BeatrizPíriz Gómez

Counsel

Madrid + 34.91.520.3963

Beatriz Píriz has extensive experience advising on a combination of complex private equity and cross-border M&A transactions. For more than 12 years, she has participated in the successful completion of many domestic and multijurisdictional M&A transactions working actively in collaboration with other Jones Day offices. She has represented clients in a wide range of industries including chemicals, technology, consumer goods, and health care and is particularly active in the manufacturing and automotive sectors.

Beatriz's recent and most illustrative transactions include Investcorp's €605 million sale of Esmalglass, a leading producer of ceramic colors, to Lone Star; the representation of International Automotive Components Group S.A. in the formation of Auria Solutions Ltd., a new global supplier of soft trim and acoustical products for the automotive industry and joint venture with Shanghai Shenda Co. Ltd.; and advising Cardinal Health on the acquisition of Medtronic's Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis, and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses for $6.1 billion in cash.

Beatriz has advised private equity firms such as Alantra Capital Privado, Portobello Capital, Vista Capital de Expansión, L Capital Equity Advisors as well as Spanish and international companies such as Review Rank, Tenneco, BioMarin, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Electrical Components International, among many others.

Additionally, Beatriz serves as vice secretary on the board of directors of numerous Spanish companies.

Experience

  • Macquarie acquires Euston Solar FarmJones Day advised Macquarie in the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Euston Solar Farm Limited, a UK-based renewable energy developer focused primarily on the development of utility-scale solar plants.
  • Greystar acquires 2,500-unit flexible accommodation portfolio in SpainJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in the acquisition of a flexible accommodation portfolio of 2,500 units in Madrid, Spain, for a managed discretionary fund from King Street Real Estate GP, L.L.C.
  • 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.
  • Macquarie Asset Management acquires 50% shareholding in Island Green PowerJones Day advised Macquarie Asset Management ("MAM"), via Macquarie Green Investment Group Renewable Energy Fund 2 ("MGREF2"), in its acquisition of 50% of the shares in Island Green Power Limited, a UK-based renewable energy developer focused primarily on the development of utility-scale solar plants.
  • Renewable Energy Holding II S.à r.l. acquires quota shares in Megainstalaciones Solares, S.L. and solar plant Talayuela IIIJones Day advised Renewable Energy Holding II S.à r.l. in connection with the purchase of quota shares in Megainstalaciones Solares, S.L. and its solar plant named Talayuela III of 21 MW.
  • Renewable Energy Holding S.à r.l. acquires two Spanish solar PV plantsJones Day advised Renewable Energy Holding S.à r.l., a Luxemburg-based asset manager, on the acquisition of two solar PV plants (Altarejo and Moratalla) in Spain.
  • Portobello Capital sells EYSA to H.I.G. CapitalJones Day advised Portobello Capital in the sale of EYSA, a market-leading provider of smart mobility solutions, to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital.
  • Portobello sells ElParking and Imbric to Mutua MadrileñaJones Day advised Portobello Capital in the sale of 100% of urban mobility platforms ElParking and Imbric to Mutua Madrileña.
  • Greystar Global Strategic Partners acquires BTR Resi Complex in MadridJones Day represented Greystar Global Strategic Partners I in its Forward Purchase Acquisition of a residential property in Downtown Madrid consisting of 455 units (target constructed area: 29,000 sq.m.) to be developed by ACCIONA INMOBILIARIA and operated by GREYSTAR as a large built to rent scheme.
  • Aberdeen acquires Concesionaria de Prisiones Figueras, S.A.U.Jones Day advised Aberdeen Infrastructures in the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Concesionaria de Prisiones Figueras, S.A.U., a concessionary company of a contract regulating the granting of a surface right for the construction and maintenance of a building to be used as the penitentiary center of the municipality of Figueras (Catalonia) and the subsequent operation thereof through its leasing to the Generalitat de Catalunya, including advice related to the subrogation of the buyer in the project finance documents, especially the Sponsor Support Agreement and the Share Pledge Agreement.
  • Cardinal Health sells its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman for approximately $1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health in connection with the divestiture of its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman for approximately $1 billion.
  • Portobello acquires LegálitasJones Day advised Portobello Capital in the acquisition by portfolio company Sitracon Spain, S.L. of a majority stake in Legálitas Asistencia Legal, S.L.
  • Aberdeen acquires 22% of the shares in Urbs Iudex et CausidicusJones Day advised Aberdeen Infrastructure in the acquisition of 22% of the shares in Urbs Iudex et Causidicus, S.A., a concessionary company for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the City of Justice of Barcelona, including advice related to the subrogation of the buyer in the project finance documents, especially the Sponsor Support Agreement and the Share Pledge Agreement.
  • Uniphore acquires Emotion Research Labs, S.L.Jones Day represented Uniphore Technologies Inc., an early leader in Conversational Service Automation (CSA), in its acquisition of Emotion Research Labs, S.L., a leading software developer that uses AI and machine learning, to identify emotion and engagement levels in real-time over video-based interactions.
  • Portobello Capital acquires BT España Compañía de Servicios Globales de Telecomunicaciones, S.A.U.Jones Day advised Portobello Capital Gestion SA SGEIC in the acquisition and related financing of the Spanish company BT España Compañía de Servicios Globales de Telecomunicaciones, S.A.U., whose primary activity is the provision of telecommunication services.
  • Guardian Europe S.à r.l. sold Guardian Automotive glass business to PARTER Capital Group AGJones Day advised Guardian Europe S.à r.l., a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in the sale of its Guardian Automotive aftermarket glass fabrication and distribution business to PARTER Capital Group AG.
  • Newell Brands sells The United States Playing Card Company to Cartamundi GroupJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of The United States Playing Card Company ("USPC") to Cartamundi Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of playing cards and board games.
  • Portobello sells 80% interest in Centauro to MutuaJones Day advised Portobello Fondo III, FC de Regimen Simplificado in the sale of all of its shares in Sildoscain Spain, S.L., (Centauro), which represents 80% of the share capital, to the Spanish company Mutua Madrileña.
  • Trico Group acquires Performance Pumps business of UCI International HoldingsJones Day advised Trico Group Holdings, LLC in connection with its acquisition of the Performance Pumps business of UCI International Holdings.
  • Greystar mergers three student housing companiesJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in its merger of Encampus Residencias de Estudiantes, S.L. and Siresa Campus Noroeste, S.L., into Siresa Campus, S.L.