Private equity: transactions – high-value deals (£250m+) in London

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP continues to play a dominant role in the London private equity market, with its work in 2021 including some of the sector's largest take-privates, investments, acquisitions and disposals. The team’s client base encompasses some of the most prominent names in US and European private equity, working across mainstream PE and real estate PE, as well as acting for sovereign wealth funds and pension funds. David Higgins leads the team and is one of the most respected figures in London PE, with longstanding connections to a host of buyout houses. Matthew Elliott focuses on the real estate sector, while Adrian Maguire continues to play a key role on a steady stream of deals in both the public and private markets. Elsewhere, Stuart Boyd ‘displays real expertise’ and has a particular focus on public market transactions such as SPACs and take-privates, while Roger Johnson recently handled a number of large deals for EQT. David Holdsworth is highly active on public and private acquisitions, including cross-border transactions. The firm continues to grow its roster of PE partners, bringing on Vincent Bergin and Keir MacLennan from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in late 2021.

Responsables de la pratique:

David Higgins; Matthew Elliott

Autres avocats clés:

Adrian Maguire; David Holdsworth; Roger Johnson; Stuart Boyd; Keir MacLennan; Vincent Bergin; Aprajita Dhundia; Dan Clarke

Les références

‘Excellent coordination throughout with a full suite of capabilities.’

‘K&E, and in particular David Higgins and Aprajita Dhundia, go above and beyond in every way on a deal.’

‘A deep bench of cross border M&A partners and related financing colleagues allows us to execute transactions with market-leading experts.’

‘The Kirkland corporate/PE team is absolutely first rate and quite possibly the best in the City. It has remarkable strength in depth and, having done a number of deals with them over recent years, no obvious weak link. Their lawyers are knowledgeable, expert and authoritative, particularly when dealing with the other side. They help their clients unpack problems and roll up their sleeves to help identify solutions. And they achieve great outcomes.’

‘Stuart Boyd is a standout – he displays real expertise, identifies all the angles on deal points and leads from the front. Dan Clarke is a star in the making. Unflappable, confident without being arrogant and knowledgeable.’

Principaux clients

Advent International

Antin Infrastructure Partners

Apax

BC Partners

Blackstone

Bain Capital Private Equity

Cinven

EQT

GIC

Hellman & Friedman

Montagu Private Equity

Starwood Capital Group

TA Associates

Thoma Bravo

TDR Capital

TPG

Triton

Vista Equity Partners

Warburg Pincus

Clifford Chance LLP

Clifford Chance LLP is instructed by a range of prominent PE houses to handle some of the largest, most complex transactions in the market. In 2021, the practice acted on a number of high-profile public-to-private deals, most notably advising Clayton Dubilier & Rice on its acquisition of Wm Morrisons Supermarkets plc. Carve-outs, secondary transactions and co-investments are also areas of growth for the team. London practice head Christopher Sullivan is particularly noted for his work on secondaries, while global head of PE Jonny Myers remains active across buyouts and exits. Spencer Baylin is ‘incredibly bright with years of experience behind him’ and serves as relationship partner for many of the firm’s key clients.  The team brought in Neil Evans from Mayer Brown International LLP in January 2022, strengthening its relationships with KKR and Blackstone Real Estate. Oliver Marcuse was promoted to partner in April 2022 and focuses on secondary deals and co-investments. Simon Tinkler left the firm in March 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Christopher Sullivan

Autres avocats clés:

Spencer Baylin; Jonny Myers; Neil Evans; Oliver Marcuse; Shimin Lee; Charlotte Madden

Les références

‘Strong private equity team with years of experience. Excellent at complex transactions and always able to find an agreeable solution to ensure the deal moves forward.’

‘Spencer Baylin is incredibly bright with years of experience behind him. Whatever deal you are doing he has seen it before and knows the best way forward. Shimin Lee is a stand out associate and true rising star.’

‘The CC team totally gets client needs: they can look around corners, delivering solutions not problems, thinking as if part of our team. They really do operate as a single European team, but we rely on London to lead from the front. International and pan-European transactions are really where they excel. They advise on the whole PE investment cycle and most material institutional and reputational issues from investment through growth, financing, governance changes and eventual exit.’

‘Jonny and Spencer as client relationship leaders are stars and deliver the team yet are surrounded by rising stars. No matter who they are up against for us or working together with they are market leaders.’

Principaux clients

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Cinven

Permira

Onex

Blackstone

CVC Capital Partners

Partners Group

EQT

Actis

KKR

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised CD&R on its £9.95 billion (enterprise value) acquisition of Wm Morrisons Supermarkets plc.
  • Advised Cinven on a major investment in True Potential, with the company’s founders, management, and private equity firm FTV Capital selling an undisclosed, majority stake in the business to Cinven.
  • Advised Cinven on the agreement reached with Restaurant Brands Iberia’s (“RB Iberia”), current shareholders (the founding families and Burger King Europe GmbH) on its acquisition of a majority stake in RB Iberia’s share capital.

Latham & Watkins

Fielding an 'excellent team of experts’, Latham & Watkins draws on its private equity expertise in the UK, the US and Europe to advise bulge-bracket PE houses on the full spectrum of transactions in this space. The practice handles a steady stream of large-cap acquisitions, disposals, investments and secondary transactions across a range of sectors, including real estate PE. Practice heads David Walker and Kem Ihenacho have decades of experience  handling global PE deals, with Walker praised as ‘exceptional’; elsewhere, recent addition Paul Dolman has been highly active on transactions across Europe since joining in June 2021, offering ‘high energy and a focus on what matters’Farah O’Brien focuses on cross-border work, particularly in the technology and life sciences sectors, while Tom Evans has experience acting for sponsors such as Permira, Platinum Equity and Astorg as well as for portfolio companies. Linzi Thomas is another key name to note with expertise in acquisitions, disposals and investments.

Responsables de la pratique:

David Walker; Kem Ihenacho

Autres avocats clés:

Paul Dolman; Farah O’Brien; Linzi Thomas; Tom Evans; Huw Thomas; Katie Peek; Mike Bond

Les références

‘The PE practice is incredibly strong – they are able to do deals on short timeframes without compromising on quality.’

