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Sean Scanlon focuses on private equity-backed transactions and national and international mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Scanlon has advised on a large variety of corporate transactions and regularly acts for leading private equity houses, real estate investors, management teams and corporate clients.


Law Society: England & Wales

London: Corporate and commercial

Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

Arnold & Porter's 'savvy' team has a first-class reputation, owing to its experience across a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions. Led by Andrew Harris, the team advises on MBOs, MBIs, buy and builds, and disposals/exits, among various other matters. Harris and associate Andrew Ross acted for EMK Capital in its MBO of Israel-based Luminati in 2017. They were also part of a team (which included David Gerber), which advised the same client and Bregal Capital LLP on their sale of the IT training company QA Group to CVC Capital Partners.  Another key figure is Sean Scanlon, who was the lead adviser to Bluebird Partners on the sale of its Island View Holidays Group portfolio company (a holiday and caravan park owner-operator based in the Isle of Wight) to AG Holiday Parks UK Limited. Jeremy Willcocks is also recommended. Complementing the team's core transactional expertise is the firm's strengths in ancillary areas, such as intellectual property, restructuring and employment. Syndicated and leveraged finance expert Colin Tan recently made partner.

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