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Joseph Dennis

Joseph Dennis

Senior Associate

Joseph is an Associate in the corporate department specialising in Private Equity and Private M&A.

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Experience

Joseph has worked for international and domestic investors, corporates and management teams on a broad range of transactions, including UK and international buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, reorganisations and joint ventures. 

Joseph's experience includes advising:

  • a consortium comprising GIC and funds advised by BlackRock in relation to their acquisition from funds advised by Antin Infrastructure Partners of Kellas Midstream, an owner and operator of key gas infrastructure in the UK Central and Southern North Sea
  • Impilo on the leveraged buyout of The Fertility Partnership, a leading European provider of fertility services, ultrasound pregnancy scans and hormone treatments with activities in the UK, Poland and the NetherlandsH2 Equity Partners on its leveraged MBO of Siderise Group, a manufacturer and distributor of fire safety, acoustic and thermal insulation solutions
  • Macquarie Bank Limited in relation to its equity and debt financing of the management buy in of Aitch Care Homes Group
  • Wesfarmers on the acquisition of Homebase from Home Retail Group for £340m and the subsequent sale of Homebase, by way of competitive auction process, to Hilco Capital
  • Cabot Square Capital on various investments, disposals and portfolio management issues including the MBO of MSP Capital, a provider of development loans and bridging finance solutions, and the disposal of LDF Group, a specialist lender and distributor of asset finance and loans to UK SMEs, to White Oak Global Advisors
  • Telefonica on the c. £11.2bn sale of O2 to Hutchison Whampoa
  • Three Hills Capital Partners on a number of investments and refinancings, including on their additional £10 million investment alongside FPP, into their portfolio company, Byron Burger, the debt and equity financing of the MBO of WPI Group, a provider of civil engineering, earthworks and road surfacing services, and the refinancing of the Hunter Boots business
  • Shaanxi Ligeance Mineral Resources on the acquisition of Gardner Aerospace from Better Capital for £326m by way of competitive auction process and the subsequent bolt-on acquisition of Northern Aerospace from Better Capital for £44m, a transaction which involved the first intervention (and successful clearance) by the UK government under its new public interest intervention powers
  • the management shareholders of Atom Group (a producer and distributor of alcoholic drinks, trading online as Masters of Malt) on a sale to AB InBev
  • the management team on the MBO of Centric Health by Five Arrows Principal Investments
  • AGCO Corporation on the acquisition of Cimbria, a maker of equipment and processing lines for seed and grain with operations across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, from Silverfleet Capital
  • Altra Industrial Motion Corp. on its acquisition of the Stromag business, a manufacturer and distributor of clutches and brakes with operations in Germany, France, the U.S., the UK, Brazil, India and China, from GKN plc for €214m
  • Carlyle on the disposal of Ludgate House and Sampson House to a consortium led by Native Land
  • a number of venture capital and sovereign wealth funds and investee companies in respect of venture and growth capital fundraising

 

 

Background

Joseph holds a Bachelor of the Arts with Honours from the University of the West of England and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School.

During 2010-11, Joseph spent 8 months practising in Shanghai where he advised on various M&A transactions, joint ventures and foreign direct investments in the PRC and the wider Asia pacific region.

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