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Chris Boycott

Corporate Partner, London

“I focus on the full spectrum of private equity and financial sponsor transactions. I aim to provide, clear, direct, commercially-oriented advice to help clients successfully and efficiently pursue their businesses.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Chris advises private equity houses, financial sponsors and investment managers on public and private M&A, joint ventures and restructuring transactions across a broad range of sectors, notably the financial institutions, industrials, consumer and healthcare sectors.

 

Chris completed a secondment to Bridgepoint in 2011.

 

Work highlights

Chris has led, or been a key adviser, on a wide range of financial sponsor transactions. These include advising:

  • Advent International on its takeover offers for Cobham and Laird
  • Hg Saturn and the consortium on the £1.3bn buyout of IRIS Software Group 

  • Cerberus on the acquisition of Worldwide Flight Services

  • BC Partners on the acquisition of Vet Partners

  • BHL Group on the sale of a 30% strategic interest in the CompareTheMarket group to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • BC Partners and Pollen Street Capital on the £868m hostile offer for Shawbrook Bank
  • The Carlyle Group on: the acquisition of Praesidiad from CVC; the strategic sale of 50% of its stake in The RAC Group to GIC, and the subsequent sale of its remaining interest to CVC; and the £500m recommended offer for The Innovation Group
  • BC Partners and PSP on the acquisition of a majority stake in Keter Group
  • PSP on its strategic investment into Allflex

Professional experience

Chris co-presented the LexisNexis webinar on “Private Equity – issues and trends”, in October 2017.

Education and qualifications

Chris studied law at the University of Warwick.