Andrew Lynch

Andrew Lynch

Corporate M&A Counsel, London

Overview

Education and qualifications

Overview

Andrew is a counsel in the firm’s financial sponsors practice. He advises private equity houses, investment managers, family offices and other financial sponsor clients on all forms of leveraged M&A, distressed and event-driven transactions, co-investments, restructurings, disposals and portfolio company matters.

Work highlights

Transactions of note where involvement can be disclosed include advising:

  • Jacobs Holding on the £2bn acquisition of Cognita, a global private schools group, from Bregal Investments and KKR 
  • The Carlyle Group on a number of mandates, including the take-private acquisition of Harwood Wealth Management Group and the acquisitions of Barbon Insurance and PIB Insurance
  • Sellers (including Strategic Value Partners) on the c. £1.6bn sale of Cory Riverside Energy to a consortium led by Dalmore Capital
  • Arcus Infrastructure on the £1.1bn sale of a 65% stake in Forth Ports to PSP
  • PSP on a number of mandates, including:
    • > the recapitalisation, refinancing and investment by Allianz Real Estate in the Chapter UK student accommodation platform
    • > the €2.6bn acquisition alongside BC Partners and OTPP of CeramTec from Cinven
    • > the sale of its interest in Wind Energy Transmission Texas to Axium Infrastructure
    • > its participation in a consortium established to acquire 22-24 Bishopsgate, London
  • Rhône Capital on its acquisition of Eden Springs; Eden Springs on its acquisition of Nestle Waters’ home and office delivery business in 5 jurisdictions; Rhône Capital on the sale of Eden Springs to Cott Corporation

Education and qualifications

Andrew holds a degree in Law from University College Dublin.