Elizabeth R.Vitale (Beth)

Associate

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7060

Beth Vitale's practice involves the employee benefits and compensation aspects of corporate transactions for a wide variety of public and private companies. She has experience preparing employment, equity incentive, separation, and severance agreements. Beth also advises clients regarding the administration and compliance of employee benefit plans, programs, and arrangements with complex legal requirements, including the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA.

Beth is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and she maintains an active pro bono practice, including volunteering at legal clinics.

Experience

  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • TriMas sold Lamons business to First Reserve for $135 millionJones Day advised TriMas Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TriMas Corporation, in its $135 million sale of its Lamons business, a provider of industrial sealing and fastener solutions used in mission-critical, high-consequence applications in the petrochemical, petroleum refining, midstream energy transportation, upstream oil and gas, metropolitan water and wastewater management end markets, to First Reserve, a private equity firm focused on energy investing.
  • Ferro Corporation to sell its global Tile Coatings Business to Lone Star FundsJones Day is advising Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions, in the sale of its global Tile Coatings Business to Pigments Spain, S.L., a portfolio company of Lone Star Funds, for $460 million in cash, with potential earnout payments of up to $32 million in cash based on the performance of the business pre-closing, subject to customary adjustments.
  • LORD Corporation acquired by Parker Hannifin for $3.675 billionJones Day advised LORD Corporation in its $3.675 billion acquisition by Parker Hannifin Corporation.
  • Total acquires Toshiba's interest in Freeport LNGJones Day advised Total Gas & Power Asia Private Limited ("Total"), a subsidiary of Total S.A., in (i) its purchase of all of the outstanding shares of Toshiba America LNG Corporation ("TAL") from Toshiba America, Inc. ("TAI"), and (ii) its assumption of all LNG related agreements from Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation ("TESS").
  • MPLX LP acquires Andeavor Logistics LPJones Day represented Marathon Petroleum Corporation, one of the largest independent refining, marketing and midstream companies in the U.S., in the combination of its two master limited partnerships, MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX) and Andeavor Logistics LP (NYSE: ANDX) in a unit-for-unit transaction at a blended exchange ratio of 1.07x, representing an equity value of approximately $9 billion and an enterprise value of $14 billion for ANDX.
  • 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.
  • Riverside sells Blue Microphones to LogitechJones Day represented The Riverside Company in the sale of its investment in Blue Microphones, a California-based manufacturer of high-performance microphones used by some of the most famous musicians in the world, to Logitech.
  • Blue Point Capital recapitalizes Next Level ApparelJones Day advised Blue Point Capital Partners in connection with the recapitalization of YS Garments, LLC (d/b/a Next Level Apparel).
  • U.S. Bank National Association amends credit facility to provide additional $28.5 million in acquisition financing to Sachs Intermediate HoldingsJones Day represented U.S. Bank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with an amendment of the credit facility provided to Sachs Electric Company, a large electrical contractor, and Sachs Intermediate Holdings Inc.
  • MPLX completes $5.5 billion public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented MPLX LP in connection with a public offering of $5.5 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of (i) $500 million aggregate principal amount of 3.375% Senior Notes due 2023, (ii) $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.000% Senior Notes due 2028, (iii) $1.75 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.500% Senior Notes due 2038, (iv) $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.700% Senior Notes due 2048, and (v) $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.900% Senior Notes due 2058.
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