• 23 years’ experience with corporate practice based on domestic and international M&A, private equity and public markets work. 
  • Extensive experience in advising public companies on M&A, capital raising, governance and shareholder activism issues.
  • Focusses on company takeovers, mergers, acquisitions, disposals and primary and secondary issues.
  • Advises investors, selling shareholders and management teams on private equity and venture capital transactions.
  • Strong experience in real estate, retail and financial services sectors.

Representative Experience

  • Playtech - Advised Playtech, the market leader in the gambling and financial trading industries, on its acquisition of approximately 70.6 per cent of the issued share capital of Snaitech S.p.A, a leading operator in the Italian gaming and betting market which is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange. The aggregate enterprise value of the transaction was €846m.
  • Secure Income REIT plc - Advised on the acquisition of two substantial portfolios of assets at a total cost of £436 million. The portfolios comprise a leisure portfolio including Manchester Arena, The Brewery at Chiswell Street, EC1 (the largest catered events space in the City of London), 18 freehold pubs and 17 Travelodge hotels, together with a hotels portfolio consisting of a further 59 Travelodge sites. The acquisitions were conditional on a placing of new shares to institutional investors targeting gross proceeds of up to £315.5 million, on which BCLP also advised.
  • The Foschini Group - Advised on its acquisition of an 85% stake in Poppy Holdco Limited, which trades as Phase Eight, and further acquisitions of womenswear retailer Hobbs from 3i Group and Whistles from Icelandic investment company Mundur. 
  • State Street Corporation - Advised State Street on its acquisition of London-based foreign exchange startup, BestX, which is backed by Thomson Reuters. BestX’s clients include 60-plus banks and investment firms with more than $17tn in assets under management. Its transaction cost analysis service is designed to help users secure the best trades for end-investors.