S. Wade Angus

Partner at Jones Day

S. Wade Angus

S. Wade Angus

Partner at Jones Day

Biography

Jones Day
S. Wade Angus
Partner

Wade Angus has a diverse corporate practice focused on cross-border M&A, infrastructure M&A, private equity, joint venture, and restructuring transactions. He has extensive experience in the energy, transportation and infrastructure, financial services, media, and telecommunications sectors, representing clients in the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

He has represented companies such as Advent International, AT&T (SBC Communications), Brookfield Asset Management, Citigroup Global Markets, Cosan S.A. Indústria e Comércio, Crédito Real S.A. de C.V., Fluor Corporation, GIC Special Investments (Government of Singapore Investment Corporation), Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A., Itaú-Unibanco, Oi (Telemar), Reuters Group PLC, Schneider Electric S.A.S., and Verint Systems Inc.

Wade has advised Citigroup Global Markets in numerous matters including its role as financial advisor to Redecard S.A. in connection with the US$5.8 billion tender offer for Redecard by Itaú Unibanco, Vivo Participações in connection with its $639 million corporate restructuring, and in the $790 million acquisition of Laboratório Neo Quimica Ltda. by Hypermarcas S.A. Prior to joining Jones Day, he represented Advent International in its acquisition of the Dominican airport operator, Aeropuertos Dominicanos, Siglo XXI, which International Financial Law Review listed as the 2008 Private Equity Deal of the Year for the Americas.

Wade is a frequent speaker on cross-border M&A and private equity, has authored articles on private equity and M&A, among other topics, and has been a guest commentator on CNBC. He is a member of the board of directors of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce.

Experience


Schneider Electric acquires CP Eletrônica
Jones Day advised Schneider Electric Industries SAS in its acquisition of CP Eletrônica S.A.

Citigroup Global Markets acts as financial advisor to credit card payment processor, Redecard, in $5.8 billion tender offer by Itaú Unibanco Holdings for Redecard
Jones Day is advising Citigroup Global Markets Inc., the financial advisor to Redecard S.A., in the $5.8 billion tender offer for Redecard by Brazil's largest private bank Itaú Unibanco Holdings S.A.

Sovereign wealth fund invests in Victoria South American Partners
Jones Day advised a sovereign wealth fund in connection with its significant investment as a limited partner in Victoria South American Partners II LP, a Latin America-based private equity fund with capital commitments of approximately US$850 million focused on investment opportunities primarily in South America.

Heilind acquires Brazilian distributor Kotek Eletro Eletrônica
Jones Day advised Heilind Electronics, Inc., the largest distributor of electronic interconnect products in North America, in connection with its acquisition of Kotek Eletro Eletrônica Ltda., a leading distributor of electronic components in Brazil.

Educational Testing Service acquires Edusoft
Jones Day advised Educational Testing Service in the acquisition of Edusoft, Ltd.

Verint acquires privately held provider of communications intelligence solutions, data retention services and network performance management
Jones Day advised Verint Systems Inc. in its acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of a privately held provider of communications intelligence solutions, data retention services and network performance management, based in the Americas region.

B.S. Holding completes investment in New Jersey real estate
Jones Day advised B.S. Holding Inc. in its 49% equity investment in each of two single-asset limited liability companies owning and operating commercial real estate centers in New Jersey.

Telemar Norte Leste obtains financing for acquisition of networking and telecommunications equipment from Ericsson Telecomunicacoes
Jones Day advised Telemar Norte Leste, S.A., Brazil's largest telecommunications company, in its $103 million export credit facility for the acquisition of networking and telecommunications equipment from Ericsson Telecomunicacoes S.A. in a financing transaction guaranteed by the Swedish Export Credits Guarantee Board (Exportkreditnamden (EKN)).

Sovereign wealth fund invests in Pátria
Jones Day advised a sovereign wealth fund in connection with its significant investment in Pátria - Brazilian Private Equity Fund IV, L.P., a multi-sector private equity fund with capital commitments of about US$1.25 billion focused on investment opportunities primarily in Brazil.

Sovereign wealth fund invests in Vinci Capital Partners
Jones Day advised a sovereign wealth fund in connection with its significant investment in Vinci Capital Partners II L.P., a private equity fund with capital commitments of approximately US$1.4 billion focused on investment opportunities primarily in Brazil.

Citigroup Global Markets acts as financial advisor to Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) in its $332 million acquisition of Innova S.A.
Jones Day represented Citigroup Global Markets Inc. as financial advisor to Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) in its $332 million acquisition of Innova S.A.

Export-Import Bank of India invests in Vale do Ivai S/A Acucar e Alcool
Jones Day represented Export-Import Bank of India, as lender, under a U.S. dollar facility for Brazilian sugar producer Vale do Ivai S/A Acucar e Alcool and its parent, Indian sugar company Shree Renuka Sugars Ltd, secured by sugar exports of Vale.

Crédito Real issues additional $60 million of Senior Notes in Rule 144A and Regulation S offering
Jones Day advised Crédito Real, S.A. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R., one of the principal payroll lending, durable goods financing, and microcredit finance companies in Mexico, in connection with its issuance of $60 million of 10.25% Senior Notes in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering, initial purchaser Banc of America Securities LLC.

