Carol W.Starnes

Associate

Atlanta + 1.404.581.8139

Carol Starnes focuses her practice on M&A, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. She advises public and private companies on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and corporate restructuring. Carol also advises companies on matters related to takeover preparedness, shareholder activism, and board self-assessments and has represented early and growth stage companies during formation and financing transactions.

While in law school, Carol completed an in-house legal externship at a large chemical corporation in Atlanta where she gained work experience in regulatory compliance and employment matters. She also spent a semester in a clinic advising several small start-up businesses on legal issues relating to entity formation and privacy.

Before attending law school, Carol taught school for two years in the Mississippi Delta through Teach For America.

Experience

  • Milliken Infrastructure Solutions sold to ClockSpring|NRIJones Day advised Milliken & Company in the sale of Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC to ClockSpring|NRI, a manufacturer of highly innovative and engineered products for the repair and rehabilitation of global critical infrastructure.
  • Reed Exhibitions acquires Florida SuperconJones Day advised Reed Exhibitions, a division of RELX Group plc, in its acquisition of the pop culture fan event Florida Supercon.
  • Gray Television acquires Raycom Media for $3.6 billionJones Day advised Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, in connection with its acquisition of privately-owned Raycom Media, Inc., a Montgomery, Alabama-based television broadcast company, in a cash and stock transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $3.6 billion.
  • Southern Company sells certain Florida assets to NextEra Energy for $6.5 billionJones Day advised Southern Company in three separate transactions for the sale of several of its Florida assets – Gulf Power Company, Florida City Gas, and the entities holding Southern Power’s interest in Plant Oleander and Plant Stanton – to NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) for an aggregate purchase price of $6.5 billion, including total equity value of approximately $5.1 billion.
  • Flowers Foods acquires Canyon Bakehouse for $205 millionJones Day advised Flowers Foods, Inc. in its $205 million acquisition (including a performance-based contingent payment of $5 million) of Canyon Bakehouse, LLC, a privately held, gluten-free baking company based in Johnstown, Colorado.
  • Foreign investors initiate civil and criminal actions following multimillion embezzlement schemeJones Day represents a group of foreign investors who were victims of a multimillion embezzlement scheme orchestrated by their investment manager.
  • 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.
  • Koch Methanol invests in YCI Methanol One and its $1.85 billion methanol production facilityJones Day advised Koch Methanol, LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, in its minority equity investment in YCI Methanol One, LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Yuhuang Chemical Industries, Inc. and its parent company Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Company, Ltd.
  • ArunA Biomedical issues $5.3 million of Common Stock in Reg D offeringJones Day advised ArunA Biomedical, Inc., a manufacturer of technologies in human stem cell research for use in drug discovery and development, in connection with its issuance of $5.3 million of Common Stock in a Regulation D offering.
  • Southern Company sells Pivotal Home Solutions to American Water Works Company, Inc. for $363.7 millionJones Day advised Southern Company in the $363.7 million sale of its subsidiary Nicor Energy Services Company (d/b/a Pivotal Home Solutions) to American Water Works Company, Inc.
  • comScore enters into $300 million financing arrangement with Starboard ValueJones Day represented comScore, Inc., a leading cross-platform measurement company that measures audiences, brands and consumer behavior everywhere, in connection with a $300 million multi-tranche financing arrangement with Starboard Value L.P., a 7.2% stockholder.
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