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Carlton Evans

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Carlton is an expert in private equity, which he combines with having extensive expertise in more general UK and international M&A and corporate finance transactions. He was a senior executive at the Takeover Panel for two years in 1998 and therefore has a particular focus on UK public M&A. Key clients include Apollo, PAI, GIC, Apax, BXR and Rohatyn (formally CVCi).


Articled clerk Linklaters 1987 ‚Äď 1989; assistant solicitor 1989-1997; partner 1997 to present.


Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (1986 BA Law; 1990 MA Law).

London: Corporate and commercial

Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

Linklaters LLP's London-based private equity team is integrated with other offices across the network, and is also allied with the firm's other top-class practices (including finance, equity capital markets and M&A), enabling it to cover the full spread of transactions involving all major jurisdictions worldwide. Led by Alex Woodward, the group particularly comes into its own in groundbreaking deals involving novel/esoteric legal issues and matters connected with highly regulated sectors, such as healthcare, energy and financial services. In 2017, Woodward, recently promoted partner Christopher Boycott and banking partner Oliver Sceales acted for The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of Praesidiad from CVC Capital Partners. Another significant deal involved Carlton Evans acting for Baring Private Equity and Bright Food in the £1.4bn sale of the Weetabix group to Post Holdings. Ben Rodham advised The Office Group and its shareholders on the £490m sale of the business to Blackstone, which had followed a competitive auction. The firm also acts for other well-known names in the private equity sphere, such as BC Partners, Montagu, PAI and Apollo Global Management. David Martin, who relocated to the London office from Abu Dhabi, is recommended, as are Will Aitken-Davies and Vincent Ponsonnaille.

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