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

  • General Mills acquires TNT CrustJones Day is advising 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 will also acquire two manufacturing facilities in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and St. Charles, Missouri.
  • 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.
  • 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.