Clifford Chance LLP

Private Equity Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for A leading team for high-end private equity deals, offering clients excellent strength in depth and cross-border capabilities, with significant expertise in transactions involving Europe, Asia and anglophone Africa. Advises established private equity houses as well as alternative buyers and new entrants to the market. Covers the full range of private equity work, including buyouts, buy-ins, emerging market transactions and portfolio company acquisitions, and augments its status with its superb global finance practice.

Work highlights Advised Blackstone in connection with the acquisition of the European distribution business of CRH for EUR1.64 billion.

Notable practitioners


Christopher Sullivan
is a growing force in private equity who is known for his strong practice in M&A and matters of corporate finance. He acts for a stable of major private equity houses.


Jonny Myers
serves as global head of the firm's private equity group and is highly recommended for his broad skill set in complex transactions. His client base includes a number of prominent private equity houses and companies.


Matthew Layton
is an eminent lawyer in the UK private equity market owing to the depth of his experience in domestic and cross-border transactions. He is the firm's managing partner.


Simon Tinkler
is deeply experienced in private equity deals including M&A, restructurings and secondary transactions. He is sought after by a number of prestigious sponsor clients and their portfolio companies.


Spencer Baylin
maintains close relationships with some of the firm's most prestigious private equity clients, and is well known for his capabilities in handling complex deals on their behalf. His cross-border practice demonstrates capabilities in the emerging markets.