For nearly two decades, Darcy White has helped public, private, strategic, and sponsor clients navigate complex M&A, commercial transaction, and corporate governance challenges and opportunities. She has represented clients in various domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers, stock acquisitions, divisional asset acquisitions and dispositions, and joint ventures. She also has represented companies in a wide variety of industries, such as information technology, biotechnology, financial services, automotive services, medical devices, manufacturing, and management consulting.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Darcy represented the General Electric Company in transactions that included the disposition by the GE Power division of its core controls business to Emerson Electric Co., as well as an additives joint venture between the GE Aviation division and Allegheny Technologies Incorporated. She also represented TDR Capital in various portfolio company acquisitions, dispositions, and bolt-on transactions in the mortgage services and automotive services industries; Christie Digital Systems USA in multiple acquisitions and dispositions in the audio-visual solutions and medical device industries; and Blackstone's Tactical Opportunities Group in the take-private transaction of R.G. Barry Corporation, a supplier of lifestyle shoe and bag brands.
Darcy is dedicated to pro bono work. She has helped multiple charitable organizations obtain nonprofit status and has provided many nonprofits with corporate and transactional-related advice. Darcy is a member of the board of directors of the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN), the board of trustees of The Woodruff Arts Center, and the advisory committee of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta. She is also a past board member of Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and past board co-chair of ServiceJuris, Inc.
The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.
Represented GE Power in its disposition of its core controls business to Emerson Electric Co.
Represented GE Energy Connections in its carve-out disposition of its ruggedized, embedded systems technology business to Veritas Capital.
Represented GE Transportation in its acquisition by merger of ShipXpress, a cloud-based software solutions provider for transportation, industrial, and commodities businesses.
Represented GE Aviation in a complex joint venture with Allegheny Technologies Incorporated for the development and production of a meltless titanium alloy powder additive.
Represented In Zone Holdings in the sale of its subsidiary, good2grow, inc., a children's retail beverage maker, to Kainos Capital.
Represented TDR Capital's portfolio companies in various acquisitions of mortgage-services companies and automotive services companies and represented TDR in its disposition of mortgage-services company, MCS Group, to American Securities.
Represented Blackstone Tactical Opportunities in its and Mill Road Capital's acquisition by merger, in a going-private transaction, of R.G. Barry Corporation.
Represented The Providence Service Corporation in its acquisition by merger of Matrix Medical Network.
Represented Christie Digital Systems USA in its acquisition of the assets of a high-performance speaker system developer and producer for both the commercial and retail markets and in its acquisition, and subsequent sale, of Allure Global Solutions, a visual communication, consumer analytics. and retail transaction solutions provider.
Represented Ushio America in its acquisition of certain assets comprising a division of a major lighting device manufacturer.
Represented Southwire Company in its purchase of substantially all of the assets of Maxis, LLC and the outstanding stock of Tappan Wire & Cable.
- Boston University (J.D. magna cum laude 2001; Law Review); Middle Tennessee State University (B.S. cum laude 1996)
- Georgia and Massachusetts
Rising Star in M&A, Atlanta magazine
Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta Law Firm Volunteer of the Year (2011)