Edward T.Kennedy (Ed)

Practice Leader Tax

New York + 1.212.326.3775

Ed Kennedy, who co-leads the Firm's global Tax Practice, works with Fortune 500 companies, strategic investors, private equity groups, and hedge funds to structure their investments in a tax-efficient manner. He also works with large U.S.-based multinational corporations in connection with their global tax planning. Ed works with foreign entities and foreign sovereign wealth funds in connection with their inbound investments in the U.S., including investments in stock, securities, partnerships, and real estate. His practice involves all aspects of federal and international taxation, including M&A, Subpart F planning, contract manufacturing, hedging programs, cross-border structured finance, partnership planning, tax controversy, and cost sharing.

Ed worked on the federal and international tax aspects of the restructuring of Chrysler LLC in chapter 11. He worked with Reynolds American in connection with its acquisition by British American Tobacco Plc in a deal valued at $49 billion. He advised Monster Beverage Corporation in connection with its long-term commercial relationship with The Coca Cola Company, with Monster Beverage Corporation receiving a net cash payment of $2.15 billion. He represented Gtech S.p.A. in connection with its acquisition of International Game Technology for $6.4 billion. Ed also played a leading role in structuring Pfizer's $16.6 billion sale of its consumer health care business to Johnson & Johnson.

Ed, a member of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section, has lectured at conferences on numerous topics involving federal and international taxation.

Esperienze

  • Riverside to sell ARCOSJones Day is advising The Riverside Company in its sale of ARCOS, the market leader in resource management software for utilities, airlines, and other critical infrastructure industries, to Vista Equity Partners.
  • Bally's to acquire Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino for $308 millionJones Day is advising Bally’s Corporation in its $308 million acquisition of the Tropicana Las Vegas, Nevada, casino from Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.
  • Ferraro Foods sells company to Kelso & CompanyJones Day advised the management sellers in the sale by Kainos Capital of Ferraro Foods, a specialty foodservice distributor delivering quality food and supplies, primarily to the Italian restaurant and pizzeria segment in the Eastern U.S., to funds managed by Kelso & Company.
  • Bally's to acquire Gamesys for $2.7 billionJones Day is advising Bally's Corporation in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Gamesys Ltd., an LSE-listed online gaming company.
  • Bally's acquires Monkey Knife FightJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in its acquisition of Monkey Knife Fight, the award-winning, fastest-growing gaming platform and third-largest daily fantasy sports operator in North America, in an all-stock transaction.
  • Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp. to combine with Vintage Wine EstatesJones Day is advising 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.
  • Bally's forms $120 million joint venture with Ira Lubert to construct and operate state-of-the-art casino in Centre County, PennsylvaniaJones Day is advising Bally's Corporation in its $120 million joint venture with Ira Lubert to jointly design, develop, construct, and manage a Category 4 licensed casino to be located within a 15-mile radius of Unionville Borough, Centre County, Pennsylvania, and majority equity interest in the partnership, including 100% of the economic interests of all retail sports betting, online sports betting, and iGaming activities associated with the project.
  • Bally's to acquire Bet.Works for $125 million and announces strategic partnership with Sinclair BroadcastJones Day is advising Bally's Corporation in its $125 million acquisition of Bet.Works, a U.S. based sports betting platform provider to operators in New Jersey, Iowa, Indiana, and Colorado, and a long-term strategic partnership with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., pursuant to which 21 FOX RSN brands will be rebranded using the Bally’s name and Bally’s will integrate content into the 190 television stations that Sinclair owns, operates, or provides services to across 88 markets and sports networks.
  • Helios Technologies acquires Balboa Water Group for $218.5 millionJones Day advised Helios Technologies in the $218.5 million acquisition of BWG Holdings I Corp. (operating as Balboa Water Group) from investment funds affiliated with AEA Investors LP.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings to acquire Tropicana Evansville casino in series of transactions valued at $624 million in the aggregateJones Day is advising Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in the $624 million acquisition of the Tropicana Evansville casino operations from Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
  • Funds managed by EagleTree Capital complete $238 million IPO of Corsair GamingJones Day acted as legal counsel to funds managed by EagleTree Capital, LP in Corsair Gaming Inc.’s $238 million initial public offering, reflecting an enterprise value of approximately $1.7 billion.
  • iPipeline acquires WELISJones Day advised iPipeline, a subsidiary of Roper Technologies, Inc., in its acquisition of WELIS, a premier provider of life insurance illustration systems to carriers in the U.S.
  • Laureate Education to sell Brazilian operations to Ser Educacional S.A. for R$3.862 billionJones Day is acting as special tax counsel to Laureate International, Inc. in its entering into a definitive agreement with Ser Educacional S.A. for the sale of its Brazilian operations.
  • Laureate Education divests operations in Chile to Fundación Educación y Cultura and sale of its for-profit operations for $218.2 millionJones Day acted as special tax counsel in the divestiture of its operations in Chile through the transfer of control of its not-for-profit institutions to Fundación Educación y Cultura and the sale of its for-profit operations.
  • FuseFx merges with Folks VFXJones Day advised FuseFX, a portfolio company of EagleTree Capital, in the merger of FuseFX with Folks VFX, a high-end, independent visual effects studio headquartered in Montréal with additional studio locations in Toronto and Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Detour Gold merges with Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. for CA$4.9 billionJones Day advised Detour Gold Corporation in connection with its CA$4.9 billion stock merger with Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.
  • Newell Brands sells The United States Playing Card Company to Cartamundi GroupJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of The United States Playing Card Company ("USPC") to Cartamundi Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of playing cards and board games.
  • Conway MacKenzie acquired by RiveronJones Day advised Conway MacKenzie, Inc., a leading turnaround, restructuring, and operational improvement firm, in its sale to Riveron, a national business advisory firm specializing in accounting, finance, and operations.
  • CORSAIR® acquires SCUF Gaming®Jones Day advised CORSAIR® in connection with the acquisition and related financing of high-performance controller pioneer SCUF Gaming "SCUF®" and its extensive patent portfolio.
  • Diamond S Shipping completes secondary public offering of Common SharesJones Day represented Diamond S Shipping Inc. in connection with the underwritten secondary offering of 4,021,604 of the Company’s Common Shares by funds affiliated with First Reserve and 660,870 of the Company’s Common Shares by funds affiliated with WL Ross & Co. LLC as the selling shareholders.
  • Seminari e convegni

    • June 22-23, 2015
      2015 Tax Executives Institute Region II Conference
    • January 13, 2010
      Executive Roundtable Series: Navigating the Tax Laws Under Current Economic Conditions: What the New Administration Is Doing and What the Future May Hold for Businesses
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