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Linklaters LLP

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Alex is Co-Head of the Financial Sponsors practice within Linklaters. Alex advises private equity and other financial sponsor clients on transactions including leveraged buy-outs, consortium deals, public takeovers, carve-outs and exits (including by way of IPO) across a variety of sectors. Alex has particular experience in advising sponsor clients on complex cross-border transactions.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions – high-value deals (£250m+)

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Alex WoodwardLinklaters LLP

Linklaters LLP has a high-quality offering in private equity, with a focus on handling complex, cross-jurisdictional mandates. Praised as ‘always available and extremely responsive’, the team’s work in 2021 included acting on a number of take-privates in the UK and European public markets, as well as handling carve-outs. In addition to its work for prominent funds such as TDR, Apax and Carlyle, the practice also regularly represents consortiums of investors on large-scale buyouts. Highly regarded practice co-heads Alex Woodward and Ben Rodham are well-regarded for their work in this area, with Rodham praised as ‘superbly commercial and pragmatic’. Will Aitken-Davies stands out for his work on cross-border transactions, while Chris Boycott  also had a strong year in 2021, including handling public-to-privates and carve-out deals.