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Our 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.

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Hogan Lovells International LLP's varied workload, which consists of a mix of mid-cap and large-cap deals, spans domestic and cross-border LBO's, secondaries transactions, co-investments and exits among other matters. The firm focuses primarily on transactions involving regulated sectors, including financial services and insurance, TMT, consumer/retail and real estate. Its 'client-focused' global private equity head Tom Whelan, who is 'energetic in pushing through a transaction', has particular experience of acting for tech and tech-enabled businesses. In 2017, Whelan was part of the team which acted for Paysafe Group in its £3bn takeover by a private equity consortium led by Blackstone and CVC. Another standout large-cap deal for the team, which was led by Steven Bryan, involved acting for Brookfield Business Partners in its acquisition of an 85% stake in road fuels supplier Greenergy.  London team head Ed Harris manages the firm's relationships with clients such as Pantheon Ventures, Investindustrial and Terra Firma. In the mid-cap space, Harris and Grimshaw advised another key client Ventiga Capital Partners on its acquisition of Infare Solutions, and also Infare's subsequent purchase of airline and airport data contracts from QL2 Software. Sarah Shaw (who is a recent hire from Allen & Overy LLP) specialises in energy and infrastructure sector transactions.

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