Anthony J.Whall

Partner

London + 44.20.7039.5127

Anthony Whall focuses his practice on UK tax and advises on a wide range of UK corporate and international tax matters. His experience ranges from international and domestic UK corporate tax transaction work to the direct and indirect tax aspects of real estate transactions. Anthony also works with sponsors, private equity groups, management teams, alternative capital providers, and funds to structure their investments and exits in a tax-efficient manner. In addition, he has represented a number of Firm clients in defending investigations and assessments raised by H.M. Revenue & Customs and other tax authorities.

Anthony has significant experience advising on the structuring, negotiation, and financing of M&A and private equity transactions. Recent representations include advising J.F. Lehman and Company on the acquisitions of Aeronautical and GI Holding Limited and Sureclean Limited, General Electric on the sale of its Industrial Air and Gas Technologies business to Colfax Corporation, and Euronext on its $530 million cash offer to acquire LCH.Clearnet SA. His M&A and private equity tax practice extends to advising management on their investment, incentive, and exit arrangements. He advised the management of OfficeTeam on its sale to Better Capital and the management team in connection with the sale by Cinven of Amdipharm Mercury Limited to Concordia Healthcare Corp for approximately $3.5 billion.

Anthony also has notable experience in the taxation of real estate and property transactions and has advised British Land, CBRE Global Investors, CIT Group, Hansteen Holdings, LondonMetric Property, and Meyer Bergman on many acquisitions, disposals, and reorganizations.