CCR acquires Rodovias Integradas do Oeste S.A.
Jones Day represented Companhia de Concessões Rodoviárias in connection with the foreign (non-Brazillian) aspects of its acquisition of Rodovias Integradas do Oeste S.A.

Citigroup acts as financial advisor to CPFL Energia S.A. in its acquisition of hydroelectric assets from Camargo Correa S.A.
Jones Day represented Citigroup Inc. as financial advisor to CPFL Energia S.A. in its acquisition of hydroelectric assets from Camargo Correa S.A.

Global asset management company invests in International Meal Company
Jones Day represented a global asset management company based in Asia in connection with a private placement among institutional investors of over US$100 million in International Meal Company Holdings Ltd., the largest retail food concessionaire and multi-brand casual dining chain in Brazil.

Crédito Real issues $150 million of Senior Notes in Rule 144A and Regulation S offering
Jones Day represented Crédito Real, S.A. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R., one of the principal payroll lending, durable goods financing, and microcredit finance companies in Mexico, in connection with its issuance of $150 million of 10.250% Senior Notes due 2015 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering, initial purchaser Banc of America Securities LLC.

Citigroup Global Markets acts as financial advisor to Hypermarcas SA in its $790 million acquisition of Laboratório Neo Quimica Ltda.
Jones Day represented Citigroup Global Markets Limited as financial advisor to Hypermarcas SA in its $790 million acquisition of Laboratório Neo Quimica Ltda., a Brazilian generic drug manufacturer.

Citibank Global Markets acts as financial advisor to Vivo Participações in connection with companies' recent $639 million corporate restructuring
Jones Day represented Citibank Global Markets Inc. as financial advisor to Vivo Participações S.A., Telemig Celular Participações S.A. and Telemig Celular S.A. to advise their Board of Directors and respective Special Committees in connection with the companies' recent $639 million corporate restructuring.

Intesa sells remaining interest in Scotiabank Peru to The Bank of Nova Scotia
Jones Day advised Intesa SanPaolo in connection with the $206 million sale of its remaining interest in Scotiabank Peru to The Bank of Nova Scotia pursuant to a public tender offer and concurrent negotiation of a $23.67 million subordinated credit facility.

The following represents experience prior to joining Jones Day.

Private Equity/M&A
Brookfield Asset Management in its sale of its stake in Brazilian fibreboard manufacturer Tafibras to Masisa S.A.

Brookfield Asset Management in its US$178 million sale of notes issued by Brascan Brazil Ltda. And Brascan Real Estate S.A. to Itau BBA.

Citigroup in AmBev’s US$400 million tender offer for Quilmes Industrial S.A.

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. in sale of Sudameris Paraguay to Abbeyfield Financial

Morgan Stanley/Glick consortium in the US$5.4 billion contested takeover of Canary Wharf Group plc

Fortress/Cerberus consortium in the £150 million acquisition of Boxclever plc

Patria-Banco de Negocios in its US$750 million sale of Banco Patrimonio de Investimento S.A. to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Terra Firma in its US$4.9 billion acquisition of EMI Group

Capital Z Partners in its acquisition of lloyd’s broker SBJ Group Limited

Capital Z Partners in its sale of British Marine to QBE Insurance

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. in its sale of Sudameris Brasil to ABN Amro

CSFB Private Equity in the CSFB/TPG consortium’s US$1.84 billion acquisition of Grohe AG

CSFB Private Equity in US$1.1 billion acquisition of Nycomed, a Danish pharmaceutical company

Unibanco-Uniao de Bancos Brasileiros S.A. in its joint venture with Blockbuster Inc.

Citigroup merger of Submarino.com and Lojas Americanas

Citigroup in Ambev’s and its related affiliates’ acquisition of a controlling interest in Quilmes Industrial S.A.

AT&T in connection with the US$5 billion Telecom Americas joint venture with America Movil S.A. and Bell Canada

AT&T in its acquisition of CCPR from America Movil

IFCO Systems N.V. in its €300 million debt restructuring

Genovo Inc. in its merger with gene therapy company Targeted Genetics Corp.

Synder Communications in its US$2.1 billion merger with Havas Advertising

inVentiv in the sale of its U.K. German and French operations

Reuters Group plc in its acquisition of Bridge Information Systems

Infinity Broadcasting Corporation in the sale of its outdoor advertising assets to Interep National Radio Sales, Inc.

Infrastructure
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in its acquisition of Northeast Auto Terminal Inc. (NEAT) and lease termination

Brookfield Asset Management-led consortium in its US$2.5 billion acquisition of Transelec Chile S.A. from Hydro Quebec and IFC.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in AIG Global Investment Group’s US$1.3 billion acquisition of P&O’s US ports business.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board’s US$2.4 billion acquisition of Orient Overseas’ North American port business.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in Deutsche Bank Americas Holding Corp.’s US$1.4 billion acquisition of Maher Terminals

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A and Gestiones y Recuperaciones de Activos SA in the sale of Peruvian mining concessions and related mining assets to Gold Hawk Resources Inc.

