KillianKiely

Associate

London + 44.20.7039.5296

Killian Kiely has experience advising global corporations, alternative capital providers, and private equity firms on a wide range of corporate matters with a focus on M&A, joint ventures, fund formation, and private equity work. He has advised on a range of UK, transatlantic, and European transactions, including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, and fund formations with deal values ranging from £10 million to over £9 billion.

Killian's recent transactions include advising: The Stars Group on its merger with Flutter Entertainment Plc worth over £9 billion; Owens Corning on the acquisition of Paroc Group for approximately €900 million; Greystar Real Estate Partners on the formation of multiple joint ventures with pension funds and sovereign wealth funds targeting student housing and PRS portfolio acquisitions across the UK and Europe; Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund II on the sale of National Car Parks and Condor Ferries; private equity firm J.F. Lehman & Company in a number of cross-border portfolio company acquisitions; and PW Real Estate Fund III in its acquisition of the Pinewood Group for more than $400 million.

Experience

  • The Stars Group combines with Flutter Entertainment in all share transaction to create world's largest online gaming company by revenueJones Day advised The Stars Group Inc. ("TSG"), listed on Nasdaq and TSX, on an all-share combination with Flutter Entertainment plc ("Flutter"), listed on LSE, implemented through an acquisition of TSG by Flutter pursuant to a Canadian plan of arrangement (the "Combination").
  • 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).
  • Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund II sells National Car Parks Limited to consortium of Park24 Co., Ltd. and Development Bank of Japan Inc.Jones Day advised Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund II LP in the sale of 100 percent of its interest in National Car Parks Limited to a consortium of Park24 Co., Ltd. and Development Bank of Japan Inc.
  • Macquarie sold Condor FerriesJones Day advised Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets in the sale of Condor Ferries, an operator of lifeline freight and passenger ferry services between Guernsey, Jersey, the United Kingdom, and the Port of St. Malo in France, to a consortium of Columbia Threadneedle European Sustainable Infrastructure Fund (ESIF) and Brittany Ferries.
  • Global private investment firm acquires remaining stake in NBG Pangaea REIC for €390 million (US$435 million)Jones Day advised a global private investment firm in the acquisition of 32.7% of the issued shares in NBG Pangaea REIC, the largest listed REIC in Greece, from the National Bank of Greece for €390 million (US$435 million).
  • PW Real Estate Fund III completes £323.3 million (US$419.4 million) cash offer for Pinewood GroupJones Day advised PW Real Estate Fund III, LP, which was advised by Aermont Capital LLP, in relation to the £323.3 million (US$419.4 million) cash offer for the entire issued share capital of Pinewood Group plc, the AIM listed company which owns the Pinewood Studios business.
  • J.F. Lehman investment affiliate acquires Aish Technologies LimitedJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection with the acquisition and related financing by investment affiliate AGI Holdings LLC of Aish Technologies Limited, a provider of ruggedized display systems, cathodic protection systems and other subsystems for the UK and U.S. navies, as well as other global defense and commercial customers.
  • Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund II and Condor Ferries Group complete debt refinancingJones Day represented Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund II (MEIF II) and the Condor Ferries Group, an operator of passenger and freight ferry services, in connection with the refinancing of Condor's senior facilities.
  • Ivanhoe Europe Capital Sàrl invests into Peel Logistics, alongside existing shareholder MacquarieJones Day advised Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited on the investment of Ivanhoe Europe Capital Sàrl into Peel Logistics Management Limited, a specialist developer, manager, and owner of UK logistics and industrial properties, alongside the existing shareholders of Macquarie and the Peel Group.
  • Greystar acquires student accommodation portfolio in SpainJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in its joint venture with AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets, acting on behalf of its clients, and CBRE Global Investment Partners (CBRE GIP), also acting on behalf of its clients, in its acquisition of a portfolio of 37 student residences in Spain (33 operating and 4 under development) owned by Grupo RESA (Spain's market leader in student accommodation), from Azora, Arta Capital, Banca March, and Mutua Madrileña.
  • Global private investment firm acquires indirect equity stake in NBG Pangaea REICJones Day advised a global private investment firm on its acquisition of an equity stake in NBG Pangaea REIC, the largest listed REIC in Greece.
  • Highcross Group sells assets of Highcross Regional U.K. Partners and Highcross Regional U.K. Partners III to Northwood InvestorsJones Day advised Highcross Group Limited in connection with the £635 million (US$1 billion) sale of the assets of Highcross Regional U.K. Partners and Highcross Regional U.K. Partners III to Northwood Investors, a U.S.-based fund management company, and its advised institutional real estate fund.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires United Kingdom and United States-based Aeronautical & GI Holdings LimitedJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of United Kingdom and United States based Aeronautical & GI Holdings Limited, a leading global provider of proprietary situational awareness and LED lighting systems for naval vessels, military and commercial aircraft, and military ground vehicles.
  • Greystar purchases GSK and bakery site and forms joint venture with global real estate companyJones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in its purchase of former GSK and bakery site (Future PRS), and the formation of a joint venture with a global real estate company.
  • Greystar purchases and develops towers at 2 Millharbour, London and forms joint venture with investment fundJones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in its purchase and development of towers at 2 Millharbour, London, and the formation of a joint venture with an investment fund.
  • Blackstone Group acquires Clover portfolio from Real I.S. AGJones Day represented real estate funds managed by The Blackstone Group in connection with their acquisition of the pan-European, multi-sector Clover portfolio from Real I.S. AG, the real estate fund and asset manager of Landesbank BayernLB.
  • True Capital Partners advise on completed sale of HLC (Wood Products) Ltd. to Scott GroupJones Day represented True Capital Partners LLP in connection with the sale of HLC (Wood Products) Ltd., a manufacturer of wood pallets, to Scott Group.
  • Ashtenne sells portfolio consisting of industrial and office propertiesJones Day advised Ashtenne Industrial Fund Limited Partnership, a fund managed by Hansteen Holdings Plc, in connection with the sale of a portfolio of properties consisting of industrial properties and one office park for a total of £62 million to Rockspring Hanover Property Unit Trust.
  • Alcuin Capital backs secondary MBO of Neville JohnsonJones Day advised Alcuin Capital Partners LLP and its managed funds in connection with the secondary management buyout of Neville Johnson, a well-known supplier of luxury, bespoke, and fitted furniture.
  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires SurecleanJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection with the acquisition by its portfolio company National Response Corporation of United Kingdom based Sureclean Limited, a provider of specialty solutions to the oil and gas, petrochemical, renewables, utilities, civil engineering, and construction sectors, and the related acquisition financing.
  • British Land sells Eastgate Shopping Center in Basildon for £88.6 million (US$145.6 million)Jones Day advised The British Land Company PLC, on the sale by way of a share purchase, of Eastgate Shopping Center in the United Kingdom for £86.6 million (US$145.6 million) to Infrared Capital Partners Limited.
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