Emily W.Cai


New York + 1.212.326.3490

Emily Cai represents private equity funds and public and private companies in complex domestic and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. Emily focuses her practice on the representation of private equity funds and privately held companies in leveraged buyouts, divestitures, carve-out transactions, recapitalizations, restructurings, and joint ventures. She also regularly counsels private equity firms and their portfolio companies on corporate governance and general corporate matters and has experience advising clients on growth equity investments including preferred equity investments, secondary sales, debt and equity financings, co-investments, and other types of investments and strategic transactions.

Emily has advised clients on domestic and cross-border transactions in the United States, Greater China, Canada, Europe, South Asia, Latin America, and Africa. She has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, technology, telecommunications, and consumer goods.

Some of the clients Emily has represented include AGIC Capital, Brookfield, The Carlyle Group, Cortec Group, EagleTree Capital (f.k.a. Wasserstein & Co.), J.F. Lehman & Company, MassMutual, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, NOVA Infrastructure, One Equity Partners, Verizon, and WL Ross & Co.

Emily is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese and is qualified to practice PRC law.


  • Marathon Petroleum acquires 49.9% interest in LF BioenergyJones Day advised Marathon Petroleum Corp. in the $50 million acquisition of a 49.9% interest in LF Bioenergy, an emerging producer of renewable natural gas (RNG) in the United States, from Cresta Fund Management.
  • NOVA Infrastructure acquires ATS for Harbor LogisticsJones Day advised NOVA Infrastructure in the acquisition by portfolio company Harbor Logistics, LLC of ATS Logistics, Inc., a leading provider of transportation and warehousing services in Charleston.
  • Infinite Computer Solutions acquires SIS unit, Costa Rica operations of FiservJones Day is advising Infinite Computer Solutions, Inc. in the acquisition of the systems integration services unit and Costa Rica operations of Fiserv.
  • Riverside acquires OutSolve LLCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in the acquisition and financing of OutSolve LLC, a provider of outsourced labor and employment compliance solutions.
  • EagleTree Capital portfolio company acquires LauchlanJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition by portfolio company The Channel Company, a global provider of news, insights, strategy, events, and marketing services for the technology industry, of Lauchlan, a U.S. based global marketing agency dedicated to the technology industry.
  • Global internet infrastructure provider acquires nine data centersJones Day advised a global internet infrastructure provider in the acquisition of nine data centers, including colocation and related network services.
  • Verizon sells former Yahoo small business portfolioJones Day advised Verizon in the sale of the former Yahoo small business essentials portfolio to Infinite Computer Solutions.
  • EagleTree Capital portfolio company acquires El RanchitoJones Day advised EagleTree Capital and its portfolio company, The Fuse Group, in the acquisition of El Ranchito, a world-renowned, high-end independent visual effects studio headquartered in Madrid, Spain, and a studio location in Barcelona.
  • MassMutual invests in Kudu Investment Management, LLCJones Day advised Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company in connection with a minority equity investment in Kudu Investment Management, LLC, which provides long-term capital solutions -- including generational ownership transfers, management buyouts, acquisition and growth finance, as well as liquidity for legacy partners -- to asset and wealth managers globally.
  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires InlinerJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sections, in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Inland Pipe Rehabilitation of Inliner, a leading, vertically integrated provider of trenchless pipe rehabilitation solutions addressing wastewater and storm water infrastructure, from Granite Construction Incorporated.
  • Goode Partners invests in JOCKO FUELJones Day advised Goode Partners LLC in its $30 million minority investment in JOCKO FUEL, a disruptive and rapidly-growing provider of premium sports and lifestyle nutritional products.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires Labeltronix, LLCJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company AWT Labels & Packaging, Inc. (AWT) of Labeltronix, LLC, a leading label manufacturer of premium craft labels serving some of the country's most prominent brands, in a variety of markets including wine and spirits, craft beer, nutraceutical, food and beverage, and other CPG sectors.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires MacArthur CorporationJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company AWT Labels & Packaging, Inc. (AWT) of MacArthur Corporation, a world-class manufacturer of innovative labels, tags, decals, and functional film components for the mobility, electronics, health technology, and industrial sectors.
  • Cortec Group acquires Little Sleepies, LLCJones Day advised the Cortec Group in connection with the acquisition of Little Sleepies, LLC, a retailer of high-quality children’s sleepwear products.
  • Cypress Group sells majority stake to Milestone PartnersJones Day advised Cypress Group Holdings, Inc., a property and casualty insurance holding company with wholly-owned downstream operating entities in Florida, Texas, Louisiana and South Carolina, in the sale of the majority of Cypress and certain affiliated companies to funds managed by Milestone Partners.
  • Verizon Media forms partnership with BuzzFeed to acquire HuffPostJones Day advised Verizon Media in its sale of HuffPost to BuzzFeed.
  • Junshi Biosciences collaborates with Coherus Biosciences to co-develop anti-PD-1 antibody and grants options for anti-TIGIT and IL-2 cytokine moleculesJones Day represented Junshi Biosciences in its license out of technology and IP related to an anti-PD-1 antibody known as Toripalimab and options for two other molecules.
  • EagleTree Capital invests in Frosch International TravelJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the growth investment in Frosch International Travel, a leading travel management company.
  • Verizon Ventures participates in Series B financing round of Cellwize Wireless Technologies Pte. Ltd.Jones Day represented Verizon Ventures, LLC in connection with its purchase of Series B Preferred Shares in a $32 million private placement by Cellwize Wireless Technologies Pte. Ltd., a company focused on mobile network automation and orchestration
  • Funds managed by EagleTree Capital complete $238 million IPO of Corsair GamingJones Day acted as legal counsel to funds managed by EagleTree Capital, LP in Corsair Gaming Inc.’s $238 million initial public offering, reflecting an enterprise value of approximately $1.7 billion.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Represented The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of Array Canada, a premier provider of in-store marketing services for the world's leading retailers and brand manufacturers.

    Represented Kingswood Capital in its acquisition of AVAD LLC and AVAD Canada, a leading distributor of high-end audio and video solutions focused on the commercial and residential custom installation markets in North America.

    Represented China-ASEAN Investment Cooperation Fund, a USD-denominated quasi-sovereign private equity fund under the direction of the Chinese government that invests throughout Southeast Asia, in its equity and debt investments in the largest ferro-nickel smelter project in Indonesia.

    Represented GIC Private Limited, a Singapore sovereign wealth fund, in its Series D investment in Xiaomi, China's leading smartphone technology company.

    Represented Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance in the sale of its indirect loan origination solutions business to The Reynolds and Reynolds Company.