JamesPatterson

Associate

Minneapolis + 1.612.217.8843

James Patterson advises public and private companies on corporate law matters and strategic transactions. He has represented clients in cross-border and domestic mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs.

Prior to joining Jones Day, James served as a helicopter pilot in the United States Navy, where he was deployed to locations worldwide.

Experience

  • General Mills acquires TNT CrustJones Day is advising General Mills in the acquisition of TNT Crust Intermediate Holdings LLC from private equity firm Peak Rock Capital. As part of the acquisition, General Mills will also acquire two manufacturing facilities in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and St. Charles, Missouri.
  • Home Point sells delegated correspondent channel assets to Planet Home LendingJones Day is advising Home Point Capital Inc. in the sale of certain assets of the delegated correspondent channel of Home Point Financial Corporation to Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national mortgage lender and servicer.
  • Follett Corporation acquired by private investor groupJones Day advised Follett Corporation in the sale of its corporate entity as well as Follett Higher Education, the company’s collegiate retail and Follett ACCESS business, to a group of private investors led by Jefferson River Capital LLC, a private investment company controlled by the James family.
  • Follett Corporation divests Baker & Taylor division to private investor groupJones Day advised Follett Corporation in its divestiture of its Baker & Taylor division, the world's premier distributor of physical and digital books and services to public and academic libraries, which will now operate as an independent, privately-owned entity group led by Baker & Taylor's President and CEO Aman Kochar.
  • Bally’s completes $1.5 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Bally's Corporation, a leading owner and operator of 12 casinos across eight states as well as online gaming and sports betting platforms, in connection with the issuance by two of its unrestricted subsidiaries of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.625% Senior Notes due 2029 and $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.875% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries acquires Alion Science and Technology for $1.65 billionJones Day advised Huntington Ingalls Industries in the $1.65 billion acquisition of Alion Science and Technology Corporation from Veritas Capital.
  • Skyworks Solutions completes $1.5 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a leading manufacturer of highly innovative analog semiconductors, in connection with its registered public offering of $500 million of 0.900% Senior Notes due 2023, $500 million of 1.800% Senior Notes due 2026, and $500 million of 3.000% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • Bally's completes $695.7 million Common Stock offeringJones Day represented Bally’s Corporation, a leading owner and operator of 12 casinos across eight states as well as online gaming and sports betting platforms, in connection with its $695.7 million public offering of 12.65 million shares of Common Stock.
  • Maxeon Solar Technologies completes public offering of $125 million of Ordinary Shares and concurrent private placement of $33.7 million of Ordinary SharesJones Day represented Maxeon Solar Technologies, Ltd., one of the world’s leading global manufacturers and marketers of premium solar power technology, in connection with its concurrent SEC registered public offering of $125 million of its Ordinary Shares and private placement of $33.7 million of its Ordinary Shares to an affiliate of Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor, one of Maxeon’s existing largest shareholders.
  • Verint Systems completes $315 million Convertible Notes offeringJones Day represented Verint Systems Inc., a provider of Actionable Intelligence® solutions and value-added services, in connection with an offering of $315 million aggregate principal amount of 0.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026.