Ira White

Ira White advises private equity sponsors on their acquisitions and exits and has represented clients in the energy, pharmaceutical, automotive, retail, technology, rail, and manufacturing industries.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Ira managed numerous notable transactions, including for Alta Resources in its $1 billion partnership with Blackstone Capital Partners to acquire and develop unconventional oil and gas assets in North America; AIG Highstar in its acquisition of AMPORTS; One Equity Partners in its 50-country acquisition of the professional wound care division of Johnson & Johnson and in its acquisition of Quintiles Transnational Corp., a leading product and commercial development services company for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies; Progress Rail, a leading supplier of rail services, in its sale to Caterpillar; and the managements of Freescale Semiconductor, Neiman Marcus, and SunGard Data Systems in their acquisitions by consortiums of private equity firms. [1]