DavidSwinburne

Partner

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David Swinburne has more than 20 years of experience in the private equity sector. His practice includes mid-cap to large cap LBOs, infrastructure M&A, special situations transactions, and LBO restructurings. He also regularly represents large corporates in their complex transactions involving private equity sponsors (carve-outs, joint ventures, and shareholders' agreement disputes).

David has been recognized by clients in Chambers with a high-level of satisfaction. He handled numerous transactions including advising Macquarie funds on the syndication of a portion of their holdings in the Pisto and APRR groups, Cyrus Capital Partners on the acquisition of the French business of Toys "R" Us, OVH Groupe on the opening of its share capital to KKR and Towerbrook and the subsequent acquisition by OVH of VMware's cloud activity in the U.S. and Europe, Alcentra Limited and Barings on the financial restructurings of Vivarte, and Nestlé SA on the sale of Davigel to Brakes.

Experience

  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets to divest stakes in Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-RhoneJones Day is advising Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe) Limited in the sale by subsidiaries Macquarie Infrastructure Fund 2, Macquarie Mercer Infrastructure Trust 1, and Macquarie Mercer Infrastructure Trust 2 of remaining stakes in Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhone for an aggregate price of €867 million, subject to timing of completion.
  • Société Générale sold Ohridska Banka (Macedonia) to Steiermärkische Bank und Sparkassen AGJones Day advised Société Générale in the sale of majority stake in Ohridska Banka AD Skopje (Republic of North Macedonia) to Steiermärkische Bank und Sparkassen AG.
  • Pemberton Asset Management Group and Permira Debt Managers Limited provide significant unitranche financing for acquisition of Euro Techno Com GroupJones Day represented Pemberton Asset Management Group and Permira Debt Managers Limited in connection with a significant unitranche financing for the acquisition of the Euro Techno Com Group ("ETC"), a distributor of equipment and supplies for the telecommunications market, by Carlyle European Technology Partners.
  • Cyrus Capital Partners acquires, in French insolvency proceeding, of French business of Toys R UsJones Day represented Cyrus Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition, in a French insolvency proceeding, of the French business (comprised notably of 44 stores) of Toys R Us.
  • LGT European Capital Limited, Idinvest Partners, and Swen Capital provide €125 million unitranche financing to RemadeGroupJones Day represented LGT European Capital Limited, Idinvest Partners, and Swen Capital in connection with a €125 million (US$145.2 million) unitranche financing provided to RemadeGroup S.A.S., a French company that sells refurbished smartphones, to be used for general corporate purposes and to refinance existing debt.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Advised Pisto (controlled by Macquarie, Predica, and CNP) on the increase of its stake in Trapil.

    Advised OVH Groupe on the acquisition of the U.S. and EU vCloud Air business from VMware and on the minority investment of Towerbrook and KKR in its share capital.

    Advised Macquarie on the acquisition of a 36 percent stake in Pisto from Antin Infrastructure; on the subsequent disposal of 36 percent and 40 percent stakes to CNP and Predica; and on their tentative public tender offer for Theolia.

    Advised Macquarie Autoroutes de France 2 and AREA on their stake in ADELAC, the concessionaire of the A41 motorway.

    Advised Nestlé SA on the creation of Froneri Limited, the ice cream joint venture with the R&R Group (controlled by PAI Partners); on the sale of Davigel to Brakes (controlled by Bain Capital); and on its bid for Yoplait (sold by PAI Partners).

    Advised Nestlé Health Science on several acquisitions, sales, and R&D joint ventures.

    Advised Metric Capital on its investment in Domia.

    Advised Change Capital Partners on the acquisition of Paule Ka.

    Advised Ericsson on the acquisition of Technicolor's broadcasting division.

    Speaking Engagements

    • 15 janvier 2019
      La fiscalité du financement des entreprises : nouvelle donne ?
    • 13 novembre 2018
      Projet de loi PACTE : Deux séminaires dédiés chez Jones Day
    • November 13, 2018
      Jones Day dedicates two seminars to PACTE
    • 16 janvier 2018
      Actualité du private equity 2018 : la SLP, Fonds de dette, Actualités européennes, Actualité fiscale
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