BenWitherall

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Ben Witherall is an English-qualified corporate finance lawyer with more than 15 years of experience advising on private equity, M&A, and investment funds transactions. He advises clients on their transactions globally, with a particular focus across the Asia Pacific region.

Ben advises public and private companies, private equity funds, investors, and financial institutions on a wide range of corporate transactions including international and domestic mergers, acquisitions, disposals, investments, joint ventures, and capital markets transactions.

He also regularly advises fund sponsors and investors in the establishment of private equity and real estate funds and the portfolio investments undertaken by such funds.

Ben frequently works with start-ups, founders, venture capital funds, and investors on their venture fund raising and investment transactions (seed, preferred series, and pre-IPO). As part of the Firm's Technology Practice, he advises clients on technology-focused transactions.

Ben has recently worked with clients such as Greystar Real Estate Partners, CBRE IM, ARA Asset Management, Oxford Properties, OMERS and various other Canadian institutional investors, Gaw Capital Partners, Stonepeak Partners, MUFG, Procter & Gamble, Verizon Ventures, CREA, UPL Limited, Sands Corp., and Yamaha Motor Company, among others.

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  • WEG acquires industrial electric motors and generators business from Regal Rexnord CorporationJones Day advised WEG S.A. in the $400 million acquisition of the industrial electric motors and generators business of Regal Rexnord Corporation.
  • 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.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company acquires Mission MicrowaveJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in the acquisition and financing of all of the outstanding membership interests of Mission Microwave Technologies, LLC, a revolutionary designer of radio frequency and microwave electronics supporting ground-based, airborne and space-based applications.
  • Gaw Capital Partners enters strategic partnership with Sinar Primera in Indonesia data center developmentWorking with local Indonesian counsel, Jones Day advised Gaw Capital Partners regarding its entry into a strategic partnership with Sinar Primera, a leading Indonesian developer of new economy real estate, to develop an Internet Data Center at Nongsa Digital Park in Batam, Indonesia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Citigroup Global Markets and Scotiabank-led syndicate purchases 117,049,735 CBFIs in global offering by FIBRA PrologisJones Day represented Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Scotia Capital (USA) Inc., as representatives of the several initial purchasers, as U.S. securities counsel in connection with the global offering by FIBRA Prologis of 117,049,735 real estate trust certificates (certificados bursátiles fiduciarios inmobiliarios, or “CBFIs”).
  • Gaw Capital Partners acquires Florentia Village Guangzhou Outlet MallJones Day advised Gaw Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition by a fund under Gaw’s management, alongside additional coinvestment partners, of Florentia Village Guangzhou, a designer outlet mall in Guangdong, China.
  • Stonepeak forms strategic logistics investment partnership with EqualbaseJones Day represented Stonepeak, a leading U.S.-based alternative investment firm specializing in infrastructure and real assets, in connection with the formation of a Pan-Asia logistics real estate platform in partnership with Equalbase, a development, project, and asset manager specializing in industrial real estate assets in Asia.
  • Avient acquires DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day advised Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in the $1.485 billion acquisition and financing of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day advised PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • Merger of Grab Holdings with a SPAC controlled by Altimeter CapitalJones Day advised a major investor in Grab Holdings Inc. in connection with the potential merger of Grab with a SPAC controlled by Altimeter Capital Management LP.
  • CREA receives $25 million strategic minority investment from SuperOrdinaryJones Day advised CREA, an omnichannel partner for brands in the digital ecommerce ecosystem in South East Asia, in connection with a $25 million minority strategic stake investment from SuperOrdinary, a global digital ecommerce enabler based in Shanghai, and a strategic alliance between the two groups.
  • Sasser Family Companies acquires Falcon LeaseJones Day advised Sasser Family Companies in the acquisition of Singapore-based global container lessor Falcon Lease Holdings Pte Ltd and its group of companies.
  • Cardinal Health sells its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman for approximately $1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health in connection with the divestiture of its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman for approximately $1 billion.
  • OMERS invests in Converge Information and Communications Technology SolutionsJones Day advised OMERS, the pension plan for Ontario's municipal employees, in connection with its cornerstone investment in Converge Information and Communications Technology Solutions ("Converge"), the largest fibre broadband provider in the Philippines, as part of Converge's initial public offering on the Philippine Stock Exchange.
  • Verizon Ventures participates in Series B financing round of Cellwize Wireless Technologies Pte. Ltd.Jones Day represented Verizon Ventures, LLC in connection with its purchase of Series B Preferred Shares in a $32 million private placement by Cellwize Wireless Technologies Pte. Ltd., a company focused on mobile network automation and orchestration
  • Orocobre raises A$156 million by way of placement and share purchase planJones Day advised Orocobre Limited, a dual ASX and TSX-listed lithium chemicals producer, on a A$156 million capital raising by way of a fully underwritten placement to institutional investors of A$126 million and non-underwritten share purchase plan to shareholders in Australia and New Zealand of up to A$30 million.
  • OMERS completes US$490 million acquisition of shares in ESR Cayman LimitedJones Day advised OMERS Administration Corporation, the pension plan for Ontario's municipal employees, in connection with its US$490 million acquisition of Equity Shares in Hong Kong listed ESR Cayman Limited ("ESR"), a leading pan-Asia logistics real estate platform, from an affiliate of Warburg Pincus.