MarinaBru

Associate

Madrid + 34.91.520.3953

Marina Bru is a corporate lawyer with experience in M&A transactions and commercial law. She has acted for public and private companies and fund vehicles on a range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, disposals, investments, joint ventures, and corporate restructurings, in domestic and cross-border contexts, in many cases collaborating with other Jones Day offices. In addition, she carries out secretarial board work for several Spanish companies and participates in due diligence reports and the review of commercial contracts and legal opinions.

Marina has advised clients operating in numerous industries, including real estate and hospitality, logistics, manufacturing, and telecommunications, among many others.

Most recently, Marina has been part of the legal team advising: on the formation of a joint venture between CBRE Global Investors and Montepino to develop a portfolio of prime assets in core locations in Spain; on the acquisition, by Entravision Communications Corporation, of Headway, a leading provider of mobile, programmatic, data, and performance digital marketing solutions in Latin America, the United States, Spain, and Israel; and Ferro Corporation on the acquisition of Endeka Group, a global producer of high-value coatings and key raw materials for the ceramic tile market.

Marina is an active member of the Madrid Office's pro bono practice, having assisted CEAR and Fundación Juegaterapia in their legal issues.

Experience

  • Portobello acquires LegálitasJones Day advised Portobello Capital in the acquisition by portfolio company Sitracon Spain, S.L. of a majority stake in Legálitas Asistencia Legal, S.L.
  • Cascades sells controlling interest in Reno De Medici to ApolloJones Day is representing Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS) in the sale of its 57.6% interest in dual-listed Reno De Medici S.p.A., a recycled cartonboard manufacturer listed on the Italian stock exchange (BIT: RM) and on the Madrid stock exchange (BME: RDM) with a market cap in excess of €500 million, to an affiliate of funds managed by Apollo Global Management, Inc. (NYSE: APO) for an all-cash purchase price of €1.45 per share, corresponding to an overall consideration of €315.3 million.
  • CBRE Global Investors disposes of Spanish logistics portfolio to BankinterJones Day advised CBRE Global Investors, on behalf of its value-add fund European Value Partners (EVP 2), and its joint venture partner Valfondo (a developer and manager of Montepino logistics assets in Spain) on the sale to Bankinter of a portfolio of 22 Spanish logistics assets, totaling 865,000 sqm, together with a development pipeline of a further 13 logistics assets.
  • Solvay sells barium, strontium and sodium percarbonate businesses to Latour CapitalJones Day advised Solvay S.A., a publicly listed chemical company based in Brussels, Belgium, on the combined sale of its technical-grade barium and strontium business in Germany, Spain and Mexico, and its sodium percarbonate business in Germany to Latour Capital.
  • Ferro Corporation sells its global Tile Coatings Business to Lone Star Funds for $460 millionJones Day advised Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based performance materials, in the sale of its global Tile Coatings Business to Pigments Spain, S.L., a portfolio company of Lone Star Funds, for $460 million in cash, with potential earnout payments of up to $32 million in cash based on the performance of the business pre-closing, subject to customary adjustments.
  • Catawiki raises €150 million investment led by PermiraJones Day advised Catawiki B.V., Europe's leading curated online marketplace for special objects, on a €150 million investment, led by Permira through its Growth Opportunities Fund.
  • Entravision Communications acquires majority stake in RedmasJones Day represented Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE: EVC) in the acquisition of a 51% interest in Redmas owned by the Cisneros Interactive Group.
  • Portobello Capital acquires BT España Compañía de Servicios Globales de Telecomunicaciones, S.A.U.Jones Day advised Portobello Capital Gestion SA SGEIC in the acquisition and related financing of the Spanish company BT España Compañía de Servicios Globales de Telecomunicaciones, S.A.U., whose primary activity is the provision of telecommunication services.
  • Infrastructure fund advised regarding bids for shadow toll roads and other infrastructure assetsJones Day advised infrastructure fund in connection with bids for shadow toll roads and other infrastructure assets.
  • Aberdeen Infrastructure acquires 47.5% of Autopista del Guadalmedina, Concesionaria Española, S.A.U.Jones Day advised Aberdeen Infrastructure (HoldCo) B.V. in the acquisition of 47.5% of the share capital and related financing of the Spanish company Autopista del Guadalmedina, Concesionaria Española, S.A.U., the concessionaire that manages the Guadalmedina highway (AP-46 Málaga – Las Pedrizas).
  • Ferro expands receivables purchase programJones Day advised Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions, in connection with the expansion of its receivables purchase program with ING Belgium in Europe.
  • Whisbi receives €5 million investment from Cipio PartnersJones Day advised Whisbi in connection with the €5 million investment in Whisbi by Cipio Partners, a private equity fund.
  • Roper Technologies acquires Cointec Ingenieros y Consultores, S.L.Jones Day advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition of 100% of the Spanish company Cointec Ingenieros y Consultores, S.L., whose primary activity is the development of IT solutions and Laboratory Management Software specialized consultancy.
  • AURELIUS sells Solidus Solutions for €330 million (US$375.6 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the full shop auction sale of the Solidus Solutions group to funds advised by Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
  • CBRE Global with Azora and Tamerlane acquires "Heart" of Vicente CalderonJones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in its acquisition with Azora and Tamerlane to acquire and develop the best two plots in the Green Corridor of Madrid Rio, owned by the Football Club Atletico de Madrid and located in the former Vicente Calderon Football Stadium premises.
  • Softonic sells 34% stake to U.S. investor Michael Levit and German group EyeoJones Day advised the shareholders of Softonic International S.A. in the sale of a 34% stake to the U.S. investor Michael Levit and German multinational Eyeo.
  • BANCALE, the Spanish Family Office divests 100% stake in distributor K-TuinJones Day provided legal advice to Bancale in the divestment of 100% stake in the distributor K-Tuin.
  • Huadong Medicine announces £169 million (US$222 million) takeover offer for and acquisition of Sinclair Pharma PlcJones Day advised Huadong Medicine Co. Ltd. ("HMC") and its subsidiary, Huadong Medicine Aesthetics Investment (HongKong) Limited ("Huadong"), on Huadong's takeover offer for and acquisition of Sinclair Pharma Plc with a total value of approximately £169 million (US$222 million).
  • Ferro acquires Quimicer SAJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of Quimicer S.A.
  • CBRE Global Investment Partners acquires 6,458-unit portfolio of Spanish residential properties for €870 millionJones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in connection with its acquisition of a 6,458-unit portfolio of Spanish residential properties valued at €870 million.