Laura A.Pembridge

Partner

London + 44.20.7039.5143

Laura Pembridge focuses on international and domestic private equity, venture capital, M&A, and private equity real estate transactions, acting for institutional investors, founders, management teams, and corporate clients. She advises on a wide variety of transactions, including acquisitions, disposals, investments, restructurings, and joint ventures.

Representative transactions include advising Macquarie on the acquisition of Beauparc Utilities, Ireland's largest waste management company; Koch Equity Development on its £175m preferred equity investment in AIM-listed Victoria plc; The Blackstone Group on its €175m minority equity investment in Superbet, the largest omni-channel sports betting and gaming operator in Romania; and AGIC Capital on its £115m acquisition of Farsound, a leading provider of technology-enabled supply chain solutions.

Laura has significant experience in real estate private equity transactions, including advising on a DV4 (advised by Delancey) and APG Asset Management joint venture in connection with the £425m acquisition of Earls Court from Capital & Counties Properties plc and advising Greystar on its £291m portfolio acquisition of UK student accommodation from Nido.

Experience

  • ARA Asset Management Limited acquires InfraRed Capital Partners' European Real Estate Investment Management businessJones Day advised ARA Asset Management Limited in the acquisition of InfraRed European Real Estate Investment Management, a specialist discretionary fund manager in the real estate sector, from InfraRed Capital Partners.
  • True Capital acquires majority stake in SneakJones Day advised True Capital Ltd in the acquisition of a majority stake in D2C zero sugar, energy drink business, Sneak.
  • Creed Perfumes' majority investment from BlackRock LTPCJones Day acted as counsel to the management team of Creed Perfumes, one of the world’s leading artisan fragrance companies, following a transaction in which BlackRock Long Term Private Capital ("BlackRock LTPC") became the majority shareholder in the luxury brand.
  • M. Safra & Co. sells 30 Fenchurch Street (formerly known as One Plantation Place) to Brookfield Asset ManagementJones Day represented M. Safra & Co. in the family office's disposal of 30 Fenchurch Street (formerly known as One Plantation Place), one of the largest office developments in the City of London, to funds managed by Brookfield Asset Management.
  • Macquarie acquires Beauparc Utilities, Ireland’s largest waste management companyJones Day advised Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6 in the acquisition of Beauparc Utilities, Ireland’s largest waste management company.
  • Merchant banking firm provides $165 million acquisition financing to multinational software companyJones Day represented a merchant banking firm in connection with a $165 million senior secured credit facility supporting the acquisition of a multinational software company.
  • Catawiki raises €150 million investment led by PermiraJones Day advised Catawiki B.V., Europe's leading curated online marketplace for special objects, on a €150 million investment, led by Permira through its Growth Opportunities Fund.
  • Atlas Arteria establishes new capital structure for Warnow Tunnel in GermanyJones Day advised Atlas Arteria, a global owner, operator, and developer of toll roads, on a new approximately 29-year debt facility for its Warnow Tunnel in Germany as part of a capital restructuring.
  • Greystar acquires £291 million portfolio of UK student accommodations from Nido portfolioJones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in the £291 million acquisition of five purpose-built student accommodation ("PBSA") assets from the Nido portfolio.
  • 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.
  • Ki raises $500 million to fund expansionJones Day has advised the management team of Ki, the first fully digital and algorithmically-driven Lloyd's syndicate, in the $500 million investment in Ki by funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited.
  • Get Living Plc forms joint venture in connection with development of Lewisham Gateway Phase 2Jones Day advised Get Living Plc on the corporate and joint venture arrangements in connection with the £252 million forward-funding development of Lewisham Gateway Phase 2 with Muse Developments.
  • 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.
  • Meridian Adhesives Group acquires adhesives division of John P. KummerJones Day represented Meridian Adhesives Group, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, in the acquisition of the adhesives division of John P. Kummer GmbH, AG and Ltd (JPK).
  • Inflexion Private Equity acquires Aspen PumpsJones Day advised Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, one of the UK's leading mid-market private equity firms, on its acquisition of the Aspen Pumps group from 3i Group plc.
  • Meyer Bergman partners with CC Land on WhiteleysJones Day advised Meyer Bergman in its £400 million investment along with CC Land in the redevelopment of the Whiteleys shopping center in Queensway, W2.
  • Delancey and APG Joint Venture acquires Earls Court for £425 millionJones Day represented Earls Court Investment Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of a joint venture between a fund advised by Delancey and APG on behalf of its pension fund clients, in connection with its £425 million acquisition of EC Group Holdings Limited from a subsidiary of Capital & Counties Properties Plc.
  • 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.
  • Goode Partners invests in Strong RootsJones Day advised Goode Partners LLC on its $18.3 million Series A investment in Strong Roots, the fastest growing food and beverage brand in the UK.
  • AURELIUS sells Solidus Solutions for €330 million (US$375.6 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the full shop auction sale of the Solidus Solutions group to funds advised by Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
  • AGIC Capital acquires majority stake in Farsound for £115 millionJones Day advised Asia-Germany Industrial Promotion Limited ("AGIC Capital"), a European-Asian private equity fund focused on investments in high quality industrial and medical companies, in its acquisition of a majority stake in Farsound Limited and its subsidiaries, a leading provider of technology enabled supply chain solutions, from its current owner Rubicon Partners at a total enterprise value of £115 million.
  • Euroports acquired by consortium consisting of R-Logitech, PMV, and FPIMJones Day advised the management team of Euroports Holdings Sarl, in relation to the acquisition of Euroports by a consortium consisting of R-Logitech, a subsidiary of Monaco Resources Group as majority shareholder, and PMV and FPIM, two Belgian investment firms, each for an equal share and as minority shareholder.
  • Blackstone Group invests €175 million (US$196.4 million) in Superbet RomaniaJones Day advised The Blackstone Group in its €175 million (US$196.4 million) minority equity investment in Superbet, the largest omni-channel sports betting and gaming operator in Romania.
  • Daphni participates in €7 million financing round of Trusk LimitedJones Day advised Daphni in connection with the €7 million financing round of Trusk Limited, a French company that provides a digital platform to connect individuals to local freight delivery services.
  • Middlewood Locks purchases over 800 homes for rent in Greater ManchesterJones Day represented Middlewood Locks LLP, a joint venture between DOOR, S.L.P.(in which DV4 is a co-investor), Stichting Depositary APG Strategic Real Estate Pool, and QD UK Holdings Limited Partnership, on the joint venture arrangements in connection with the forward purchase of over 800 homes for rent at Middlewood Locks, Greater Manchester, as part of a wider strategy amongst the joint venture partners to support the creation of large-scale residential-led developments in the top five cities in the UK by population.
  • SRG Global invests in The Lighting ConsultantsJones Day advised SRG Global, a Guardian company, in its investment in The Lighting Consultants, an automotive lighting manufacturer.
  • ANSYS acquires Granta Design LimitedJones Day advised ANSYS, Inc., the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, in their acquisition of Granta Design, the premier provider of materials information technology, and Granta Design Limited has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of ANSYS.
  • 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.
  • True Capital Ltd completes buyout of Cut4ClothJones Day represented True Capital Ltd in connection with its buyout of Cut4Cloth Ltd. trading as Frugi, a retailer of organic children's clothing, toys, and accessories, alongside existing management.