DilanWeeratunga

Associate

Chicago + 1.312.269.4348

Dilan Weeratunga practices in the area of intellectual property and technology transactions. He drafts and negotiates a wide variety of commercial agreements involving technology and intellectual property, including license, software as a service (SaaS) arrangements, service, reseller, and consulting agreements. Dilan regularly negotiates commercial agreements during procurement of various technical products and services on behalf of a large, international client. He also provides support for mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.

Dilan represents borrowers as well as banks and other lenders in drafting and negotiating commercial financing agreements, including corporate governance elements. His experience includes secured and unsecured credit facilities, acquisition financing, leveraged financing, and cross-border and multicurrency financing. Dilan also represents distressed debt investors.

Dilan participates in Jones Day's pro bono immigration efforts, including representing asylum seekers fleeing violence in Mexico.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Dilan worked in the health care industry, where he negotiated contracts and financial terms for clinical trials sponsored by several of the largest global pharmaceutical companies.

Experience

  • Vantage Data Centers forms $3.5 billion strategic partnership with Colony Capital to advance data center growthJones Day advised Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, on forming a strategic partnership with Colony Capital, Inc. valued at $3.5 billion to accelerate the expansion of Vantage’s best-in-class, wholesale data centers throughout North America and Europe.
  • PGT Innovations acquires NewSouth Window SolutionsJones Day advised PGT Innovations, Inc., a national leader in premium windows and doors, including impact-resistant products, in connection with its $92 million cash acquisition of NewSouth Window Solutions, subject to adjustments.
  • Procter & Gamble to acquire Billie Inc.Jones Day is advising The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) in its acquisition of Billie Inc., a direct-to-consumer seller of female shaving and body care products.
  • Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma acquires late stage biopharma companies and forms alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd. worth $3 billionJones Day advised Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. ("Sumitomo") in an acquisition of late stage biopharma companies and formation of alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd.
  • Cylance acquired by BlackBerry for $1.4 billionJones Day advised Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity leader, in its $1.4 billion acquisition by BlackBerry Limited, plus the assumption of unvested employee incentive awards.
  • SAP acquires Qualtrics for $8 billionJones Day advised SAP in its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc., the global pioneer in the experience management software category.
  • Heidrick & Struggles amends and restates revolving credit facilityJones Day advised Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., a premier global provider of executive search, leadership assessment and development, organization and team effectiveness, and culture shaping services, in connection with the amendment and restatement of its revolving credit facility.
  • PAG invests in Key Safety Systems to finance acquisition of global assets of Takata CorporationJones Day represented PAG Asia Capital Ltd. and PAG Asia II LP in connection with its investment in Key Safety Systems, a subsidiary of China-based Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corporation, to finance the acquisition of substantially all of the global assets of Takata Corporation out of bankruptcy in the U.S. and Japan and certain non-bankruptcy transactions elsewhere in the world.
  • The Carlyle Group sells Signode Industrial Group Holdings to Crown Holdings, Inc. for $4 billionJones Day advised The Carlyle Group and its affiliates in connection with the sale of Signode Industrial Group Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd., a leading global provider of transit packaging systems and solutions, to Crown Holdings, Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of packaging products for consumer goods, for an aggregate purchase price of up to $4 billion.
  • Asylum granted to family fleeing cartel violence in MexicoAn immigration judge in Chicago granted asylum to a family of seven from Guerrero, Mexico, based on their membership in a particular social group.
  • Finance company provides credit facility to finance acquisition of moving and storage companyJones Day represented a finance company in connection with a senior credit facility consisting of term loans, revolving loans, and delayed draw term loans to finance the acquisition of a moving and storage company.
  • Monroe Capital provides financing in connection with acquisition of CycleBarJones Day represented Monroe Capital, LLC, as sole lead arranger and administrative agent, in a senior secured term loan facility and senior secured revolving credit facility in connection with the acquisition of CycleBar, a large premium indoor cycling franchisor.
  • Uni-Select finances acquisition of Parts AllianceJones Day represented Uni-Select, Inc., a leader in the automotive refinish and industrial paint and related products in North America, in connection with the financing of its acquisition of Parts Alliance, a UK-based automotive replacement parts distributor.
  • Investment banking and securities firm provides credit facility to finance acquisition of XactlyJones Day represented an investment banking and securities firm in connection with a secured credit facility consisting of a term loan facility and a revolving credit facility.
  • USG amends and restates asset-based credit facilityJones Day represented USG Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of building materials, in connection with the amendment and restatement of an asset-based credit facility of up to $220 million.
  • Twin Brook Capital provides $115 million secured credit facility to All Aboard America!Jones Day represented Twin Brook Capital Partners, LLC, as sole lead arranger and administrative agent, in connection with a $115 million syndicated secured credit facility provided to All Aboard America!, a leading provider of bus charters and motorcoach services.
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