Joel T.May

Partner

Atlanta + 1.404.581.8967

Joel May is a corporate lawyer with more than 20 years of experience. He has recently represented clients in more than $20 billion of domestic and international corporate financing transactions in the manufacturing, consumer products, chemical products, real estate, e-commerce, telecommunications, and information management industries. These matters have included public equity and debt offerings, initial public offerings (IPOs), special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and related private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions, Rule 144A high yield offerings, private capital raisings, reorganizations, restructurings, recapitalizations, and other M&A transactions as well as counseling public companies and their boards of directors on a broad range of corporate governance and compliance matters.

Joel joined the Atlanta Office in 2012 after spending the first part of his career in Jones Day's Chicago Office. He currently serves as the administrative partner for Atlanta. Joel's notable clients include Asbury Automotive Group, Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp, Bunge Ltd., FleetCor Technologies, Flowers Foods, Hanesbrands, HD Supply, Helios Technologies, Mark Capital, Milliken, Newell Brands, PGT Innovations, PureCycle Technologies, Nutrien, Rayonier, Roper Technologies, Sonoco, Southern Company, Vintage Wine Estates, and VSE Corporation.

Joel has been recognized as a leading lawyer by The Legal 500 United States. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia.

Joel is a member of the board of directors for Make-A-Wish Georgia and serves on the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