Citigroup in Edegel’s US$300 million acquisition of Empresa de Generacion Termoelectrica Ventanilla S.A.

Brookfield Asset Management in the formation of Proinfa joint venture for the acquisition of Brazilian power transmission companies

Brookfield in its US$1.63 billion acquisition of Longview Fibre Co.

Brookfield Asset Management-led consortium in connection with the consortium’s bid for Mexican toll road operator FARAC S.A.

Enron in the US$350 million sale of Companhia Distribuidora de Gas do Rio de Janeiro-CEG and CEG Rio S.A. to Gas Natural SDG S.A.

Enron in its restructuring of Elektro, Cuiaba and Brazil-Bolivia has pipeline assets

Duke Energy’s $US1.1 billion acquisition and tender offer for Brazilian energy company Paranapanema

GIC (Government of Singapore) in its US$100 million commercial real estate joint venture with Icatu SA (Brazil), Prudential (USA) and Cadim (Canada)

CBS/Westinghouse in the $US1.1 billion sale of its power generation unit to Siemens

Finance and Capital Markets
Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. in the IPO of Argentine bank Banco Patagonia S.A.

Hicks Muse in the IPO and sale of its Portuguese media company Grupo Media Capital

Unibanco – Uniao de Bancos Brasileiros S.A. in numerous US dollar financings and export prepayment transactions for Usiminas, Embraer, Petroflex and other Brazilian corporate borrowers

Snyder Communications in the spin-off of and Nasdaq listing of inventive (formerly Ventiv Health, Inc)



Publications

August 2012
The U.S. JOBS Act: Implications for Non-U.S. Companies PDF


June 2012
Anti-Corruption Due Diligence in Cross-Border M&A PDF


June 2012
Antitrust Alert: Brazil’s New Merger Law Enters into Force, with Increase in Filing Thresholds and New Merger Regulations


May 2012
Antitrust Alert: Brazil's New Merger Control Law – A New Hurdle for Global M&A


December 2011
The New Brazilian Competition Law Approved, But Subject to Significant Vetoes


October 2011
Efficiencies of Brazil's Newly Approved Competition Law PDF


Speaking Engagements

June 7, 2012
Jones Day Chicago 2012 MCLE University Chicago, Illinois

May 2, 2012
Global Business Essentials: Brazil Atlanta, Georgia

February 9, 2012
Brazilian Companies and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Exploring the Reach of the FCPA Sao Paulo, Brazil

November 30, 2011
Getting Your Deal Through in the New Environment: Practical Implications of the New Brazilian Antitrust Law São Paulo, Brazil

September 15, 2011
Global Business Essentials: Brazil Chicago, Illinois


Education

Cornell University (J.D. 1993); Brigham Young University (B.A. with honors 1989)

Bar Admissions

New York

Experience Highlights

Schneider Electric acquires CP Eletrônica

Citigroup Global Markets acts as financial advisor to credit card payment processor, Redecard, in $5.8 billion tender offer by Itaú Unibanco Holdings for Redecard

Sovereign wealth fund invests in Victoria South American Partners

Areas of Focus

Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
Latin America
Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances

Honors & Distinctions

Ranked in Chambers Global for Corporate/M&A in three categories: Latin America-wide, Brazil (experts based abroad), and USA (foreign experts) (2012)

Chambers Latin America: Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Corporate/M&A, 2011 and 2012)

Legal 500 Latin America 2012: Capital Markets/Corporate and M&A-International

The Best Lawyers in America 2013: New York, Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Languages
Portuguese, Spanish

Overview
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Number of Awards

4

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Education
JD
Class of 1993

Cornell Law School, located in Ithaca, New York, is a graduate school of Cornell University and one of the five Ivy League law schools. The school confers three law degrees. The school has three law journals that are student-edited: the Cornell Law Review, the Cornell International Law Journal, and the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. Additionally, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that is published by Cornell Law faculty.

BA with Honors
Class of 1989

Brigham Young University (often referred to as BYU or, colloquially, The Y) is a private university located in Provo, Utah, United States. It is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and is the largest religious university and third-largest private university in the U.S.

Career History
Partner
Current

Jones Day LP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include banking and finance, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, government regulations, tax, financial institutions litigation and regulation, business restructuring, and private equity. It offers services to the airlines, aviation, automotive, construction, energy, healthcare, insurance, media, pharmaceuticals and telecommunication industries. Jones Day was founded in March 1893 by Edwin J. Blandin and William Lowe Rice and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., based in New York City, is an independent, not-for-profit business membership organization.

Transactions
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América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. purchases Nextel Telecomunicações Ltda. from NII Holdings, Inc., Access Industries, Inc. - New York

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AINMT Holdings AB purchases Nextel Telecomunicações Ltda. from NII Holdings, Inc.

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Equinix, Inc. purchases Verizon Communications, Inc. /29 Data Center Sites & Ops from Verizon Communications, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2012
Legal 500 Latin America - Capital Markets/Corporate and M&A-International
2012
Chambers Global - World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A, Latin America-wide, Brazil and USA
2008
International Financial Law Review - Private Equity Deal of the Year for the Americas
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