Edward T. Kennedy

Partner at Jones Day

Edward T. Kennedy

Edward T. Kennedy

Partner at Jones Day

Biography

Edward T. Kennedy (Ed)
Partner
Contact
etkennedy@jonesday.com
New York
(T) +1.212.326.3775
(F) +1.212.755.7306
Education

New York University (LL.M. in Taxation 1997); Pace University (J.D. cum laude 1993; Law Review); University of Maryland (B.S. in Accounting 1987)

Bar Admissions

New York and Connecticut



Profile

Ed Kennedy's practice involves all aspects of federal and international taxation, including mergers and acquisitions, debt instruments and derivatives, foreign currency, Subpart F planning including contract manufacturing, cross-border structured finance, and distressed M&A. Ed works with strategic investors, private equity groups, and hedge funds to structure their investments in the most tax-efficient manner. He also works with large U.S.-based multinational corporations and foreign entities making inbound investments in the U.S., including investments in stock, securities, partnerships, and real estate.

Ed worked on the federal and international tax aspects of the restructuring of both Dana Corporation and Chrysler LLC in chapter 11. Ed played a leading role in structuring Pfizer's $16.6 billion sale of its consumer health care business to Johnson & Johnson. He led the tax team that structured the $2.8 billion acquisition of the ConAgra commodities trading business by a consortium of private equity funds in 2008. Ed recently helped structure Pfizer's joint venture with GlaxoSmithKline to create a new HIV company.

In addition to Dana, Chrysler, and Pfizer, representative clients include Bank of America, Celgene, FactSet Research Systems, Gavilon Group, Goode Partners, Ospraie Funds, Lagardère, Sherwin-Williams, Patrón Spirits, Proliance, and WL Ross & Co.

Ed is member of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section. He has lectured at conferences on numerous topics involving federal and international taxation. Recently, he lectured on the tax effects of debt modifications and exchanges in distressed situations and cancellation of debt income issues.




Experience


Connell Limited Partnership sells Dayton Progress and AD Components Business of The Anchor Danly Company, to MISUMI Group for ¥15.6 billion (US$200 million)
Jones Day advised Connell Limited Partnership in its sale of America's largest maker of die components, Dayton Progress Corporation, and its components business (AD Components Business) of The Anchor Danly Company, to MISUMI Group Inc. for ¥15.6 billion (US$200 million).

ABM acquires HHA Services
Jones Day represented ABM Industries, Inc., a provider of integrated facility solutions, in connection with its acquisition of HHA Services, Inc., a provider of support service management to hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare facilities throughout the United States.

ABM acquires provider of aviation facility management services Air Serv for $158 million
Jones Day advised ABM Industries, Inc. in its $158 million acquisition of Air Serv Corporation, a leading provider of integrated facility management services for the world's leading airlines and freight companies at airports throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.

Wasserstein & Co. completes sale of The Deal to TheStreet
Jones Day represented Wasserstein & Co., L.P. in connection with its sale of The Deal, L.L.C., a news service covering mergers and acquisitions, to TheStreet, Inc., a publicly traded investment news and data service.

Court Square Capital completes sale of Mosaic Sales Solutions to Acosta
Jones Day advised Court Square Capital Partners in connection with its sale of Mosaic Sales Solutions, a provider of merchandising, direct and assisted selling, product knowledge transfer, and experiential marketing services, to Acosta, Inc., a portfolio company of Thomas H. Lee Partners.

Gavilon Holdings to be acquired by Marubeni for $3.6 billion
Jones Day is advising Gavilon Holdings, LLC on its $3.6 billion acquisition by Marubeni Corporation, one of the largest general trading companies in Japan.

Omron sells equity interest in Power Systems
Jones Day advised Omron Corporation (TSE-listed) in its sale of its equity interest in Power Systems, Ltd., a maker of flexible, slim pack, electrical double layer capacitors, to Ioxus, Inc., a U.S. company in the energy storage business for clean energy, EV, transportation, and other applications.

Alcatel-Lucent sells Genesys business to Permira for US$1.5 billion
Jones Day advised Alcatel-Lucent in its sale of its Genesys business to Permira for US$1.5 billion.

Aurora Capital acquires Alltub Group
Jones Day advised Aurora Capital Group in connection with its acquisition of the Alltub Group, the global leader in collapsible aluminum tubing with annual production capacity in excess of 1.5 billion tubes.

Fly Leasing acquires 49 commercial jet aircraft for $1.4 billion
Jones Day advised Fly Leasing Limited's Board of Directors in connection with the company's acquisition of 49 commercial jet aircraft for $1.4 billion from affiliates of Global Aviation Asset Management.

