Dotun O.Obadina


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Dotun Obadina advises public and private companies on transactional and corporate law matters, including public company representations, domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures, and other strategic transactions. He also counsels clients on general corporation governance matters. Dotun leads the M&A Practice in the Minneapolis Office.

Dotun represents companies in a broad range of industries. He has advised clients on a variety of transactions, including USG's $7 billion sale to Gebr. Knauf; Cleveland-Cliffs' $3 billion acquisition of AK Steel and $1.4 billion acquisition of ArcelorMittal USA; Huntington Ingalls Industries' $1.65 billion acquisition of Alion Science and Technology; NRG Energy's $1.375 sale of its ownership in NRG Yield and NRG's Renewables Platform to Global Infrastructure Partners; Calgon Carbon's $1.3 billion sale to Kuraray Co., Ltd.; Eastman Chemical's $800 million sale of its tire additives business to One Rock Capital Partners; and PolyOne's $775 million sale of its Performance Products and Solutions business to SK Capital.

Dotun is a two-time Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow (2013 and 2020). In 2021, he was also included in The Deal's list of "Top Rising Stars" and named to Bloomberg Law's "They've Got Next: The 40 Under 40." Dotun currently serves on the board of directors of Wilderness Inquiry, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide access to the outdoors to all.

Dotun joined Jones Day in 2016 and became a partner in 2021.


  • Global Risk Capital acquires legacy asbestos and environmental liabilities from SPXJones Day advised Global Risk Capital and its joint venture with partner Premia Holdings Ltd. in their acquisition from SPX Technologies, Inc. of SPX, LLC, which is a legacy SPX company that primarily holds liabilities, including asbestos and environmental liabilities and related insurance assets.
  • NerdWallet acquires On The Barrelhead for $120 millionJones Day advised NerdWallet, Inc. (Nasdaq: NRDS), a platform that provides financial guidance to consumers and small- and mid-sized businesses, in its acquisition of On the Barrelhead, Inc. for total consideration of $120 million, consisting of approximately $70 million in cash and $50 million in NerdWallet Class A common stock.
  • General Mills acquires TNT CrustJones Day advised 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 also acquired two manufacturing facilities in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and St. Charles, Missouri.
  • Polaris sells Transamerican Auto Parts business to Wheel ProsJones Day is representing Polaris Inc. in the sale of its Transamerican Auto Parts business to Wheel Pros, a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of proprietary branded aftermarket vehicle enhancements for light trucks, SUVs, passenger cars, and ATVs/UTVs, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
  • Home Point sells delegated correspondent channel assets to Planet Home LendingJones Day is advising Home Point Capital Inc. in the sale of certain assets of the delegated correspondent channel of Home Point Financial Corporation to Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national mortgage lender and servicer.
  • 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.
  • Eastman sells tire additives business product lines to One Rock Capital PartnersJones Day advised Eastman Chemical in the $800 million sale of the rubber additives (including Crystex™ insoluble sulfur and Santoflex™ antidegradants) and other product lines and related assets and technology of the global tire additives business of its Additives & Functional Products segment to an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC.
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries acquires Alion Science and Technology for $1.65 billionJones Day advised Huntington Ingalls Industries in the $1.65 billion acquisition of Alion Science and Technology Corporation from Veritas Capital.
  • 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.
  • Huntington Ingalls sells San Diego Shipyard to Titan Acquisition HoldingsJones Day advised Huntington Ingalls Industries in the sale of its San Diego Shipyard to Titan Acquisition Holdings.
  • Polaris teams up with Zero Motorcycles to electrify ATVs and snowmobilesJones Day represented Polaris Industries Inc., OEM of off-road vehicles/ATVs, snowmobiles, motorcycles and boats sold under the POLARIS, RZR, RANGER, GENERAL, SPORTSMAN, INDIAN, and HURRICANE brands, among others, on its entry into a joint development, licensing, and services relationship with Zero Motorcycles, a global leader in electronic motorcycle powertrains and technology.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs acquires ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billionJones Day advised Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. in connection with the acquisition and financing of substantially all of the operations of ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billion.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Procter & Gamble sells its Fluocaril and Parogencyl oral care brands to UnileverJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in the sale of its Fluocaril and Parogencyl oral care brands to Unilever.
  • USG acquired by Gebr. Knauf for $7 billionJones Day advised USG Corporation in the acquisition by Gebr. Knauf KG ("Knauf") of all of the outstanding shares of USG in a transaction valued at $7 billion.
  • NRG Energy sells ownership in NRG Yield and NRG's Renewables Platform to Global Infrastructure PartnersJones Day represented NRG Energy, Inc. in the sale of NRG’s ownership in NRG Yield and NRG’s Renewables Platform to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) for cash proceeds of $1.375 billion, subject to certain adjustments.
  • Cooper Standard acquires Lauren Manufacturing and Lauren PlasticsJones Day advised Cooper Standard regarding its acquisition of Lauren Manufacturing and Lauren Plastics, extruders and molders of organic, silicone, thermoplastic and engineered polymer products with expertise in sealing solutions for industrial and specialty automotive applications.
  • Riverside acquires majority stake in AbraconJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of a majority stake in Abracon, a Texas-based global provider of passive and electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and radio frequency (RF) solutions from Evergreen Pacific Partners.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Represented specialty metals maker, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: ATI), in connection with the cross-border sale of its tungsten materials business to Kennametal (NYSE: KMT) for approximately $605 million. ATI's tungsten materials business had approximately 1,175 employees operating through 14 facilities globally and produced tungsten powder, tungsten heavy alloys, tungsten carbide materials, and carbide cutting tools.

    Represented an emerging growth company, which manufactures and distributes innovative child products, in connection with the $30 million sale of preferred units to a nationally recognized venture capital firm.

    Represented a high-tech baby gear company in connection with two venture capital investments in the aggregate amount of $60 million.

    Represented SDI Media, a global market-leading localization company serving the media and entertainment industry, and its parent companies in the sale of SDI to a consortium of Japanese companies.

    Represented a client that manufactures specialty equipment in its asset acquisition of a rough, semi-finish, and finish machine shop business that supplies mission critical parts to the oil field, midstream oil and gas, petrochemical, and related industries.

    Represented a global Fortune 500 company in the paints, chemicals, and specialty materials industry in its acquisition of a privately owned specialty coatings company supplying structural primers and military topcoats to the North American aviation industry.

    Represented a private retail apparel chain in the Northeast in the sale of a controlling interest to a private equity investment group.

    Represented a water management company in connection with the sale of its assets.

    Represented a diversified Fortune 50 company in the acquisition of the assets of an elevator service company.

    Represented one of the world's largest coal producers in connection with a $375 million private offering of senior notes.

    Autres publications

    Getting Back to the Purpose: Analyzing Jones v. Harris Associates L.P. in Light of Section 1(b) of the Investment Company Act, 94 Marq. L. Rev. 679, 2010