Expérience

  • Roper Technologies sells majority stake in industrial businesses to Clayton Dubilier & Rice, LLC for $2.6 billionJones Day is advising Roper Technologies, Inc. on the sale of a majority stake in its industrial businesses, including its entire Process Technologies segment and the industrial businesses within its Measurement & Analytical Solutions segment, to an affiliate of Clayton Dubilier & Rice, LLC, for $2.6 billion in cash, subject to customary purchase price adjustments, and contingent consideration of up to $51 million.
  • Aaron's Company acquires BrandsMart U.S.A. for $230 millionJones Day advised The Aaron's Company, Inc., a leading technology-enabled, omnichannel provider of lease-to-own and purchase solutions, on its acquisition of BrandsMart U.S.A. for $230 million.
  • PureCycle Technologies completes $250 million private placement of Common Stock and WarrantsJones Day represented PureCycle Technologies, Inc. in connection with its private placement of $250 million of Common Stock and Warrants.
  • Roper Technologies sells TransCore to Singapore Technologies Engineering for $2.68 billionJones Day advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in the sale of TransCore Partners, LLC and TLP Holdings, LLC to an affiliate of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. for $2.68 billion in cash, subject to customary purchase price adjustments.
  • Asbury Automotive Group acquires Larry H. Miller Dealerships and Total Care Auto for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG), one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., in its acquisition of Larry H. Miller Dealerships, and Total Care Auto, Powered by Landcar for $3.2 billion.
  • Nutrien completes $300 million tender offer and redemption of $1.8 billion of debt securitiesJones Day represented Nutrien Ltd., the world's largest provider of crop inputs and services, in connection with the tender offer by Nutrien Ltd. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Agrium Inc. and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., to purchase for cash up to $300 million in aggregate purchase price of their respective debt securities.
  • Koch invests in Footprint at $1.6 billion valuationJones Day advised Koch Strategic Platforms in its $150 million investment in the Class C Preferred Stock of Footprint International Holdco, Inc.
  • Luminex participates in business combination with Global Consumer Acquisition Corp.Jones Day is advising Centre Lane Partners, LLC portfolio company Luminex Home Decor & Fragrance Holding Corporation in the business combination with GP Global Limited and Global Consumer Acquisition Corp. (GACQ), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company.
  • Asbury Automotive completes $600.6 million Shares of Common Stock and $1.4 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (the "Company") in connection with (i) its underwritten public offering (the "Common Stock Offering") of 3,795,000 Shares of its Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the "Shares") resulting in gross proceeds of approximately $600.6 million and (ii) its offering of Senior Notes (the “Notes Offering”), consisting of $800 million aggregate principal amount of 4.625% Senior Notes due 2029 (the “2029 Notes”) and $600 million aggregate principal amount of 5.000% Senior Notes due 2032 (the “2032 Notes” and, together with the 2029 Notes, the “Notes”).
  • Milliken & Company acquires Encapsys, LLCJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Encapsys, LLC, a world leader in microencapsulation delivery systems for the building, construction, paper, bedding and personal care industries.
  • Milliken & Company completes Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Milliken & Company, an industrial manufacturer that is active in a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering, performance, and protective textile materials, in connection with its private placement of Senior Notes and revolving credit facility.
  • Leading financial services company arranges $1.6 billion delayed draw term loan facilityJones Day represented a leading financial services company, as left lead arranger and administrative agent, in connection with a $1.6 billion delayed draw term loan facility provided by a syndicate of lenders to a major producer of construction aggregates and aggregates-based construction materials to finance the strategic acquisition of a leading supplier of aggregates and ready-mixed concrete.
  • Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp. and Vintage Wines Estates receives $100 million investment by Wasatch Global InvestorsJones Day advised Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp., a TSX listed special acquisition company, and Vintage Wines Estates ("BCAC-VWE") in the $100 million further investment by Wasatch Global Investors into the combined BCAC-VWE.
  • Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp. combines with Vintage Wine EstatesJones Day advised Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp., a TSX listed special acquisition company ("BCAC"), on its business combination with Vintage Wine Estates, one of the fastest growing U.S. wine producers.
  • Rayonier completes $450 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Rayonier Inc., a publicly traded timberland real estate investment trust, in connection with the registered public offering of $450 million of 2.750% Senior Notes due 2031 by its operating subsidiary, Rayonier, L.P.
  • Bunge Limited completes $1 billion Senior Notes offering by Bunge Limited Finance CorporationJones Day represented Bunge Limited, an exempted company incorporated under the laws of Bermuda, in connection with the public offering of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.750% Senior Notes due 2031 by its wholly owned finance subsidiary, Bunge Limited Finance Corporation.
  • PureCycle Technologies combines with Roth CH Acquisition I Co.Jones Day advised PureCycle Technologies LLC ("PureCycle") in its business combination with Roth CH Acquisition I Co. ("Roth SPAC"), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition corporation backed by Roth Capital Partners and Craig-Hallum Capital Group, and Roth CH Acquisition I Co. Parent Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Roth CH ("Holdings"), among others.
  • PGT Innovations acquires 75% ownership stake in Eco Window Systems for $108 millionJones Day advised PGT Innovations, Inc. in its $108 million acquisition of a 75% ownership stake in Eco Window Systems and its related companies, which are leading manufacturers and installers of aluminum, impact-resistant windows and doors serving the South Florida region, as well as PGTI's related $60 million Rule 144A and Regulation S add-on offering of 6.75% Senior Notes due 2026.
  • PureCycle Technologies completes $60 million Convertible Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented PureCycle Technologies LLC ("PureCycle") in connection with its initial issuance of $48 million aggregate principal amount of 5.875% Convertible Senior Notes due 2022 (the "Initial Notes") and an add-on issuance of $12 million aggregate principal amount of 5.875% Convertible Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (the "Second Tranche Notes" and together with the Initial Notes, the "Convertible Notes").
  • HD Supply acquired by The Home Depot, Inc. for $8.8 billionJones Day advised HD Supply, Inc. ("HDS") in its $8.8 billion acquisition by The Home Depot, Inc. ("Home Depot").
  • Interventions

    • December 1, 2016
      Jones Day/EY - Emerging Risks in Financial Reporting and Disclosures
    • October 27, 2016
      Georgia Bas Association / 35th Annual Business Law Institute - What Keeps In-House Law Departments Up At Night
    • January 7, 2016
      Jones Day Atlanta Hosts Diversity Meet & Greet
    • November 9, 2015
      Atlanta Bar Association / Scrutinizing Executive Compensation - The SEC's New Clawback and Pay Ratio Rules
    • March 23, 2012
      Introduction to the Resale of Restricted and Control Securities, ICLE Basic Securities Law Program