Julianne Prisco

Associate, New York

Biography

Overview

Julianne Prisco is a real estate associate in the M&A group, based in the New York office. Julianne represents domestic and international investors, developers and institutions in various types of transactions with respect to all classes of real estate, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and financings of commercial, industrial, hospitality and mixed use properties.

Julianne also represents private equity investors and other clients in a variety of domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and restructurings involving all classes of real estate.

Julianne's experience includes the representation of both borrowers and lenders in commercial bank financings with real estate collateral. Julianne also has experience in representing sponsors, investment banks, commercial banks and investment funds in connection with the financing, acquisition and sale of real estate assets within the oil and gas, infrastructure, energy and power sectors.

Prior to joining White & Case, Julianne practiced at another large New York law firm where she focused on commercial real estate with a concentration in secured financings and represented institutional lenders in loan transactions with real estate collateral, including large multi-state portfolios and financings in the energy sector.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
New Jersey State Bar
Education
JD
Hofstra University School of Law
BA
State University of New York at Binghamton
Languages
English

Experience

Macquarie Infrastructure Corp. (NYSE: MIC) and its related entities in the sale of three businesses, including (i) the US$4.475 billion sale of its Atlantic Aviation business to KKR; (ii) the US$2.685 billion sale of International-Matex Tank Terminals to Riverstone Holdings LLC.; and (iii) the US$514 million sale of the MIC Hawaii businesses to Argo Infrastructure Partners, LP.

Brookfield Asset Management in its CAD$4.3 billion acquisition of Enercare Inc., one of North America's largest home and commercial services companies, providing residential energy infrastructure, including water heaters, heating, ventilation, air conditioners rentals.

Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: FCAC), a SPAC, in its US$3.9 billion business combination with Sharecare, Inc., a digital health company based in Georgia.

Ascendant Digital Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: ACND), a SPAC, in its US$3 billion business combination with Beacon Street Group, LLC, a leading multi-brand digital subscription service platform that provides premium financial research, software, education and tools for self-directed investors.

Landcadia Holdings III, Inc. (NASDAQ: LCY), a SPAC, in its US$2.642 billion acquisition of HMAN Group Holdings Inc., the parent company of The Hillman Group, Inc., a leading distributor of hardware and home improvement products, personal protective equipment and robotic kiosk technologies, from CCMP Capital Advisors, LP.

CVC Capital Partners in the US$1.8 billion acquisition of ConvergeOne Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVON), a leading global IT and managed services provider of collaboration and technology solutions. The transaction was named "M&A Deal of the Year (Over US$1 billion)" and "Information Technology Deal of the Year (Over US$1 billion)" by M&A Advisor (2020).

Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) in the US$1.275 billion acquisition by Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC, a subsidiary of Sempra, of InfraREIT, Inc., which owns electrical power lines, substations and transmission towers in Texas, We also advised Sempra Energy in the acquisition of a 50% limited partnership interest in a holding company that will own Sharyland Utilities, LP, a Texas-based electric transmission utility owned by members of the Hunt Family.

Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE), a Brazilian mining company and the largest producer of iron ore and nickel in the world, in its US$550 million acquisition of Ferrous Resources Limited, a mid-sized iron ore company also located in Brazil.

FS Development Corp. II (NASDAQ: FSII), a SPAC, in its US$276.2 million business combination with Pardes Biosciences, Inc., an early stage biopharmaceutical company developing a potential direct-acting, oral antiviral drug to treat and prevent SARS-CoV-2 infections.

Anthem, Inc. in the acquisition of Beacon Health Options, the largest independently held behavioral health organization in the country.

Summa Equity AB, a private equity firm specializing in investments in companies that help solve global challenges, in its acquisition of Olink Proteomics Holding AB, a Swedish life science company with substantial operations in the US that has developed a unique technology for human biomarker discovery, and the related acquisition financing.

