Practice Leader Corporate

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Vica Irani is co-leader of Jones Day's Corporate Practice, with responsibility for the Firm's Global M&A and Private Equity areas of focus. In almost 25 years of practice, she has advised on hundreds of complex M&A, private equity, and equity capital markets (ECM) transactions, across a broad range of industries, with a focus on cross-border and multijurisdictional deals. She also counsels public companies on governance matters.

Vica's representative M&A transactions include advising: Reynolds American on its $49 billion merger with BAT; Sun Communities on its $1.3 billion acquisition of Park Holidays and several other acquisitions; Owens Corning on its $1.04 billion acquisition of Paroc; Hansteen on the $1.4 billion disposal of its European portfolio; RPC on its $715.8 million acquisition of GCS; ENRC on its $4.5 billion take private and numerous other M&A transactions throughout Africa and Central Asia; and Macquarie Asset Management on many significant transactions in the infrastructure sector.

Vica's representative ECM transactions include advising: ENRC on its $3 billion initial public offering (IPO); WL Ross on the IPO of Virgin Money and subsequent sales of its stake; SEQI on its IPO and subsequent capital raises; Loungers on its IPO; CAML on its reverse takeover of Lynx Resources; and numerous international issuers on listing in London, including several from jurisdictions not previously represented on the London markets.

Vica spent a year in the Firm's New York Office advising on cross-border M&A. She has served on the board of the Graham Layton Trust since 2011, is a frequent author/speaker on corporate/governance matters, and has been consistently recommended as a leading lawyer in legal directories for over 15 years.


  • Central Asia Metals invests in Aberdeen MineralsJones Day advised Central Asia Metals PLC in its investment in Aberdeen Minerals Limited, a UK company focused on the exploration and development of base metal deposits in Northeast Scotland.
  • Integrated Power Services acquires Houghton InternationalJones Day advised Integrated Power Services in the acquisition of Houghton International, a leading electromechanical services provider based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, specializing in the repair and remanufacturing of electric motors, generators, pump systems, and electric coils.
  • Macquarie acquires Beacon HospitalJones Day advised Macquarie Asset Management, via Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 7, in the acquisition of Beacon Hospital from a consortium of shareholders.
  • Consilio acquires Lawyers on Demand and SYKEJones Day advised Consilio, Inc. in the acquisition of Lawyers On Demand (LOD), a provider of legal resourcing and SYKE, a legal technology consultancy from Bowmark Capital.
  • Macquarie acquires 50% of Enel Green Power HellasJones Day represented Macquarie Asset Management, via Macquarie GIG Renewable Energy Fund 2 SCSp, in its acquisition of 50% of Enel Green Power Hellas from Enel Green Power S.p.A. for an enterprise value of approximately €980 million.
  • Lazard Asset Management completes inaugural investment in DBE EnergyJones Day advised Lazard Asset Management in connection with the Lazard Global Sustainable Private Infrastructure team’s inaugural investment in DBE Energy, owner, and operator of an anaerobic digestion plant in Surrey, England.
  • Macquarie agrees to acquire Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Group for approximately €2.4 billionJones Day advised Macquarie Asset Management in the execution of a put option agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Group for €2.4 billion.
  • Macquarie acquires Euston Solar FarmJones Day advised Macquarie in the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Euston Solar Farm Limited, a UK-based renewable energy developer focused primarily on the development of utility-scale solar plants.
  • Ahlström Capital makes strategic investment in Bast Fibre TechnologiesJones Day advised Ahlström Capital in its acquisition of 20% of Bast Fibre Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of 100% plant-based, intact natural fibres with the technical and performance requirements for a wide variety of nonwoven applications.
  • Sun Communities Inc. acquires Park Leisure 2000 Ltd.Jones Day advised Sun Communities, Inc. in the £186 million acquisition of Park Leisure 2000 Ltd. from Midlothian Capital Partners.
  • AIP acquires Aluminium BelgiumJones Day advised American Industrial Partners in the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Aluminium Belgium BV, the parent company which owns Aluminium Duffel, from Ecnavla 8 UK Ltd.
  • 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.
  • Macquarie Asset Management acquires 50% shareholding in Island Green PowerJones Day advised Macquarie Asset Management ("MAM"), via Macquarie Green Investment Group Renewable Energy Fund 2 ("MGREF2"), in its acquisition of 50% of the shares in Island Green Power Limited, a UK-based renewable energy developer focused primarily on the development of utility-scale solar plants.
  • Sun Communities acquires Park Holidays UK for $1.3 billionJones Day advised Sun Communities, Inc. on its acquisition of Park Holidays UK for approximately $1.3 billion.
  • American Industrial Partners Capital Fund VII takes control of Aluminium Dunkerque companiesJones Day has advised American Industrial Partners Capital Fund VII, L.P. in connection with the acquisition of the Aluminium Dunkerque companies through the foreclosure on the shares of Liberty France Industries 1 SA, which were pledged to affiliates of AIP under mezzanine financing arrangements previously provided to Aluminium Dunkerque, due to ongoing payment and other defaults.
  • MassMutual partners with Low Carbon to accelerate transition to renewable energyJones Day advised Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) on its debt and equity investment in Low Carbon Energy Holdings Limited (“Low Carbon”), a subsidiary of Low Carbon Limited, an established pan-European renewable energy developer and fund manager.
  • Bally's acquires Gamesys for $2.7 billionJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in connection with the $2.7 billion acquisition and financing of Gamesys Ltd., an LSE-listed online gaming company.
  • Internet Fusion Group obtains financing for acquisition of Northcore Limited and Shade LimitedJones Day represented Internet Fusion Group, an online retail group, in connection with the leveraged acquisition financing of Northcore Limited, an outdoor surf accessories and lifestyle clothing brand, and Shade Limited, an independent on-line sunglasses retailer.
  • Macquarie acquires Beauparc Utilities, Ireland’s largest waste management companyJones Day advised Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6 in the acquisition and financing of Beauparc Utilities, Ireland’s largest waste management company.
  • Bally’s completes $1.5 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Bally's Corporation, a leading owner and operator of 14 casinos across ten states as well as online gaming and sports betting platforms, in connection with the issuance by two of its unrestricted subsidiaries of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.625% Senior Notes due 2029 and $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.875% Senior Notes due 2031.
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