Emily BrandesSawers

Associate

Minneapolis + 1.612.217.8841

Emily Brandes Sawers represents public and private companies in significant domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, carve-out divestitures, and dispositions. She also counsels clients on general corporate governance matters. She works with clients in a wide range of industries, including consumer goods, specialty chemicals, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, health care, and technology.

Emily has advised clients on a variety of transactions, including Eastman Chemical's $1 billion sale of its adhesive resins business to Synthomer; Cleveland-Cliffs' $1.1 billion acquisition of AK Steel; and PolyOne's $775 million sale of its Performance Products and Solutions business to SK Capital. Other companies with which she has worked on matters include Cargill, General Mills, Polaris, Timken, Procter & Gamble, and Sensata Technologies.

Experience

  • Cargill acquires Owensboro GrainJones Day advised Cargill, Incorporated in the acquisition of Owensboro Grain Company.
  • Global Risk Capital acquires legacy asbestos and environmental liabilities from SPXJones Day advised Global Risk Capital and its joint venture with partner Premia Holdings Ltd. in their acquisition from SPX Technologies, Inc. of SPX, LLC, which is a legacy SPX company that primarily holds liabilities, including asbestos and environmental liabilities and related insurance assets.
  • Glennis Solutions, Enquire, and Sherpa CRM join forces to create market-leading senior living software platformJones Day is advising Glennis Solutions in its merger with Enquire and Sherpa supported by a strategic investment from Rubicon Technology Partners, a leading private equity firm based in Boulder, Colo., that is focused exclusively on investing in and growing enterprise software companies.
  • Infinite Computer Solutions acquires SIS unit, Costa Rica operations of FiservJones Day is advising Infinite Computer Solutions, Inc. in the acquisition of the systems integration services unit and Costa Rica operations of Fiserv.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires FoodLogiQ, LLCJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company ESHA Research of FoodLogiQ, LLC, which provides supply chain management software used by restaurants, food retail and grocery chains, food and beverage product manufacturers, wholesale food suppliers and distributors, and other customers.
  • General Mills acquires TNT CrustJones Day advised 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 also acquired two manufacturing facilities in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and St. Charles, Missouri.
  • Polaris sells Transamerican Auto Parts business to Wheel ProsJones Day is representing Polaris Inc. in the sale of its Transamerican Auto Parts business to Wheel Pros, a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of proprietary branded aftermarket vehicle enhancements for light trucks, SUVs, passenger cars, and ATVs/UTVs, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
  • Eastman sells adhesives resins business product lines for $1 billionJones Day advised Eastman Chemical Company in the $1 billion sale of its adhesives resins assets and business to Synthomer plc.
  • Sensata Technologies acquires Elastic M2MJones Day advised Sensata Technologies in its acquisition of Elastic M2M, a privately-held innovator of connected intelligence for operational assets across heavy-duty transport, warehouse, supply chain and logistics, industrial, light-duty passenger car, and a variety of other industry segments.
  • 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.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Signal VineJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Modern Campus of Signal Vine, the higher education industry’s most impactful two-way text messaging platform.
  • Sensata Technologies acquires Sendyne CorpJones Day advised Sensata Technologies in its acquisition of Sendyne Corp, a leader in the development and deployment of innovative computer chips and modules for electric vehicles, charging stations, and stationary battery storage.
  • HCI Equity Partners-backed SDS Rx acquires Mission Critical Delivery SolutionsJones Day advised HCI Equity Partners in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company SDS Rx of Mission Critical Delivery Solutions, headquartered in Bangor, Maine.
  • Sasser Family Companies acquires Falcon LeaseJones Day advised Sasser Family Companies in the acquisition of Singapore-based global container lessor Falcon Lease Holdings Pte Ltd and its group of companies.
  • Delaware North launches Gamewise joint venture partnership for sports betting and iGamingJones Day advised Delaware North in the formation of a joint venture with leading Belgian gaming and sports betting partner, GAMING1, for sports betting and iGaming.
  • Texas Reproductive Center IVF lab sold to Ovation® FertilityJones Day advised Texas Reproductive Center L.L.C. in the sale of its Texas Reproductive Center IVF lab to Ovation® Fertility.
  • Timken acquires Aurora Bearing CompanyJones Day advised The Timken Company in its acquisition of Aurora Bearing Company, a manufacturer of rod ends and spherical plain bearings, which serve a diverse range of industrial sectors, including aerospace and defense, racing, off-highway equipment and packaging.
  • Integrated Medical Professionals sold to Lee Equity PartnersJones Day advised Integrated Medical Professionals, PLLC, a multi-specialty physician group specializing in urology, radiation oncology, and pathology, in its acquisition by Lee Equity Partners.
  • 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.