‘David Walker is exceptional – I trust his advice implicitly. Katie Peek is a very strong associate.

‘An excellent team of experts in their field, seeing a broad spectrum of high value, high complexity transactions.  Latham has  a very deep bench of technically excellent lawyers –  an excellent team dynamic.’

‘David Walker has seniority, charm, and a willingness to roll his sleeves up. Huw Thomas is one of their future superstars,  a deep thinker and an important partner for us. Paul Dolman has been a brilliant addition to the team from Travers, high energy and a focus on what matters.’

 

Principaux clients

ArchiMed

Astorg Partners

BC Partners

Blackstone

Bridgepoint

Brookfield

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Centerbridge

Cinven

CPDQ

CVC Capital Partners

EQT

Equistone

Epiris

Francisco Partners

GIC

Global Infrastructure Partners

Goldman Sachs PIA

Helios Investment Partners

Hellman & Friedman

Inflexion

KKR

KSL Capital Partners

L Catterton

Leonard Green & Partners

Madison Dearborn Partners

Nordic Capital

OMERS Infrastructure

OTPP

Onex Corporation

Partners Group

Permira

Platinum Equity

PSP

Silver Lake Partners

Spectrum Equity

TA Associates

The Carlyle Group

TPG

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised KKR on its acquisition of KMR Music Royalties II portfolio of Kobalt Capital, a UK-based provider of investment advisory services.
  • Advised Hellman & Friedman on the transfer of its interest in the Verisure Securitas Direct group as part of a multi-asset GP-led secondary transaction involving a Fund VII continuation vehicle, Fund IX and new third party co-investors.
  • Advised Astorg on the acquisition of IQ-EQ by a €1.3 billion Continuation Fund in partnership with AlpInvest and Goldman Sachs Asset Management Vintage Funds, alongside a diverse group of limited partners.

Linklaters LLP

Linklaters LLP has a high-quality offering in private equity, with a focus on handling complex, cross-jurisdictional mandates. Praised as ‘always available and extremely responsive’, the team’s work in 2021 included acting on a number of take-privates in the UK and European public markets, as well as handling carve-outs. In addition to its work for prominent funds such as TDR, Apax and Carlyle, the practice also regularly represents consortiums of investors on large-scale buyouts. Highly regarded practice co-heads Alex Woodward and Ben Rodham are well-regarded for their work in this area, with Rodham praised as ‘superbly commercial and pragmatic’. Will Aitken-Davies stands out for his work on cross-border transactions, while Chris Boycott  also had a strong year in 2021, including handling public-to-privates and carve-out deals.

Responsables de la pratique:

Alex Woodward; Ben Rodham

Autres avocats clés:

Will Aitken-Davies; Chris Boycott; Tracey Lochhead

Les références

‘Ben Rodham is one of the best in the business for large cap PE transactions. All over every aspect of transactions while being superbly commercial and pragmatic. Very user friendly.’

‘The Links team is always available and extremely responsive.’

‘Linklaters has a strong corporate practice and their bench across corporate, tax, IP, employment, and financing makes them a full suite provider in larger deals. The team is extremely responsive and proactive in anticipating key deal issues and we value this.’

Principaux clients

Apax

Apollo

Ardian

BC Partners

Blackstone

Brookfield

Carlyle Group

Cerberus

Digital Colony/DigitalBridge

GIP

Hellman & Friedman

Hg

Hillhouse Investment

I Squared Capital

KKR

Montagu Private Equity

Oaktree

Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board

PAI Partners

Permira

TDR Capital

Telemos Capital

Triton

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised GIC as part of a consortium with Advent on the $8bn takeover offer for SOBI AB
  • Advised Apax Partners on the €5bn sale of Unilabs
  • Advised on GIP, Blackstone and Cascade’s $4.63bn recommended cash offer for Signature Aviation

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP  is a ‘very strong team for both public and private M&A’ and is recognised for the breadth of its work in the PE space. The team is well-known for its strong ties to bulge-bracket US funds KKR and Blackstone; its relationship with the latter has been further deepened since Geoffrey Bailhache, a former general counsel at the fund, joined the firm in March 2021. In addition to its offering in mainstream PE, the team is regularly engaged on deals involving real estate, where Wheatly MacNamara is a key contact, and infrastructure, where Amy Mahon is particularly active. ‘Very assured’ partner Ben Spiers serves as practice head, with considerable expertise acting in public and private market transactions for a range of high-profile buyout houses. Derek Baird has expertise in cross-border PE deals, including investments, acquisitions and exits, while Clare Gaskell is noted for her work on transatlantic buyouts. Elsewhere, James Howe stands out for his close relationships with Apax and Silver Lake, acting for the houses  in a string of deals in 2021.

Responsables de la pratique:

Ben Spiers

Autres avocats clés:

Wheatly MacNamara; Amy Mahon; Derek Baird; Clare Gaskell; Adam Signy; James Howe; Geoffrey Bailhache

Les références

‘Very strong team for both public and private M&A, very experienced with private equity sponsors and combine well with a strong acquisition finance team.’

‘Ben Spiers is very experienced, very assured and generates confidence with business people.

‘James Howe is a strong lawyer, works hard to deliver good outcomes in difficult deals.’

Principaux clients

Apax Partners

Arle Capital Partners

Astorg Asset Management

Atairos Group

BC Partners

The Blackstone Group

Blackstone Real Estate Partners

Bridgepoint

Bruin Sports Capital

The Carlyle Group

CVC Capital Partners

EQT International Holdings B.V.

