Emily BrandesSawers

Associate

Minneapolis + 1.612.217.8841

Emily Brandes Sawers focuses her practice on M&A, private company transactions (including venture capital and other financings), and corporate governance matters.

Emily provides general corporate and transactional counsel to companies in connection with acquisitions, divestitures, and securities transactions. She has represented public and private companies in mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, leveraged buyouts, venture capital transactions, and joint ventures.

Experience

  • Cleveland-Cliffs acquires AK Steel in $1.1 billion stock swapJones Day advised Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) in its merger with AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) pursuant to which Cliffs acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of AK Steel common stock.
  • FlaglerCE sold assets to Alta Equipment Holdings Inc.Jones Day advised FlaglerCE Holdings, LLC in the sale of substantially all of its assets to Alta Equipment Holdings Inc.
  • Resilience Capital portfolio company merges business operations with those of Maysteel IndustriesJones Day represented Resilience Capital Partners LLC in connection with the merger of business operations of portfolio company, Porter's Group LLC, with those of Maysteel Industries, LLC, creating a leading custom sheet metal fabricator serving a number of industries.
  • PolyOne sells its Performance Products and Solutions business to SK Capital Partners for $775 millionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, in its $775 million cash sale of its Performance Products and Solutions business to SK Capital Partners.
  • Timken acquires The Diamond Chain CompanyJones Day advised The Timken Company in its acquisition of The Diamond Chain Company, a supplier of high-performance roller chains for industrial markets, from Amsted Industries.
  • Timken acquires Cone DriveJones Day advised The Timken Company in its acquisition of Cone Drive, a leader in precision drives used in diverse markets including solar, automation, aerial platforms, and food and beverage.
  • Nutrien acquires Agrible Inc.Jones Day advised Nutrien Ltd. in its acquisition of Agrible, Inc., a technology company that connects growers with agricultural, food and consumer products companies and provides agronomic and predictive tools to its customers.
  • Cargill acquires Diamond VJones Day advised Cargill, Incorporated in its acquisition of Diamond V, a leading global provider of innovative natural solutions and technologies that improve animal health, animal performance, and food safety.
  • Uni-Select finances acquisition of Parts AllianceJones Day represented Uni-Select, Inc., a leader in the automotive refinish and industrial paint and related products in North America, in connection with the financing of its acquisition of Parts Alliance, a UK-based automotive replacement parts distributor.
  • ETS acquires Questar Assessment Inc. for $127.5 millionJones Day advised Educational Testing Service in its $127.5 million cash acquisition of Questar Assessment Inc., a leading K–12 assessment solutions provider focused on building a bridge between learning and accountability.
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