Allyson FlemingBenton (Ally)

Associate

Columbus + 1.614.281.3807

Ally Benton advises public and private companies on corporate law matters. She has represented clients in domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, corporate restructurings, and other strategic transactions. In addition, she has experience advising companies on corporate governance, shareholder engagement, and general commercial matters.

Ally has represented clients in a range of industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, aerospace, health care, and consumer goods. Her recent experience includes transactions for The Riverside Company, Parker Hannifin, Odyssey Investment Partners, and Materion Corp.

Experiência

  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Prism SpecialtiesJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company EverSmith Brands of Prism Specialties, a leading franchisor of specialty restoration services of electronics, textiles, arts and documents.
  • Riverside acquires CRIO, Inc.Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition of CRIO, Inc., a leading provider of eSource and other eClinical software for clinical trial sites, CROs and the pharmaceutical/biotech market.
  • Riverside sells Energy Exemplar to Blackstone and Vista Equity PartnersJones Day advised investment funds affiliated with Riverside's Australia Fund in connection with the sale of its Energy Exemplar platform to a newly formed acquisition vehicle jointly controlled by investment funds affiliated with Blackstone and Vista Equity Partners.
  • TopBuild attempts to acquire Specialty Products & InsulationJones Day advised TopBuild Corp. (NSYE: BLD) in its attempted acquisition of Specialty Products & Insulation from private equity firm Incline Equity Partners in an all-cash transaction valued at $960 million.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires Allied Sales & ServiceJones Day advised Ohio Transmission LLC in the acquisition of Allied Sales & Service Co., Inc., a leading company in the Southeast US involved in the sale, distribution, installation, repair and maintenance of process equipment, industrial pumps, mixing equipment, industrial mechanical seals, industrial gear boxes and other industrial products.
  • FirstEnergy sells $3.5 billion transmission stake to BrookfieldJones Day advised FirstEnergy Corp. in the $3.5 billion sale of an additional 30.0% equity stake in its subsidiary FirstEnergy Transmission (“FET”), the holding company for FirstEnergy’s three regulated electric transmission businesses, to North American Transmission Company II L.P., FirstEnergy’s existing joint venture partner in FET and a controlled investment vehicle entity of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners.
  • Riverside invests in KasewareJones Day advised The Riverside Company in its acquisition of Kaseware, a leading provider of investigation management software sold to public safety agencies and corporations.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires U.S. LawnsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition by portfolio company EverSmith Brands of U.S. Lawns, a provider of lawncare franchisor services, including commercial landscaping and snow removal services, for U.S. commercial properties through a network of franchisees, from an indirect subsidiary of BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV).
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires busybusy, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company ToolWatch of busybusy, Inc., developer of the popular time tracking software for construction and other remote industries.
  • Bendon acquires Primary Colors cookie and candy businessJones Day advised Bendon, Inc. in the acquisition of certain assets from Primary Color Design Corp. used in the business of producing cookies, candies and related products.
  • Diebold Nixdorf successfully restructures over $2.7 billion in funded debt and completes the first-ever dual proceeding under the U.S. bankruptcy code and Dutch restructuring law in 71 daysIn the first-ever cross border restructuring involving dual main proceedings under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and a scheme of arrangement (the "Dutch Scheme") under the Dutch Act on Confirmation of Extrajudicial Plans (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord ("WHOA")), and the first-ever chapter 15 recognition of Dutch Scheme proceedings and a sanctioned WHOA reorganization plan (the "WHOA Plan"), Jones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated ("Diebold") and certain of its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries (the "Debtors") in connection with (i) the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of In re Diebold Holding Company, LLC, et al., (Case No. 23-90602-DRJ) commenced on June 1, 2023, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the "Bankruptcy Court"); (ii) the Dutch Scheme, commenced on June 1, 2023 by Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V. (the "Dutch Issuer") in the District Court of Amsterdam (the "Dutch Court"), and (iii) the chapter 15 proceedings before the Bankruptcy Court commenced by the foreign representative of the Dutch Issuer, wherein the Bankruptcy Court recognized the Dutch Scheme proceeding as a foreign main proceeding and recognized and extended comity to the WHOA Plan that was sanctioned by the Dutch Court.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires LightHouse Business Information SolutionsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio companies ProVelocity and IronEdge Group of LightHouse Business Information Solutions, which provides comprehensive outsourced IT services primarily to businesses across professional services, industrials, healthcare, and non-profit verticals in New Mexico and the Midwest.
  • Swander Pace Capital portfolio company acquires First Place FoodsJones Day advised Swander Pace Capital in the acquisition by its portfolio company Patriot Pickle of First Place Foods, a producer of fresh pickles, fermented pickles, relish, and other pickled vegetables primarily for the foodservice and institutional channels.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Green GuardJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company EverSmith Brands of Green Guard Services (Green Guard), a provider of commercial kitchen exhaust cleaning (KEC) and related ancillary services and products, which are essential for fire prevention and mitigation.
  • Riverside acquires ProVelocity and IronEdgeJones Day represented The Riverside Company in the acquisition of ProVelocity, a long-standing managed IT solutions provider that helps businesses and government agencies manage their technology needs, and IronEdge, a leading IT solutions provider for Texas-based businesses.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Motivating Systems LLCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Navigate360 of Motivating Systems LLC, a leading provider of behavioral management software to K-12 schools and districts.
  • Centre Lane Partners acquires personalization business of Kibo Software, Inc.Jones Day advised Centre Lane Partners, LLC in the acquisition and financing of the personalization business of Kibo Software, Inc., a market leader in modern, omnichannel commerce and a platform company of Vista Equity Partners.
  • Ahlström Capital makes strategic investment in Bast Fibre TechnologiesJones Day advised Ahlström Capital in its acquisition of 20% of Bast Fibre Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of 100% plant-based, intact natural fibres with the technical and performance requirements for a wide variety of nonwoven applications.
  • Riverside sells Xcentric Mold & EngineeringJones Day advised The Riverside Company in its sale of the business of Xcentric Mold & Engineering to Quickparts, a portfolio company of Trilantic North America.
  • Parker divests its Aircraft Wheel and Brake divisionJones Day advised Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH, “Parker”), the global leader in motion and control technologies, in the divestiture of its Aircraft Wheel and Brake Division, located in Avon, Ohio, to Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) for $440 million.