Global Infrastructure Partners

Hellman & Friedman

H.I.G. Capital

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Lone Star Funds

Melrose Industries PLC

Silver Lake Partners

Vista Equity Partners

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Baring Private Equity Asia in its €6.8 billion acquisition by EQT.
  • Advising Blackstone in its €21 billion recapitalization of Mileway.
  • Advised EQT Infrastructure in its acquisition of First Student and First Transit, two North American subsidiaries of the U.K. publicly listed company, FirstGroup plc for $4.6 billion.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP remains one of the top names in the London private equity market, handling high-value, complex deals for both new and longstanding clients. The team is known for its close relationships with Bain and Advent, and is also making a name for itself acting on transactions at the upper-end of the growth investing space. The addition of public M&A specialist Murray Cox from Slaughter and May in April 2021 has bolstered the practice’s expertise in matters at the intersection of PE and public M&A, such as take-privates, IPOs and carve-outs. Marco Compagnoni leads the team; one of the most respected dealmakers in London PE, he ‘makes the impossible happen’. Beyond Compagnoni, Jonathan Wood is ‘hugely practical’ and acted on a steady stream of deals in 2021, including PE transactions in the public markets, while Michael Francies is an ‘exceptional lawyer’ and stands out for his work on cross-border European PE. Simon Lyell is valued by clients as ‘clever, rigorous, creative and commercial’ and handles both high-value PE buyouts and growth investments.

Responsables de la pratique:

Marco Compagnoni

Autres avocats clés:

Michael Francies; Simon Lyell; Jonathan Wood; Murray Cox; Max Oppenheimer; Ed Freeman; Ellie Fialho; Kirstin Fyffe

Les références

‘Simon Lyell is a cut above the rest. Clever, rigorous, creative and commercial. I really value his judgement when negotiating a deal.’

‘Very strong bench of heavy-hitting private equity lawyers. But also people who are really nice and care, as well as being effective and tough. Life is too short to work with unpleasant people, and Weil are a great bunch who are fun to work with.’

‘Marco Compagnoni is the lawyer who makes the impossible happen. Not just a very solid technician and a great client lawyer, he has the energy, gravitas, personality and experience to resolve the most intractable of problems and get the toughest of deals done. Marco really is a fantastic operator – worth every penny.’

‘Lewis Blakey is an excellent private equity/M&A lawyer. Very bright, extremely tenacious and hard-working. You want him on your side and he is a valued member of our deal teams. A can-do attitude and great problem solver. Kirstin Fyffe is also very good.’

‘The Weil team and Jonathan Wood have acted for us on many of our large M&A transactions. The team is immensely capable and always willing to work with us on UK and cross border deals. They are the best firm that I have come across and are my “go to” firm.’

‘Jonathan Wood – hugely practical and works with us as an embedded member of our team. Ellie Fialho – huge attention to detail and boundless energy and spirit. A real joy to work with.’

‘Michael Francies, exceptional lawyer with huge experience, calm approach in difficult situations and wins confidence of business people very well. Max Oppenheimer, very strong lawyer with great experience and good industry knowledge.’

‘Ed Freeman – deep knowledge and experience, hands on, responsive, pragmatic.’

Principaux clients

Global Infrastructure Partners

Wren House Infrastructure Management

Susquehanna

FitzWalter Capital

Macquarie

Advent International

Advent Tech

Bain Capital

Bain Capital Credit

Providence Equity

Providence Strategic Growth

Berkshire Partners

Ontario Teachers’

CVC Capital

General Atlantic

TCV

OMERS

Blackstone Growth

Public Sector Pension Investment Board

Sun European Partners

Generation Investment Management

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

TPG

M&G Investment Management

Montagu Private Equity

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Aleph Capital

PAI Partners

A&M Capital Europe

Cobham

Kantar

Howden

Laird

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Advent International on the acquisition of a co-controlling stake in Planet Payment Group, and on five subsequent follow-on acquisitions.
  • Advised Bain Capital on its acquisition of Valeo Foods from CapVest and Bain Credit on the demutualisation of LV= (Liverpool Victoria).
  • Advised Lone Star Funds on the €5.2 billion sale of MBCC Group to Sika.

Allen & Overy LLP

Allen & Overy LLP‘s ‘exceptionally diligent’ private equity practice maintains strong ties to prominent buyout houses including Bridgepoint and Exponent, providing them with comprehensive advice throughout the private equity lifecycle. The firm’s strong financing capabilities enable it to handle both the financing and M&A aspects of deals, and the London office regularly works with the firm's PE team in Germany on cross-border matters. London partners Stephen Lloyd (corporate) andRobin Harvey  (finance) co-head the global PE team, which counts Gordon Milne, Karan Dinamani and Peter Banks. as key players. Partners are highly praised by clients; Dinamani ‘gives the impression that nothing matters more than his clients’, while Banks is ‘commercial, to the point and incredibly energetic’. Milne is valued as ‘pragmatic and keen to understand the client’s priorities’, while the ‘very impressive’ Lloyd is well-regarded by his peers in this space. Monika Pryzgoda was promoted to partner in May 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Stephen Lloyd; Gordon Milne; Karan Dinamani; Peter Banks

Autres avocats clés:

Monika Pryzgoda; James Funder

Les références

‘Exceptionally diligent, proactive, coordinated, professional.’

‘Karan Dinamani is an exceptional partner, with an enormous dedication to his profession and his clients. Has a unique ability to understand and distil very complex problems into pragmatic and actionable advice. Not afraid to give bad news. I hold him in the highest regard.’

‘On top of being excellent technical lawyers, this team is EXCEPTIONALLY commercial, is very responsive ( it always feel like I am their number one client) and have extremely high emotional intelligence, which is of paramount importance for us. Furthermore, the team is diverse and inclusive.’

‘Karan Dinamani – for me the best corporate lawyer in London.  He gives the impression that nothing matters more than his clients and I see him as a genuine partner throughout the life cycle of a deal.’

‘Peter Banks – commercial, to the point and incredibly energetic. James Funder – on-the-ball, incredibly responsive and solution-oriented.’

‘Gordon Milne is our go to person on M&A. Less bluster than many, he gets to the point and organises the various work streams effectively. He makes himself readily available even when you know he is flat out for others too. He is pragmatic and keen to understand the client’s priorities. Stephen Lloyd is also very impressive – experienced and informed.’

‘Exceptional level of service, pragmatism, commercial understanding, and capability to deliver the firm across all practices.’

