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David J Walker

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David Walker is an M&A lawyer with more than twenty years of experience, focusing on UK and international private equity transactions. He is global co-chair of the firm's Private Equity Practice and recognized as a leader in his field in numerous publications.

Mr. Walker has commented and written extensively on private equity, including contributing a chapter to Private Equity: A Transactional Analysis and is the current editor of another specialist book entitled Private Equity Exits: A Practical Analysis.

London: Corporate and commercial

Private equity: transactions ‚Äď high-value deals (¬£250m+)

Within: Leading individuals

David Walker - Latham & Watkins

Within: Private equity: transactions ‚Äď high-value deals (¬£250m+)

Described as a 'very classy outfit' by one client, Latham & Watkins¬†' large City team advises on a wide range of transactions for a number of large buyout houses.¬† Notably, the firm represented Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone on their failed ‚ā¨5.7 billion takeover offer for Scout24 AG - which would have been the biggest public-to-private deal in Germany to date. Global vice chair of corporate¬†¬†David Walker¬†and global vice chair of private equity Kem Ihenacho¬†are key figures in a London team which also includes recently made up partner¬†Linzi Thomas¬† who has a keen interest in Africa matters. Also recommended is Tom Evans, whose key clients include the likes of Permira and Platinum Equity. Working closely with experienced PE teams in Germany, France, Spain and Italy, the London group delivers¬†a seamless pan-European service on cross-jurisdictional mandates. The practice further benefits from the firm's¬†broader finance and capital markets offering, which ensures it can handle¬†all forms of loan, bond and hybrid capital structures when it comes to transaction financing.

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