. content security and rights management provider) for $145 million.

Other recent transactions include Sonepar SAS's sale of the Vallen North America industrial MRO (maintenance, repair, and operations) and supply business to Nautic Partners, Misonix's (Nasdaq: MSON) $518 million acquisition by Bioventus (Nasdaq: BVS), Diamond S Shipping's $1.65 billion merger with the tanker business of Capital Product Partners, and several transactions for Signature Aviation plc, the world's largest network of fixed-base operators. Scott has also represented a globally recognized recording artist in products endorsement deals and joint venture formation.

Prior to his legal career, Scott marketed technology solutions at Apple and interned with Union Pacific Railroad.

Scott has provided pro bono services to the American Association of People with Disabilities, Her Justice, and the Legal Aid Society.

Experience

  • Engage PEO acquires Fusion Employer ServicesJones Day advised Engage PEO in the acquisition of Fusion Employer Services, a Lawrenceville, New Jersey-based professional employer organization which has deep roots in the New Jersey market and a reputation for high-quality specialty services, including payroll and tax, human resources management, a full range of benefits, 401(k), and workers' compensation.
  • Engage PEO acquires CEOHR, Inc.Jones Day advised Engage PEO in the acquisition of CEOHR, Inc., a Sarasota, Florida-based professional employer organization.
  • Signature Aviation sells TAC Air FBOs to Atlantic AviationJones Day advised Signature Aviation in its divestiture of three TAC Air fixed base operations at Omaha, Nebraska (OMA); Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (RDU); and Hartford, Connecticut (BDL) to Atlantic Aviation.
  • Sonepar sells Vallen Distribution to Nautic PartnersJones Day represented the Sonepar Group – a Paris-headquartered global leader in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services – in the sale of Sonepar's subsidiary business, Vallen Distribution, to Nautic Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in Rhode Island.
  • Signature Aviation acquires 14 TAC Air locations Jones Day advised Signature Aviation in the acquisition of the TAC Air business of The Arnold Companies.
  • Misonix merges with BioventusJones Day represented Misonix, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSON) in its acquisition by Bioventus Inc. (Nasdaq: BVS).
  • Signature Aviation purchases Vail Valley Jet Center FBOJones Day advised Signature Aviation Ltd. in the acquisition of Vail Valley Jet Center, the fixed-base operator (“FBO”) at Eagle County Regional Airport (Airport code: EGE) in Gypsum, Colorado, serving the Vail Valley.
  • Signature Aviation sells Global Engine Services business to StandardAero for $230 millionJones Day advised Signature Aviation plc, a market-leading provider of global aviation support services, in the $230 million sale of the Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) business to StandardAero, a portfolio company owned by The Carlyle Group and a leading provider of maintenance, repair, and overhaul services.
  • Ansys acquires Phoenix Integration, Inc.Jones Day advised Ansys, Inc. in its acquisition of Phoenix Integration, Inc., a provider of software that enables model-based engineering (MBE) and model-based systems engineering (MBSE) to customers across multiple industries, particularly in the aerospace and defense sectors.
  • Xact Data Discovery sells company to Aquiline Capital PartnersJones Day represented Xact Data Discovery, a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management, and managed review services for major law firms and corporations and portfolio company of JLL Partners, in connection with its acquisition by Aquiline Capital Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm.
  • Ansys acquires Analytical Graphics, Inc. for $700 millionJones Day advised Ansys, Inc. in the $700 million acquisition of Analytical Graphics, Inc., a provider of mission-driven simulation, modeling, testing and analysis software for aerospace, defense and intelligence applications.
  • SITE Centers acquires interest in BRE DDR Retail Holdings IV LLCJones Day advised SITE Centers Corp. in its acquisition of Blackstone's interest in BRE DDR Retail Holdings IV LLC (Bayside JV), a joint venture that owns and operates retail shopping centers.
  • SunPower closes sponsored spin-off of solar panel production operationsJones Day advised SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), one of North America's largest solar-panel makers, in a sponsored spin-off of its solar panel production operations into a new public company – Maxeon Solar Technologies – which will be headquartered in Singapore.
  • Corporate trustees seek advice relating to LIBOR transitionJones Day is advising two U.S.-based corporate trustees with respect to portfolios impacted by LIBOR transition and COFI cessation, including conducting portfolio-wide risk impact assessments, analyzing various consumer products, and developing litigation contingency plans.
  • iAero Group acquires Swift AirJones Day advised iAero Group LLC (f.k.a. Blue Skies Aerospace Group LLC), as majority shareholder of the iAero Group, in its purchase of Swift Air, the leading independent U.S. airline charter business.
  • ACI Worldwide acquires Western Union's Speedpay U.S. domestic bill pay business for $750 millionJones Day advised ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, in the $750 million acquisition and related financing of the Speedpay bill payment business of The Western Union Company.
  • Diamond S Shipping merges with tanker business of Capital Product Partners for $1.65 billionJones Day advised Diamond S Shipping L.P. in its $1.65 billion merger with the tanker business of Capital Product Partners (CPP).
  • Cortec Group sells WU Holdco to The Carlyle Group and TA AssociatesJones Day advised the Cortec Group in the sale of WU Holdco, Inc., the holding company for Weiman Products, LLC and Urnex Brands, LLC, which are leading developers, manufacturers, and distributors of specialty cleaning products for the consumer and commercial markets, to The Carlyle Group and TA Associates.
  • Inside Secure acquires Verimatrix for approximately $145 millionJones Day advised Inside Secure in its all cash acquisition of Verimatrix, Inc. for up to approximately $145 million in cash (including a potential earn-out).