BeatrizPíriz Gómez


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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.


  • Lubrizol acquires MerquinsaJones Day advised The Lubrizol Corporation in its acquisition of Merquinsa Mercados Químicos, S.L., a Spanish company leader in specialty thermoplastics polyurethanes (TPUs).
  • Atlas Copco acquires Spanish generator manufacturer GesanJones Day advised Atlas Copco S.A.E in its acquisition of Grupo Electrógenos GESAN S.A. of Spain, a manufacturer of diesel and petrol generators sold through a global distributor network.
  • International Automotive Components Group Europe completes €125 million pan-European receivables securitizationJones Day advised International Automotive Components Group Europe in connection with the €125 million (US$170.5 million) pan-European receivables securitization.
  • International Automotive Components Group restructures global operationsJones Day advised International Automotive Components Group, one of the world's leading suppliers of automotive components and systems, on the restructuring of its global operations.
  • Goldman Sachs, Cerberus Partners, and Credit Suisse complete sale of Wittur Group to Triton PartnersJones Day represented a private equity consortium comprised of Goldman Sachs, Cerberus and Credit Suisse in connection with the sale of the Wittur Group to Triton Partners.
  • Outservico Utilities Services sells minority interest to several investorsJones Day advised Outservico Utilities Services S.L. in it sale of a minority interest to several investors.
  • Softonic sells less than 15% stake to Digital RiverJones Day advised Grupo Intercom de Capital de Riesgo S.A. subsidiary Softonic International, S.L. in its sale of a less than 15% stake in the company to Digitial River, Inc.
  • Schibsted acquires further minority interest in InfojobsJones Day advised Schibsted ASA in its acquisition of a further minority interest in Infojobs SA.
  • Elaia Partners co-invests in AgnitioJones Day counseled Elaia Partners in connection with the €5.94 million (US $7.46 million) co-investment, along with venture capital companies Neotec and Nauta Capital, in the Spanish company Agnitio, S.L., a leading provider of voice biometrics solutions for the public security sector, by means of a buyout, direct investment, and debt capitalization.
  • Cascades merges with Reno De MediciJones Day advised Cascades Inc., in its $101 million stock merger transaction whereby after reorganizing its European recycled cartonboard operations by contributing them to its indirect Italian subsidiary Cascades Italia S.r.l., merged Cascades Italia S.r.l. with Italian listed company Reno De Medici S.p.A., becoming the single largest stockholder in Reno De Medici S.p.A.
  • Atlas Copco sells Guimera to Gam Energia Alquiler de MaquinariaJones Day represented Atlas Copco, S.A. in its €18 million ($26.2 million) sale of Guimera, S.A. to Gam Energia Alquiler de Maquinaria, S.L.
  • RHJ International SA acquires Tafime SAJones Day advised RHJ International SA in its acquisition, through Honsel GmbH & Co. KG, of Tafime SA.
  • Concateno completes tender offer for Cozart plcJones Day advised Concateno plc, a leading drug and alcohol testing provider and a manufacturer of clinical diagnostic products, in connection with the £70.5 million ($143.2 million) tender offer for Cozart plc, a medical diagnostic company, and related £46.7 million institutional placing of Ordinary Shares.
  • Impala Capital sells Electrodomesticos Menaje del HogarJones Day advised Impala Partners, S.L. in connection with its sale of Electrodomesticos Menaje del Hogar, S.A., a chain of household electrical appliance stores, to Kesa Electricals plc, an electrical retailing company.
  • Orange, S.A. acquires Ya.comJones Day advised Orange, S.A. in its €320 million (US$432 million) acquisition of T-online Telecommunications Spain S.A.U. ( from Deutsche Telekom AG.
  • Levantina y Asociados de Minerales acquires BermarmolJones Day assisted Levantina y Asociados de Minerales, S.A., the largest stone factory in the world, in its acquisition of Bermarmol, S.A., a leading producer and dealer of natural stone.
  • Levantina y Asociados de Minerales acquires Ortega CalabuigJones Day provided advice to Levantina y Asociados de Minerales, S.A., the largest stone factory in the world, in connection with its acquisition of Ortega Calabuig, S.L.
  • Vista Desarrollo acquires Laboratorios IndasJones Day advised Vista Desarrollo S.A., a venture capital firm, in its acquisition of Laboratorios Indas, S.A., a manufacturer of hygiene products.
  • Inversiones Garcilaso de la Vega, S.L. sells TAPSAJones Day advised Inversiones Garcilaso de la Vega, S.L. in its sale of TAPSA Group to WPP plc.