Principaux clients

3i

Advent International

AIMCo

Apax

Apollo

Ardian

BC Partners

Bridgepoint

CDPQ

Charterhouse

Cinven

EQT

Exponent

NXMH

OMERS Private Equity

PAI

USS

Waterland

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP advises on complex private equity transactions including buyouts, carve-outs, bolt-ons, investments and PE-backed mergers. In addition to its specialist PE expertise, the practice is able to draw on substantial expertise across  banking, tax and competition law to provide well-rounded advice to clients. The firm’s PE partners also work closely with the wider London M&A practice to handle matters such as take-privates. Practice head Richard Youle remains highly visible in the London market; noted for his close relationship with Hg Capital, he also handled major deals in 2021 on behalf of Castik and H.I.G. Steven Hannah was made up to partner in April 2021 and recently worked alongside Youle on a number of transactions for H.I.G. Since joining the firm in late 2020, Bruce Embley has developed a practice spanning M&A and private equity, acting for buyout houses and sovereign wealth funds in high-value exits and acquisitions. Katja Butler is also recognised for her expertise in complex, cross-border work and is described by clients as ‘excellent to work with’.

Responsables de la pratique:

Richard Youle

Autres avocats clés:

Katja Butler; Steven Hannah; Bruce Embley

Les références

‘Skadden has one of the best PE transaction practices in the world and we rely on them heavily for all sorts of corporate work, M&A, and matters associated with our executive comp and equity plans. The team is wonderful to work with and truly has global capabilities and reach. World class in all aspects.’

‘Katja Butler is fantastic and a wonderful relationship lead for us. She is always available, quickly connects us to others within Skadden or other firms, and stays engaged to make sure everything is being handled on our behalf. She is excellent to work with.’

Principaux clients

I Squared Capital

H.I.G. Capital

Refresco BV

Hg

Permira Advisers

Castik Capital

JAB Holding

TDR Capital

Polynt-Reichhold and management

Odyssey Investment Partners and CPI International

Continental Grain Company

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented I Squared Capital, investing alongside TDR Capital, in the £2.3 billion take private acquisition of FTSE 250 Aggreko plc, a Glasgow-based supplier of power generation and temperature control equipment.
  • Advising global bottling company Refresco Group BV (a PAI Partners and BCI portfolio company) in relation to the sale of a majority stake to funds managed by KKR, through an auction process.
  • Represented funds advised by Castik Capital and its portfolio company Waterlogic plc in relation to its merger with US-based Culligan International Co, a portfolio company of BDT Capital.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie maintains strong links to US private equity houses such as KKR and Bain Capital, utilising its global reach to advise on multi-jurisdictional acquisitions, joint ventures and exits. The team’s work in 2021 included acting for clients in a number of auction processes. The practice acts across a range of sectors, with healthcare and technology two particular areas of focus. David Allen leads the team and ‘stays close to the detail while remaining very commercially focused’; Karen Guch, Justin Hutchinson, Nick Rainsford and Alex Lewis  are also active in this space.

Responsables de la pratique:

David Allen

Autres avocats clés:

Karen Guch; Justin Hutchinson; Nick Rainsford; Alex Lewis

Les références

‘David Allen is a great lawyer – stays close to the detail while remaining very commercially focused. Alex Lewis – all over the detail but very commercial and pragmatic, very well organised and responsive.’

‘David Allan is very senior and very engaged in deals. It is very reassuring to have such a senior and excellent lawyer on our deals. He is very detail-orientated, but can step back and assess the question from a commercial perspective.’

Principaux clients

Platinum Equity

Bain Capital

KKR

Apollo Global Management

Silver Lake Capital Partners

Macquarie

APAX

CVC

The Rohatyn Group (formerly called CVCI)

Fiera Cpatial

Nordic Capital

Brookfield

Bluegem Capital

Core Equity

Investcorp

OpenGate Capital

Staple Street Capital

H.I.G.

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Bain Capital in connection with its EUR 6bn+ bid to acquire Equans, the technical services division of Paris-headquartered multinational utility company Engie.
  • Advised Silver Lake in connection with its acquisition of a 40% interest in RAC, the UK roadside assistance business, from CVC, GIC and others.
  • Advised KKR in connection with its acquisition of a majority position in ERM, the world’s largest pure-play sustainability consultancy.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher substantially expanded its European PE presence in 2021, hiring Federico Fruhbeck, Robert Dixon and Alice Brogi from Vinson & Elkins RLLP as well as Isabel Berger, Wim De Vlieger and Till Lefranc from Sidley Austin LLP. Fruhbeck and De Vlieger now co-head the team and, alongside longstanding partners Nick Tomlinson, Mark Sperotto and Jeremy Kenley , act for a range of funds in this space. The team’s recent workload includes handling acquisitions and exits across Europe, including working with partners in the US to advise on inbound investments by US buyout houses.

Responsables de la pratique:

Wim De Vlieger; Federico Fruhbeck

Autres avocats clés:

Robert Dixon; Alice Brogi; Isabel Berger; Till Lefranc; Nick Tomlinson; Mark Sperotto; Jeremy Kenley

Principaux clients

AGIC Capital

Apollo Global Management

ATL Partners

Bespoke Capital Partners

Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities Fund

Brookfield

Centerbridge Partners

Crestview Partners

CITIC Capital

Elliott Advisors

Fajr Captial

First Reserve

Global Leisure Partners

Gulf Capital

Investcorp

IPI Partners

I Squared Capital

KKR

L Catterton

Liberty Hall Capital Partners

Meadow Partners

Oaktree Capital

OpenGate Capital Management, LLC

Platinum Equity

Safanad

Stirling Square Capital Partners

Stepstone Group

Tishman Speyer

Goodwin

‘Responsive, commercially minded and  with good, broad experience’, Goodwin handled a steady stream of PE deals in 2021, acting for both the buy-side and sell-side. Alongside its work for an expanding client base of sponsors, the group is regularly engaged by management teams to handle sales to private equity and also acts for portfolio companies. Much of the rapidly growing team’s work is focused on the healthcare and technology sectors, and it also stands out for its ability to draw on its US links to handle transatlantic deals. Richard Lever heads the team and is ‘knowledgable, responsive and focused on getting the deal done’; other key names include James Grimwood, Gemma Roberts and Carl Bradshaw.

Responsables de la pratique:

Richard Lever

Autres avocats clés:

James Grimwood; Gemma Roberts; Carl Bradshaw; Erik Dahl; Christian Iwasko;

 

Les références

‘Responsive, commercially minded and with good broad experience’

‘We found Richard Lever very easy to deal with, knowledgable, responsive and focused on getting the deal done.’

