Richard Jones

Partner, London

Biography

“Richard Jones is second to none.”
Legal 500

Overview

Richard is a partner in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London, focusing on Private Equity. Richard advises private equity houses, infrastructure funds and other financial sponsor clients on a range of complex acquisitions, disposals, restructurings and portfolio assistance. He currently leads our London Private Equity team.

Richard joined White & Case in August 2016 from a magic circle law firm, where he spent 13 years.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
PGDL and LPC
Nottingham Law School
BA (Hons)
University of Oxford
Languages
English

Experience

Avia Solutions Group, the global aerospace group, on its US$300m preferred equity investment from Certares Management LLC.

Blue Water Energy LLP on a number of transactions, including its:

  • acquisition from Carlyle (and others) of Authentix, a Dallas based company that uses proprietary technology to trace and authenticate fuel, money, tobacco and high-end spirits;
  • acquisition of Severn Glocon Group, a global manufacturer and supplier of control valves for the oil & gas industry;
  • acquisition from Sandvik of Varel International Energy Services, a global manufacturer and supplier of drill bits for the oil & gas industry;
  • acquisition, through portfolio company Kent, of the oil & gas resourses business of SNC-Lavalin; and
  • acquisition, through portfolio company Severn, of ValvTechnologies, a designer and manufacturer of severe service isolation solutions.

Chiyoda Corporation on the sale of 60 percent. of Xodus Group, a provider of engineering and advisory support services for oil & gas upstream operators and renewable energy developers, to Subsea 7.

Energean Oil & Gas on a number of transactions, including:

  • its agreement to sell certain UK and Norwegian oil & gas assets to Neptune Energy for US$250 million, with further contingent consideration of up to US$30 million; and
  • the US$50 million investment by Kerogen Capital in Energean Israel Limited and its $330m subsequent acquisition of the same interest.

EIG on a number of transactions, including its:

  • debt and equity financing of the US$3 billion acquisition by Chrysaor Holdings Limited from Shell of a diversified portfolio of oil and natural gas assets in the North Sea; and
  • acquisition of the West Burton Power Station in the UK from EDF.

HgCapital on its investment in Mitratech, a leading global provider of legal, risk and compliance software, alongside TA Associates and the management team at Mitratech.

Nets/Nexi on a number of transactions, including its:

  • €405 million acquisition of Centrum Rozliczeń Elektronicznych Polskie ePłatności S.A. (PEP), a leading Polish merchant acquirer;
  • €73 million acquisition of Dotpay, a Polish online payment service provider;
  • establishment of a strategic alliance with Przelewy24, a Polish online payment service provider;
  • acquisition of the Finnish software developer Poplatek and payment terminal service provider Poplapay;
  • acquisition of Finnish payments firm, Checkout Ltd;
  • acquisition of CVV Switzerland, a Swiss payment terminal provider;
  • acquisition of the acquiring assets of paytec GmbH; and
  • acquisition of orderbird AG, a provider of cloud-based point of sale (POS) systems for independent restaurateurs and SMBs in Europe.

Oaktree Capital Management on a number of transactions, including its:

  • carve-out and acquisition of Sanlam's UK private wealth management and investment businesses;
  • equity financing for the acquisition of High Tech Campus Eindhoven, a Dutch science park;
  • disposal of MWH Treatment, the UK's leading water engineering and construction management company, to RSK;
  • disposal of Kadans Science Partner to AXA IM-Real Assets;
  • disposal of the SACO property portfolio to Brookfield;
  • disposal of Zodiac Milpro, a Paris-based manufacturer of technical rigid-inflatable boats, to Argos Wityu; and
  • establishment of Balance Out Living and Silbury Speciality Finance.

Rhône Capital LLC on its two investments of US$200 million each in Vista Global, the global private aviation group.

Smiths Group plc on its US$2.3 billion agreement to sell its medical devices business to TA Associates and then to ICU Medical under a superior US$2.7bn offer.

Summit Partners on its investment in Advance Medical, a global provider of telehealth services, and the subsequent US$340 million sale of Advance Medical to Teladoc, Inc., a NYSE-listed telehealth provider.