AurélieCautaerts

Associate

Brussels + 32.2.645.14.32

Aurélie Cautaerts identifies solutions to complex legal problems and gives practical, commercial advice to clients in the context of fast-moving M&A transactions. She advises clients on all aspects of business law, and her practice is focused on capital market transactions (debt, equity, and equity-linked securities), M&A, and general corporate and commercial law.

Aurélie has worked on domestic and cross-border transactions involving listed and unlisted companies. She has experience conducting negotiations, drafting transaction documents, and structuring and advising on M&A transactions and securities issuances.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Aurélie worked for a U.S. law firm in Brussels and Madrid and was seconded to a leading value-added distributor company active in IT and cybersecurity where she was part of the legal team.

Aurélie serves as a teaching assistant in corporate law at the Université catholique de Louvain.

Experience

  • Natixis, KBC Bank, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, HSBC France, and Morgan Stanley complete €1 billion Social Bond and €1 billion Conventional Bond by the Walloon RegionJones Day assisted Natixis, KBC Bank, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, HSBC France, and Morgan Stanley, as placement agents, in connection with the issuance of (i) a €1 billion 1.05% Social Bond offering due June 22, 2040 and (ii) a €1 billion 0.05% Conventional Bond offering due June 22, 2025 by the Walloon Region, a federated entity of the Kingdom of Belgium.
  • Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG completes €52 million placement of treasury shares by Immobel SA/NVJones Day advised Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG, as sole bookrunner, in connection with the placement of €52 million of treasury shares by Immobel SA/NV, the largest listed real estate developer in Belgium, to qualified investors in Belgium and the EEA.
  • Akiles invests in Castelein SealantsJones Day represented Akiles SA in connection with its investment in Castelein Sealants NV, a Belgian group active in the manufacturing and distribution of sealing products for facades.
  • Belfius Bank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC France, ING Bank, and Natixis complete €700 million Sustainability Bond by the Walloon RegionJones Day assisted Belfius Bank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC France, ING Bank, and Natixis in connection with the issue by the Walloon Region, a federated entity of the Kingdom of Belgium, of (i) a €500 million 0.5% Sustainability Bond due April 8, 2030 and (ii) a €200 million 1.25% Sustainability Bond due May 3, 2034 (to be consolidated with the existing €500 million 1.25% Sustainability Bond due May 3, 2034 issued on May 3, 2019).
  • Ardent Group obtains €33 million financing through EuroPP (loan format) for its gaming branchJones Day assisted the Ardent Group, an operator in the gaming and recreation sector, in connection with a €33 million EuroPP (loan format) arranged by Société Générale.
  • Proxyclick raises $15 million in financing roundJones Day advised Proxyclick, a software creator for visitor registration and management, in its $15 million Series B financing round led by Five Elms.
  • Belfius Bank and Kempen complete €69 million placement of treasury shares by BefimmoJones Day assisted joint bookrunners Belfius Bank SA and Kempen & Co. in connection with the €69 million (US$75.5 million) placement of treasury shares by Befimmo SA, a REIT listed on Euronext Brussels, to qualified investors in Belgium, the European Economic Area, and to a limited number of qualified institutional buyers within the U.S.
  • Belfius Bank updates 2019 long term warrant issuance programmeJones Day provided assistance to Belfius Bank SA/NV in connection with its 2019 update to the long term warrant issuance programme, taking into account the new Prospectus Regulation 3 requirements (risk factors, summary, etc.).
  • UCB S.A. completes €3 billion EMTN ProgrammeJones Day advised UCB S.A. in connection with the set-up of their €3 billion EMTN Programme for issuance of notes.
  • Belfius Bank and Belfius Financing update €20 billion notes issuance programmeJones Day provided assistance in connection with the 2019 update of Belfius Bank SA/NV and Belfius Financing Company SA's €20 billion (US$21.9 billion) notes issuance programme.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc. for $328 millionJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on the $328 million acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc.
  • Newell Brands sells Pure Fishing to Sycamore Partners for $1.3 billionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of its Pure Fishing business to Sycamore Partners for approximately $1.3 billion in cash.
  • Banimmo acquired by Patronale LifeJones Day advised Banimmo SA/NV, a Belgian real estate company listed on Euronext Brussels, and Affine RE SA, its reference shareholder, in relation to the launch by Patronale Life NV of an unconditional voluntary public offer in cash on all the shares of Banimmo and, in this framework, the commitment by Affine to tender its shares in the offer.
  • SA Cimenteries CBR acquires Carmeuse's Belgian aggregate businessJones Day advised HeidelbergCement AG, through its Belgian subsidiary SA Cimenteries CBR, regarding the purchase of the Belgian aggregate business of Carmeuse SA (quarries of Moha, Engis and Aisemont).
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