Anthony J.Whall

Partner

London + 44.20.7039.5127

Anthony Whall focuses his practice on UK tax and advises on a wide range of UK corporate and international tax matters. His experience ranges from international and domestic UK 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

  • Berry Global Inc. completes disposal of Roto-Moulding business to Icelandic investorsJones Day advised Berry Global Inc. in the disposal of plastic rotational moulding business to Rotovia B.V., a special purpose vehicle indirectly owned by Icelandic PE funds, Freyja and Sia IV, and the current management of the business.
  • Ansys strengthens electric machine design offerings through acquisition of Motor Design LimitedJones Day advised Ansys in the acquisition of Motor Design Limited.
  • Oxford Properties acquires seven properties for £202.5 millionJones Day represented Oxford Properties advised by M7 in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of seven properties located across the United Kingdom known as the Bow and Arrow portfolio for £202.5 million.
  • OakNorth finances management buyout of Mr Fothergill's SeedsJones Day advised OakNorth Bank plc in connection with its financing of the management buyout of UK-based horticulture company, Mr Fothergill's Seeds by Harwood Private Capital.
  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires Tube TechJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sections, in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Integrated Global Services, Inc., a leading provider of thermal spray and other surface protection solutions, of international cleaning and inspections solutions provider, Tube Tech.
  • Cortland Partners buys build-to-rent scheme in UKJones Day represented Cortland Partners LLC in connection with the negotiation of a forward purchase of a build-to-rent development in Manchester, UK
  • CBRE Investment Management disposes of UK logistics portfolioJones Day advised CBRE Investment Management in its exit from its UK logistics joint venture consisting of over 40 logistics assets with Prologis UK.
  • Omnicom Group completes £325 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Omnicom Group Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, in connection with the public offering by Omnicom Capital Holdings plc, its wholly-owned subsidiary, of £325 million aggregate principal amount of 2.250% Senior Notes due 2033.
  • Ensign-Bickford Industries acquires Cawood Scientific LimitedJones Day advised Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. on its acquisition of Cawood Scientific Limited (Cawood).
  • Goldman Sachs acquires The Belfry Hotel & ResortJones Day advised Goldman Sachs in the acquisition and financing of The Belfry Hotel & Resort from an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners.
  • Cortland Partners develops second build-to-rent scheme in UKJones Day represented Cortland Partners LLC in its second build-to-rent scheme in the UK located in Birmingham.
  • CREA receives $25 million strategic minority investment from SuperOrdinaryJones Day advised CREA, an omnichannel partner for brands in the digital ecommerce ecosystem in South East Asia, in connection with a $25 million minority strategic stake investment from SuperOrdinary, a global digital ecommerce enabler based in Shanghai, and a strategic alliance between the two groups.
  • 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.
  • Avient acquires Magna ColoursJones Day advised Avient Corporation in the $48 million acquisition of Magna Colours Ltd., a market leader in sustainable, water-based inks technology for the textile screen printing industry.
  • ABM amends and extends existing $1.95 billion credit facilityJones Day represented ABM Industries Incorporated, a leading provider of facility solutions, in connection with an amendment and extension to its existing $1.95 billion credit facility with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • Victorian Plumbing Group completes largest to date IPO on London Stock Exchange’s AIM marketJones Day represented Victorian Plumbing Group plc, the UK’s leading online specialist bathroom brand and the second largest retailer of bathroom products in the UK, in connection with its £850 million IPO on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market.
  • ThinCats’ institutional investors advised in £160 million investment by Wafra Capital PartnersJones Day advised BAE Systems Pensions Trustees Limited, ESO InvestCo VI S.à r.l. and Black Lion Limited, the existing institutional shareholders of ThinCats, in connection with a £160 million strategic investment by Wafra Capital Partners in ThinCats, a leading alternative finance provider to mid-sized UK SMEs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wells Fargo provides acquisition and development facility for mixed-use development in LondonJones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with the acquisition and development facility relating to a mixed-use development in Covent Garden, London.