ConnorShea

Associate

London + 44.20.7039.5668

Connor Shea advises clients on a range of private equity matters, with a focus on high-value corporate real estate transactions, including joint ventures, investments, and M&A.

Connor's recent transactions include advising: Greystar on the £388 million acquisition of four purpose built student accommodation assets and one build-to-rent asset; MARK in connection with the formation of a joint venture and development management arrangement for the acquisition and development of 2 Snowhill Plaza in Birmingham; MassMutual on their investment in Low Carbon, a pan-European renewable energy developer and fund manager; and Pictet in connection with the £119 million acquisition of three office buildings in Manchester.

Connor recently spent five months on secondment at iQ Student Accommodation in London.

Erfahrung

  • Travelodge acquires 66 Travelodge-branded hotels from LXi REITJones Day advised Travelodge Hotels Limited and GoldenTree Asset Management LP in the £210 million acquisition of 66 Travelodge-branded hotels on a freehold and long leasehold basis from its largest landlord, LXi REIT plc.
  • Greystar secures 391 home BTR forward funding in Staines-Upon-ThamesJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC on its forward funding of Renshaw's Yard in Staines, a 391-home BTR development in Surrey, from Dandara Living. The transaction marks the latest in Greystar’s strong UK growth strategy.
  • DOOR and APG joined by Aware Super in Get Living investmentJones Day represented DOOR, S.L.P. (a residential investment vehicle co-sponsored by Delancey and Oxford Properties) in relation to the acquisition by Aware Super of Qatari Diar's 22% stake in Get Living PLC, the UK's most experienced and pioneering developer and operator of large scale BTR neighborhoods, joining APG and DOOR who each control a 39% stake.
  • Henley and Invesco Real Estate purchase Vector House in central AmsterdamJones Day advised Henley Investment Management Limited in connection with the formation of a joint venture with Invesco Real Estate to acquire Vector House, a prime office building in central Amsterdam, for €30 million.
  • Greystar acquires five high-quality UK assets for £388 millionJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in the £388 million acquisition of four purpose built student accommodation ("PBSA") assets and one build-to-rent ("BTR") asset from Downing.
  • MARK Capital Management forms joint venture with HUB to develop 2 Snowhill Plaza in Birmingham, EnglandJones Day advised MARK Capital Management Limited ("MARK") in connection with the formation of a joint venture and development management arrangement between MARK and residential developer HUB for the acquisition and development of 2 Snowhill Plaza in Birmingham, England.
  • MassMutual partners with Low Carbon to accelerate transition to renewable energyJones Day advised Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) on its debt and equity investment in Low Carbon Energy Holdings Limited (“Low Carbon”), a subsidiary of Low Carbon Limited, an established pan-European renewable energy developer and fund manager.
  • Jennmar sells ownership of Rocbolt Technologies in China, South Africa and Mongolia to SandvikJones Day advised Jennmar Corporation in the sale of its ownership of Rocbolt Technologies in China, South Africa and Mongolia to Sandvik.
  • Victorian Plumbing Group completes largest to date IPO on London Stock Exchange’s AIM marketJones Day represented Victorian Plumbing Group plc, the UK’s leading online specialist bathroom brand and the second largest retailer of bathroom products in the UK, in connection with its £850 million IPO on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market.
  • Koch Equity Development acquires Transaction Network ServicesJones Day advised Koch Equity Development LLC, the acquisition and investment subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in the acquisition of Transaction Network Services, Inc. (TNS) from affiliates of Siris Capital Group, LLC and TNS' other minority equity holders.
  • Koch Strategic Platforms makes $500 million strategic minority equity investment in MavenirJones Day advised Koch Strategic Platforms, a subsidiary of Koch Investments Group, in its strategic $500 million minority equity investment in Mavenir, the only U.S. based provider of end-to-end, cloud-native software to meet the growing demand for 5G digital transformation by communication service providers and enterprises.
  • Pictet Alternative Advisers acquires three Grade II listed office buildings in ManchesterJones Day represented Pictet Alternative Advisers SA in connection with the £119 million acquisition of three Grade II listed office buildings in Manchester, United Kingdom from Helical Plc and continues to act on the acquisition financing with Helaba and establishment of a joint venture with XLB Property.
  • Greystar acquires £291 million portfolio of UK student accommodations from Nido portfolioJones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in the £291 million acquisition of five purpose-built student accommodation ("PBSA") assets from the Nido portfolio.
  • TransDigm Group acquires Cobham Aero Connectivity for $965 millionJones Day advised TransDigm Group Incorporated as regulatory counsel in the $965 million acquisition of Cobham Aero Connectivity, a leading provider of highly engineered antennas and radios for the aerospace end market.