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

  • L Brands announces partnership with Next PLC for Victoria's Secret UKJones Day is advising L Brands, Inc. in its partnership with Next PLC for its company-owned Victoria’s Secret business in the United Kingdom and Ireland ("Victoria’s Secret UK").
  • 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.
  • CBRE Global Investment Partners acquires 25% of Cityhold Office Partnership ("CHOP")Jones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in its 25% acquisition of the interests in CHOP valued at approximately €625 million from TIAA-CREF (largest U.S. life insurance company) advised by Nuveen Real Estate (an independent subsidiary of TIAA-CREFF) which also provides investment management services to CHOP.
  • OmniMax to sell Euramax Coated Products to ParcomJones Day is advising OmniMax International, Inc. in the sale of its Euramax Coated Products Business, a provider of aluminum coil coating services to the architectural products, recreational vehicles, and transportation markets, to Parcom Capital.
  • Pepper Group to sell Pepper European Servicing to Link Group for €165 millionJones Day is advising Pepper Group Limited, a leading diversified global consumer finance business, in connection with its sale of Pepper European Servicing (PES) to Link Group.
  • Seal for Life acquires Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US CoatingsJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners ("ACP") on the four acquisitions by portfolio company Seal for Life of Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US Coatings, manufacturers of protective coating technologies.
  • Barings sells portfolio of light industrial assets on behalf of institutional client to Starwood Capital Group for £200 millionJones Day represented Baring International Investment Limited in connection with the sale of 10 UK urban industrial estates totaling 1.6 million square feet on behalf of an institutional client to Starwood Capital Group for £200 million.
  • CBRE acquires Laxfield CapitalJones Day represented CBRE Global Investors in connection with its acquisition of Laxfield Capital, a real estate debt investment business with £818 million of assets under management in the United Kingdom.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries acquires InvertekJones Day advised Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. in the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Invertek Drives Ltd.
  • Oxenwood acquires Heathfield Industrial Estate in Newton AbbotJones Day advised Oxenwood Real Estate LLP in the acquisition of the site at the Heathfield Industrial Estate in Newton Abbot formerly occupied by British Ceramic Tile Limited.
  • PTTEP acquires additional shareholding in APICO LLCJones Day represented PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited ("PTTEP"), a publicly listed petroleum exploration and production company based in Thailand, in connection with its subsidiary, PTTEP HK Holding Limited, acquiring an additional 39% stake in APICO LLC from Coastal Energy Company (Khorat) Limited.
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