Bryan E.Davis


Atlanta + 1.404.581.8631

Bryan Davis advises public and private companies and investment banking firms, focusing primarily on M&A, buyouts, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and corporate governance matters.

Bryan's extensive transactional and advisory experience spans a range of industries, including software, manufacturing, energy, consumer products, restaurants, and telecommunications. Some of the companies with which Bryan has worked include Asbury Automotive Group, The Attachmate Group, Crawford & Company, Cumulus Media, Eastman Chemical, J.P. Morgan, Koch Industries (including Georgia-Pacific, Flint Hills Resources, and other Koch affiliates), Southern Company, and Vertafore.

Bryan is a member of the American Bar Association's Mergers and Acquisitions Committee and its Acquisitions of Public Companies Subcommittee. In the community he serves on the board of trustees for the Atlanta Police Foundation, is the former chairman of the board of directors of the Special Olympics of Georgia, and is a former director of the Atlanta Community Food Bank.


  • The Southern Company acquires AGL Resources for $12 billionJones Day advised The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) in connection with the acquisition and related financing of AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) in a cash transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $12 billion, including total equity value of approximately $8 billion.
  • Koch Industries subsidiary provides common and preferred equity financing commitments to an affiliate of Vista Equity Partners in connection with Vista's acquisition of Solera Holdings, Inc. for approximately $6.5 billionJones Day advised a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. regarding its common and preferred equity financing commitments in connection with the approximately $6.5 billion acquisition of Solera Holdings, Inc. by an affiliate of Vista Equity Partners.
  • Koch Industries subsidiary acquires PetroLogistics for $2.1 billionJones Day advised Flint Hills Resources, LLC, a leading refining, chemicals, and biofuels company, and a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its acquisition of PetroLogistics, LP, a master limited partnership that is a major U.S. producer of propylene, in a cash deal valued at approximately $2.1 billion.
  • Koch Equity Development partners with BDT Capital Partners and Penske to acquire Truck-LiteJones Day advised Koch Equity Development LLC (KED), the investment and acquisition subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in connection with the acquisition of Truck-Lite Co., LLC, alongside BDT Capital Partners, LLC (BDT), through its investment funds.
  • SP Fiber acquired by WestRock for $288.5 millionJones Day advised SP Fiber Holdings, Inc. in the sale of the company, a producer of recycled containerboard and kraft and bag paper with mills located in Dublin, Georgia, and Newberg, Oregon, to WestRock Company for $288.5 million.
  • Vertafore acquires QQ SolutionsJones Day advised Vertafore, a leading provider of cloud-based insurance software and services, in its acquisition of QQ Solutions, Inc., a provider of agency management systems.
  • J.P. Morgan acts as financial advisor to The Geo GroupJones Day advised J.P. Morgan Securities in its role as financial advisor to The Geo Group, Inc. in connection with its $312 million acquisition of various correctional facilities from LCS Correction Services, Inc.
  • Eastman Chemical acquires Taminco for $2.8 billionJones Day advised Eastman Chemical Company in connection with its acquisition of Taminco Corporation, a global specialty chemical company, for $2.8 billion.
  • Georgia-Pacific acquires Temple-Inland Building Products business from International Paper for $750 millionJones Day advised Georgia-Pacific LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its acquisition of the Temple-Inland Building Products business from International Paper Company for $750 million.
  • Birch Communications acquires Cbeyond for $323 millionJones Day advised Birch Communications Inc., a leading IP-based communications and cloud services provider to small and medium businesses, in the acquisition and related financing of Cbeyond, Inc., a technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses, for $323 million.
  • Eastman Chemical acquires Solutia for $4.8 billionJones Day advised Eastman Chemical Company, a global chemical company that manufactures and sells a broad portfolio of chemicals, plastics, and fibers, in its $4.8 billion acquisition and related $3.5 billion financing of Solutia Inc., a global leader in performance materials and specialty chemicals.
  • Cumulus Media acquires Dial Global for $260 millionJones Day advised Cumulus Media Inc. in the acquisition of Dial Global, Inc., one of the nation's largest radio networks, for $260 million.
  • Attachmate acquires Novell for $2.2 billion; sells certain IP assets to Microsoft-led consortiumJones Day advised Attachmate Corporation in the $2.2 billion acquisition of Novell, Inc. and a related $450 million sale of intellectual property assets to a consortium led by Microsoft Corporation.
  • Cumulus Media makes $2.4 billion acquisition of larger rival Citadel Broadcasting to become 2nd largest U.S. radio companyJones Day advised Cumulus Media Inc., a leading owner and operator of radio stations in the United States, in connection with its acquisition, and related financing, of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, a Nevada-based broadcast company, for $2.4 billion, payable in cash and shares of Cumulus.
  • 3D Systems acquires Z Corporation and Vidar SystemsJones Day advised 3D Systems Corporation in its $137 million acquisition of Z Corporation, a provider of 3D printers and scanners, and Vidar Systems Corporation, a provider of medical film scanners that digitize film, from Contex Group A/S, a subsidiary of Ratos AB, a Swedish private equity company.
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals successfully completes tender offer for shares of HealthTronics for $223 millionJones Day advised Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. as Georgia counsel in the $223 million tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of HealthTronics, Inc.
  • BBAC acquires Back Yard BurgersJones Day advised BBAC, LLC in its acquisition of Back Yard Burgers Inc., a company that engages in the operation and franchising of quick-service restaurants primarily in the southeast region of the United States.
  • Interventions

    • May 11, 2012
      Doing Deals in a Down Economy - Business and Corporate Law Section of the Idaho Bar Association