Ismail H.Alsheik (Ish)

Partner

Chicago + 1.312.269.4235

Ish Alsheik advises public companies, private companies, and sponsors on domestic and cross-border acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, and financing transactions.

Ish advised Vantage Data Centers on a strategic partnership with Colony Capital, Inc. valued at $3.5 billion; a consortium that includes Digital Colony and PSP Investments on the acquisition of Vantage Data Centers 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 Digital Colony on the acquisition of DataBank, as well as DataBank on the acquisition of C7 Data Centers, 365 Data Centers' Pittsburgh and Cleveland facilities, Edge Hosting, and LightBound, and the divestiture of the LightBound fiber/CLEC assets to Everstream.

He also advised USI Insurance Services, a portfolio company of KKR and CDPQ, on the acquisition of Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, and 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.

In addition to his transactional practice, Ish advises boards of directors, senior management, and investors on a broad range of governance, compliance, and other sensitive matters.

Ish is a member of the Northwestern University Law School Fund Board.

Experience

  • 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.
  • Marfrig and ADM unveil joint venture PlantPlus FoodsJones Day is representing Brazilian Marfrig Global Foods SA, one of the world's leading beef producers and the world's largest beef patty producer, in connection with an agreement to create 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.
  • 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.
  • Vantage Data Centers acquires Canadian-based 4Degrees Colocation for approximately $200 millionJones Day advised Vantage Data Centers, a leading provider of data centers in support of business and mission-critical applications, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Canadian-based 4Degrees Colocation from Videotron Ltd., a Quebecor Media Inc. (QMI) subsidiary, for approximately $200 million.
  • LaSalle acquires $7 billion Real Estate Multi-Manager business and management of €1.7 billion pan-European fund from Aviva InvestorsJones Day advised Jones Lang Lasalle Incorporated’s subsidiary LaSalle Investment Management on its agreement to acquire the entire Real Estate Multi-Manager (“REMM”) business of Aviva Investors and full ownership of the management of the Encore+ fund (“Encore+”).
  • Cardinal Health sells its Cardinal Health China distribution business to Shanghai Pharmaceuticals for $1.2 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health in the $1.2 billion sale of its Cardinal Health China distribution business to Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co., Ltd.
  • USI Insurance Services acquires Wells Fargo Commercial Insurance businessJones Day advised USI Insurance Services ("USI"), a portfolio company of KKR and CDPQ, on the acquisition of Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc. ("WFIS") from Wells Fargo & Company.
  • DB DataCenter Holdings and DataBridge Parent refinance credit facilityJones Day represented DB DataCenter Holdings Inc., certain of its subsidiaries, and DataBridge Parent, Inc. in connection with a first lien credit facility with SunTrust Bank as administrative agent and a second lien credit facility with AB Private Credit Investors LLC as administrative agent.
  • DataBank acquires Edge HostingJones Day advised Digital Bridge Holdings in the acquisition, by portfolio company DataBank, Ltd., of Edge Hosting.
  • Digital Bridge in consortium with PSP Investments and TIAA Investments acquires Vantage Data CentersJones Day advised a consortium which includes Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC, a leading global communications infrastructure company, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), and TIAA Investments (an affiliate of Nuveen), on the acquisition and related financing of Vantage Data Centers, a leading provider of data center solutions in support of mission-critical applications.
  • DataBank acquires data center facilities from 365 Data CentersJones Day advised DataBank, Ltd., a Digital Bridge portfolio company, in its acquisition of network neutral data center facilities in both Cleveland and Pittsburgh from 365 Data Centers.
  • DataBank acquires C7 DataCenters, Inc.Jones Day advised DataBank Holdings Ltd. ("DataBank"), a portfolio company of Digital Bridge LLC, in connection with DataBank's acquisition of C7 DataCenters, Inc., a provider of data center services including colocation, cloud services, managed hosting, managed services, virtualization, business computer support, IT consulting services, and disaster recovery.
  • 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
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