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Baker McKenzie

Private Equity

1 ranked lawyersBand 2UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A solid choice for cross-border transactions, leveraging the firm's impressive global strengths to offer expertise in complex, multi-jurisdictional matters. Particularly adroit in upper mid-market deals, with sector strengths in fields including TMT, healthcare, natural resources and infrastructure. Private equity offering is complemented by expertise in ancillary practice areas including pensions and tax.

Strengths

Clients say: "They have deep sector knowledge, they get into the details, and their international network is large."

"They have very good capabilities," another source reports, adding: "They're very responsive, flexible and pleasant to deal with."

Further interviewees say: "It's a one-stop shop for legal matters. They're very thorough in whatever they do, and at the same time are very commercial."

Work highlights

Advised KKR with respect to its USD4.3 billion acquisition of a 60% interest in Coty's professional beauty and retail healthcare division businesses.

Notable practitioners

David Allen represents a number of prominent private equity funds in sophisticated cross-border deals. He heads the corporate department.
"He strikes the right balance of being very strong technically and commercially proficient.""He has his finger on the pulse of different terms and how the market has changed."

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Private Equity: Buyouts


David Allen
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