Jenny A.Whalen-Ball

Associate

Detroit + 1.313.230.7913

Jenny Whalen-Ball practices primarily in the area of private equity, with a focus on the representation of private equity firms and investment funds. She has experience in acquisitions, debt and equity financings, and other strategic transactions across a number of industries, including health care, manufacturing, technology, and transportation. Jenny's experience also includes counseling closely held corporations and nonprofit organizations on general corporate matters and on technology transactions, intellectual property licensing arrangements, and other related matters.

Prior to starting her legal career, Jenny served as an editor for an online news organization and worked in higher education communications, where she focused on social media marketing.

Jenny is a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's NextGen Committee.

Experience

  • Novastar participates in Series B financing round of Komaza GroupJones Day represented Novastar Ventures Limited in connection with its purchase of Series B Preferred Stock in a private placement by Komaza Group Inc., a distributed forestry company that partners with smallholder farmers in Kenya to plant trees for sale as sustainable wood products.
  • TD Securities arranges $190 million acquisition financing for Whole Earth Brands, Inc.Jones Day advised TD Securities (USA) LLC, as arranger, in connection with a $190 million senior secured credit facility comprised of a $140 million term loan and a $50 million revolving credit facility to Whole Earth Brands, Inc, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
  • Novastar invests in Soko, Inc.Jones Day represented Novastar Ventures Limited in connection with its purchase of Series A-1 Preferred Stock in a private placement by Soko, Inc., an online store that connects consumers to global makers and handcrafted jewelry from the developing world.
  • Riverside invests in Advance Fire & SafetyJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in fire protection service provider Advance Fire & Safety.
  • Tinubu® Square acquires U.S. company eSURETY®Jones Day advised Tinubu® Square in its acquisition of U.S.-based eSURETY®, a cloud-based specialty software provider, enabling carriers, brokers, and MGAs to securely apply, quote, bond, issue, and support every form of surety as well as offering a powerful direct-to-the-consumer experience on any device from any browser, anywhere in the world.
  • 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.
  • Nonprofit health system acquires assets of vascular and endovascular physician practiceJones Day advised a nonprofit health system in its acquisition of the assets of a vascular and endovascular physician practice, the integration of those assets into the health system, and employment of the physicians.
  • BBA Aviation sells Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day advised BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • Funds managed by Invesco Asset Management Limited seek advice with demergerJones Day advised funds managed by Invesco Asset Management Limited on U.S. law issues in connection with the demerger of Flarin Holdings Limited and Infirst USA Holdings, LLC from Infirst Healthcare Limited.
  • Concord Health Partners invests in VitalTech™Jones Day represented Concord Health Partners LLC in connection with its purchase of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement by VitalTech™, a provider of connected health and remote patient monitoring services.
  • Adtalem Global Education acquires OnCourse Learning's financial services business for $121 millionJones Day advised Adtalem Global Education Inc., a leading workforce solutions provider, in its acquisition of the financial services division of OnCourse Learning, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based leading provider of compliance training, licensure preparation, continuing education and professional development, for approximately $121 million in cash.
  • Baird Capital acquires minority stake in AEGIS Energy RiskJones Day represented Baird Capital in connection with its minority stake investment in AEGIS Energy Risk, the leading fintech and advisory solutions provider for energy derivatives.
  • Next Generation Films sold to Charter NEX Films, Inc. for $1.07 billionJones Day advised Next Generation Films, Inc. in its sale to Charter NEX Films, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty plastic films, for an aggregate purchase price of $1.07 billion.
  • Baird Capital participates in Series A financing round by ChurnZeroJones Day represented Baird Capital in connection with its purchase of Series A Preferred Stock in a private placement by ChurnZero, a real-time customer success platform.
  • LendingTree acquires ValuePenguin for $105 millionJones Day advised LendingTree, Inc. in its $105 million acquisition of Value Holding Inc., the parent company of ValuePenguin.com, a personal finance website that conducts in-depth research and analysis on a variety of topics from insurance to credit cards.
  • Michigan Health & Hospital Association invests $1 million in NextPlane SolutionsJones Day represented Michigan Health & Hospital Association, a nationally recognized leader on initiatives that protect and promote quality, cost-effective, and accessible healthcare, in connection with its $1 million investment in NextPlane Solutions, LLC, a software company serving the health care industry.
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