Ismail H.Alsheik (Ish)

Partner

Chicago + 1.312.269.4235

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.

Experience

  • DigitalBridge Group, Inc. expands Vantage SDC (Stabilized Data Centers)Jones Day advised Vantage Data Centers on the expansion of the Vantage SDC (Stabilized Data Centers) platform by DigitalBridge Group, Inc. with the acquisition of CA22, a 24MW hyperscale data center serving the strategic Santa Clara, California market, for $539 million.
  • Bridge to Life announces first close of $56 million growth financingJones Day advised Bridge to Life, Ltd. in its $56 million capital raise consisting of a secured credit facility and a Series A preferred equity investment.
  • Follett sells Follett School Solutions to Francisco PartnersJones Day advised Follett Corporation in the sale of Follett School Solutions to Francisco Partners.
  • Delaware North sells Jumer’s Casino & Hotel to Bally's for $120 millionJones Day advised Delaware North, a global hospitality and entertainment company with operations in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant and catering, lodging, gaming and specialty retail industries, in the sale of Jumer’s Casino & Hotel in Rock Island, Illinois, to Bally's Corporation for $120 million in cash.
  • DataBank acquires zColo for $1.4 billionJones Day advised DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, in connection with the acquisition and financing of zColo, including certain U.S. and European data center assets, from Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. for $1.4 billion.
  • Vantage Data Centers completes financing in connection with acquisition of Hypertec’s hyper scale data center businessJones Day represented Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, in connection with the financing related to Vantage’s acquisition of the hyperscale data center and collocation business of Hypertec.
  • Marfrig and ADM launch joint venture PlantPlus FoodsJones Day represented Brazilian Marfrig Global Foods SA, one of the world's leading beef producers and the world's largest beef patty producer, in connection with the creation of PlantPlus Foods, a joint venture with U.S.-based Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, a leading global nutrition company, for the sale of plant-based food products across the South American and North American markets.
  • DataBank announces strategic investment in EdgePresenceJones Day advised DataBank in its $30 million strategic investment in EdgePresence, an owner and operator of multi-tenant, modular data centers, providing space, power, bandwidth, and interconnection across key U.S. markets.
  • Prime Ventures advised in acquisition of 4C by MediaoceanJones Day advised Prime Ventures, lead investor in 4C Insights Inc., in the acquisition of 4C by Mediaocean.
  • Vantage Data Centers forms $3.5 billion strategic partnership with Colony Capital to advance data center growthJones Day advised Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, on forming a strategic partnership with Colony Capital, Inc. valued at $3.5 billion to accelerate the expansion of Vantage’s best-in-class, wholesale data centers throughout North America and Europe.
  • HBK Engineering sold to Quanta Services, Inc.Jones Day advised HBK Engineering, LLC in its acquisition by Quanta Services, Inc.
  • HOERBIGER Group acquires Deublin CompanyJones Day advised HOERBIGER Group, a privately-held industrial company headquartered in Switzerland, on the acquisition of Deublin Company, the leading manufacturer of rotating unions in the world.
  • DataBank acquires LightBoundJones Day advised DataBank in connection with the acquisition and related financing of LightBound, an Indianapolis-based provider of colocation, Internet, voice, network, and cloud services.
  • DataBank to divest LightBound fiber/CLEC assets to EverstreamJones Day is advising DataBank in the divestiture of the LightBound fiber/CLEC assets to Everstream, a business-only fiber network provider.
  • Metrological sold to ComcastJones Day advised Metrological Group BV, an OTT middleware provider, on its sale to Comcast Corporation.
  • MYR Group acquires CSI Electrical Contractors, Inc.Jones Day advised MYR Group Inc. in its acquisition of substantially all the assets of CSI Electrical Contractors, Inc., a full-service electrical contractor headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California.
  • Endocontrol sold to Canady Life Sciences, Inc.Jones Day advised Endocontrol, a French robotic company, and its main shareholders, Seventure Partners and ACG Management, in connection with its sale in a stock-for-stock transaction to Canady Life Sciences, Inc., a U.S. life sciences company.
  • Engage PEO acquired by Lightyear CapitalJones Day advised Engage PEO, a professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., in its acquisition by Lightyear Capital.
  • Civolution invests in KinetiqJones Day represented Civolution Holdings in its investment in Kinetiq, a leader in TV data and analytics.
  • Usabilla sold to SurveyMonkeyJones Day advised Usabilla in the sale of the company to SurveyMonkey, a California-based, NASDAQ-listed global survey software company.
  • The following represents experience prior to joining Jones Day.

    Asset deals:

    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.

    Stock deals:

    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.

    Speaking Engagements

    • January 2012
      Jones Day Chicago hosts University of Illinois BLSA students in an informational panel