Goode Partners and Lion Capital announce joint investment to acquire AllSaints Spitalfields
Jones Day advised Goode Partners LLC on its joint investment with Lion Capital LLP to acquire AllSaints Spitalfields, a leading international fashion brand, from Icelandic banks Kaupthing and Glitnir.

Okami Foods acquired by Fuji Food Products
Jones Day advised Okami Foods, Inc., a manufacturer of refrigerated Asian cuisine, in its acquisition by Fuji Food Products, Inc.

Verint Systems completes registered offering for $80.5 million of Common Stock
Jones Day advised Verint Systems Inc., a global leader in Actionable Intelligence® solutions and value-added services, in connection with the sale of $80.5 million of Common Stock in a secondary public offering by the Company's majority stockholder, Comverse Technology, Inc., a leading provider of software and systems enabling value-added services for voice, messaging, mobile internet, and mobile advertising.

Gavilon Holdings acquires DeBruce Grain
Jones Day represented Gavilon Holdings, LLC, a leading commodity management firm, in connection with its acquisition and related financing of DeBruce Grain, Inc., a leading agricultural company based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Celgene acquires Abraxis BioScience for $2.9 billion
Jones Day advised Celgene Corporation in its $2.9 billion merger with Abraxis BioScience Inc.

Pfizer reaches agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim to divest animal health assets in connection with regulatory approval process
Jones Day represented Pfizer Inc. in its recently announced agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim to divest certain animal health assets in connection with the regulatory approval process associated with Pfizer's pending acquisition of Wyeth.

Patriarch Partners acquires Spiegel Brands
Jones Day represented Patriarch Partners Management Group, LLC in connection with its acquisition and related financing of substantially all of the operating assets of Spiegel Brands, Inc., a retailer of women's apparel and home décor products, and affiliates out of foreclosure.

Pfizer acquires CovX Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company
Jones Day advised Pfizer, Inc. in its acquisition of CovX Pharmaceuticals, a privately held biopharmaceutical company.

Pfizer acquires Serenex, Inc
Jones Day acted as tax counsel to Pfizer, Inc. in its acquisition of Serenex, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company.

James Finlay sells Vintage Parts to Sentinel Capital
Jones Day advised James Finlay Limited in connection with its sale of Vintage Parts, LLC, a purchaser of automotive construction and related industry inventory, to Sentinel Capital Partners.


Publications

April 2012
Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations on the Information Reporting and Withholding Tax Provisions of FATCA PDF


February 2012
New FATCA Proposed Regulations


Speaking Engagements

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 Washington, D.C.

Experience Highlights

Connell Limited Partnership sells Dayton Progress and AD Components Business of The Anchor Danly Company, to MISUMI Group for ¥15.6 billion (US$200 million)

ABM acquires HHA Services

ABM acquires provider of aviation facility management services Air Serv for $158 million

Areas of Focus

Tax

Honors & Distinctions

Awarded the Gold Medal for achieving the highest grade on the CPA examination in Connecticut

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Edward T. Kennedy
Partner at Jones Day
Education
LL.M. in Taxation
Class of 1997

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

J.D., cum laude
Class of 1993

Pace University School of Law transforms students into effective new lawyers with the knowledge and experience.

B.S. in Accounting
Class of 1987

The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland, and the original 1862 land-grant institution in the State. The University of Maryland is committed to achieving excellence as the State’s primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise. The University creates and applies knowledge for the benefit of the economy and culture of the State, the region, the nation, and beyond. As the flagship of the University System of Maryland, the University shares its research, educational, cultural, and technological strengths with businesses, government, and other educational institutions. The University counts among its greatest strengths -- and a major component of its excellence -- the diversity of its faculty, students, and staff. The University of Maryland, College Park is committed to equal educational opportunity and strives to hire a diverse faculty and staff of exceptional achievement through affirmative actions, to celebrate diversity in all of its programs and activities, and to recruit and retain qualified graduate and undergraduate minority students.

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Jones Day LP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include banking and finance, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, government regulations, tax, financial institutions litigation and regulation, business restructuring, and private equity. It offers services to the airlines, aviation, automotive, construction, energy, healthcare, insurance, media, pharmaceuticals and telecommunication industries. Jones Day was founded in March 1893 by Edwin J. Blandin and William Lowe Rice and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Transactions
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Corsair Components, Inc. purchases Origin PC Corp.

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Nutrien Ltd. purchases Actagro LLC from Norwest Equity Partners, Norwest Mezzanine Partners

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Eagletree Capital LP purchases FuseFX, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to the Connecticut Bar
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