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  • OakNorth supports Graphite Capital's investment in StoralJones Day advised OakNorth Bank plc in connection with its financing of the buyout of Storal, one of the largest privately-owned children's nursery groups in England, by Graphite Capital.
  • 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.
  • WEG acquires industrial electric motors and generators business from Regal Rexnord CorporationJones Day is advising WEG S.A. in the $400 million acquisition of the industrial electric motors and generators business of Regal Rexnord Corporation.
  • OakNorth and Searchlight Capital Partners provide £88.5 million capital solution to Third SpaceJones Day advised OakNorth Bank Plc (in its partnership with Searchlight Capital Partners) on its £88.5 million credit facilities for Third Space, a London based luxury health club group owned by KSL Capital.
  • TransDigm completes $1.45 billion Senior Secured Notes offeringJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated (“TransDigm Group”), a leading global designer, producer and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by TransDigm Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, of $1.45 billion aggregate principal amount of 6.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2030 (the “Notes”).
  • Diebold Nixdorf obtains $1.25 billion senior secured exit credit facilityJones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated, a multinational financial and retail technology company that specializes in the sale, manufacture, installation, and service of self-service transaction systems (such as ATMs and currency processing systems), point-of-sale terminals, physical security products, and software and related services for global financial, retail, and commercial markets, in connection with a new $1.25 billion senior secured term loan facility as part of it’s emergence from chapter 11 bankruptcy and other domestic and foreign court-supervised restructuring proceedings.
  • Diebold Nixdorf successfully restructures over $2.7 billion in funded debt and completes the first-ever dual proceeding under the U.S. bankruptcy code and Dutch restructuring law in 71 daysIn the first-ever cross border restructuring involving dual main proceedings under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and a scheme of arrangement (the "Dutch Scheme") under the Dutch Act on Confirmation of Extrajudicial Plans (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord ("WHOA")), and the first-ever chapter 15 recognition of Dutch Scheme proceedings and a sanctioned WHOA reorganization plan (the "WHOA Plan"), Jones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated ("Diebold") and certain of its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries (the "Debtors") in connection with (i) the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of In re Diebold Holding Company, LLC, et al., (Case No. 23-90602-DRJ) commenced on June 1, 2023, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the "Bankruptcy Court"); (ii) the Dutch Scheme, commenced on June 1, 2023 by Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V. (the "Dutch Issuer") in the District Court of Amsterdam (the "Dutch Court"), and (iii) the chapter 15 proceedings before the Bankruptcy Court commenced by the foreign representative of the Dutch Issuer, wherein the Bankruptcy Court recognized the Dutch Scheme proceeding as a foreign main proceeding and recognized and extended comity to the WHOA Plan that was sanctioned by the Dutch Court.
  • OakNorth finances Quadrivio Group's leveraged buyout of The Private ClinicJones Day advised OakNorth Bank plc in connection with its financing of the acquisition of The Private Clinic, a UK provider of advanced cosmetic treatments, by Silver Economy Fund, an Italian private equity fund managed by Quadrivio Group.
  • OakNorth finances Heartwood CollectionJones Day advised OakNorth Bank plc on its financing for leading UK hospitality and pub group Heartwood Collection.
  • Riverside sells Guestline to Access GroupJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of portfolio company Guestline, a UK-based provider of mission critical software for the hospitality sector, to Access Group.
  • OakNorth finances acquisition of UK Storage CompanyJones Day advised OakNorth Bank plc in connection with its financing of the buyout of UK Storage Company by a consortium led by investment funds advised by Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP and operating partner Pithos Capital.
  • Diebold Nixdorf obtains $1.25 billion senior secured superpriority DIP credit facilityJones Day is representing Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (the “Company”), a multinational financial and retail technology company that specializes in the sale, manufacture, installation, and service of self-service transaction systems (such as ATMs and currency processing systems), point-of-sale terminals, physical security products, and software and related services for global financial, retail, and commercial markets, and certain of its domestic and foreign subsidiaries (collectively, the “Debtors”) in (i) a pre-packaged chapter 11 proceeding in front of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the “Bankruptcy Court”), (ii) a scheme of arrangement by Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V. (the “Dutch Issuer”) and the related voluntary proceeding in front of the District Court of Amsterdam under the Dutch Act on Confirmation of Extrajudicial Plans (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord), and (iii) an anticipated proceeding commenced by the Dutch Issuer under chapter 15 in the Bankruptcy Court, seeking recognition of such scheme of arrangement.
  • Greystar acquires site for student accommodation development in Wembley ParkJones Day represented a fund sponsored by Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in connection with the acquisition of a purpose-built student accommodation development site in Wembley Park, north London from Quintain.
  • KBC Bank finances acquisition of Jonckers Translation & Engineering SRL by Mayfair Equity PartnersJones Day acted as legal counsel to KBC Bank NV, as lender, in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Jonckers Translation & Engineering SRL and its subsidiaries by Mayfair Equity Partners.
  • Greystar and Vía Célere create joint venture to acquire portfolio of 2,425 rental housing units in SpainJones Day advised Greystar Equity Partners Europe Fund I in relation to its joint venture with Via Célere and the related forward-purchase of a 12 project portfolio of rental housing units in Madrid, Malaga, Valencia, Seville and Bilbao from Via Célere. The Build to Rent portfolio is one of the largest in Spain and will operate under the “Be Casa Essential” brand.
  • OakNorth provides growth financing for Lovett CareJones Day advised OakNorth Bank plc in connection with certain bespoke secured debt facilities to finance the strategic growth plans of Lovett Care Limited, the UK care home provider.
  • Henderson Park sells stake in Westin Paris-Vendome to Dubai HoldingJones Day advised Henderson Park Real Estate Fund I in connection with the disposal of its stake in the iconic Westin Paris-Vendome hotel to its joint venture partner, Dubai Holding.
  • Greystar and GIC joint venture acquires Student RoostJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC on the joint venture and antitrust aspects of its acquisition of Student Roost, the UK’s third largest purpose-built student accommodation provider, from one of Brookfield’s real estate private funds, through a joint venture partnership with GIC.
  • UPL Ltd announces strategic corporate realignmentJones Day advised UPL Limited in its corporate restructuring of the UPL Group to better align different business units by creating "distinct pure-play platforms" under various subsidiaries.
  • Citibank provides $400 million unsecured multicurrency credit facility to Deckers Outdoor CorporationJones Day represented Citibank, N.A., as left lead arranger and administrative agent, in connection with a $400 million unsecured multicurrency revolving credit facility provided to Deckers Outdoor Corporation, a global leader in designing, marketing, and distributing innovative footwear, apparel, and accessories.