Private equity firms are upbeat about their prospects for future deal-making. We partner with our clients to help them gain advantage and meet challenges through our market and industry expertise.
Our team delivers deep sector experience in areas such as energy, infrastructure, real estate, TMT and financial services across our global network. We combine this with the ability to deliver transactions and projects on time and which meet private equity investors' strategic and commercial objectives.
We can help you with leveraged and management buyouts, public to private investments, minority investments and special situations, exit strategies involving trade sales, secondaries and IPOs, debt transactions, the establishment of private equity funds and partnering arrangements, management equity plans and early stage and expansion capital deals.
The complex regulatory landscape also requires a deft hand to guide you through issues around anti-trust, corruption, sanctions and other areas of regulation to ensure a smooth transaction.
Carlyle International Energy Partners
Part of The Carlyle Group, advising on the acquisition of the entire Romanian business of Sterling Resources, including four licence blocks 13 all located in the Romanian Black Sea
Advising on a number of deals from our London and Sydney offices including its recent £190 million acquisition of the St Enoch shopping centre in central Glasgow from Ivanhoé Cambridge, and its disposal of Chiswick Park to a wholly owned subsidiary of Chinese Investment Corporation
Antin Infrastructure Partners
Advising on the acquisition of BP's stake in the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) gas pipeline in the UK North Sea and associated infrastructure
The Ping An Group
Advising on its acquisition of the Mayborn Group, a manufacturer of infant and parenting products including the popular "Tommee Tippee" brand
Pacific Equity Partners and Xtralis
Advising on the refinancing of their senior, subordinated and mezzanine facilities, a pre-sale restructuring of Xtralis’ safety and security businesses, a pre-sale restructuring of Xtralis’ Australian business and the subsequent A$683 million sale of Xtralis to Honeywell International Inc.
Nico is a corporate lawyer based in Frankfurt and specialises in international mergers and acquisitions. He is the managing partner of Herbert Smith Freehills' German offices.