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Alvaro Membrillera

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Alvaro Membrillera is a partner in the Corporate Department and Head of the firm’s London office. His practice focuses on M&A and leveraged transactions, particularly in the private equity space. Alvaro has led teams representing private equity firms on a broad range of complex, cross-border matters including public to privates, consortium deals, minority investments, carve outs and disposals. Resident in London since 2002, Alvaro has extensive experience in transactions across a wide range of European jurisdictions for KKR, General Atlantic, BC Partners and other private equity funds. Alvaro has been recognized by The Legal 500 for his work on private equity transactions.


Alvaro’s recent announced transactions include the representation of:

  • KKR and its portfolio companies in numerous transactions, including:
    • in connection with the acquisition of Medac by MasterD, a portfolio company of KKR
    • in its acquisition of a majority position in ERM
    • in its acquisition of a minority stake in Cegid at an enterprise value of €5.5 billion
    • in connection with TA Associates’ minority investment in Söderberg & Partners
    • in connection with Silver Lake’s minority investment in Exact, a portfolio company of KKR
    • in Telxius Towers's €7.7 billion sale of its telecommunications tower unit to American Tower Corporation
    • the sale of its minority stake in the Spanish PV assets of Grupo T-Solar to Cubico Sustainable Investments
    • its acquisition of CMC Machinery
    • its €3 billion take private of MásMóvil by KKR, Cinven and Providence
    • its acquisition of Citation from Hg Capital
    • its €1.8 billion acquisition of a 37.5% stake in the secondary network of Telecom Italia
    • its sale of its equity stake in Acciona Energía Internacional to AXA Investment
    • its acquisition of MasterD
    • its investment in Avida
    • its acquisition of Exact Software from Apax
    • its acquisition of Söderberg & Partners from TA Associates
    • its investment in Sector Alarm
    • its sale of Renvico France to ENGIE
    • its sale of United Group B.V. to funds advised by BC Partners
    • its sale of South Staffordshire to pension funds and other institutional investors advised by Arjun Infrastructure Partners
  • General Atlantic and its portfolio companies in numerous transactions, including:
    • its investment in Mollie
    • its portfolio company Hemnet in its initial public offering on Nasdaq Stockholm
    • its investment in Neon Pagamentos
    • its investment in OutSystems
    • its investment in dLocal
    • its investment in Hotmart
    • its investment in Acesso Digital
    • its investment in Joe & the Juice
  • BC Partners in the acquisition by its portfolio company, United Group, of Vivacom
  • Blackstone Growth in its $200 million investment in Oatly AB
  • KPS Capital Partners in:
    • its acquisition of Siderforgerossi Group, S.p.A.
    • its acquisition of Metra Holdings S.p.A. and Metra S.p.A.
    • its approximately $2.7 billion acquisition of the Europe, Middle East and Africa food, aerosol and promotional packaging business from Crown Holdings
    • its €1.38 billion acquisition of the global aluminum rolling business of Norsk Hydro ASA
    • the sale of its portfolio company Chassis Brakes International Group to Hitachi
  • Roark Capital Group in:
    • its acquisition of International Car Wash Group from TDR Capital LLP
    • Driven Brands, a portfolio company of Roark, in its acquisition of International Car Wash Group
  • Asterion Industrial Partners in its acquisition of Retelit S.p.A.
  • Real Assets Investment Management in its acquisition of Health Transportation Group
  • Sport Republic Limited in its acquisition of a majority stake in the English Premier League Southampton Football Club
  • Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners in IMCO’s add on investment in its portfolio company euNetworks
  • Kohlberg in:
    • its acquisition of three European packaging plants from Bemis Healthcare Packaging Europe
    • its acquisition of Nelipak from Mason Wells

Alvaro, who is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, began his career in Spain and worked for law firms in Brazil and New York prior to moving to London. He holds an LL.M. from New York University School of Law, which he attended as a Fulbright Scholar, and a Licenciatura en Derecho from the Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Alvaro is admitted to practice law in New York and Spain.

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