JeremyPhilpott

Partner

London + 44.20.7039.5242

Utilizing his legal and commercial background, Jeremy Philpott has extensive experience advising lenders and sponsors on a wide range of finance transactions, with particular focus on real estate and acquisition financings.

Jeremy regularly acts for investment and commercial banks, private equity funds, developers, mezzanine lenders, and private companies on a broad spectrum of pan-European asset classes with recent real estate finance deals in the office, hotel, care home, retail, and residential sectors.

Representative transactions include Goldman Sachs' mezzanine financing of the acquisition of Sponda, Blackstone's financing of the acquisition of a Belgian business park, Meyer Bergman's creation of a residential development platform over 14 sites in south England, and the disposal of Hope Construction Materials Limited to Breedon Aggregates Limited.

Jeremy has been seconded to an international investment bank and, prior to joining Jones Day, worked with a capital advisor assisting clients with their European capital raising needs.

Experience

  • ICBC Standard Bank completes $106 million facility agreement with La Mancha HoldingJones Day represented ICBC Standard Bank Plc in connection with its $106 million facility agreement provided to La Mancha Holding S.a r.l., a privately held international gold investment company.
  • DV4 and Oxford Properties form DOORJones Day advised DV4 Ltd (“DV4”), which is advised by Delancey Real Estate Asset Management Ltd, on the sale of DV4's interests in Get Living, the UK’s leading privately backed residential company, to Delancey Oxford Residential (“DOOR”) a new co-investment platform with initial capital commitments of £600 million; the establishment of DOOR, which includes the joint venture between DV4 and Oxford Properties; and on real estate matters related to the London scheme, Elephant Central in Elephant and Castle which is part of the Get Living portfolio.
  • Deutsche Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch provide term loan facility to Felix to refinance acquisition of shopping center in Catania, SicilyJones Day represented Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch and Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Ltd. in connection with a term loan facility provided to Felix S.r.l., a company specializing in general contractors - single family houses, used to refinance the acquisition of a shopping center located in Catania, Sicily.
  • Goldman Sachs provides mezzanine credit facilities to Blackstone in connection with acquisition of SpondaJones Day represented Goldman Sachs International, as mezzanine arranger, of mezzanine credit facilities provided to Blackstone in connection with its acquisition of Sponda Oyj, a publicly-listed Finnish real estate company with an enterprise value of €3.9 billion.
  • Solus Alternative Asset Management and Deutsche Investment Management Americas complete recapitalization of Geo Specialty ChemicalsJones Day advised Solus Alternative Asset Management and Deutsche Investment Management Americas in connection with the recapitalization of Geo Specialty Chemicals, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for customers in the United States and internationally.
  • Blackstone Group provides €70 million secured credit facility to private equity investor for acquisition of business park in BrusselsJones Day represented The Blackstone Group in connection with a €70 million (US$81 million) secured facility agreement provided to a private equity investor to finance the acquisition of a business park located in Brussels.
  • 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.
  • Hope Construction Materials sold to Breedon Aggregates for £336 million (US$510.7 million)Jones Day advised affiliates of Mittal Investments and Lebanon's Mikati family in relation to the sale of Hope Construction Materials Limited to Breedon Aggregates Limited for £336 million (US$510.7 million) in cash and shares, creating the UK's leading independent producer of cement, concrete, and aggregates.
  • CP Electronics, a portfolio company of Inflexion, sold to LegrandJones Day advised the shareholders of CPE Topco Limited, the holding company of CP Electronics Limited, including funds advised by Inflexion Private Equity Partners and management shareholders, on the disposal of the entire issued share capital of CPE Topco Limited to Legrand Electric Limited, an indirect subsidiary of Legrand SA, a company listed on Euronext Paris.
  • Goldman Sachs provides mezzanine financing for acquisition of Jury's Inn and Mercure hotelsJones Day advised Goldman Sachs International in connection with mezzanine facilities financing the acquisition by Lone Star of the Jury's Inn and Mercure hotel groups.
  • Meyer Bergman sells iconic Waterstones building on Piccadillly, London to CBRE Global Investors and Fabrica SGR for £92 million (US$132 million)Jones Day advised Meyer Bergman European Retail Partners II in connection with the sale of the iconic Waterstones building on Piccadilly, London, home to Europe's largest bookshop, to CBRE Global Investors and Fabrica SGR, the advisor and asset manager of the Cicerone Fund, for £92 million (US$132 million).
  • Meyer Bergman creates Meyer Homes affiliate, and forms joint venture to develop 14 mixed-use sites across UKJones Day represented Meyer Bergman, Ltd., in connection with the creation of its Meyer Homes affiliate, and its joint venture with Canadian and Chinese investors for the development of up to 14 sites across London, the South East of Britain, and Bath, acquired from Tesco for £250 million, which are earmarked for mixed-use properties, including as many as 10,000 homes.
  • Meyer Bergman obtains secured term loan for acquisition of properties in ItalyJones Day assisted Meyer Bergman, Ltd. in connection with the secured term loan for the acquisition of properties in Milan, Italy.
  • Bank of East Asia provides secured term loan facility for financing acquisition and development of hotel in central LondonJones Day advised Bank of East Asia, Limited in connection with its secured term loan facility for refinancing the acquisition and financing the development of a hotel in central London.
  • Meyer Bergman fund completes acquisition and related financing of Mount Street Unit Trust in LondonJones Day advised Meyer Bergman European Retail Partners II, Meyer Bergman's second fund, in the circa £81 million (US$126.7 million) acquisition and financing of the 103 Mount Street Unit Trust, owner of 103 Mount Street, a trophy asset in the heart of Mayfair, London.
  • Wells Fargo provides construction financing to developer in connection with UK mixed-use projectJones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with the £54 million (US$82.3 million) construction financing provided to a developer in connection with the development of a mixed-use property in the UK.
  • Inflexion Private Equity completes sale of Aspen Pumps to 3i GroupJones Day advised Inflexion Private Equity in connection with its £105 million (US$162 million) sale of Aspen Pumps, a designer and manufacturer of air conditioning pumps, to 3i Group plc.
  • Cosgrave Property Group restructures its debtJones Day advised an investment management firm in connection with the acquisition and subsequent restructuring of a portfolio of loans advanced to the Cosgrave Property Group ("CPG") and originally provided by Ulster Bank.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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