Carol W.Starnes


Atlanta + 1.404.581.8139

Carol Starnes focuses her practice on M&A and advises public and private companies on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. Carol frequently advises companies on corporate governance and fiduciary matters, including board education, takeover preparedness, shareholder activism, and board self-assessments. She also represents early and growth stage companies during formation and financing transactions.

Carol's recent representations include Roper Technologies, Helios Technologies, Flowers Foods, Husqvarna, and the Southern Company.

Before attending law school, Carol taught school for two years in the Mississippi Delta through Teach For America.


  • restor3d obtains $15 million venture debt secured term loan facilityJones Day represented restor3d, inc., a leader in 3D printed, personalized orthopedic implants, in its $15 million venture debt secured term loan facility in connection with a Series A funding.
  • Ensign-Bickford Industries acquires Accratronics SealsJones Day advised Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Accratronics Seals LLC (formerly Accratronics Seals Corporation), a family-owned and operated, end-to-end machine shop which specializes in the creation of hermetically sealed connectors and parts for the aerospace, defense, and space travel industries.
  • UL Standards & Engagement Board receives governance adviceJones Day acted as counsel to the Board of Directors of UL Standards & Engagement on fiduciary duties in the context of a potential sale or IPO of its largest asset and, following the decision to proceed with an IPO, with respect to the post-IPO governance structure as a majority shareholder.
  • Roper Technologies acquires Procare SolutionsJones Day advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in the $1.86 billion acquisition of Procare Solutions, a leading provider of cloud-based software for the management of early childhood education centers.
  • Roper Technologies subsidiary acquires ProPricerJones Day advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in the acquisition by subsidiary Deltek of ProPricer, a leading proposal pricing solution for government contractors and government agencies.
  • HanesBrands Appoints Three New Independent DirectorsJones Day is advising Hanesbrands, an American multinational clothing company, on activism triggered by public letter from activist shareholder Barington Capital, including the potential disposition of the Champion business. Hanesbrands recently announced its settlement with Barington, involving the appointment of three new independent directors and a consulting agreement between the company and Barington.
  • restor3d acquires Conformis, Inc.Jones Day advised restor3d, Inc., a leading personalized 3D-printed orthopedic company, on its acquisition of Conformis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CFMS), a leading medical technology company focused on orthopedic patient care.
  • Roper Technologies subsidiary acquires business of RepliconJones Day advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in the acquisition by subsidiary Deltek, the leading global provider of software and solutions for project-based businesses, of the business of Replicon, Inc., a provider of unified time tracking solutions that bring together Project Delivery, Finance, and HR on a single platform, purpose-built for project and services-centric organizations.
  • Flowers Foods acquires Papa Pita BakeryJones Day advised Flowers Foods, Inc. in its acquisition of Papa Pita Bakery, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality bagels, tortillas, breads, buns, English muffins, and flat breads.
  • Helios Technologies acquires Schultes Precision ManufacturingJones Day advised Helios Technologies, Inc. in the acquisition of Schultes Precision Manufacturing, Inc., highly trusted specialist in manufacturing precision machined components and assemblies for customers requiring very tight tolerances, superior quality, and exceptional value-added manufacturing processes.
  • GRA Venture Fund participates in $14 million Series A funding round of Micron Biochemical, Inc.Jones Day represented GRA Venture Fund, LLC in connection with its participation in the $14 million Series A financing round of Micron Biochemical, Inc., a clinical stage life sciences company advancing its Micro Array Patch (MAP) technology for self-administration and simple, less-skilled caregiver administration of drugs and vaccines without needles.
  • 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.
  • Axion BioSystems acquires M-Solv Manufacturing LimitedJones Day advised Axion BioSystems, Inc. in the acquisition of UK-based printed electronics manufacturer M-Solv Manufacturing Limited, a subsidiary of M-Solv Ltd.
  • Husqvarna acquires Orbit IrrigationJones Day advised Husqvarna AB on the acquisition of Lunar Holding Corporation ("Orbit Irrigation") for $480 million in cash.
  • Roper Technologies acquires AgencyZoomJones Day advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in the acquisition by subsidiary Vertafore of AgencyZoom™, a cloud-based sales automation platform for insurance agents.
  • Axion BioSystems completes sale of company to Summa EquityJones Day advised Axion BioSystems, Inc., a leading provider of MEA and impedance technology for single-cell analysis, in its sale of the company to Summa Equity.
  • MedShape acquired by DJOJones Day advised MedShape, Inc., a privately held orthopedic medical device company founded in 2005, in connection with its acquisition by DJO, a subsidiary of Colfax Corporation.
  • 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.
  • Koch Methanol acquires majority ownership stake in St. James Parish methanol joint ventureJones Day advised Koch Methanol, LLC ("Koch Methanol"), a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in connection with the recapitalization of YCI Methanol One, LLC (the "Joint Venture"), a joint venture between Koch Methanol and Yuhuang Chemical Industries, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Company, Ltd.
  • Milliken Infrastructure Solutions sold to ClockSpring|NRIJones Day advised Milliken & Company in the sale of Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC to ClockSpring|NRI, a manufacturer of highly innovative and engineered products for the repair and rehabilitation of global critical infrastructure.