Jones Day Welcomes M&A Partner to Chicago Office

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 16:15

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Timothy P. FitzSimons has joined the firm's Chicago Office as a partner in its M&A Practice. He was previously a partner with Latham & Watkins LLP in Chicago and New York.

Mr. FitzSimons's practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions with an emphasis on tender offers, both friendly and unsolicited, and advising directors in conflict-of-interest transactions and corporate governance and shareholder activism matters, financial sponsor and portfolio company representation in private equity and venture capital transactions, and public company representation. He also has represented private equity and venture capital investors and portfolio companies in financing and general company representation matters and financial advisors in M&A transactions, working with bulge bracket and boutique investment banks. 

Some of his most significant matters have included advising the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Genentech in its $46.8 billion merger with Roche Holdings (pursuant to a tender offer) and CBOT Holdings in its $12 billion merger with Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings (including the intervening unsolicited offer from InterContinental Exchange). He also has advised, among many others, Energy Transfer in its $5.3 billion cash and stock acquisition of Sunoco and in its $9.4 billion cash and stock acquisition of Southern Union Company (including the competing offer from the Williams Group), Orbitz in its 2004 sale pursuant to a $1.2 billion tender offer by Cendant Corporation and again in its 2015 $1.4 billion sale to Expedia, Eli Lilly in its $6.5 billion tender offer for ImClone Systems, and the Koch Industries family of companies in more than $10 billion of acquisitions.