Clariant Corporation, Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH, SCG Chemicals (Singapore) Pte., Ltd. and Hexagon International, Inc., 50% equityholders of GTC Technology US, LLC and GTC Technology International LP, a global licensor of process technologies, process equipment solutions, chemicals and catalysts to the petrochemical, refinery and gas processing materials, in the sale of those entities to Sulzer US Holding Inc. and Sulzer AG.

Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, on the acquisition of Leidos Cyber, the commercial cybersecurity division of Leidos.

Macquarie Infrastructure Corp. in its sale of Bayonne Energy Center, a power generation facility in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Neighborly, the world's largest franchisor of home service brands and a portfolio company of Harvest Partners, LP, in its acquisition of Precision Door Service, the leading garage door repair franchise in the United States.

Dwyer Franchising LLC, one of the world's largest franchisor of home service brands and a portfolio company of Harvest Partners, LP, in the acquisition of Mosquito Joe, the leading franchisor in the mosquito control services industry.

Dominus Capital L.P. in its acquisition of BluSky Restoration Holdings LLC, a provider of commercial, industrial, governmental, residential and multifamily restoration, renovation, environmental and roofing services in the United States and Puerto Rico.

W.F. Taylor LLC, a leading specialty flooring adhesives and sealants manufacturer (and a portfolio company of Dominus Capital, L.P.) in its strategic sale to Meridian Adhesives Group, a leading manufacturer of high-value adhesives and sealants technologies.

L2 Brands, LLC (f/k/a League Collegiate Outfitters, LLC), a manufacturer of premium collegiate apparel and accessories and portfolio company of Dominus Capital, L.P., in its acquisition of L & W Apparel, LLC (f/k/a L & W Apparel Co., Inc.) (d/b/a Legacy Athletic), a leading designer and supplier of vintage-inspired collegiate, resort and corporate headwear, apparel and home decor.

Dominus Capital, L.P. in its acquisition of EMPG Holding Company, a procurement and marketing services group for dealers of foodservice equipment and supplies.

An affiliate of CVC Pacific Limited in its acquisition of a majority equity stake in UnitedLex, a leading alternative legal services provider.

AMP Capital Investors (UK) Limited on a first lien term loan, revolving credit facility and delayed draw facility for the purposes of financing the acquisition of all of the equity interests of Everstream Solutions LLC and Everstream GLC Holding Company LLC, to pay off existing debt of Everstream GLC Holding Company LLC and for capital expenditures.

REE Investment, LLC, a portfolio company of Quad-C Management, Inc. in its sale to KinderCare Education LLC, a portfolio company of Partners Group.

Carlyle Power Partners in acquisition of three natural gas-fired generation facilities in New England, known as Bridgeport Energy, Tiverton Power and Rumford Power, for a purchase price of US$590 million. Together, the facilities have the capacity to generate approximately 1,100 MW.

Dominus Capital LLC in connection with a US$28.5 million term loan facility and a US$5 million revolving loan facility, the proceeds of such term loan were used to acquire Nevco Sports, LLC and certain subsidiaries.

Calpine Corporation in its US$17 billion sale to Energy Capital Partners, an energy-focused private equity firm, and a consortium of investors including Access Industries and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.

Global Infrastructure Partners, a leading global, independent infrastructure investor, in its US$1.825 billion acquisition of Medallion Gathering & Processing, LLC, the largest privately-held crude oil transportation system in the Midland Basin of West Texas.

Mr. Leslie Alexander and his affiliated entity in the sale of the Houston Rockets NBA team and its interest in the Toyota Center to Houston businessman Tilman J. Fertitta and his affiliated entity, Fertitta Entertainment, Inc. The sale price, which marked the largest sale price of any NBA franchise, was reported by many news and sports outlets to have a purchase price in excess of US$2.2 billion.

Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing Co., Ltd. ("DSBJ") in its US$292.5 million acquisition of the printed circuit board business from Flex Ltd.

