CharliePeacock

Associate

London + 44.20.7039.5253

Charlie Peacock practices corporate law with a focus on M&A, equity capital markets, and private equity and venture capital transactions. She advises public and private companies on a range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including initial public offerings, secondary fund raisings, reorganizations, acquisitions, disposals, and joint ventures.

Charlie has experience working with clients in the energy, renewables, infrastructure, private equity, real estate, hospitality, and manufacturing sectors.

Recent significant experience includes advising: Macquarie Asset Management on a range of transactions including the acquisition of interests in Viesgo, sale of Viesgo Renovables to EDP Renováveis, and formation of the Viesgo/E-Redes joint venture with EDP, as well as a number of proposed transactions in the renewables and energy from waste (EfW) sector; Goldman Sachs and Wellcome Trust on the £4.66bn disposal of iQ Student Accommodation to Blackstone; DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, in connection with the acquisition and financing of zColo, including certain U.S. and European data center assets, from Zayo Group Holdings, Inc; Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., a technology leader in industrial machinery and environmental and power technologies, in its $46 million investment in Highview Power, a global leader in long-duration energy storage solutions, and separately in its acquisition of Invertek Drives Ltd; and Loungers plc on its IPO.

Charlie also recently spent a year on secondment at Macquarie Asset Management, where she supported the MAM Real Assets legal team.

Experience

  • Ansys, Inc. acquires OnScale, Inc.Jones Day is advising Ansys, Inc. in the acquisition of OnScale, Inc., a cloud simulation provider.
  • 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.
  • British Land sells 75% interest in London's West End offices for £401 millionJones Day advised The British Land Company PLC on the sale of a 75% interest in a portfolio of three buildings in London's West End to Allianz Real Estate for £401 million.
  • NW1 sells £50.8 million UK last-mile portfolio to InfraRed fundJones Day advised NW1 Partners in its £50.8 million sale of an eight asset urban logistics portfolio to InfraRed Capital Partners Limited.
  • DataBank acquires zColo for $1.4 billionJones Day advised DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, in connection with the acquisition and financing of zColo, including certain U.S. and European data center assets, from Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. for $1.4 billion.
  • Koch Equity Development invests preferred equity in AIM listed Victoria plcJones Day advised Koch Equity Development LLC ("KED"), the acquisition and investment subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., on its investment into AIM listed Victoria plc ("Victoria"), a UK-based global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of flooring products.
  • Goldman sold iQ Student Accommodation dorms to Blackstone for £4.66 billionOn May 15, 2020, Jones Day clients Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and the Wellcome Trust completed the sale of iQ Student Accommodation to Blackstone for £4.66 billion (US$5.73 billion), representing the largest ever private real estate transaction in the UK.
  • GCA Altium acquires Stella EOCJones Day advised GCA Altium in the acquisition of Stella EOC, a technology and media investment banking boutique with coverage in the UK and Europe.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries invests $46 million into Highview PowerJones Day advised Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., a technology leader in industrial machinery and environmental and power technologies, in its $46 million investment into Highview Power, a global leader in long-duration energy storage solutions.
  • Barings sells portfolio of light industrial assets on behalf of institutional client to Starwood Capital Group for £200 millionJones Day represented Baring International Investment Limited in connection with the sale of 10 UK urban industrial estates totaling 1.6 million square feet on behalf of an institutional client to Starwood Capital Group for £200 million.
  • CBRE acquires Laxfield CapitalJones Day represented CBRE Global Investors in connection with its acquisition of Laxfield Capital, a real estate debt investment business with £818 million of assets under management in the United Kingdom.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries acquires InvertekJones Day advised Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. in the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Invertek Drives Ltd.
  • BBA Aviation sells Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day advised BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • Loungers completes £185 million IPO on AIMJones Day represented Loungers plc, an operator of 146 cafés, bars, and restaurants across England and Wales, in connection with its £185 million (US$239 million) initial public offering on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.
  • Faron Pharmaceuticals places €3.1 million of Ordinary Shares on AIMJones Day represented Faron Pharmaceuticals Oy, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company based in Turku, Finland, in connection its €3.1 million (US$3.5 million) placement of Ordinary Shares on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).
  • True Capital Ltd invests in ThirdEyeJones Day represented True Capital Ltd in connection with its investment in ThirdEye, an AI-driven security platform for retailers.
  • BL Intermediate Holding Company and Henley Investment Management invest in IPSX Group LimitedJones Day represented BL Intermediate Holding Company Limited and Henley Investment Management Limited in connection with their investment in IPSX Group Limited, the world's first regulated securities exchange dedicated to commercial real estate.
  • Independent financial services firm sells One Poultry in LondonJones Day advised an independent financial services firm subsidiary in its sale of a special purpose vehicle which owns One Poultry, London.
  • True Capital Ltd invests in Jump Staff LimitedJones Day represented True Capital Ltd in connection with its seed investment into Jump Staff Limited, an innovative recruitment platform.
  • Huadong Medicine announces £169 million (US$222 million) takeover offer for and acquisition of Sinclair Pharma PlcJones Day advised Huadong Medicine Co. Ltd. ("HMC") and its subsidiary, Huadong Medicine Aesthetics Investment (HongKong) Limited ("Huadong"), on Huadong's takeover offer for and acquisition of Sinclair Pharma Plc with a total value of approximately £169 million (US$222 million).