Ka-onLi

Partner

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Ka-on Li is the co-leader of Jones Day's IP Transactions team. She works closely with clients to successfully structure and execute IP, technology, and commercial transactions to achieve high-stakes business objectives. She is an experienced IP and technology lawyer whose practice focuses on transactions for clients active in the technology, life sciences, data, food and beverage, retail, consulting, financial, fashion, consumer, telecommunications, media, and entertainment fields. Ka-on drafts and negotiates contracts involving collaborations, outsourcing, IP development, licensing and commercialization, manufacturing and distribution transactions, software and cloud-related matters, and infrastructure projects. She also advises clients on IP compliance issues, including those arising from the use of open source, AI (artificial intelligence), and big data.

Ka-on has solid experience in assisting emerging and established businesses in U.S. and overseas markets. She has represented software and life science companies at all stages, from formation to exit. She has drafted and negotiated some of the most significant collaborations and strategic agreements and alliances between industry entrepreneurs, service providers, acquirers, and investors. Much of her experience involves working on deals involving the commercialization of products driven by the convergence of multiple technologies, such as digital health, fintech, and AI-driven platforms.

She has acted for clients on a full range of M&A, private equity, and financing transactions involving domestic and foreign IP and technology assets on the buy-side and the sell-side.

Ka-on's deep and diverse experience, including her secondment at Australia's largest telecommunications provider, enables her to bring a pragmatic, business-oriented and collaborative approach to her work and negotiations.

经验

  • Program Productions acquires Rhino StagingJones Day is advising Program Productions, Inc. in the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Rhino Staging & Event Productions, Inc. and its affiliated companies, a leader in event stagehand labor management and services for live events across the United States.
  • Sanken Electric portfolio company receives $175 million investment from Niobrara and Prysm CapitalJones Day advised Sanken Electric Co Ltd. regarding the $175 million investment from Niobrara Capital Partners LP and Prysm Capital LLC as investors in subsidiary Polar Semiconductor LLC.
  • VSE Corporation acquires Turbine Controls, Inc.Jones Day advised VSE Corporation in the $120 million acquisition of Turbine Controls, Inc., a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) support services for complex engine components, as well as engine and airframe accessories, across commercial and military applications.
  • VSE Corporation sells Federal and Defense Services operating assetsJones Day advised VSE Corporation in the sale of substantially all of its Federal and Defense Services operating assets.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires U.S. LawnsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition by portfolio company EverSmith Brands of U.S. Lawns, a provider of lawncare franchisor services, including commercial landscaping and snow removal services, for U.S. commercial properties through a network of franchisees, from an indirect subsidiary of BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV).
  • Koch reaches agreement to acquire Wever fertilizer plant from OCI GlobalJones Day is advising Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC, an affiliate of Koch Industries, Inc., in the $3.6 billion acquisition of Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFCO) from OCI N.V., a Netherlands-based producer and distributor of hydrogen products.
  • Asbury Automotive Group acquires Jim Koons AutomotiveJones Day advised Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG), one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., in its acquisition of Jim Koons Automotive Group of Companies for approximately $1.2 billion in cash.
  • Affiliate of Centre Lane Partners acquires appliance business from Instant BrandsJones Day advised an affiliate of Centre Lane Partners in the acquisition and financing of the appliances business of Instant Brands, designer and distributor of kitchen and home appliances, including the Instant Pot, pursuant to Section 363 of title 11 of the United States Code.
  • VSE acquires assets and license from HoneywellJones Day advised VSE Corporation in the $105 million asset purchase and perpetual license agreement to manufacture and support certain of Honeywell International’s fuel control systems on four key engine platforms.
  • FLEETCOR acquires PayByPhoneJones Day advised FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. in the acquisition of PayByPhone, a global provider of digital parking payment solutions.
  • restor3d acquires Conformis, Inc.Jones Day advised restor3d, Inc., a leading personalized 3D-printed orthopedic company, on its acquisition of Conformis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CFMS), a leading medical technology company focused on orthopedic patient care.
  • Roper Technologies subsidiary acquires business of RepliconJones Day advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in the acquisition by subsidiary Deltek, the leading global provider of software and solutions for project-based businesses, of the business of Replicon, Inc., a provider of unified time tracking solutions that bring together Project Delivery, Finance, and HR on a single platform, purpose-built for project and services-centric organizations.
  • Five9 acquires Aceyus for $82 millionJones Day represented Five9, Inc. in its acquisition of 100% of the equity of Aceyus, Inc. for $82 million in cash.
  • Sumitomo acquires assets and rights related to lefamulin from NabrivaJones Day advised Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. in the acquisition of assets from Nabriva Therapeutics plc and various wholly-owned subsidiaries. This acquisition includes assets from the U.S., Ireland, and Austria in support of the development, manufacture, marketing and commercialization of lefamulin in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
  • Riverside sells Baker Hill to Flexpoint FordJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of portfolio company Baker Hill, a provider of cloud-based, end-to-end loan origination, risk management, and analytics software, to Flexpoint Ford.
  • Astellas acquires Iveric bioJones Day advised Astellas Pharma Inc. in the $5.9 billion cash acquisition of Iveric bio, Inc., a science-driven biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel treatments for retinal diseases with significant unmet medical needs.
  • Cardinal Health merges its Outcomes™ business into Transaction Data SystemsJones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) in connection with the combination of its Outcomes™ business to Transaction Data Systems, a portfolio company of BlackRock Long Term Private Capital and GTCR, in exchange for a minority stake in the combined entity.
  • VSE Corporation partners with The Loar Group to acquire Desser AerospaceJones Day advised VSE Corporation (NASDAQ: VSEC) ("VSE") in its acquisition (the "Acquisition") of Desser Aerospace ("Desser") for a purchase price of $124 million.
  • ABS sells technical inspection service line to ApaveJones Day advised ABS Group of Companies, Inc. in the sale by one of its subsidiaries, ABSG Consulting, Inc., of its technical inspection service line to Apave Group, an international inspection group.
  • Ansys acquires DiakoptoJones Day advised Ansys in the acquisition of Diakopto, a provider of differentiated EDA solutions to accelerate integrated circuit (IC) development.