Anthem, Inc. in its acquisition of America's 1st Choice, and the acquisition of Aspire Health, Inc.

Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation and its subsidiary International-Matex Tank Terminals LLC, in its US$171.5 million acquisition of Epic Midstream LLC, an independent liquid bulk storage and logistics solutions provider.

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners in its sale of Marlin Intermediate HoldCo Inc., the indirect parent company of Waste Industries USA, Inc., a provider of solid non-hazardous waste services in the southeast and mid-Atlantic United States.

Nature's Trees, Inc., a leading provider of quality tree, shrub and lawn care services in the US, in connection with a majority equity investment in SavATree by an affiliate of CI Capital Partners.

Triton Partners in the acquisition of WernerCo, a Switzerland-based fully integrated international manufacturer and distributor of ladders, secure storage systems and light duty construction equipment.

Beingmate Group Co. Ltd. in its acquisition of SpectraCell Laboratories, Inc.

CVC Capital Partners in:

  • its US$1.425 billion acquisition of beauty and personal care products company PDC Brands from Yellow Wood Partners.
  • its acquisition of a majority interest in ExamWorks, a global leader in independent medical examinations, peer reviews, document management, and related services.
  • its acquisition, with minority co-investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), of a majority stake in the international agencies of BlueFocus Intelligent Communications Group Co., Ltd., a leading publicly-traded Chinese marketing services conglomerate.
  • its acquisition of a majority stake in MedRisk, a leading provider of managed physical medicine services for the workers' compensation industry in the United States.

CVC Capital Partners Asia Fund IV in its acquisition of OANDA Global Corporation, a global online retail trading platform, currency data and analytics company.

Harvest Partners and its portfolio companies in a number of tran include: (i) the acquisition of PRO Unlimited; (ii) the joint acquisition with Audax Private Equity of CWD Holdings Corp.; (iii) the sale and reinvestment of VetCor Group Holdings Corp; and the acquisition of TDG Group Holdings Company; and (iv) the sale of Neighborly, a holding company of 21 service brands focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing consumers' homes and businesses via various online platforms, to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

PRO Unlimited Global Solutions Inc., a leader in contingent workforce management solutions and jointly held portfolio company of Harvest Partners, LP and Investcorp International, Inc., in the sale of PRO Unlimited to EQT.

Certares LP in the acquisition of Guardian Alarm and Guardian Medical Monitoring; and Quad-C Management, Inc. and its portfolio companies including: (i) investment in Pharm-Olam International, Ltd.; (ii) the auction sale of Vaco Investor Holdings LLC; and (iii) the acquisition of AIT Worldwide Logistics, Inc.

MIP IV Aspen Holdings, L.P., a subsidiary of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners Inc., in the acquisition of membership units in Aligned Energy Holdings, L.P., an infrastructure technology company and leading data-center provider with facilities in Texas, Arizona and Utah.

Cogentrix Energy Power Management, LLC, a leading independent power producer and portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in its sale of Red Oak Power, LLC, the New Jersey-based power generation facility, to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Inc. 
Mohawk Fine Papers Inc., North America's largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty materials for printing, in the acquisition of Crane Stationery Corporation.

Cincinnati Fan & Ventilator Company, Inc., a manufacturer of industrial fans and blowers and portfolio company of Dominus Capital, L.P., in its acquisition of Strobic Air Corporation, a recognized technological leader in the air movement industry.

NTT DATA, Inc., a recognized leader in global information technology services, in its acquisition of Nexient, LLC, a US-based software services firm.

I Squared Capital Advisors (US) LLC in its acquisition of Star Leasing, a leading trailer lessor in the United States.

Mill Rock Packaging Partners LLC and its affiliates in its acquisition of All Packaging Company, a cartons manufacturing company.

Publications

Insuring that Good Deeds Go Unpunished: Instituting State-provided Malpractice Protection for Pro Bono Family Lawyers, Family Court Review, Volume 53, No. 1, October 2014