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Julian Runnicles has advised significant businesses on hundreds of complex private equity and M&A transactions, preferred equity and equity-related financings, venture capital, PIPEs (private investment in public equity), joint ventures, takeovers, buyouts, strategic alliances, and group restructurings in his 22 years of practice. He advises across multiple industries, including aerospace and aviation, automotive, financial services, FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods), hospitality, logistics, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, TMT (technology, media, and telecom), and transportation.

Transactions include: KREI's bid with Fortress for Wm Morrison Supermarkets; Koch Ag & Energy Solutions' and OCP's phosphates joint venture; Koch Equity Development's preferred equity investments in Victoria PLC; Eastman's $1 billion sale of its adhesives business; Infor's sale of its Enterprise Asset Management business for $2.8 billion; KSP's participation in the $530 million Series F investment in Snyk Limited at an $8.5 billion valuation; the acquisition by Cinven and CVC of NewDay, the United Kingdom's fastest growing credit card company with £1.5+ billion receivables; Total's $3.2 billion sale of Atotech to The Carlyle Group; Goodrich Corporation's $18.4 billion merger with United Technologies; Goodrich Corporation's aero-engine controls joint venture with Rolls-Royce; United Technologies' sale of a joint venture to Rolls-Royce; Goldman Sachs' co-investment with Lion Capital in a global beverage business; and advising Aviva Life and Pensions UK, British Land, Hermes Fund Managers, Land Securities Group, and Prudential Assurance Company on the sale of IPD Group.

Other clients include Blackstone, Cubic Transportation Systems, Duchossois Industries, Edelman, Exponent, Flint Hills Resources, Georgia-Pacific, INVISTA, KRyS Global, Lincoln Electric, Mandarin Oriental Hotels, Molex, Pepper Money, Pioneer, Ryder System, and Vale.


  • 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.
  • Creed sold to Kering BeautéJones Day advised the management shareholders of Creed in the sale of Creed, the largest global independent player in the high-end fragrance market, to Kering Beauté, a global Luxury group.
  • Lekela Power sold to Infinity Group and Africa Finance Corporation in Africa's biggest renewable energy dealJones Day acted as counsel to the management team of Lekela Power in its acquisition by Infinity Global Energy, a joint venture between Infinity Worldwide Investments and Africa Finance Corporation in Africa’s biggest renewable energy deal.
  • Stellex completes buyout of David Brown Santasalo GroupJones Day advised Stellex Capital Management LLC on its buyout of DB Santasalo S.à r.l from N4 Partners.
  • FLEETCOR acquires at-home EV charging software company, MinaJones Day advised FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. in the acquisition of Mina, a cloud-based electric vehicle (EV) charging software platform.
  • Koch sells Sense Biodetection to Sherlock BiosciencesJones Day advised Koch Disruptive Technologies, LLC in the sale of Sense Biodetection, a global molecular diagnostics innovator, to Sherlock Biosciences, a company engineering biology to bring next-generation diagnostics to the point of need.
  • FLEETCOR acquires Global Reach GroupJones Day advised FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. in the acquisition of Global Reach Group, a UK-based cross-border payments provider.
  • FleetCor invests in Zap-Map Jones Day advised FleetCor Technologies, Inc. in the £5.3 million Series A financing of Next Green Car (d/b/a Zap-Map), the UK’s leading EV charging point mapping service.
  • Koch Agronomic & Energy Solutions acquires 50% stake in Jorf Fertilizers Company III from OCPJones Day advised Koch Agronomic & Energy Solutions, LLC (KAES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its 50/50 joint venture with OCP S.A.
  • 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.
  • Eastman sells adhesives resins business product lines for $1 billionJones Day advised Eastman Chemical Company in the $1 billion sale of its adhesives resins assets and business to Synthomer plc.
  • Trustwave sells PCI compliance business to SysnetJones Day advised Trustwave in the $80 million sale of its payment card industry compliance business (SecureTrust and FLEX divisions) to Sysnet Global Solutions.
  • Infor sells Enterprise Asset Management business in $2.8 billion carveout saleJones Day advised Infor, a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in the sale of its Enterprise Asset Management business to Hexagon AB for $2.8 billion, consisting of (i) $800 million in cash and (ii) approximately $2 billion of Hexagon’s common stock (HEXA-B.ST).
  • Koch Strategic Platforms, LLC participates in $530 million Series F investment in Snyk Limited at an $8.5 billion post-money valuationJones Day represented Koch Strategic Platforms, LLC (KSP) in connection with its investment in the $530 million Series F round of Snyk Limited at an $8.5 billion post-money valuation.
  • Koch Real Estate Investments invests in Oppidum Bidco's all cash offer for Wm Morrison SupermarketsJones Day advised Koch Real Estate Investments, LLC as investor in the attempted all cash offer by Oppidum Bidco Limited for Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC, the UK's fourth largest supermarket chain.
  • Creed Perfumes' majority investment from BlackRock LTPCJones Day acted as counsel to the management team of Creed Perfumes, one of the world’s leading artisan fragrance companies, following a transaction in which BlackRock Long Term Private Capital ("BlackRock LTPC") became the majority shareholder in the luxury brand.
  • 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.
  • Pepper Global restructures corporate groupJones Day advised Pepper Global, a leading diversified global loan servicer and lender, on a major restructure of its corporate group.
  • DataBank acquires zColo for $1.4 billionJones Day advised DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, in connection with the acquisition and financing of zColo, including certain U.S. and European data center assets, from Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. for $1.4 billion.
  • Koch Equity Development invests preferred equity in AIM listed Victoria plcJones Day advised Koch Equity Development LLC ("KED"), the acquisition and investment subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., on its investment into AIM listed Victoria plc ("Victoria"), a UK-based global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of flooring products.
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