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As Global Head of Private Equity, Tom Whelan, knows all about the private equity life cycle. He works with private equity houses, multi strategy funds, management and corporates helping them deploy capital across the world. He works on cases from initial buyouts (including secondary buy outs, take privates and co-investments), M&A, bolt on, restructurings and refinancings through to exits. Clients can rest assured that Tom is always on hand to help. Once the deal is done, he is there to advise on portfolio company work and management incentive plans. He executes transactions in regulated sectors such as healthcare, media and telecoms, financial services, water and the energy sectors are our key focus.

He also handles many transactions in non-regulated sectors like real estate, hotels and leisure, food, consumer and retail, industrial and automotive.Private equity sponsors that Tom has represented include: Pamplona, Rothschild, Morgan Stanley Private Equity, Nordic Capital, Vitruvian, Ares Capital Management, Navis Capital, KSL Capital, AnaCap and Exponent as well as Blackstone and Permira.


English - Spoken Native, Written Native
Italian - Spoken Intermediate, Written Intermediate

London: Corporate and commercial

Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

Hogan Lovells International LLP, which handles mid-cap and large-cap transactions, is ‘great for deals with a regulatory angle’. Its team ‘really understands the banking, insurance and growing regtech/fintech sectors’, and is also active in other industries such as energy, infrastructure, TMT, life sciences/healthcare and consumer/retail. Global private equity head Tom Whelan is ‘always available and very responsive’, and London team head Ed Harrisknows what his clients want, and makes sure he delivers it’. In 2016, Whelan acted for General Atlantic on its acquisition of a minority stake in Joe & The Juice, and led a cross-office team in the advice to the executive management team of Bio Products Laboratory on the £820m disposal of the business by Bain Capital to Creat Group Corporation. Keith Woodhouse and recently promoted counsel Leanne Moezi are also recommended. Paul Randall and Elliot Weston are recent hires from Ashurst and Gowling WLG, respectively. Georgy Kalashnikov joined from the Moscow office, while Amit Nayyar departed for Shoosmiths LLP.

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