MercedesCrespo Morales

Associate

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Mercedes Crespo has more than 20 years of experience advising companies and investment funds on an extensive range of domestic and cross-border corporate and M&A transactions.

Mercedes has assisted international and local clients on corporate restructurings, joint ventures, divestitures, buyouts, and other private equity transactions as well as foreign investments across a wide variety of sectors such as industrial, automotive, financial, health care, and telecommunications.

Mercedes has participated in numerous national and multijurisdictional M&A transactions in collaboration with other Jones Day offices. Recent representative examples include, among others, advising Sanofi in the dissolution of a pan-European joint venture with Merck & Co.; Aalberts Industries in the sale of its heat treatment business in Zaragoza (Spain); and Total SA in the acquisition by the French group Arkema, one of the world's major players in specialty chemicals, of its Bostik affiliate, a global adhesives company.

Mercedes acts as secretary to the board of directors for many Firm clients such as Steris Corporation, Grass Valley, Deb Group, Aalberts Industries (and all its subsidiaries in Spain), and BCP Securities, providing advice in corporate and commercial matters.

Mercedes is also an active member of the pro bono practice in Madrid, currently advising Fundación Fabretto, which supports educating children in Nicaragua, in all of its legal issues.

Experience

Hauck Heat Treatment Zaragoza sold to Melografica, S.A.
Jones Day advised Aalberts Industries España, S.A. in the sale of the company Hauck Heat Treatment Zaragoza, S.A. to Melografica, S.A.

FactSet Research Systems acquires Interactive Data Managed Solutions
Jones Day advised FactSet Research Systems, Inc. in its acquisition of Interactive Data Managed Solutions (IDMS) from Intercontinental Exchange.

Sanofi dissolves joint venture with Merck
Jones Day advised Sanofi in the dissolution of a 22 year old pan European joint venture with Merck & Co.

XIO Group acquires COMPO EXPERT business from Triton Partners
Jones Day advised XIO Group on the fund's inaugural investment in the secondary leveraged buyout from Triton Partners of the COMPO EXPERT business, a leading supplier of specialty fertilizer products for professional applications.

Total finalizes acquisition by Arkema of Total's Bostik Adhesives unit for €1.74 billion (US$2.2 billion)
Jones Day represented Total SA in the €1.74 billion (US$2.2 billion) acquisition by the French group Arkema, one of the world’s major players in specialty chemicals, of its Bostik affiliate, a global adhesives company.

Aurora Resurgence acquires Arc International Cookware and its subsidiaries
Jones Day advised Aurora Resurgence in connection with the acquisition of Paris-based Arc International Cookware S.A.S. and its subsidiaries, Arc International Cookware Spain & Portugal, Arc International Cookware Srl, and Arc International Cookware Ltd, from the Arc International Group S.A., a manufacturer and marketer of tableware products.

Ahlstrom and Munksjo form and list the world's No. 1 specialty paper producer
Jones Day advised Ahlstrom Corporation in its spin off of its Label and Processing business to create with Munksjö AB, a Swedish specialty paper company, a new company named Munksjo Corporation.

Timken sells needle roller bearings business to JTEKT
Jones Day advised The Timken Company in the $330 million sale of its needle roller bearings business, which primarily serves customers in the automotive original-equipment sector, to Japan's JTEKT Corporation.

Concateno completes tender offer for Cozart plc
Jones Day advised Concateno plc, a leading drug and alcohol testing provider and a manufacturer of clinical diagnostic products, in connection with the £70.5 million ($143.2 million) tender offer for Cozart plc, a medical diagnostic company, and related £46.7 million institutional placing of Ordinary Shares.

Rhodia sells worldwide silicones business to China National Bluestar
Jones Day advised Rhodia SA in the sale of its worldwide silicones business to China National Bluestar Corporation, a large-scale state-owned enterprise and a specialized subsidiary of ChemChina Group Corporation.

Belegginsmaatschappij Kana acquires Aurgi
Jones Day advised Belegginsmaatschappij Kana B.V. in connection with the leveraged buyout of Aurgi S.L., a leader in the field of automotive parts and accessories.

BNB Resources acquires Apollo Group
Jones Day advised BNB Resources plc in its acquisition of a controlling interest in Apollo Group.

Timken Company acquires Torrington Division of Ingersoll-Rand Company
Jones Day advised The Timken Company, a leading international manufacturer of highly engineered bearings, alloy and specialty steels, and components, and a provider of related products and services, in its $840 million acquisition of Torrington, the engineered solutions business of Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited.

Lafarge sells $227 million cement assets to Cimentos de Portugal SGPS
Jones Day advised Lafarge S.A. in the $227 million sale of Lafarge Asland's cement assets in southern Spain to Cimentos de Portugal SGPS, SA (Cimpor), Portugal's largest cement manufacturer.

La Poste Française acquires Frankfurter Kreis' stake in Deutscher Paket Dienst
Jones Day advised La Poste Francaise, the state-owned postal service of France, in its acquisition of Frankfurter Kreis' 35% stake in Deutsche Paket Dienst.

Diebold acquires Getronics and Groupe Bull
Jones Day advised Diebold, Incorporated in its $160 million acquisition of the worldwide ATM businesses and related development activities of Getronics NV of Holland and Groupe Bull of France.

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