 

Principaux clients

Accel-KKR

Antin Infrastructure Partners

Bregal Milestone

Graphite Capital

Inflexion Private Equity

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Mayfair Equity Partners

Queens Park Equity

TA Associates

TowerBrook Capital Partners

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised longstanding client GTT Communications, Inc, a global leader in the provisions of cloud networking services, on the sale of its global infrastructure business to I Squared Capital for US$2.15 billion.
  • Advised longstanding client TA Associates on the merger of its portfolio company Compusoft, with 2020 Technologies Inc., a portfolio company of Genstar Capital. The transaction creates a merger of equals, making the new company a global provider of planning and manufacturing solutions for residential and commercial spaces.
  • Advised CSafe Global, a portfolio company of Frazier Healthcare Partners and Thomas H. Lee Partners, on the completion of its acquisition of Softbox Systems, provider of temperature control packaging to the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Notably, Softbox supplies Pfizer with the ultra-low temperature controlled parcel shipper required in the distribution of its Covid-19 vaccines.

Ropes & Gray LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP continues to be instructed on a wide range of private equity mandates, acting for sponsors on acquisitions and disposals as well as handling investments. The practice is active in both the mid-market and high-value spaces. The team recently experienced several changes, with Kiran Sharma retiring in January 2022 and practice head Will Rosen going on secondment to Bain in the same month. This was followed in April by the addition of a number of PE partners from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, including Dan Oates and Simon Saitowitz. In addition to the new joiners, Helen Croke is a key figure in the team, with experience acting for a number of large and mid-cap PE funds, and John Newton wins praise from clients for his expertise in the healthcare sector. Elizabeth Todd is also well-regarded for her ability to ‘manage both the big picture and the details’.

Responsables de la pratique:

Will Rosen

Autres avocats clés:

Helen Croke; John Newton; Dan Oates; Elizabeth Todd; Simon Saitowitz; Shona Ha

Les références

‘Helen Croke is an incredible lawyer, an outstanding person and I would highly recommend her to anyone (and have). Helen is truly one of the most intelligent, knowledgeable, and experienced lawyers I have ever worked with. In any transaction, we could receive a 400 page dense mark-up, and Helen has an amazing ability to digest it rapidly within a few hours, and call me and explain the 3 primary issues, and potential solutions, in a matter of minutes.’

‘The team’s key strength is their experience negotiating and executing the legal elements of LBO transactions. They have worked on highly complex transactions on accelerated timelines with limited margin to learn on the job and have delivered.’

‘Elizabeth Todd is a tremendous partner. She is highly commercial and is able to manage both the big picture and the details. She is a particularly strong negotiator and is able to win key commercial points without antagonising the other side. Elizabeth’s judgement is very strong.’

‘John Newton is extremely knowledgeable and managed our deal in a very calm way. Shona Ha is an excellent lawyer and highly responsive and practical – my executive management team colleagues really appreciated her style and approach.’

‘Ropes and Gray just get it. They always go the extra mile, have deep and calm insights into the challenges in front of their clients. Excellent commercial and legal skills that drive complex multi stakeholder negotiations.’

‘The Ropes team has delivered exceptional service and value across the many transactions we have worked together on. The team is very proactive, willing to help and has strong technical capabilities in the healthcare space which makes a difference in the diligence process. The team is highly diverse, which usually results in a very balanced view on key topics.’

‘John Newton is calm under pressure, expertly manages his team on large transactions, and makes sure we win the important points in key negotiations.  Vicky McGrath is great to deal with and all over the detail of the transaction documents and the complex funding arrangements. She is a real pleasure to work with and never lets you down.’

‘Elizabeth Todd is the best technical lawyer I know – the person to go to with a complex seemingly unsolvable question. Shona Ha has fantastic manner and judgment – knows when to push and when to play nice – great to work with. Will Rosen is the Guru of PE.’

 

Principaux clients

3i Group

Advent International

American Industrial Partners

Aquiline Capital Partners

Arsenal Capital Management

Astorg

Aurora Acquisition Corp

Averna Capital

Avista Capital Partners

Baillie Gifford

Bain Capital

Baring Private Equity Asia Limited

Bridgepoint

BV Investment Partners

Cathexis Investment Management

CDC Group plc

Charlesbank Capital Partners

Cove Hill

Generation Investment Management

GHO Capital

Healthcare Services Acquisition Corp

Inflexion

Intermediate Capital Group

Lee Equity Partners

Livingbridge

New Mountain Capital

Nordic Capital

Northpond Ventures

Partners Group

PIMCO

SC Health Corp

Silver Lake Partners

Sixth Street

Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp

TPG Capital

TSG Consumer Partners

Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Partners Group, the global private markets firm, on its acquisition of Pharmathen, a European pharmaceutical company, from international investment firm BC Partners. The transaction values Pharmathen at an enterprise value of around US$1.9 billion.
  • Advised ERM Partners as 45% selling shareholders on the sale of ERM, the world’s largest pure-play sustainability consultancy, to KKR.
  • Advised Avista Capital Partners and Nordic Capital and Swiss pharmaceutical company Acino on the  sale of Acino to ADQ, one of the Middle East’s largest holding companies

Travers Smith LLP

Travers Smith LLP handles a steady stream of mandates from a number of prominent PE houses, acting across sectors ranging from technology, to financial services, to construction. In addition to its work for funds such as TA Associates, Bridgepoint and Inflexion, the practice also regularly acts for management teams. Ian Shawyer leads the team and has considerable experience across the full range of PE transactions; Lucie Cawood and Adam Orr are also names to note. Cawood has a close relationship with Inflexion, working for the house in carve-outs, exits and investments, while Orr heads up the management advisory group and also advises sponsors and management teams on exits.

Responsables de la pratique:

Ian Shawyer

Autres avocats clés:

Lucie Cawood; Adam Orr; James Renahan; George Weavil; Genna Martin

Les références

‘Highly commercial team with a great depth of experience that extends beyond partner level.’

