VinayKurien

Of Counsel

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Vinay Kurien has worked on a variety of cross-border debt transactions, including leveraged acquisition, equipment and receivable financings, and debt capital markets transactions. He is recognized in the 2019 Chambers Asia-Pacific guide as having "the rare ability to back his hypothesis and knowledge up with a crystal-clear recommendation and strategy."

Vinay represents clients such as The Procter & Gamble Co. and various companies in the Tata and Godrej groups. Among others, Vinay represented Micron Technology, Inc. (MTI) and its Singapore subsidiaries in connection with an $800 million sale and lease-back equipment financing transaction; L-Catterton Asia and the Crescent Point Group in a $226 million leveraged acquisition finance transaction for the purchase of a controlling stake in GXG in China; and Hyatt Hotels Corporation in connection with Indian project financing transactions in aggregate principal amount of approximately $185 million.

Vinay also advises on cross-border business and corporate restructuring matters involving noncontentious, contentious, and formal insolvency procedures, including formulating and implementing enforcement and debt recovery strategies, and represents clients such as Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore, and the Singapore subsidiary of a major international oil company.

Prior to relocating to Singapore in 2011, Vinay worked in the Mumbai office of a major Indian law firm.

Experience

  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc. for $328 millionJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on the $328 million acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc.
  • PTTEP subsidiary acquires Murphy Oil Corporation’s business in Malaysia for $2.127 billionJones Day represented PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited ("PTTEP"), a publicly listed petroleum exploration and production company based in Thailand, in connection with its subsidiary, PTTEP HK Offshore Limited’s acquisition of Murphy Sabah Oil Co., Ltd. and Murphy Sarawak Oil Co., Ltd. ("Murphy Sabah and Murphy Sarawak"), from a subsidiary of NYSE listed Murphy Oil Corporation.
  • Westpac Banking Corporation and State Bank of India provide US$1.7 billion financing to Indian Oil CorporationJones Day represented Westpac Banking Corporation and State Bank of India in connection with a US$1.7 billion financing provided to Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • Jinko Solar and Energía Solar San Ignacio complete $31 million 25.02 MWp photovoltaic solar power plant project in MexicoJones Day represented Jinko Solar, as sponsor, and its project company, Energía Solar San Ignacio, S. de R.L de C.V., in connection with the development, construction, operation, and financing of Jinko’s 25.02 MWp photovoltaic solar power plant and associated electrical substation and interconnection line located in the State of Yucatan in the municipality of San Ignacio, Progreso, Mexico.
  • Crestline Direct Finance provides $47.5 million secured term loan financing to multinational software company and participates in $45 million preferred stock investment in CompanyJones Day represented Crestline Direct Finance in connection with a $42.5 million initial term loan and $5 million delayed draw term loan facility provided to a multinational software company.
  • GE sells assets related to its Small Industrial Motors Business to Wolong Electric GroupJones Day advised General Electric Company in the sale of the small industrial motors business of its Power Conversion division to Wolong Electric Group Co., Ltd.
  • PAG invests in Key Safety Systems to finance acquisition of global assets of Takata CorporationJones Day represented PAG Asia Capital Ltd. and PAG Asia II LP in connection with its investment in Key Safety Systems, a subsidiary of China-based Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corporation, to finance the acquisition of substantially all of the global assets of Takata Corporation out of bankruptcy in the U.S. and Japan and certain non-bankruptcy transactions elsewhere in the world.
  • Jinko Solar completes first long-term financing of $135 million 130 MW photovoltaic solar power project in MexicoJones Day represented Jinko Solar, as sponsor, and its project company, Solar Park Viborillas, S. de R.L. de C.V., in connection with the development, construction, and senior financing of Jinko’s 130 MW photovoltaic solar power project to be constructed in Las Viborillas, Jalisco, Mexico.
  • Tata Technologies sells 43 percent stake in company to Warburg Pincus for $360 millionJones Day advised Tata Technologies Ltd., a Singapore-headquartered engineering services company, in its $360 million sale of a 43 percent stake in the company to Warburg Pincus.
  • Godrej Consumer Products and Godrej Mauritius Africa Holdings Limited refinance existing facilitiesJones Day represented Godrej Consumer Products Limited and Godrej Mauritius Africa Holdings Limited in connection with the refinancing of existing facilities of Godrej Mauritius Africa Holdings Limited.
  • J.M. Huber sells Silica business to Evonik for $630 millionJones Day advised J.M. Huber Corporation in the sale of its Silica business unit of Huber Engineered Materials to Evonik Industries AG for $630 million.
  • AURELIUS sells Getronics Group for €220 million (US$251.3 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the sale of its subsidiary Getronics to strategic investor Bottega Invest Co S.à.r.l. for €220 million (US$251.3 million) (enterprise value).
  • Tikehau Capital Partners refinances acquisition of IREIT Global GroupJones Day advised Tikehau Capital Partners in connection with the refinancing of its acquisition of IREIT Global Group.
  • Trafigura issues $600 million Perpetual Resettable Step-up Subordinated Securities on Singapore Stock ExchangeJones Day advised Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd., a market leader in the global commodities industry, in connection with its offering of $600 million of 6.875% Perpetual Resettable Step-up Subordinated Securities on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
  • Micron Technology and its Singapore subsidiaries complete $800 million sale and lease-back equipment financingJones Day represented Micron Technology, Inc. (MTI) and its Singapore subsidiaries, Micron Semiconductor Asia Pte. Ltd., as seller and lessee, and Micron Semiconductor Asia Capital II Pte. Ltd., as purchaser and lessor, in connection with an $800 million sale and lease-back equipment financing transaction.
  • XiO portfolio company completes $245 million unitranche refinancingJones Day acted as international counsel to Lumenis Inc., the world's largest energy-based medical company for surgical, ophthalmology, and aesthetic applications and a portfolio company of XiO Group, in connection with its $245 million unitranche refinancing provided by Alcentra Limited.
  • Wabtec acquires Gerken GroupJones Day advised Wabtec Corporation in its acquisition of Gerken Group SA, a leading manufacturer of specialty carbon and graphite products for rail and other industrial applications.
  • Godrej East Africa Holdings Limited obtains $25 million term loan for financing acquisition of Canon ChemicalsJones Day provided English law advice to Godrej East Africa Holdings Limited in the $25 million term loan provided by HSBC Bank (Mauritius) Limited in connection with financing the acquisition of Canon Chemicals Ltd., a Kenya-based manufacturer of consumer products.
  • Godrej SON Holdings and Godrej Consumer Products Holding (Mauritius) Limited obtain financing for acquisition of Strength of NatureJones Day advised Godrej SON Holdings, Inc. and Godrej Consumer Products Holding (Mauritius) Limited in connection with the $190 million acquisition financing of Strength of Nature, LLC., a leader in the international haircare industry, provided under two facilities by the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation respectively.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • May 10, 2018
      Singapore Insolvency & Restructuring Law, APLMA seminar
    • April 17-20, 2018
      Restructuring International Transactions, 2018 Jones Day Outbound and Overseas Compliance Seminar Series (One Belt One Road)
    • April 17-20, 2018
      Power and Transportation in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, 2018 Jones Day Outbound and Overseas Compliance Seminar Series (One Belt One Road)
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