Justin T.Roland

Associate

New York + 1.212.326.3839

Justin Roland represents private equity funds and public and private companies in complex transactions. His practice is focused on private equity and M&A transactions, including leveraged buyouts, structured investments, carve-out transactions, and equity restructurings. Justin has substantial experience in aerospace and defense transactions and has worked in a wide range of other industries, including consumer goods, health care, hardware/software technology, industrials, and professional sports (including e-sports).

Justin's recent transactions include EagleTree Capital's acquisitions of The Channel Company, Invincible Boat Company, and Gaylord Chemical Company and its sale of Whirl-Pak; J.F. Lehman & Company's formation of a single asset continuation fund for the Northstar Group, acquisitions of CTS Engines and Trillium Engineering, and sale of BEI Precision Systems & Space Company; American Industrial Partner's acquisition of Raytheon Technologies' defense training and mission critical solutions business lines through its portfolio company, Vertex Aerospace; and The Riverside Company's sale of Arcos to Vista Equity Partners.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Justin represented Questar Corporation in its $4.4 billion sale to Dominion Resources, Piedmont Natural Gas in its $4.9 billion sale to Duke Energy, and Monumental Sports and Entertainment in connection with Laurene Powell Jobs' investment in the parent company of the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards. He also represented MidOcean Partners, Crestview Partners, and Quad-C Management in numerous transactions.

Experience

  • UPL sells stake in Advanta Enterprises to KKRJones Day advised UPL Limited in its $300 million sale of a 13.33% stake in its subsidiary, Advanta Enterprises Limited, to KKR.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires MacKenzie-Childs from Castanea PartnersJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of MacKenzie-Childs, the artisan-driven American heritage home decor brand, from Castanea Partners.
  • Investor Group of Apollo, J.F. Lehman & Company and Hill City Capital acquires Atlas Air Worldwide for $5.2 billionJones Day is advising J.F. Lehman & Company and Hill City Capital in their participation in a consortium with Apollo to acquire Atlas Air Worldwide (NASDAQ: AAWW) in an all cash transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $5.2 billion. Upon completion of the transaction, Atlas Air Worldwide will become a privately held company.
  • Infobase receives majority investment from Northlane Capital PartnersJones Day represented Centre Lane Partners, LLC in connection with the majority investment from Northlane Capital Partners in Infobase.
  • Nasco sells Whirl-Pak®Jones Day advised EagleTree Capital and its portfolio company, Nasco, in the sale of Whirl-Pak®, a leading provider of sterilized sampling and testing solutions including its line of write-on, stand-up, filter and other specialty single-use sterilized sampling bags and accessories, to Filtration Group, an affiliate of Madison Industries.
  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires InlinerJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sections, in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Inland Pipe Rehabilitation of Inliner, a leading, vertically integrated provider of trenchless pipe rehabilitation solutions addressing wastewater and storm water infrastructure, from Granite Construction Incorporated.
  • City of Hope acquires Cancer Treatment Centers of AmericaJones Day advised City of Hope, a world-renowned, National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer research and treatment organization, in connection with its acquisition of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a network of oncology hospitals and outpatient care centers across the United States.
  • GoEngineer completes recapitalization with Court Square Capital PartnersJones Day advised GoEngineer, a leading provider of 3D design and additive manufacturing solution, in connection with its recapitalization with Court Square Capital Partners.
  • Dorilton Capital portfolio company acquires A&A TransferJones Day represented Dorilton Capital in the acquisition by portfolio company MEI Rigging & Crating, LLC of A&A Transfer, LLC, a leading full-service industrial rigging, storage, and hauling company in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.
  • American Industrial Partners subsidiary Vertex Aerospace announces acquisition of Raytheon Technologies' Defense Training and Mission Critical Solutions business linesJones Day advised American Industrial Partners in the acquisition by portfolio company, Vertex Aerospace, of Raytheon Technologies' Defense Training, Professional Services, Mission Critical Solutions, and Modernization and Sustainment business lines.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires The Channel CompanyJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of The Channel Company, a leading provider of business services for the IT sector, from Stone-Goff Partners.
  • J.F Lehman successfully closes its first single asset continuation fund for NorthStar GroupJones Day represented J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government and environmental sectors, in connection with the successful closing and debt financing of its first single asset continuation fund, which will allow the firm to maintain its ownership of NorthStar Group in partnership with management.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company sells BEI PrecisionJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in the sale of BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc. to Quantic Corporate Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management.
  • Warbird Marine acquires Yellowfin YachtsJones Day advised Warbird Marine Holdings, formed by EagleTree Capital to invest in category-leading boat builders and managed by industry veteran John Dorton, in the acquisition of Yellowfin Yachts.
  • Solmax acquires TenCate GeosyntheticsJones Day advised Groupe Solmax Inc. (Solmax), the global leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, and its shareholders (including institutional investors Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec and Fonds de Solidarité FTQ), in connection with Solmax’s acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics Holding B.V., a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics, from Dutch conglomerate Koninklijke Ten Cate (Royal Ten Cate, the Netherlands), and advised on the related senior secured financing to support the acquisition.
  • Riverside sells ARCOSJones Day advised The Riverside Company in its sale of ARCOS, the market leader in resource management software for utilities, airlines, and other critical infrastructure industries, to Vista Equity Partners.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company acquires Trillium Engineering, LLCJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government and environmental sectors, on its acquisition of a substantial investment in Trillium Engineering, LLC, a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered camera gimbals for unmanned aerial systems ("UAS") performing mission-critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, from its founders.
  • KKR advised in sale of Cherwell Software to Clearlake Capital and TA Associates-Backed IvantiJones Day advised affiliated funds of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. as lead investor in Cherwell Software in connection with its acquisition by Ivanti, Inc., backed by Clearlake Capital Group and TA Associates.
  • HD Supply acquired by The Home Depot, Inc. for $8.8 billionJones Day advised HD Supply, Inc. ("HDS") in its $8.8 billion acquisition by The Home Depot, Inc. ("Home Depot").
  • J.F. Lehman & Company acquires CTS EnginesJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government and environmental sectors, in the acquisition of CTS Engines, LLC and CTS Testing, LLC.