Dotun Obadina focuses his practice on a wide range of corporate and transactional matters, including domestic and cross-border M&A for public and private companies, private equity transactions, general corporate governance and legal issues, and debt and equity financings. He works with clients that range in size from emerging growth companies to some of the world's largest corporations in a variety of industries, including specialty manufacturing and engineered products, industrial metals, chemicals, retail goods, information technology, biotechnology, medical devices, and medical services.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2016, Dotun was an associate in the Pittsburgh office of an international law firm, where he represented companies in a wide range of corporate and transactional matters, including M&A and capital markets.
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)
- 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)