Edward T.Kennedy (Ed)

Practice Leader Tax

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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.

经验

  • Angelos Family agrees to sell control stake in Baltimore Orioles to Baltimore native David RubensteinJones Day advised the Baltimore Orioles in connection with the sale of a controlling interest in the Orioles to a diverse investor group led by David Rubenstein that includes Michael Arougheti, Mitchell Goldstein, Michael Smith, and Maryland leaders, philanthropists, and sports legends.
  • 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.
  • Vibrantz completes US$140 million new STS trade receivables securitisation and €10 million trade receivables factoring programmeJones Day assisted Vibrantz Corporation in relation to a new (i) US$140 million cross-border STS trade receivables securitization transaction with ING Belgium NV/SA and NORD/LB and (ii) €10 million bilateral factoring programme with ING Commercial Finance.
  • The Stephens Group sells Summit Industrial Construction to Comfort Systems USAJones Day is advising The Stephens Group, LLC in the sale of portfolio company, Summit Industrial Construction, LLC, to Comfort Systems USA, Inc.
  • TenCate Grass to sell majority interest in Company to Leonard Green & Partners, LPJones Day is advising the management team of TenCate Grass Holding B.V. in connection with Leonard Green & Partners, LP's acquisition of a majority stake in TenCate Grass from Crestview Partners and select other shareholders.
  • Koch reaches agreement to acquire Wever fertilizer plant from OCI GlobalJones Day is advising Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC, an affiliate of Koch Industries, Inc., in the $3.6 billion acquisition of Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFCO) from OCI N.V., a Netherlands-based producer and distributor of hydrogen products.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires Summit Hill FoodsJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of Summit Hill Foods, Inc., a leading branded food company producing nationally recognized, premium brands, including Better Than Bouillon and The Original Louisiana Hot Sauce.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires MMGY GlobalJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of MMGY Global, a leading integrated marketing firm specializing in travel, tourism and hospitality, from Peninsula Partners and other shareholders.
  • Bowlero completes $432.9 million transaction with VICI PropertiesJones Day advised Bowlero Corp. in connection with its $432.9 million transfer of land and real estate assets of 38 bowling entertainment centers across 17 states to VICI Properties (NYSE: VICI).
  • Labcorp completes spin-off of FortreaJones Day represented Labcorp (NYSE: LH), a leading global life sciences company, in the spin-off of Fortrea, the newly formed independent Contract Research Organization providing Phase I-IV clinical trial management, market access and technology solutions to pharmaceutical and biotechnology organizations around the world.
  • Fortrea completes $570 million private placement of Senior Secured Notes and obtains $1.5 billion credit facilityJones Day represented Fortrea Holdings Inc., a leading global contract research organization (“CRO”) that provides comprehensive phase I through IV biopharmaceutical product and medical device services, patient access solutions and other enabling services, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $570 million aggregate principal amount of 7.500% Senior Secured Notes due 2030 and a $1.5 billion senior secured credit facility as part of its spin-off from Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings.
  • CoLift, Traxys Management and Optiver acquire Traxys GroupJones Day represented CoLift LLC, which sponsored the management buy-out of the Traxys Group, a leading global physical trader and merchant in metals and natural resources, together with Optiver, a global market maker and an investor group active in mining and natural resources led by Regent Mercantile Holdings Limited and The LOM Financial Group.
  • NioCorp combines with GX Acquisition Corp. IIJones Day advised NioCorp Developments Ltd. (TSX: NB; OTCQX: NIOBF) in its business combination with GX Acquisition Corp. II (Nasdaq: GXII), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition corporation.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires PRA EventsJones Day represented EagleTree Capital in connection with its acquisition of PRA Events, Inc., a leading business event management firm, from CI Capital Partners.
  • Bally's transfers real property assets of two properties to Gaming And Leisure Properties for $635 millionJones Day advised Bally's Corporation on the completion of the previously announced transfer of the real property assets of Bally's Tiverton Casino & Hotel in Tiverton, RI and Bally’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi in Biloxi, MS to GLP Capital, L.P., the operating partnership of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc., for $635 million in total consideration, inclusive of $15 million in the form of OP units. Bally's leased back both properties and continues to own, control, and manage all the gaming operations of the facilities on an uninterrupted basis.
  • Roper Technologies sells majority stake in industrial businesses to Clayton Dubilier & Rice, LLC for $2.6 billionJones Day advised 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 and contingent consideration of up to $51 million.
  • Bally's acquires Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino for $308 millionJones Day advised Bally’s Corporation in its $308 million acquisition of the Tropicana Las Vegas, Nevada, casino from Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires MacKenzie-Childs from Castanea PartnersJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of MacKenzie-Childs, the artisan-driven American heritage home decor brand, from Castanea Partners.
  • Koch Equity Development portfolio company, Getty Images, completes business combination with SPAC, CC Neuberger Principal Holdings IIJones Day acted as counsel to Koch Equity Development LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. and investor in Getty Images, in the business combination agreement with CC Neuberger Principal Holdings II (NYSE: PRPB), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company.
  • Nasco sells Whirl-Pak®Jones Day advised EagleTree Capital and its portfolio company, Nasco, in the sale of Whirl-Pak®, a leading provider of sterilized sampling and testing solutions including its line of write-on, stand-up, filter and other specialty single-use sterilized sampling bags and accessories, to Filtration Group, an affiliate of Madison Industries.
    • 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