Dotun Obadina advises public and private companies on transactional and corporate law matters, including public company representations, domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures, and other strategic transactions. He also counsels clients on general corporation governance matters. Dotun leads the M&A Practice in the Minneapolis Office.
Dotun represents companies in a broad range of industries. He has advised clients on a variety of transactions, including USG's $7 billion sale to Gebr. Knauf; Cleveland-Cliffs' $3 billion acquisition of AK Steel and $1.4 billion acquisition of ArcelorMittal USA; Huntington Ingalls Industries' $1.65 billion acquisition of Alion Science and Technology; NRG Energy's $1.375 sale of its ownership in NRG Yield and NRG's Renewables Platform to Global Infrastructure Partners; Calgon Carbon's $1.3 billion sale to Kuraray Co., Ltd.; Eastman Chemical's $800 million sale of its tire additives business to One Rock Capital Partners; and PolyOne's $775 million sale of its Performance Products and Solutions business to SK Capital.
Dotun is a two-time Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow (2013 and 2020). In 2021, he was also included in The Deal's list of "Top Rising Stars" and named to Bloomberg Law's "They've Got Next: The 40 Under 40." Dotun currently serves on the board of directors of Wilderness Inquiry, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide access to the outdoors to all.
Dotun joined Jones Day in 2016 and became a partner in 2021.
The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.
Represented specialty metals maker, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: ATI), in connection with the cross-border sale of its tungsten materials business to Kennametal (NYSE: KMT) for approximately $605 million. ATI's tungsten materials business had approximately 1,175 employees operating through 14 facilities globally and produced tungsten powder, tungsten heavy alloys, tungsten carbide materials, and carbide cutting tools.
Represented an emerging growth company, which manufactures and distributes innovative child products, in connection with the $30 million sale of preferred units to a nationally recognized venture capital firm.
Represented a high-tech baby gear company in connection with two venture capital investments in the aggregate amount of $60 million.
Represented SDI Media, a global market-leading localization company serving the media and entertainment industry, and its parent companies in the sale of SDI to a consortium of Japanese companies.
Represented a client that manufactures specialty equipment in its asset acquisition of a rough, semi-finish, and finish machine shop business that supplies mission critical parts to the oil field, midstream oil and gas, petrochemical, and related industries.
Represented a global Fortune 500 company in the paints, chemicals, and specialty materials industry in its acquisition of a privately owned specialty coatings company supplying structural primers and military topcoats to the North American aviation industry.
Represented a private retail apparel chain in the Northeast in the sale of a controlling interest to a private equity investment group.
Represented a water management company in connection with the sale of its assets.
Represented a diversified Fortune 50 company in the acquisition of the assets of an elevator service company.
Represented one of the world's largest coal producers in connection with a $375 million private offering of senior notes.
- Marquette University (J.D. magna cum laude 2011; Recipient, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. Fellowship; Dean's List; Articles Editor, Marquette Law Review; CALI Awards in eight subject areas); North Dakota State University (B.S. magna cum laude 2008; Dean's List; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; Blue Key Honor Society)
- Minnesota and Pennsylvania
Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (2013 and 2020)
The Deal, "Top Rising Stars" (2021)
Bloomberg Law, "They've Got Next: The 40 Under 40" (2021)
- Judicial intern to: Judge Diane Sykes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (Fall 2010) and Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, Wisconsin Supreme Court (October 2009)