Bruce is a partner and co-head of Freshfields’ global M&A client group. He is frequently sought for international M&A transactions that are regarded as being particularly high profile and/or complex. Bruce advises a mixture of corporates (including: AB InBev, the AA, DMGT, General Dynamics and MTN Group) and financial sponsors (including: Permira, Qatar Holding, Reinet, TPG and Warburg Pincus). Recent transactions include advising:
- AB InBev on the disposal of its Australian business to Asahi for c$11bn;
- Warburg Pincus as part of the consortium that made a recommended public offer to acquire Inmarsat for $3.3bn; and
- MTN Group on the disposal of its Cyrus business to Monaco Telecom for $304m.
Bruce has been a partner since 2005.