Scott A.Nelson


New York + 1.212.326.3644

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

Scott's recent software and technology representations include Ansys' acquisition of Analytical Graphics (a provider of simulation software for aerospace, defense, and intelligence applications) for $700 million, ACI Worldwide's acquisition of Western Union's Speedpay U.S. payments processing business for $750 million, and Verimatrix's (formerly Inside Secure, a French public company) acquisition of Verimatrix (a U.S. content security and rights management provider for television applications) for $145 million.

Other recent transactions include SITE Centers' acquisition of Blackstone's interest in a former joint venture between the parties that own and operate retail shopping centers, iAero Group's acquisition of Swift Air (the leading independent U.S. airline charter business), Diamond S Shipping's $1.65 billion merger with the tanker business of Capital Product Partners, and Cortec Group's sale of Weiman Products and Urnex Brands to The Carlyle Group and TA Associates.

Scott has assisted clients with corporate reorganizations, a senior secured loan facility to a publicly traded company, and the representation of a globally recognized recording artist in a products endorsement deal.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Scott marketed technology solutions at Apple and interned with Union Pacific Railroad.

Scott is committed to pro bono service and has worked with the American Association of People with Disabilities, Her Justice, and Legal Aid Society organizations.


  • Signature Aviation to sell Global Engine Services business to StandardAero for $230 millionJones Day is advising 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 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).
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