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Our office in London focuses on core corporate practice areas, adapted to the cross-border context: mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions and financing transactions. Our London office handles private equity acquisitions and disposals, acquisition financing, high yield bond offerings, IPOs and other equity and debt capital markets transactions, and strategic, multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions and financings for our corporate clients.

Client News

Sport Republic to Acquire Controlling Stake in the Turkish Football Club Göztepe S.K.

Paul, Weiss is representing Sport Republic in its acquisition of a 70% stake in Turkish football club Göztepe S.K.

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Client News

Clearlake Capital Acquires Chelsea Football Club in Consortium Deal

Paul, Weiss, acting as M&A and Funds counsel, advised Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. in its acquisition of Chelsea Football Club in a consortium co-led with Todd Boehly, Chairman and CEO of Eldridge.

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Publications

Krishna Veeraraghavan and Alvaro Membrillera Discuss Ukraine War’s Impact on M&A With Law360

Corporate partners Krishna Veeraraghavan and Alvaro Membrillera discuss the challenges to the M&A landscape in the U.K. and Europe brought on by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and other macro-economic factors with Law360.

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Awards & Recognition

Alvaro Membrillera Recognized Among Financial News’ 50 Most Influential Lawyers in Europe

Corporate partner Alvaro Membrillera has been named one of Europe’s “Fifty Most Influential Lawyers” by Financial News, a news publication focused on business and political leaders in London and across Europe’s financial markets.

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Awards & Recognition

Adam Wollstein Shortlisted for Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Europe Award

Corporate partner Adam Wollstein is shortlisted for the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Europe 2021 awards in the “Practice of Law” category.

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Publications

Alvaro Membrillera Publishes Article on Multi-Strategy Trends in Private Equity News

Corporate partner Alvaro Membrillera wrote an article, “Why Large Private Equity Firms Are Moving to a Multi-Strategy Approach,” published in Private Equity News.

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Client News

Sport Republic Acquires Southampton Football Club

Paul, Weiss advised Sport Republic Limited in its acquisition of a majority stake in the English Premier League Southampton Football Club.

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Client News

Asterion to Partner With Granahan McCourt in National Broadband Ireland

Paul, Weiss is representing Asterion Industrial Partners, a Madrid-based infrastructure investment manager, in its acquisition of equity held by Oak Hill Advisors, Twin Point Capital and other minority shareholders in National Broadband Ireland (NBI).

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Client News

KKR to Acquire Majority Stake in Contabo

Paul, Weiss is advising KKR in the acquisition of Contabo, a leading and fast-growing global cloud infrastructure and hosting provider based in Germany that offers easy-to-use and cost-effective cloud services to small-sized enterprises, entrepreneurs and developers.

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Client News

KPS Capital to Acquire Crown’s EMEA Packaging Business for $2.7 Billion

Paul, Weiss is advising KPS Capital Partners, LP in its approximately $2.7 billion acquisition of the Europe, Middle East and Africa food, aerosol and promotional packaging business from Crown Holdings, Inc.

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Client News

United Group Completes Acquisition of Wind Hellas

Paul, Weiss represented BC Partners portfolio company United Group, the leading provider of telecommunications services and media in southeast Europe, in its acquisition of telecoms operator Wind Hellas from Crystal Almond Holdings Limited.

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Client News

KKR to Acquire MasterD

Paul, Weiss advised KKR in its acquisition of MasterD, the leading vocational training company in Spain.

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Client News

General Atlantic Leads Series B Investment in Acesso Digital, Alongside SoftBank

Paul, Weiss is representing funds affiliated with General Atlantic LLC in its investment, together with the SoftBank Latin America Fund, in Acesso Digital, a Brazilian technology company specializing in digital identity authentication solutions, including facial recognition, remote hiring and electronic signatures.

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Client News

Auction Technology Group Completes IPO on London Stock Exchange

Paul, Weiss represented Auction Technology Group plc (ATG) in its $420 million initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange. The offering included a primary offering and a secondary offering by TA Associates, ECI Partners and various management selling shareholders.

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Client News

Nova KBM Expands its Presence in Slovenia Through Acquisition of Abanka

Paul, Weiss advised Nova KBM d.d. and funds managed by Apollo Global Management, LLC affiliates in Nova KBM’s €444 million acquisition of Slovenia-based bank Abanka d.d. from the Republic of Slovenia.

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