DominicBrown

Associate

London + 44.20.7039.5333

Dominic Brown practices corporate law, with a particular focus on M&A and private equity, and has acted on a variety of high-value UK and cross-border transactions. He advises public and private companies on acquisitions, disposals, investments, and joint ventures and provides general advice to clients on company and commercial matters.

Dominic's recent experience includes advising: Goldman Sachs and Wellcome Trust on their £4.66 billion disposal of IQ Student Accommodation to Blackstone, which was the largest ever private real estate transaction in the United Kingdom; Hansteen Holdings in the £500 million recommended takeover of Hansteen by Potter UK Bidco Limited; and Goldman Sachs in connection with the acquisition financing of the Blanchardstown Centre in Dublin from Blackstone.

Other clients for whom Dominic has acted include: Bally's Corporation, The Riverside Company, Deezer, Stellex Capital Management, NW1 Partners, and British Land.

Experience

  • Sun Communities acquires Park Holidays UK for $1.3 billionJones Day advised Sun Communities, Inc. on its acquisition of Park Holidays UK for approximately $1.3 billion.
  • Macquarie Asset Management acquires 50% shareholding in Island Green PowerJones Day advised Macquarie Asset Management ("MAM"), via Macquarie Green Investment Group Renewable Energy Fund 2 ("MGREF2"), in its acquisition of 50% of the shares in Island Green Power Limited, a UK-based renewable energy developer focused primarily on the development of utility-scale solar plants.
  • LondonMetric Property acquires urban logistics propertyJones Day advised LondonMetric Property Plc in the acquisition of PJM Properties (Droitwich) Limited, the owner of a long leasehold interest in an urban logistics property comprised of a 9 acre site used for vehicle storage and let to Amazon for a further five years.
  • LondonMetric acquires MCL OmegaJones Day advised LondonMetric Property Plc in the acquisition of MCL Omega PropCo Limited and its subsidiary, THG Omega Limited.
  • Goldman Sachs acquires The Belfry Hotel & ResortJones Day advised Goldman Sachs in the acquisition and financing of The Belfry Hotel & Resort from an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners.
  • Bally's acquires Gamesys for $2.7 billionJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in connection with the $2.7 billion acquisition and financing of Gamesys Ltd., an LSE-listed online gaming company.
  • Riverside portfolio company UniFocus acquires KnowcrossJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition by portfolio company, UniFocus, of Knowcross, a global leader in task management and operational optimization software for the hospitality industry.
  • Bally’s completes $1.5 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Bally's Corporation, a leading owner and operator of 12 casinos across eight states as well as online gaming and sports betting platforms, in connection with the issuance by two of its unrestricted subsidiaries of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.625% Senior Notes due 2029 and $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.875% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • SHV Energy and UGI launch joint ventureJones Day advised SHV Energy N.V. in its joint venture with UGI Corporation to advance production and use of Renewable Dimethyl Ether ("rDME "), a low-carbon sustainable liquid gas, to accelerate renewable solutions for the LPG industry.
  • Goldman Sachs acquires Blanchardstown Centre in Dublin from BlackstoneJones Day advised Goldman Sachs in connection with the acquisition financing of the Blanchardstown Centre in Dublin from Blackstone.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company acquires CTS EnginesJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government and environmental sectors, in the acquisition of CTS Engines, LLC and CTS Testing, LLC.
  • Goldman sold iQ Student Accommodation dorms to Blackstone for £4.66 billionOn May 15, 2020, Jones Day clients Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and the Wellcome Trust completed the sale of iQ Student Accommodation to Blackstone for £4.66 billion (US$5.73 billion), representing the largest ever private real estate transaction in the UK.
  • Hansteen acquired by Potter UK Bidco Limited for £500 millionJones Day advised Hansteen Holdings PLC in the £500 million recommended cash acquisition of Hansteen by Potter UK Bidco Limited, a newly-formed company indirectly owned by investment funds advised by affiliates of The Blackstone Group Inc., effected by means of a Scheme of Arrangement.