Lyle Ganske is Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Houston Office and serves as the Firm’s Chair of Boardroom Development and Strategic Transactions. He advises significant companies, focusing primarily on M&A, takeovers, takeover preparedness, corporate governance, executive compensation, and general corporate counseling. Lyle has been involved in over 50 transactions that each had a value in excess of $1 billion and over 50 proxy contests and battles for corporate control. He represents the boards of approximately 100 public companies on fiduciary duty-related matters. He has experience with M&A involving an array of businesses, including telecom, energy, manufacturing, retailing, and process industries.
Representative transactions include: Nextel Communications’ $46.5 billion merger-of-equals with Sprint, Albertsons’ $17.4 billion acquisition by a consortium of investors, Federated Department Stores’ $17 billion acquisition of May Department Stores, Procter & Gamble’s $3.3 billion divestiture of Folgers, The Lubrizol Corporation’s $9.7 billion acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway, Goodrich Corporation’s $18.4 billion merger with United Technologies, and the $4.75 billion cash-and-stock sale of Exelis to Harris Corporation.