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Tom D Evans

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Tom D. Evans is an M&A lawyer with more than 10 years of experience advising on complex international and domestic M&A and corporate financing arrangements for leading private equity houses, infrastructure funds and limited partners. Mr. Evans has been identified as a rising star for M&A Private Equity by IFLR 1000 and as "up and coming" in Chambers UK 2016 for Private Equity.

London: Corporate and commercial

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

Within: Leading individuals

Tom Evans - 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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