Emily W.Cai


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Emily Cai represents public and private companies, private equity funds, and venture capital funds in M&A, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments, and securities and asset sales. She 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.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2016, Emily was an associate in the New York and Beijing offices of international law firms.

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


  • 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.
  • FuseFx merges with Folks VFXJones Day advised FuseFX, a portfolio company of EagleTree Capital, in the merger of FuseFX with Folks VFX, a high-end, independent visual effects studio headquartered in Montréal with additional studio locations in Toronto and Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Northstar Travel Group acquires travAlliancemediaJones Day advised Northstar Travel Group, a company owned by funds managed by EagleTree Capital, in its acquisition of travAlliancemedia, a leading marketing services, digital media, event and information company serving the retail travel community in North America.
  • Corporate trustees seek advice relating to LIBOR transitionJones Day is advising two U.S.-based corporate trustees with respect to portfolios impacted by LIBOR transition and COFI cessation, including conducting portfolio-wide risk impact assessments, analyzing various consumer products, and developing litigation contingency plans.
  • Cineworld Group completes asset monetization strategies in United States through cinema sale-leaseback transactionsJones Day advised UK headquartered, Cineworld Group PLC in connection with an asset monetization strategy in the United States involving a combined cash consideration of $556.3 million cinema sale-leaseback transactions to convert a substantial portion of Cineworld’s U.S. real estate holdings into cash to leverage its equity and optimize efficiency.
  • Diamond S Shipping merges with tanker business of Capital Product Partners for $1.65 billionJones Day advised Diamond S Shipping L.P. in its $1.65 billion merger with the tanker business of Capital Product Partners (CPP).
  • Cortec Group sells WU Holdco to The Carlyle Group and TA AssociatesJones Day advised the Cortec Group in the sale of WU Holdco, Inc., the holding company for Weiman Products, LLC and Urnex Brands, LLC, which are leading developers, manufacturers, and distributors of specialty cleaning products for the consumer and commercial markets, to The Carlyle Group and TA Associates.
  • Funds managed by Invesco Asset Management Limited participate in $27 million Series C financing round of Vedanta BiosciencesJones Day advised funds managed by Invesco Asset Management Limited in connection with their participation in the $27 million Series C financing round of Vedanta Biosciences, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing therapies for immune-mediated diseases based on human microbiome-derived bacteria.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires majority interest of Gaylord Chemical Company, LLCJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in its acquisition of a majority interest in and financing of Gaylord Chemical Company, LLC, a specialty chemical producer.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires majority stake in FuseFXJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in and related financing of FuseFX, LLC, a visual effects studio providing visual effects services for episodic television, feature films, commercials, and VR productions.
  • 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.