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Clifford Chance LLP
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London > Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions – high-value deals (£250m+)

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Christopher SullivanClifford Chance LLP

Clifford Chance LLP is instructed by a range of prominent PE houses to handle some of the largest, most complex transactions in the market. In 2021, the practice acted on a number of high-profile public-to-private deals, most notably advising Clayton Dubilier & Rice on its acquisition of Wm Morrisons Supermarkets plc. Carve-outs, secondary transactions and co-investments are also areas of growth for the team. London practice head Christopher Sullivan is particularly noted for his work on secondaries, while global head of PE Jonny Myers remains active across buyouts and exits. Spencer Baylin is ‘incredibly bright with years of experience behind him’ and serves as relationship partner for many of the firm’s key clients.  The team brought in Neil Evans from Mayer Brown International LLP in January 2022, strengthening its relationships with KKR and Blackstone Real Estate. Oliver Marcuse was promoted to partner in April 2022 and focuses on secondary deals and co-investments. Simon Tinkler left the firm in March 2022.