RossD'lima

Associate

London + 44.20.7039.5718

Ross D'lima advises on a wide range of corporate transactions covering venture capital, growth capital, private equity, M&A, and joint ventures. Ross has advised on a number of funding rounds at all stages of the company life cycle, from pre-seed up to exit, advising both investors and investee companies across many business and industry sectors.

Recent transactions in which Ross has worked on include: representing Quadrille in its participation in the $500 million Series E financing of Jobandtalent; representing early stage venture capital fund Passion Capital on the sale of automotive data insights platform Cazana to Cazoo; advising Deezer, the online music streaming service, on its Series A financing of Driift, a producer and promoter of live streamed events; and representing True Capital on its acquisition of a majority stake in energy drink business Sneak.

Experience

  • Kalray acquires Arcapix Holdings Ltd.Jones Day advised Kalray in the acquisition of Arcapix Holdings Ltd, a UK headquartered company that offers high-performance storage and data management solutions for intensive and critical data.
  • Sofinnova leads €15 million Series A financing round of GFBiochemicalsJones Day advised Sofinnova Partners, as lead investor, with participation from Sparta Capital, in the €15 million Series A financing round of GFBiochemicals to accelerate GFBiochemicals' mission to end chemical pollution by helping fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and industrial companies transition away from using toxic, environmentally harmful petrochemicals in everyday products.
  • 360Learning acquires LooopJones Day advised 360Learning, the global collaborative learning SaaS leader, in its acquisition of Looop Online Limited, the UK's leading and top-rated learning management system.
  • Quadrille Capital participates in $500 million Series E financing round of JobandtalentJones Day advised Quadrille Capital SAS in connection with participation in the $500 million Series E round of financing of jobandtalent, the world's leading digital temp staffing agency that uses AI to match workers to casual labor jobs in sectors like warehousing, commerce, and logistics.
  • Deezer buys minority stake in livestream company DriiftJones Day advised Deezer in its minority investment in Driift Holdings Limited, a producer and promoter of live streamed events.
  • True Capital acquires majority stake in SneakJones Day advised True Capital Ltd in the acquisition of a majority stake in D2C zero sugar, energy drink business, Sneak.
  • Passion Capital sells UK Vehicle Ltd to Cazoo Holdings LimitedJones Day advised Passion Capital in the sale of the entire issued share capital of UK Vehicle Ltd, a data services business, to Cazoo Holdings Limited; and the immediate repurchase of the entire issued share capital of Car and Classic Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary company of UK Vehicle Ltd, by certain parties including Passion Capital.
  • Arc acquires Farmers Guardian and LAMMA Ltd from AgriBriefingJones Day advised Arc, a business partnership between EagleTree Capital and Simon Foster, in its acquisition of Farmers Guardian Ltd and LAMMA Ltd, the UK agriculture division of AgriBriefing.
  • AGIC Capital acquires majority stake in Farsound for £115 millionJones Day advised Asia-Germany Industrial Promotion Limited ("AGIC Capital"), a European-Asian private equity fund focused on investments in high quality industrial and medical companies, in its acquisition of a majority stake in Farsound Limited and its subsidiaries, a leading provider of technology enabled supply chain solutions, from its current owner Rubicon Partners at a total enterprise value of £115 million.
  • Euroports acquired by consortium consisting of R-Logitech, PMV, and FPIMJones Day advised the management team of Euroports Holdings Sarl, in relation to the acquisition of Euroports by a consortium consisting of R-Logitech, a subsidiary of Monaco Resources Group as majority shareholder, and PMV and FPIM, two Belgian investment firms, each for an equal share and as minority shareholder.
  • Loungers completes £185 million IPO on AIMJones Day represented Loungers plc, an operator of 146 cafés, bars, and restaurants across England and Wales, in connection with its £185 million (US$239 million) initial public offering on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.
  • Independent financial services firm sells One Poultry in LondonJones Day advised an independent financial services firm subsidiary in its sale of a special purpose vehicle which owns One Poultry, London.
  • Sanofi sells Holmes Chapel manufacturing site to RecipharmJones Day advised Sanofi on the sale to Recipharm of its contract manufacturing business located in Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom.
  • Greystar recapitalizes Chapter student accommodation portfolio in Central LondonJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in a recapitalization of its and PSP’s Chapter portfolio of student accommodation properties, one of the largest in Central London, by consolidating the portfolio under a new joint venture in which Allianz acquired an interest.
  • Owens Corning acquires Paroc Group, a leading European mineral wool manufacturer, for approximately €900 million (US$1.04 billion)Jones Day advised Owens Corning in its acquisition of Paroc Group, a leading producer of mineral wool insulation for building and technical applications in Europe, from CVC Capital Partners for an enterprise value of approximately €900 million ($1.04 billion).
  • CBRE Global Investors enters joint venture to acquire retail and office property in Copenhagen, DenmarkJones Day advised CBRE Global Investors on the establishment of a programmatic joint venture between the CBRE Europe Value Partners fund series and Portus Retail, and the acquisition of a high-street retail and office property (Vimmelskaftet 39-41) in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Central Asia Metals acquires Lynx Resources Limited for $402.5 millionJones Day represented Central Asia Metals PLC ("CAML") in connection with its acquisition of Lynx Resources Limited, which owns the SASA zinc-lead mine in Macedonia, for US$402.5 million and the connected equity fundraise of £113 million (US$153.5 million).
  • Hansteen disposes German and Dutch portfolio for €1.28 billion (US$1.4 billion)Jones Day advised Hansteen Holdings PLC in the disposal of its German and Dutch property portfolios and real estate management business for €1.28 billion (US$1.4 billion) to entities owned by funds advised by affiliates of The Blackstone Group L.P. and M7 Real Estate (the "Buyer").
  • Oxenwood Real Estate acquires Transpennine 200 for £8.2 million (US$10.3 million)Jones Day advised Oxenwood Real Estate LLP in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Transpennine 200, the principal passport-printing and distribution warehouse for the UK, producing 80 percent of all passports, from Curzon Advisers for £8.2 million (US$10.3 million).
  • Värde Partners sells NewDay to Cinven and CVC Capital PartnersJones Day advised the management team of NewDay Cards in connection with the sale of the company by Värde Partners to funds managed and/or advised by Cinven and CVC Capital Partners.