Principaux clients

3i Group

August Equity

Bridgepoint

CBPE Capital

CGE Partners

ECI Partners

Epiris

Equistone

Exponent

Graphite Capital

IK Partners

Inflexion

Intermediate Capital Group

Livingbridge

Marlin Equity Partners

Phoenix Equity Partners

TA Associates

The Access Group

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Inflexion, the founders and all other shareholders, on the sale of Medivet to CVC Capital Partners.
  • Advised Bridgepoint on its sale of Miller Homes to funds managed by Apollo affiliates and existing management.
  • Advised TA Associates and management shareholders on the sale of a majority stake in ITRS to Montagu Private and their minority reinvestment alongside Montagu.

White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP stands out in the market for its European reach, with the firm’s London team collaborating with offices including Frankfurt, Paris and Stockholm to handle acquisitions, exits and portfolio company M&A. Healthcare and technology are two particular sectors of focus for the team. Richard Jones took over as practice head from Ken Barry in May 2022, with Barry remaining highly active in the practice. In November 2021, Ross Allardice and Tony Brown both rejoined from Dechert LLP, strengthening the team’s relationship with key client Nordic Capital. Lucy Bullock is another name to note in the practice and leads their specialised portfolio company management team; her work in 2021 was particularly focused on transactions in the public markets.

Responsables de la pratique:

Richard Jones

Autres avocats clés:

Ken Barry; Ross Allardice; Tony Brown; Lucy Bullock; Mike Weir; James Turner

Les références

‘Very solid team where the skill actually matches the reputation. They are well staffed with expertise across all areas of the transaction, allowing them to provide an excellent one-stop-shop solution to clients. Not only were they able to support and advise, but in many cases they led the transaction and helped move things forward, which is not something I’ve seen elsewhere.’

‘They provide exceptional execution, are highly proactive, quick and efficient in delivering high quality product and service.’

‘They provide impeccable service and trusted advice on legal as well as deal related matters. Ken Barry is a stand out.’

‘Richard Jones is second to none!’

Principaux clients

Advanz Pharma

Blackstone

Blue Water Energy

CVC Capital Partners

EQT

Goldman Sachs

HillHouse/Care Capital Ltd.

Inflexion Private Equity Partners

Metric Capital

MidEuropa

Macquarie

Nordic Capital

Novator

NETS Holding A/S (Nexi)

Oaktree Capital Management

One Equity Partners

QIA

SoftBank Vision Fund

The Carlyle Group

Triton Investment Management

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Triton Investment Management Limited (Triton) on its £1.3 billion recommended takeover offer for Clinigen Group plc (Clinigen), through funds managed by Triton.
  • Advised Nordic Capital on its acquisition of CARE Fertility from Silverfleet Capital.
  • Advised Goldman Sachs (Merchant Banking Division) on its acquisition of a majority stake in Advania AB, alongside management, VIA Equity and other reinvesting shareholders.

Dickson Minto WS

Dickson Minto WS's City private equity practice is jointly led by Alastair Dickson and Jordan Simpson. The team has decades of dedicated experience in private equity and advises a host of clients on mid market and high value buyouts.

Responsables de la pratique:

Alastair Dickson; Jordan Simpson

Autres avocats clés:

Andrew Nuthall; James McClymont; Paul Buchan; Lara Watt

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton‘s globally-focused PE practice is praised by clients for its work on complex transactions and counts carve-outs, co-investments and multi-jurisdictional buyouts amongst its workload. The practice acts for sponsors and portfolio companies on deals, frequently collaborating with its offices in the US and Europe. Mike Preston is ‘easy to deal with’ and alongside Gabriele Antonazzo advises buyout houses from around the work on transactions.

Autres avocats clés:

Mike Preston; Gabriele Antonazzo; Michael James

Les références

‘Super when dealing with complexity.’

‘Mike Preston is easy to deal with and delivers complexity in a simple manner.’

Principaux clients

TPG Capital, TPG Growth, TPG Asia

Warburg Pincus

Sixth Street Partners

Cerberus Capital Management

Cascade Investments

Hillhouse Capital

Oaktree

CDH Investments

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Temasek

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Cascade in the recommended cash acquisition of Signature Aviation, as part of a consortium with Blackstone and Global Infrastructure Partners, which topped a prior $4.6 billion offer from Global Infrastructure Partners on a standalone basis.
  • Advising Cerberus Capital Management and its portfolio company My Money Group in its proposed acquisition of HSBC Continental Europe’s retail banking in France.
  • Advised TPG Rise Climate, the climate investing strategy of TPG’s global impact investing platform TPG Rise, in its investment in Tata Motors’ electric vehicle and infrastructure business.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is recognised for its work on secondary market transactions, with Katherine Ashton leading on this work and ‘stand-out lawyer’ Andrew Rearick also active in this space. PE investments in Africa are another area of focus for the team and are a particular specialism of Geoffrey Burgess. David Innes leads the London-based team, which collaborates closely with offices in the US.

Responsables de la pratique:

David Innes

Autres avocats clés:

Katherine Ashton; Geoffrey Burgess; Andrew Rearick

Les références

‘Andrew Rearick is a stand out lawyer in Debevoise’s private equity practice.’

Principaux clients

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Evercare Group

Pantheon

Glendower Capital

Prudential Financial

Smartly.io Solutions Oy

Temasek

Hollyport Capital

HarbourVest Partners

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Fund X in the sale of its investment in Belron, a worldwide leader in vehicle glass repair and replacement, in a transaction valuing Belron at €21 billion.
  • Advising Pantheon in its equity investment as part of the proposed £2 billion takeover by KKR of John Laing Group plc.
  • Advising Glendower Capitalin its agreement to establish a strategic partnership with CVC, the leading private equity and credit investment advisory firm.

Dechert LLP

Dechert LLP acts for buyout houses and sovereign wealth funds across the whole spectrum of deals in the PE space, including acquisitions, exits, investments and portfolio company M&A. The ‘very commercial, efficient and helpful’ team handles transactions both in the high-value and mid-market brackets, in sectors ranging from financial services to technology to healthcare. The practice experienced some turnover in 2021, with Mark Thompson and Sam Whittaker joining from Kirkland & Ellis International LLP and Ross Allardice departing. Thompson significantly adds to the firm’s offering for private equity real estate clients, while Whittaker stands out for his work with sovereign wealth funds. Christopher Field leads the practice and is praised as ‘technically brilliant’.

