Jana J.Haikal

Associate

New York + 1.212.326.3767

Jana Haikal represents public and private companies and private equity funds in private equity and M&A transactions, preferred equity investments, and general corporate governance matters. She has been involved in transactions in a variety of industries, including health care and technology.

Experience

  • EagleTree Capital acquires Summit Hill FoodsJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of Summit Hill Foods, Inc., a leading branded food company producing nationally recognized, premium brands, including Better Than Bouillon and The Original Louisiana Hot Sauce.
  • Private credit firm and affiliated funds obtain subscription line credit facility in amount up to $150 millionJones Day represented a private credit firm and certain of its funds in the refinancing of such funds’ existing subscription line facility.
  • Creative Wealth Management structures outside financing and investing in series of film participation agreements with Paramount PicturesJones Day assisted Creative Wealth Management in structuring outside financing and investing in a series of film participation agreements with Paramount Pictures in a number of recently released movies with a total investment value of approximately $100 million.
  • Cortec Group portfolio company acquires RCI Metalworks LLCJones Day represented Cortec Group's portfolio company Enthusiast Auto Holdings, LLC in the acquisition and financing of RCI Metalworks LLC ("RCI Off Road" or "RCI"), a leading banner for off road enthusiasts looking to take their vehicles to the next level in off road performance.
  • KKR acquires IVI-RMA GlobalJones Day acted as U.S. counsel in the €3 billion acquisition of IVI-RMA, a group specialized in assisted reproduction techniques.
  • UPL sells stake in Advanta Enterprises to KKRJones Day advised UPL Limited in its $300 million sale of a 13.33% stake in its subsidiary, Advanta Enterprises Limited, to KKR.
  • Centre Lane Partners acquires personalization business of Kibo Software, Inc.Jones Day advised Centre Lane Partners, LLC in the acquisition and financing of the personalization business of Kibo Software, Inc., a market leader in modern, omnichannel commerce and a platform company of Vista Equity Partners.
  • EagleTree Capital portfolio company acquires LauchlanJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition by portfolio company The Channel Company, a global provider of news, insights, strategy, events, and marketing services for the technology industry, of Lauchlan, a U.S. based global marketing agency dedicated to the technology industry.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires MacKenzie-Childs from Castanea PartnersJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of MacKenzie-Childs, the artisan-driven American heritage home decor brand, from Castanea Partners.
  • Riverside sells Parker ProductsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in the sale of Parker Food Group, a leading developer and manufacturer of specialty value-added ingredients for large multi-national and emerging food and beverage brands, to a portfolio company of InvestIndustrial.
  • American Industrial Partners portfolio company Vertex merges with VectrusJones Day advised Vertex Aerospace, a portfolio company of American Industrial Partners, in its stock-for-stock merger with Vectrus, Inc. (NYSE: VEC), at an implied value for Vertex of approximately $2.1 billion.
  • EagleTree Capital portfolio company acquires El RanchitoJones Day advised EagleTree Capital and its portfolio company, The Fuse Group, in the acquisition of El Ranchito, a world-renowned, high-end independent visual effects studio headquartered in Madrid, Spain, and a studio location in Barcelona.
  • MassMutual invests in Kudu Investment Management, LLCJones Day advised Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company in connection with a minority equity investment in Kudu Investment Management, LLC, which provides long-term capital solutions -- including generational ownership transfers, management buyouts, acquisition and growth finance, as well as liquidity for legacy partners -- to asset and wealth managers globally.
  • EagleTree Capital portfolio company acquires bChannelsJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company The Channel Company of bChannels, a leading global marketing and data services agency specializing in the technology channel.
  • Riverside acquires SolutaJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition and financing of Soluta, Inc. and Boon-Chapman Benefit Administrators, Inc. (Soluta BCBA).
  • Solmax acquires U.S. geosynthetics manufacturer PropexJones Day served as antitrust and financing counsel to Groupe Solmax Inc. (Solmax) in the acquisition by Solmax of Propex Operating Company, LLC, a leading geosynthetics manufacturer with a long track record in the construction, transportation, mining, and automotive industries.