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George Foster has broad experience advising clients on financial and corporate restructurings both inside and outside formal insolvency proceedings. He advises a range of clients, including lenders, borrowers, bondholders, issuers, insolvency office holders, and directors. George also advises lenders and borrowers regarding multijurisdictional financing.

George's practice covers a range of sectors, including infrastructure, technology, retail, health care, manufacturing, and financial services. Notable representations include advising: a sponsor on the restructuring of a significant international airport operator, an ad hoc group of senior secured lenders in the restructuring of the global logistics syncreon group, and AG Retail Cards Limited with respect to an administration sale.


  • Allrise Capital leads Series A investment in IntellectoKidsJones Day represented Allrise Capital in its lead Series A investment in IntellectoKids, a rapidly growing provider of online educational solutions for kids.
  • Get Living Plc forms joint venture in connection with development of Lewisham Gateway Phase 2Jones Day advised Get Living Plc on the corporate and joint venture arrangements in connection with the £252 million forward-funding development of Lewisham Gateway Phase 2 with Muse Developments.
  • Goldman sold iQ Student Accommodation dorms to Blackstone for £4.66 billionOn May 15, 2020, Jones Day clients Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and the Wellcome Trust completed the sale of iQ Student Accommodation to Blackstone for £4.66 billion (US$5.73 billion), representing the largest ever private real estate transaction in the UK.
  • ARA Asset Management acquires majority stake in Venn PartnersJones Day represented ARA Asset Management Limited ("ARA"), an Asian real estate fund management company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in Venn Partners LLP, a specialist investment manager in European real estate private debt.
  • Spanish financial entity provides financing for 50 MW solar plant located in Andalucia, SpainJones Day provided advice to a Spanish financial entity in connection with the financing of a 50 MW solar plant located in Andalucia, Spain developed by a Spanish promoter.
  • ING Belgium, Belfius Bank, and Global Loan Agency Services Limited finance acquisition of Grandeco Wallfashion GroupJones Day acted as legal counsel to ING Belgium SA/NV and Belfius Bank SA/NV, as lenders, and Global Loan Agency Services Limited, as agent, in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Grandeco Wallfashion Group - Belgium NV, a leading wallpaper producer, and its direct and indirect subsidiaries by, amongst others, Down2Earth Capital II CommV and Gimv NV.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Global Marine GroupJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government, and environmental sectors, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Global Marine Group.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries invests $46 million into Highview PowerJones Day advised Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., a technology leader in industrial machinery and environmental and power technologies, in its $46 million investment into Highview Power, a global leader in long-duration energy storage solutions.
  • Meyer Bergman partners with CC Land on WhiteleysJones Day advised Meyer Bergman in its £400 million investment along with CC Land in the redevelopment of the Whiteleys shopping center in Queensway, W2.
  • Clintons greeting cards retailer sold out of administration to Esquire Retail LimitedJones Day advised AG Retail Cards Limited t/a Clintons (the "Company") in its exploration of sale options to secure the future of the business and in its discussions with stakeholders with a view to entering into a Company Voluntary Arrangement.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries acquires InvertekJones Day advised Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. in the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Invertek Drives Ltd.
  • OakNorth provides financing to Literacy Capital for acquisition of Alufold Direct LimitedJones Day advised OakNorth Bank plc in its senior debt facilities provided to Literacy Capital in connection with the acquisition of Alufold Direct Limited, a fabricator of premium aluminum residential and commercial building products in the UK.
  • Ad hoc group of senior secured lenders advised in landmark restructuring of the syncreon groupJones Day acted for the ad hoc group of senior secured lenders in the landmark restructuring of the global logistics syncreon group which was implemented via English Schemes of arrangement, with chapter 15 recognition in the U.S. and CCAA recognition in Canada.
  • OakNorth finances Dartmouth Partners' acquisition of Pure RecruitmentJones Day advised OakNorth Bank Limited in connection with the acquisition financing by Dartmouth Partners of Pure Recruitment Group, a leading recruitment specialist with offices in London, New York, Berlin, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
  • Large financial institution provides financing for acquisition of customs brokerage and trade servicesJones Day represented a large financial institution, as administrative agent and lender, in a first lien and second lien financing in connection with a private equity firm’s acquisition of a customs brokerage and trade services firm.
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