Responsables de la pratique:

Christopher Field

Autres avocats clés:

Sam Whittaker; Mark Thompson; Mark Evans; Jamal Tuhin

Les références

‘Highly client oriented. Pro-active raising deal opportunities and once the deal started a full service offering making legal DD and also legal documentation hassle-free for the investment professionals.’

‘Highly personal and know what is needed internally at every step. Very warm, welcoming and also calm when things get hectic. Highly knowledgeable when it comes to market standards and negotiating legal points’

‘Chris Field is excellent – he is extremely knowledgeable and skilled in navigating the UK Takeover Code. He is also technically brilliant and his friendly demeanor makes him a joy to work with.’

‘The team is very commercial, efficient and helpful. They drive transactions forward in a way that stands out from their competitors. I feel I can leave them to run a process and trust them to elevate important issues.’

‘Mark Evans is a great lawyer with an ability to cut through to the important issues. He has a stand out ability to get very complex deals done in a very efficient and commercial way and great knowledge of many sectors. I would highly recommend him. Jamal Tuhin is a great operator and one to watch.’

Principaux clients

Ares Management Limited

Brookfield Asset Management

Cerberus Capital Management

Columna Capital

Further Global Capital Management

GIC

KKR

MidEuropa

Nordic Capital

One Equity Partners

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised GIC, as part of the investment group led by Fortress, on its £9.5 billion all cash offer for supermarket group Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc.
  • Advised Nordic Capital on the €2.143 billion sale of Swedish electronic trading platform Itiviti Group AB to Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc.
  • Advised Brookfield Asset Management on the formation of a joint venture with Logistik Service to invest in Iberian logistics opportunities.

DLA Piper

With ‘great pan-European coverage’ and ‘deep subject matter knowledge and experience’, DLA Piper specialises in advising management teams on private equity transactions and continues to handle a steady stream of deals. The team’s work encompasses acquisitions, investments and exits, including IPOs, and it frequently handles cross-border deals. Tim Wright leads the firm’s European private equity team, with Ed Griffiths also highly active in this space.

Responsables de la pratique:

Tim Wright

Autres avocats clés:

Ed Griffiths

Les références

‘A strong team who leverage each other’s strengths well. Always available and interacted very well with the bankers on the transaction.’

‘Fantastic ability to grasp difficult technical matters and to see the wood from the trees. Excellent pragmatic advice’

‘Deepa Parmar is one of the best corporate transaction lawyers I’ve worked with over the course of my 25 year legal career. She is an associate who works at partner level when it comes to client engagement, understanding market norms, and finding solutions to roadblocks. Deepa is incredibly hard working and lovely to interact with, she is indispensable.

‘Ed Griffiths is incredibly well versed in UK and global corporate transactions. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any type of corporate work. He’s hardworking, kind, knowledgeable and intelligent. I always know I can count on Ed to give me the right advice and options in any corporate scenario.’

‘Tim Wright is great, as is his entire team. Tim is thoughtful, highly analytical and highly expereinced in PE transactions. He is a very, very strong negotiator. Battle hardened. You’d always want Tim on your side of any PE deal.’

‘The DLA Piper team displayed deep subject matter knowledge and experience, and their advice was timely and considered. They were happy to coordinate the support of the other commercial and tax advisors, in order to deliver a joined up solution for us. Their input into what was a particularly complex matter was absolutely invaluable.’

‘We worked with partners Tim Wright and Philip Allenby. Both were accessible, informed, enthusiastic, and consistently able to explain very complex concepts to the management team. Philip managed most of the implementation process, working very closely with the management team and other advisors, and frequently took on a leadership role in negotiations. His expertise was apparent from the beginning, and it was very pleasing to see him make partner – very well deserved.’

‘Great pan-European coverage. Great experience of deals in this value range. One of the top management advisory teams in Europe.’

‘Ed Griffiths is very focused on the client’s requirements and very responsive. He gives very pragmatic and well thought out advice. Tim Wright is very experienced and exceptional at clearly explaining the issues to the client and presenting a solution.’

Principaux clients

Element Materials Technology

SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH

Ekaterra

Global Risk Partners

J.F. Hillebrand Group AG

Medivet

Miller Homes

Wireless Logic Limited

Aston Lark (Hammersmith Topco)

Valeo Foods

XSYS (a division of Flint Group)

Global Shares

Avant S.A

McKesson Corporation

Aqua Sapone

Axelos

Kantar Group

Compre

PwC

Blackstone

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised the management team of Element Materials Technology on the buyout by Temasek from Bridgepoint for USD 6.8 billion.
  • Advised the management team of SUSE in relation to the listing of SUSE on the German Stock Exchange for EUR 6 billion.
  • Advised the management team on the purchase of Ekaterra, Unilever’s tea business, by CVC for EUR 4.5 billion.

Macfarlanes LLP

Offering clients ‘excellent service’ and a ‘partner-led approach’, Macfarlanes LLP has a broad private equity practice encompassing buyouts, portfolio company M&A and advising management teams on exits to private equity and management equity plans. The group, led by Alex Edmondson, draws on its experience in this space to handle complex transactions, such as public-to-private carveouts. Other key figures in the team include Jessica Adam, who often takes the lead representing management teams, Stephen Drewitt, Stephen Pike and Justin Hope. Alex Green is also praised as a ‘trusted adviser’.

Responsables de la pratique:

Alex Edmondson

Autres avocats clés:

Jessica Adam; Stephen Pike; Stephen Drewitt; Justin Hope

Les références

‘Our go-to firm for transaction work, where we can rely on their excellent service and value their partner-led approach.’

‘In particular Alex Green is a stand-out partner. A trusted adviser who brings commercial perspective as well as technical expertise, unflappable under pressure, and runs an efficient process.’

‘The team consistently provides excellent service regardless of the circumstances. It has the capacity to work on extremely complex matters under pressure and produce terrific outcomes for us.’

‘The partners we work with all have terrific problem solving capabilities, commercial, very thoughtful, have extremely good drafting skills (often a rarity these days) and give proper advice and don’t just follow instructions.’

