Ross E.Poulsen

Of Counsel

Washington + 1.202.879.3822

Ross Poulsen represents major corporations on a wide range of federal income tax matters involving mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and restructurings, including cross-border transactions. He focuses his practice on corporate taxation and the consolidated return regulations.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Ross was an assistant to the branch chief in the IRS Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Corporate), where he drafted rulings and other guidance regarding corporate divisive and acquisitive reorganizations, liquidations, incorporations, the consolidated return regulations, and related matters.

Ross is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a course in corporate taxation in the LL.M. program. He previously was an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law, where he also taught a course on corporate taxation. In addition he has participated as a panelist in ABA and DC Bar programs addressing corporate taxation and the consolidated return regulations. He is a member of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia (Tax Section).

Ross also maintains an active pro bono practice through which he assists clients in family court and immigration proceedings.

Experience

  • OMNOVA acquired by Synthomer plc for $824 millionJones Day advised OMNOVA Solutions Inc. in its $824 million acquisition by Synthomer plc, a United Kingdom-based specialty chemical company.
  • Invenergy sold 90.1% interest in 109 MW operating wind portfolio to Excelsior EnergyJones Day advised Invenergy Renewables Global LLC in the sale of 90.1% of its indirect equity interests in the Prairie Breeze II and Prairie Breeze III wind projects, with a combined capacity of 109 MW, located in Antelope and Boone Counties, Nebraska, to a subsidiary of Excelsior Energy Capital.
  • Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma acquires late stage biopharma companies and forms alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd. worth $3 billionJones Day advised Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. ("Sumitomo") in an acquisition of late stage biopharma companies and formation of alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd.
  • Bad Boy receives investment from The Sterling GroupJones Day advised Bad Boy, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance zero-turn riding lawn mowers, in its cash and stock sale to The Sterling Group.
  • Verint Systems announces intent to separate into two independent companiesJones Day is advising Verint® Systems Inc. ("Verint") in connection with its announced intent to separate Verint into two independent companies: one of which will consist of its customer engagement business, and one of which will consist of its cyber intelligence business.
  • SunPower completes $169.6 million public offering of Common StockJones Day represented SunPower Corporation, a solar products and services company, in connection with the $169.6 million underwritten public offering of 22,000,000 shares of Common Stock.
  • SunPower announces sponsored spin-off of solar panel production operationsJones Day is advising 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.
  • LORD Corporation acquired by Parker Hannifin for $3.675 billionJones Day advised LORD Corporation in its $3.675 billion acquisition by Parker Hannifin Corporation.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc. for $328 millionJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on the $328 million acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc.
  • Chevron buys Pasadena Refining System for $350 million from Petrobras America Inc.Jones Day advised Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, in its purchase of all of the equity interests of Pasadena Refining System Inc. ("PRSI") and PRSI Trading, LLC from Petrobras America Inc. for $350 million, subject to adjustments for working capital.
  • Newell Brands sells Process Solutions to One Rock Capital Partners, LLC for $500 millionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of its Process Solutions business to One Rock Capital Partners, LLC for $500 million in cash.
  • SAP acquires Qualtrics for $8 billionJones Day advised SAP in its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc., the global pioneer in the experience management software category.
  • Lingo acquires Impact TelecomJones Day advised Lingo Communications, LLC, a leading nationwide network service provider dedicated to serving the SMB and consumer markets, in its acquisition of Impact Acquisition LLC and TNCI Operating Company LLC (collectively, "Impact Telecom"), in an all-cash transaction.
  • Newell Brands sells Pure Fishing to Sycamore Partners for $1.3 billionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of its Pure Fishing business to Sycamore Partners for approximately $1.3 billion in cash.
  • Hitachi Vantara acquires REAN CloudJones Day advised Hitachi Vantara in its acquisition of REAN Cloud LLC, a global cloud systems integrator, managed services provider and solutions developer of cloud-native applications across big data, machine learning and emerging internet of things (IoT) spaces.
  • Baker Hughes sells natural gas solutions business to First Reserve and Pietro FiorentiniJones Day advised Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), in the sale of its global Natural Gas Solutions (NGS) business to two separate buyers, First Reserve and Pietro Fiorentini.
  • Baker Hughes sells Rotoflow business to Air ProductsJones Day advised Baker Hughes, a GE company, in the sale of its Rotoflow™ turboexpander business to Air Products (NYSE: APD).
  • GE sells assets related to its Small Industrial Motors Business to Wolong Electric GroupJones Day advised General Electric Company in the sale of the small industrial motors business of its Power Conversion division to Wolong Electric Group Co., Ltd.
  • Newell Brands sells The Waddington Group to Novolex for approximately $2.3 billionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in its sale of The Waddington Group to Novolex Holdings, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, for approximately $2.3 billion in cash.
  • Granite Construction acquires Layne Christensen for $536 million stock mergerJones Day advised Granite Construction Incorporated in its $536 million stock-for-stock acquisition of Layne Christensen Company, a global water management, construction, and drilling company.
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