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Julian Runnicles has advised significant businesses on hundreds of complex M&A and private equity transactions, equity and equity-related financings, joint ventures, takeovers, buyouts, strategic alliances, and group restructurings in his 17 years of practice. He advises across multiple industries, including aerospace and aviation, automotive, financial services, FMCG, hospitality, logistics, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, TMT, and transportation.

Representative transactions include: Koch Industries' acquisition of Guardian Industries, a leading manufacturer of glass, automotive, and building products; the acquisition by Cinven and CVC of NewDay, the U.K.'s fastest growing credit card company with £1.5+ billion receivables; Total's $3.2 billion sale of Atotech to The Carlyle Group; the $30 billion formation of Letterone, an investment structure for technology, retail, and oil and gas assets; the $1.2 billion sale of Danube Foods and Borjomi, the largest dairy, confectionary, and water and beverage businesses in South East Europe and Russia; Goodrich Corporation's $18.4 billion merger with United Technologies; Goodrich Corporation's aero-engine controls joint venture with Rolls-Royce; United Technologies' sale of that joint venture to Rolls-Royce; Sukhoi's aviation joint venture with Alenia Aeronautica; Rosneft's $3.56 billion joint venture with Sinopec; Goldman Sachs' co-investment with Lion Capital in (and exit from) a global beverage business; and advising Aviva Life and Pensions UK, British Land, Hermes Fund Managers, Land Securities Group, and Prudential Assurance Company on the sale of IPD Group.

Other clients include Cubic Transportation Systems, Duchossois Industries, Edelman, Exponent, Flint Hills Resources, Georgia-Pacific, KRyS Global, Lincoln Electric, Mandarin Oriental Hotels, Molex, Pioneer, Ryder System, and Vale.


  • Modern Media Acquisition completes merger agreement with Akazoo Ltd.Jones Day advised Modern Media Acquisition Corp. ("MMDM"), a special purpose acquisition company, in its business combination with Akazoo Limited, a U.K.- based digital music streaming platform specializing in emerging markets.
  • Verint acquires TransversalJones Day advised Verint Systems Inc., a leader in customer engagement solutions, in its acquisition of Transversal, a pioneer in knowledge automation solutions.
  • 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.
  • Timken acquires The Diamond Chain CompanyJones Day advised The Timken Company in its acquisition of The Diamond Chain Company, a supplier of high-performance roller chains for industrial markets, from Amsted Industries.
  • INVISTA sells German HVA polymer asset to Indorama VenturesJones Day advised INVISTA in the sale of INVISTA Resins & Fibers GmbH to Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited.
  • 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.
  • INVISTA sells Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment HoldingJones Day advised INVISTA, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its sale of INVISTA’s Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding.
  • Molex acquires Laird Connected Vehicle Solutions divisionJones Day advised Molex Electronic Technologies, LLC, a leading global manufacturer of electronic solutions, on its acquisition of the Connected Vehicle Solutions division of Laird Limited.
  • Timken acquires Cone DriveJones Day advised The Timken Company in its acquisition of Cone Drive, a leader in precision drives used in diverse markets including solar, automation, aerial platforms, and food and beverage.
  • Cement Invest acquires from HeidelbergCement 50 percent of its Georgian businessJones Day advised Hunnewell Partners, in connection with its formation of Cement Invest B.V., a joint venture with the Georgian Co-Investment Fund, and Cement Invest’s acquisition from HeidelbergCement Central Europe East Holding B.V. of 50 percent of the voting interests in its Georgian business.
  • AURELIUS sells Getronics Group for €220 million (US$251.3 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the sale of its subsidiary Getronics to strategic investor Bottega Invest Co S.à.r.l. for €220 million (US$251.3 million) (enterprise value).
  • Koch Supply & Trading sells Rotterdam splitter to VitolJones Day advised Koch Supply & Trading on the sale of its Rotterdam located 85,000 barrel a day oil refinery to Vitol.
  • FactSet Research Systems acquires Interactive Data Managed SolutionsJones Day advised FactSet Research Systems, Inc. in its acquisition of Interactive Data Managed Solutions (IDMS) from Intercontinental Exchange.
  • Vale Soluções em Energia sells UK subsidiary company TAO Sustainable Power SolutionsJones Day advised Vale Soluções em Energia S.A. (VSE) in the sale of UK subsidiary company TAO Sustainable Power Solutions (UK) Limited, the owner of a majority of the shares of Turbo Power Systems Inc (TPS).
  • Koch Industries acquires Guardian IndustriesJones Day advised Koch Industries, Inc. on the acquisition of the remaining 55.5 percent of Guardian Industries Corp. not already owned by affiliates of Koch.
  • Total sells Atotech to The Carlyle Group for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Total in the $3.2 billion sale of specialty chemical affiliate Atotech B.V., a global manufacturer of high technology plating solutions, to The Carlyle Group.
  • Värde Partners sells NewDay to Cinven and CVC Capital PartnersJones Day advised the management team of NewDay Cards in connection with the sale of the company by Värde Partners to funds managed and/or advised by Cinven and CVC Capital Partners.
  • Koch acquires EFT EnergyJones Day advised Koch Industries, Inc. in its acquisition of EFT Energy, a leading software as a service and solutions provider in the fields of industrial and manufacturing predictive analytics, process optimization, and industrial and commercial energy management.
  • Atlas Holdings completes first phase of purchase of NCR Corporation's Interactive Printer Solutions DivisionJones Day represented affiliates of Atlas Holdings, LLC in its acquisition of the Interactive Printer Solutions ("IPS") division of NCR Corporation.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires C&E companiesJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Arrowhead Electrical Products, Inc. of several entities generally referred to as C&E companies, a manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket and OEM engine components, primarily for the power sports industry.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • February 14, 2012
      International Perspective: Doing Business in Foreign Markets
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