Principaux clients

J.C. Flowers & Co

Exponent Private Equity LLP

Alchemy

H2 Equity Partners

Waterland Private Equity Investments

Caledonia Investments plc

Charme Capital Partners

KPS Capital Partners

Epiris

GHO Capital

Graphite Capital

Hayfin Capital Management

Wellspring Capital

August Equity

Partners Group

Duke Street

Apollo

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising private equity firm J.C. Flowers & Co (JCF) on the sale of its shares in direct-to-consumer investing platform Interactive Investor to abrdn, one of the largest European investment and wealth managers, for approximately £1.49bn.
  • Advising Waterland Private Equity Investments on its acquisition of Priory Group, a provider of behavioural healthcare services in the UK, from Acadia Healthcare Company Inc.
  • Advising KPS Capital Partners on the €2.25bn acquisition of European tinplate business from Crown Holdings Inc.

Proskauer Rose LLP

With a particular focus on the technology and financial services sectors, Proskauer Rose LLP is adept at handling transactions for both sponsors and portfolio companies. The group wins repeat mandates from many of its clients, advising them on a string of acquisitions, investments and exits. Steven Davis leads the team and is also co-head of the global PE practice; Andrew Wingfield and Richard Bull are two other partners to note.

Responsables de la pratique:

Steven Davis

Autres avocats clés:

Richard Bull; Andrew Wingfield

Principaux clients

7RIDGE

AnaCap Financial Partners

Charterhouse Capital Partners

Exponent Private Equity

ICG

Investcorp

Lion Capital

Oaktree

One Peak Partners

Pollen Street Capital

Rubicon Partners

Synova

Toscafund

Varde Partners

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised ICG on the sale of Park Holidays UK Ltd. to New York-listed Sun Communities.
  • Advised  Synova on its disposal of a majority of its interests in Fairstone Group, a national provider of financial advice and financial investment products, to TA Associates.
  • Advised Pollen Street Capital on its role as lead investor in Markerstudy Group.

Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May continues to expand its presence in the private equity space, advising on private market transactions as well as leveraging its public M&A expertise to handle carve-outs and take-privates. The team acts for sponsors on both the buy and sell-side of deals and is also highly active in portfolio company M&A. Jeff Twentyman focuses on infrastructure PE, while Harry Bacon and Filippo de Falco head up the overall group. The pair have broad expertise in this space, with de Falco particularly noted for his work with Spanish and Italian companies.

Responsables de la pratique:

Harry Bacon; Filippo de Falco

Autres avocats clés:

Jeff Twentyman; Sally Wokes

Les références

‘We use Slaughter and May for all of our UK transactions because of their efficiency and thoroughness. Sally Wokes, the partner we use, drives this behaviour. She has a very good commercial understanding of our needs and what she needs to focus on.’

‘Quality and depth of team. Industry knowledge. Availability.’

Principaux clients

AGG Capital Management

Blackstone

CarVal Investors

Corsair Capital

Cranemere

Fortress Investment Group LLC

GHO Capital

HPS Investment Partners

Investindustrial

Kingsway Capital

Newlight Capital Partners

Palamon Capital Partners

Pollen Street Capital

Varde Partners

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities business on the disposal of Beauparc Utilities to Macquarie Asset Management, via Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6.
  • Advised Fortress and Oppidum Bidco Limited on its offer for Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC, at the time of going to press the largest UK private equity buy-out since KKR’s offer for Boots in 2007.
  • Advised Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. on the acquisition of Viridor Limited from Pennon Group plc and continued to advise throughout 2021 on the feasibility and implementation of a group restructuring and disposals of certain assets and divisions.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP

Noted for its work on European PE deals, Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP handles acquisitions and exits for a broad client base of PE houses and portfolio companies. In addition to its presence in European financial centres, the team’s network of offices in the US enables it to handle transatlantic deals. The team acts on deals across a range of sectors, with financial services and insurance particular areas of focus. Practice head Gavin Gordon is highly experienced in private equity and has practiced alongside David Arnold for much of his career. Claire McDaid is also active in this area, with junior partners Philip Coletto and Andrew Gray other notable names in the team, which is praised for its ‘enviable depth of talent’.

Responsables de la pratique:

Gavin Gordon

Autres avocats clés:

David Arnold; Andrew Gray; Philip Coletto; Claire McDaid

Les références

‘The team is extremely strong in private equity transactions (shareholder agreements etc). They are unmatched in their ability to strike the perfect balance between commercial outcome and strong legal protection.’

‘Both Phil Coletto and Claire McDaid are exceptional partners. Very focused, and able to grasp the underlying commercial rationale for any legal work extremely quickly. Excellent attention to detail.’

‘Phil Coletto has extremely strong negotiation and matter management skills, able to take on a number of projects and drive them with small nimble teams’

‘The Willkie team has an enviable depth of talent. There are no other firms we work with that has such capable attorneys across all functional areas and at all levels.’

‘Gavin Gordon and Amelia Doughty are top notch attorneys – commercially savvy, expert negotiators and very efficient. They have a tight grasp of a transaction’s needs – they know when to press the gas, when to pump the brakes and when to drill down on an issue.’

‘David Arnold and Andy Gray both deliver high quality legal advice. Their biggest strength is to be commercial when needed and their ability to manage internal general counsel.’

‘Will Buchanan – a rising star who should also be recognised as a detailed individual who is able to commercially understand all aspects of what we would like to achieve on deals/legal projects.’

‘The team is very responsive and generally has a very strong sense of what is going on in the market. The overall team has strong support throughout including in financing, tax, regulatory and as such is a strong one-stop shop.’

Principaux clients

Searchlight Capital Partners

CapVest Partners

Bain Capital Credit

FTV Capital

Freshstream

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Stanley Capital Partners

Insight Partners

Genstar Capital

Bluewater

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented Searchlight Capital Partners on its sale of Global Risk Partners, one of the largest independent insurance intermediaries in the UK, servicing nearly half a million personal and commercial customers.
  • Advised FTV Capital on the sale of its minority stake in True Potential to Cinven and subsequent reinvestment through its new Fund VII.
  • Advised CapVest Partners LLP on the sale of Valeo Foods, a leading international food manufacturer, to Bain Capital. The deal was widely reported on in the market.