Ish Alsheik is a go-to advisor for significant public companies, private companies, and sponsors on domestic and cross-border acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, and financing transactions.
He advised Vantage Data Centers on a strategic partnership with Colony Capital, Inc. valued at $3.5 billion; a consortium that includes affiliates of Digital Colony and PSP Investments on the acquisition of Vantage from Silver Lake Partners; and Vantage on the acquisition of Canadian-based 4Degrees Colocation from Quebecor Media for approximately $200 million.
In addition, Ish advised DataBank on the acquisition of zColo, including certain U.S. and European data center assets, from Zayo Group for $1.4 billion. He also advised affiliates of Digital Colony on the acquisition of DataBank from Avista Capital Partners and advised DataBank on the acquisitions of C7 Data Centers, 365 Data Centers' Pittsburgh and Cleveland facilities, Edge Hosting, and LightBound. He subsequently advised DataBank on the divestiture of the LightBound fiber/CLEC assets of Lightbound to Everstream.
Ish advised USI Insurance Services, a portfolio company of KKR and CDPQ, on the acquisition of Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA and advised Cardinal Health in the $1.2 billion sale of its Cardinal Health China distribution business to Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding and $1.944 billion acquisition of Johnson & Johnson's Cordis business.
Ish advised The Boeing Company in its formation of a joint venture with Tata Advanced Systems and advised Brazilian Marfrig Global Foods SA in connection with an agreement to create PlantPlus Foods, a joint venture with ADM.
Ish is a member of the Northwestern University Law School Fund Board.
The following represents experience prior to joining Jones Day.
Advised a publicly traded, U.S.-based global marketer of consumer and commercial products on its acquisitions of a range of businesses.
Advised a publicly traded, Canada-based global consumer products company on acquisitions of manufacturers of premium bicycles and bicycle accessories.
Advised a leading American specialty food producer (a portfolio company of a private equity firm) on the add-on acquisition of a specialty baked goods business.
Advised a manufacturer of control systems for commercial vehicles (a portfolio company of a private equity firm) on the acquisition of a manufacturer of mechanical and electronic controls.
Advised a private equity firm on the acquisition of a leading provider of portable irrigation products in the U.S.
Advised a logistics firm on the sale of the assets of a business that provides hosted solutions for logistics management.
Advised a private equity firm on the acquisition of a manufacturer of single-use foodservice plastic products.
Advised a private equity firm on the acquisition of a provider of laser hair removal and noninvasive aesthetic services.
Advised a publicly traded telecommunications company on the acquisition of a publicly traded peer company.
Acquisition of a privately held homebuilder in the U.S. by a Dubai-based, publicly held real-estate development company.
Advised a private equity firm on the acquisition of a national remediation and facility services company.
Advised a private equity firm on the acquisition of an aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts.
Advised a private equity firm on the acquisition of a mobile storage systems manufacturer.
Securities and Debt:
Advised a publicly traded energy firm on the issuance of $700 million of notes.
Advised a publicly traded energy firm on the establishment of a dividend reinvestment plan.
Provided Section 16 and Rule 144 advice to a significant stockholder of a public company.
Corporate Governance & Board Advice:
Advised several companies and their boards in connection with a wide range of Securities Exchange Commission and corporate governance matters.
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- Northwestern University (J.D. cum laude 2005); Georgetown University (B.A. in English 2001)
- Illinois and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Judicial Extern to the Honorable Joan Humphrey Lefkow, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (2004)