Emily W.Cai


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Emily Cai represents private equity funds and public and private companies in complex domestic and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. Emily focuses her practice on the representation of private equity funds and privately held companies in leveraged buyouts, divestitures, carve-out transactions, recapitalizations, restructurings, and joint ventures. She also regularly counsels private equity firms and their portfolio companies on corporate governance and general corporate matters and has experience advising clients on growth equity investments including preferred equity investments, secondary sales, debt and equity financings, co-investments, and other types of investments and strategic transactions.

Emily has advised clients on domestic and cross-border transactions in the United States, Greater China, Canada, Europe, South Asia, Latin America, and Africa. She has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, technology, telecommunications, and consumer goods.

Some of the clients Emily has represented include AGIC Capital, Brookfield, The Carlyle Group, Cortec Group, EagleTree Capital (f.k.a. Wasserstein & Co.), J.F. Lehman & Company, Koch Equity, MassMutual, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, NOVA Infrastructure, One Equity Partners, and Verizon.

Emily has been recognized by The Legal 500 as a key lawyer in the private equity buyouts area in 2022, 2023, and 2024. Emily is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese and is qualified to practice PRC law.


  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Resource Innovations, Inc.Jones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in its acquisition and financing of Resource Innovations, Inc. (RI), a leading tech-enabled services company focused on energy efficiency and sustainability.
  • Kinzie Capital acquires Arctic IndustriesJones Day represented Kinzie Capital Partners LP, a Chicago-based private equity firm, in the acquisition and financing of Arctic Industries, a leading manufacturer of commercial grade walk-in coolers and freezers.
  • Koch Equity invests $400 million in CPM HoldingsJones Day is advising Koch Equity Development LLC in connection with its $400 million strategic equity investment in CPM Holdings, Inc., a leading global supplier of engineered process equipment for animal feed, oilseed processing, extrusion, and thermal processing markets.
  • SingTel sells Trustwave to The Chertoff GroupJones Day represented Singapore Telecommunications Limited, southeast Asia’s largest telecommunications company, in the sale of Trustwave, a cyber security and managed security services business, to funds affiliated with The Chertoff Group for $205 million. In connection with the sale of Trustwave, Jones Day represented SingTel, as lender, in connection with a unique $195 million senior secured term loan and $40 million unsecured multiple draw term loan facility provided to Trustwave.
  • NOVA Infrastructure acquires A&R Bulk-PakJones Day represented NOVA Infrastructure in the acquisition of A&R Bulk-Pak ("A&R"), a South Carolina-based provider of contract packaging, transloading, warehousing, and other critical supply chain services for the petrochemical industry.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires Summit Hill FoodsJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of Summit Hill Foods, Inc., a leading branded food company producing nationally recognized, premium brands, including Better Than Bouillon and The Original Louisiana Hot Sauce.
  • Cortec Group sells Chauvet & Sons to Court Square Capital PartnersJones Day advised Cortec Group in the sale of its Chauvet & Sons platform to Court Square Capital Partners.
  • TotalEnergies completes PIPE investment in NextDecade Corporation and investment in $18.5 billion Rio Grande LNG ProjectJones Day represented TotalEnergies in connection with its PIPE investment in NextDecade Corporation and investment in the Rio Grande LNG (RGLNG) Project, a planned natural gas liquefaction project in South Texas.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires ASL Print FXJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company AWT Labels & Packaging Inc. (AWT) of ASL Print FX (ASL), a leading manufacturer of innovative print solutions to beverage, consumer packaged goods, envelope, and promotional markets across North America.
  • NOVA Infrastructure and Nopetro Energy create new renewables platformJones Day represented NOVA Infrastructure in the partnership with Nopetro Energy to create Nopetro Renewables, a renewable energy platform focused on renewable natural gas ("RNG") and biofuels.
  • TotalEnergies' affiliate Cray Valley sells three product lines to Pacific Avenue Capital PartnersJones Day is advising Total Energies on its sale of three product lines to Pacific Avenue Capital Partners (Wingtack®, PolyBD® and Dymalink®) developed by Cray Valley, its resin production and sales affiliate.
  • Cortec Group portfolio company acquires RCI Metalworks LLCJones Day represented Cortec Group's portfolio company Enthusiast Auto Holdings, LLC in the acquisition and financing of RCI Metalworks LLC ("RCI Off Road" or "RCI"), a leading banner for off road enthusiasts looking to take their vehicles to the next level in off road performance.
  • Marathon Petroleum acquires 49.9% interest in LF BioenergyJones Day advised Marathon Petroleum Corp. in the $50 million acquisition of a 49.9% interest in LF Bioenergy, an emerging producer of renewable natural gas (RNG) in the United States, from Cresta Fund Management.
  • NOVA Infrastructure acquires ATS for Harbor LogisticsJones Day advised NOVA Infrastructure in the acquisition by portfolio company Harbor Logistics, LLC of ATS Logistics, Inc., a leading provider of transportation and warehousing services in Charleston.
  • Infinite Computer Solutions acquires SIS unit, Costa Rica operations of FiservJones Day advised Infinite Computer Solutions, Inc. in the acquisition of the systems integration ervices unit and Costa Rica operations of Fiserv.
  • Riverside acquires OutSolve LLCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in the acquisition and financing of OutSolve LLC, a provider of outsourced labor and employment compliance solutions.
  • EagleTree Capital portfolio company acquires LauchlanJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition by portfolio company The Channel Company, a global provider of news, insights, strategy, events, and marketing services for the technology industry, of Lauchlan, a U.S. based global marketing agency dedicated to the technology industry.
  • Global internet infrastructure provider acquires nine data centersJones Day advised a global internet infrastructure provider in the acquisition of nine data centers, including colocation and related network services.
  • Verizon sells former Yahoo small business portfolioJones Day advised Verizon in the sale of the former Yahoo small business essentials portfolio to Infinite Computer Solutions.
  • EagleTree Capital portfolio company acquires El RanchitoJones Day advised EagleTree Capital and its portfolio company, The Fuse Group, in the acquisition of El Ranchito, a world-renowned, high-end independent visual effects studio headquartered in Madrid, Spain, and a studio location in Barcelona.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Represented The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of Array Canada, a premier provider of in-store marketing services for the world's leading retailers and brand manufacturers.

    Represented Kingswood Capital in its acquisition of AVAD LLC and AVAD Canada, a leading distributor of high-end audio and video solutions focused on the commercial and residential custom installation markets in North America.

    Represented China-ASEAN Investment Cooperation Fund, a USD-denominated quasi-sovereign private equity fund under the direction of the Chinese government that invests throughout Southeast Asia, in its equity and debt investments in the largest ferro-nickel smelter project in Indonesia.

    Represented GIC Private Limited, a Singapore sovereign wealth fund, in its Series D investment in Xiaomi, China's leading smartphone technology company.

    Represented Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance in the sale of its indirect loan origination solutions business to The Reynolds and Reynolds Company.