Anthony J.Whall

Partner

London + 44.20.7039.5127

Anthony Whall focuses his practice on U.K. tax and advises on a wide range of U.K. corporate and international tax matters. His experience ranges from international and domestic U.K. corporate tax transaction work to the direct and indirect tax aspects of real estate transactions. Anthony also works with sponsors, private equity groups, management teams, alternative capital providers, and funds to structure their investments and exits in a tax-efficient manner. In addition, he has represented a number of Firm clients in defending investigations and assessments raised by H.M. Revenue & Customs and other tax authorities.

Anthony has significant experience advising on the structuring, negotiation, and financing of M&A and private equity transactions. Recent representations include advising J.F. Lehman and Company on the acquisitions of Aeronautical and GI Holding Limited and Sureclean Limited, General Electric on the sale of its Industrial Air and Gas Technologies business to Colfax Corporation, and Euronext on its $530 million cash offer to acquire LCH. Clearnet SA. His M&A and private equity tax practice extends to advising management on their investment, incentive, and exit arrangements. He advised the management of OfficeTeam on its sale to Better Capital and the management team in connection with the sale by Cinven of Amdipharm Mercury Limited to Concordia Healthcare Corp for approximately $3.5 billion.

Anthony also has notable experience in the taxation of real estate and property transactions and has advised British Land, CBRE Global Investors, CIT Group, Hansteen Holdings, LondonMetric Property, and Meyer Bergman on many acquisitions, disposals, and reorganizations.

Experience

  • PTTEP to acquire a 20% participating interest in Oman's Block 61 from bp for up to US$2.59 billionJones Day is representing PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (“PTTEP”), a national petroleum exploration and production company based in Thailand, in connection with its subsidiary, PTTEP MENA Limited's acquisition of a 20% participating interest in Oman's Block 61, one of the largest gas developments in the Middle East, from BP Exploration (Epsilon) Limited (“bp”).
  • Astellas returns rights to Eligard® in Europe, Middle East, CIS, and Asia to TolmarJones Day represented Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. in connection with a series of transactions, including the sale of related assets, in which Astellas returned its in-licensing rights to Eligard® (leuprorelin acetate for injectable suspension), a treatment for advanced prostate cancer, sold by Astellas in Europe, the Middle East, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Asia, to Tolmar International Limited.
  • 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.
  • Pictet Alternative Advisers to acquire three Grade II listed office buildings in ManchesterJones Day represented Pictet Alternative Advisers, S.A. in connection with the £119 million acquisition of three Grade II listed office buildings in Manchester, United Kingdom from Helical Plc and continues to act on the acquisition financing with Helaba and establishment of a joint venture with XLB Property.
  • OakNorth refinances Staycity GroupJones Day advised OakNorth Bank plc in connection with its refinancing of the Staycity Group, an Irish-owned pan European aparthotel business with 21 properties across the UK, France, Ireland, Italy, and Germany.
  • 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.
  • Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies provides financing to Weerts Group for acquisition and development of warehouse in Bury St EdmundsJones Day represented Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies in connection with a senior secured facility provided to Weerts Group to finance the acquisition and development of an 870,000 sq ft warehouse at Suffolk Park in Bury St Edmunds.
  • L Brands announces partnership with Next PLC for Victoria's Secret UKJones Day represented L Brands, Inc. in its partnership with Next PLC for its company-owned Victoria's Secret business in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • ZapGo sells business and assets in administration saleJones Day advised David Buchler of Buchler Phillips Ltd and Darren Edwards of Aspect Plus Limited in their capacity as joint administrators of ZapGo Ltd (in administration), in connection with the marketing and sale of the company's business and assets.
  • Cortland Partners forms joint venture for £150 million build-to-rent developmentJones Day represented Cortland Partners in connection with the £150 million development of its first build-to-rent scheme in the UK and the establishment of a joint venture with Harrison Street as well as the providing advice in connection with the related financing.
  • 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.
  • Underwriters complete €2.0 billion public bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day advised the underwriters in a €2.0 billion public offering of Senior Notes, consisting of €1.0 billion of 0.250% Senior Notes due 2024 and €1.0 billion of 0.500% Senior Notes due 2028, by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages.
  • The Stars Group combines with Flutter Entertainment in all share transaction to create world's largest online gaming company by revenueJones Day advised The Stars Group Inc. ("TSG"), listed on Nasdaq and TSX, on an all-share combination with Flutter Entertainment plc ("Flutter"), listed on LSE, implemented through an acquisition of TSG by Flutter pursuant to a Canadian plan of arrangement (the "Combination").
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Omnicom completes $600 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Omnicom Group Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, in connection with its registered public offering of $600 million of 4.200% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • ARA Asset Management acquires majority stake in Venn PartnersJones Day represented ARA Asset Management Limited ("ARA"), an Asian real estate fund management company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in Venn Partners LLP, a specialist investment manager in European real estate private debt.
  • CBRE Global Investors, on behalf of international separate account client, acquires Premier Place, Devonshire Square, LondonJones Day advised CBRE Global Investors, on behalf of an international separate account client, in the acquisition of Premier Place, Devonshire Square, London.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Global Marine GroupJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government, and environmental sectors, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Global Marine Group.
  • 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.
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