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Richard is a Partner in our Corporate Group. He focuses on private equity, international M&A and transactions in the diversified industrial sector. Richard's recent transactional experience includes acting for: Inflexion Private Equity Partners on their investments in Alcumus, Prolabs and Systal Technology Solutions; Livingbridge on their investments in Simply Conveyancing, AJM Healthcare and Veramed; Baird Capital Partners on their investments in Nigel Wright, Bfinance, Prescient Healthcare and Aura Futures; H2 Equity Partners on their investments in BA Components and Primacy Healthcare 21; Elaghmore on its acquisition of Formaplex from Dunedin; Inspirit Capital on its acquisition of Beetham Paper Mill from Billerudkorsnas AB; Next plc on its investment in Reiss; the founders of FundApps on the investment by Scottish Equity Partners; the management team of Wolseley on the acquisition by CD&R from Ferguson plc SPX Flow on the $400 million sale of its Power & Energy business to funds managed by Apollo; Doncasters on the disposals of its UK fabrications and UK forgings businesses to Radius Aerospace and Aero Forgings respectively, portfolio companies of Arlington Capital Partners, the disposal of Doncasters Precision Forgings to IFA, a BGF company and the disposal of Paralloy to Nimbus; Steinhoff on the sale of Harveys and Bensons for Beds to Alteri; Advantage Sales & Marketing on the acquisitions of REL, Flixmedia, Intermarketing Group, Home Marketing Group and Great Ideas Group. As part of his focus on the diversified industrial sector, Richard was also seconded for three months to work alongside the GC of one of our clients, Doncasters, with whom he continues to work today. He also holds a Northern Irish practicing certificate and works closely with the Dublin corporate partners and Belfast office for clients and on transactions in respect of businesses based in Northern Ireland.




French: Competent; German: Competent

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP acts for a broad client base of mid-market buyout houses on deals across Europe, with experience acting across a range of sectors. The practice is instructed on a steady stream of acquisitions and investments, and also routinely represents both sponsors and management teams on exits. The team, which is praised by clients for its ‘sector experience and pragmatic, proactive approach’, is headed by James Trevis in London and is spread across the firm’s UK offices. In London, Richard Kyle is another key name to note, with Mark Beardmore in Birmingham and Robin Skelton in Leeds also highly active dealmakers. The UK team also frequently works with the wider firm’s offices in Europe to handle multi-jurisdictional transactions. Jon Gill joined the team in September 2021 from TLT, while Walter Kulvick joined from Ashurst in May 2022. Ceri-Ann McGraa was promoted to partner in the same month.