Joseph K.Claffey (Joe)

Associate

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Joe Claffey practices corporate law with a focus on M&A, private equity, and venture capital and counsels sponsors and management teams on domestic and cross-border transactions. He also advises on a wide range of company and commercial matters, including acquisitions, exits, buyouts, investments into founder-led businesses, and joint ventures.

Joe's representative transactions include: CVC Capital Partners' $703 million acquisition of a portfolio of assets from Teva's International Women's Health division; The Riverside Company's acquisition of Bright & Beautiful; Ferro Corporation's acquisition of Electro-Science Laboratories; and Greystar Real Estate Partners' formation of a joint venture to acquire and develop student housing properties in London. Other clients Joe regularly advises include Aermont Capital, CBRE Global Investment Partners, Hansteen Holdings, The Riverside Company, and True.

In 2018, Joe spent seven months on secondment as legal counsel to True, a sector specialist private equity house investing in the retail/consumer market, where he had primary execution responsibility for all private equity and venture capital transactions.

Experience

  • Pinewood Group lets part of Pinewood Studios to Walt DisneyJones Day advised Pinewood Group Limited in respect of the letting of part of Pinewood Studios to Walt Disney for an undisclosed rent.
  • StepStone Group forms joint venture with ActivumJones Day advised StepStone Group LP on the formation of a joint venture with Activum SG, an investor in European real estate related sectors, in connection with its investment in four residential and commercial real estate assets located in Spain and Germany.
  • True Capital Ltd invests in FunnelAIJones Day represented True Capital Ltd in connection with its investment in FunnelAI, a software platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to find online indications of intent for businesses looking for customer prospects.
  • True Capital Ltd invests in ThirdEyeJones Day represented True Capital Ltd in connection with its investment in ThirdEye, an AI-driven security platform for retailers.
  • Daphni invests in Trusk LimitedJones Day represented Daphni in connection with its investment in Trusk Limited, a delivery specialist.
  • True Capital Ltd invests in Jump Staff LimitedJones Day represented True Capital Ltd in connection with its seed investment into Jump Staff Limited, an innovative recruitment platform.
  • True Capital Ltd completes buyout of Cut4ClothJones Day represented True Capital Ltd in connection with its buyout of Cut4Cloth Ltd. trading as Frugi, a retailer of organic children's clothing, toys, and accessories, alongside existing management.
  • CVC Capital Partners acquires Teva's International Women's Health assets for $703 millionJones Day advised CVC Capital Partners in its $703 million acquisition of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's International (non-US), Women's Health assets.
  • Hansteen completes acquisition of Industrial Multi Property Trust PLC sharesJones Day advised Hansteen Holdings PLC in connection with a voluntary recommended cash offer of £25,228,560 (US$31.3 million) for the entire issued share capital of Industrial Multi Property Trust PLC, an Isle of Man close-ended property investment company admitted to trading on the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.
  • Riverside acquires Bright & BeautifulJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of Bright & Beautiful (B&B), an add-on for its Dwyer Group platform.
  • Greystar forms joint venture to acquire and develop student housing property in LondonJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in its formation of a UK joint venture for the purposes of acquiring and developing a student housing property in Savoy Circus, London and advised the joint venture in relation to the purchase and development thereof.
  • Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund issues £126 million Ordinary Shares on London Stock Exchange Main MarketJones Day represented Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund Limited, a Guernsey-based infrastructure debt fund, in connection with its £126 million (US$158.9 million) issuance of Ordinary Shares on the London Stock Exchange Main Market pursuant to a Placing Programme created on May 6, 2016.
  • Ferro acquires Electro-Science LaboratoriesJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of Electro-Science Laboratories, Inc.
  • Faron Pharmaceuticals completes placing of Ordinary Shares on AIMJones Day represented Faron Pharmaceuticals Oy, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company based in Turku, Finland, in connection with the placing of Ordinary Shares on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).
  • Hope Construction Materials sold to Breedon Aggregates for £336 million (US$510.7 million)Jones Day advised affiliates of Mittal Investments and Lebanon's Mikati family in relation to the sale of Hope Construction Materials Limited to Breedon Aggregates Limited for £336 million (US$510.7 million) in cash and shares, creating the UK's leading independent producer of cement, concrete, and aggregates.
  • BHS International acquires digital and international franchise business from BHS Limited (in administration)Jones Day acted for BHS International in connection with its acquisition of the digital and international franchise business from the administrators of British retailer, BHS.
  • Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund completes £175 million of C Shares on London Stock Exchange's Main MarketJones Day represented Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund Limited, a Guernsey-based infrastructure debt fund, in connection with its £175 million (US$254.5 million) Open Offer, Placing, and Offer for Subscription of C Shares on the London Stock Exchange's Main Market, and the creation of a Placing Programme giving authority to allot up to 120 million Ordinary Shares, on a non pre-emptive basis, until 5 May 2017.
  • Airwave's scheme of arrangement restructures £1.8 billion of debt to facilitate completion of £817.5 million sale of Airwave to MotorolaJones Day acted for Guardian Digital Communications Holdings Limited, Guardian Digital Communications Limited and Airwave Solutions Limited (the "Group") (subsidiaries of Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 2) in connection with the sale of Airwave Solutions to Motorola for £817.5 million.
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