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Timothy Lowe

Tel: +44-20-7367-1618

Tel: +44-20-7367-1618

20 Air Street
London, United Kingdom W1B 5AN

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Global Co-Head of the Tax Department and head of the European tax practice, Tim Lowe is one of the leading U.K. corporate tax lawyers of his generation. Tim advises on public and private M&A transactions, reorganizations and reconstructions and corporate finance, with a particular focus on both U.K. and international private equity transactions. Ranked highly by Chambers, Tim is described as “very technical and strong at explaining difficult technical matters.”


Tim’s representative matters have included:

  • TPG Rise Climate in the financing aspects of its definitive agreement to purchase a majority stake in A-Gas from KKR
  • IDEMIA Group in the amendment and extension of its revolving credit facility and cross-border TLB facilities
  • Zentiva Group in the amendment and extension of its €1.825 billion European TLB facility and €145 million revolving credit facility
  • Galderma in a private placement round of approximately $1 billion for newly issued shares
  • Asda Group in the acquisition of EG Group's UK and Ireland operations for an enterprise value of c. £2.27 billion
  • The Lycra Company in the completion of a comprehensive debt refinancing
  • Travelodge in its high-yield refinancing and shareholder distribution
  • Noble Corporation in its:
    • $1.15 billion refinancing of existing credit facilities
    • $600 million offering of senior notes
  • Cinven Capital Management-backed ETC Group in the financing to support the acquisitions of Amadys and BTV Multimedia
  • STADA Arzneimittel AG, a portfolio company of Bain Capital and Cinven, in its successful offer to exchange €1.4 billion in aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 3.5% Senior Secured Notes
  • Francisco Partners in its acquisition of Kobalt
  • Sani/Ikos Group in its recapitalization and strategic partnership agreement with GIC
  • Preservation Capital in the:
    • acquisition of Saltus Partners, a UK wealth management business
    • £100 million acquisition of Parmenion Capital, a provider of investment services and technology solutions for financial advice firms
  • Triton Partners in the sale of Ewellix
  • EQT Private Equity in the £650 million acquisition of SPT Labtech
  • The Access Group in Europe's largest ever unitranche financing on record
  • Cinven in the financing for the acquisition of ETC Group
  • GIC in:
    • the £694 million acquisition of a 75% stake in the majority of Paddington Central assets from British Land
    • its $525 million joint venture with Equinix to develop and operate two xScale™ data centers in South Korea
    • its $3.9 billion additional joint ventures with Equinix to expand the xScale™ data center program
    • its joint venture with Kennedy Wilson to acquire and manage urban logistics properties in the UK, Ireland and Spain, targeting total assets of $1 billion
    • its joint venture with Melcombe Partners to acquire and develop urban logistics properties in Europe
    • the €950 million buyout acquisition of a pan-European logistics platform from Apollo
  • Warburg Pincus in the:
    • acquisition of Minesoft, a global patent solutions provider
    • agreement with Macquarie Capital Principal Finance to jointly acquire a majority stake in Premier Technical Services Group
  • A sovereign wealth fund in the acquisition of a pan-European logistics portfolio for over €3 billion from EQT Exeter
  • 3G Capital in the financing for its $7.1 billion acquisition of a controlling interest in Hunter Douglas
  • Envista in its acquisition of Carestream Dental's intraoral scanners business
  • EW Healthcare Partners:
    • and other shareholders in the €750 million sale of EUSA Pharma to Recordati
    • in the acquisition of a majority stake in Laboratoires Majorelle
  • Polestar Performance AB in its $20 billion combination with Gores Guggenheim
  • Blackstone in its $1 billion partnership with Hipgnosis Song Management
  • EQT:
    • led consortium in the £4.5 billion recommended cash offer of Dechra Pharmaceuticals
    • in the €6.8 billion acquisition of Baring Private Equity Asia, a leading private markets investment firm
    • and its portfolio company IVC Evidensia on the acquisition of VetStrategy, a leading Canadian veterinary care provider
  • Bain Capital in the c. €1.7 billion acquisition of ITP Aero, an aero engine and gas turbine manufacturer, from Rolls-Royce
  • Apex Fund Management, a Genstar portfolio company, in:
    • the c. £1.51 billion recommended all cash acquisition of Sanne Group
    • its acquisition of the FundRock Group
  • Pamplona Capital Management in the:
    • acquisition of Pelsis, a global manufacturer and distributor of pest control products
    • acquisition of Signature Foods, a chilled food company, from IK Investment Partners
  • Thoma Bravo on the strategic investment in Condeco, a global leader in workspace scheduling technology
  • Ares Management Corporation:
    • in the £400 million preferred equity investment in McLaren Group
    • in the closing of its fifth European direct lending fund, Ares Capital Europe V, with a final fund size of €11 billion
  • Blackstone:
    • and the consortium consisting of Scape Living and iQSA in the £969 million recommended cash offer for GCP Student Living
    • and Brown Bidco Limited in the $4.73 billion recommended take private of Signature Aviation, the world's largest fixed base operation network for business & general aviation travelers
    • in the recommended £4.77 billion cash offer for Merlin Entertainments, a global leader in location-based, family entertainment
    • in the £4.66 billion acquisition of iQ Student Accommodation
  • Genstar Capital and its portfolio company 2020 Technologies in the agreement to merge 2020 with Compusoft, creating a leading provider of space planning solutions
  • SK Capital in the formation of a consortium with Heubach Group and the subsequent acquisition of Clariant's Pigments business
  • Oakley Capital in its investment in ICP Education, a leading independent group of UK nurseries
  • Sun European Partners in the sale of Dreams, a leading specialty bed retailer in the UK, to Tempur Sealy International
  • E2Open in the $1.7 billion acquisition of BluJay Solutions, a leading international cloud-based, logistics execution platform
  • Hg in an innovative £455 million NAV financing of the portfolio of Hg Saturn, a 2018-vintage fund with £1.5 billion in commitments
  • Thomas H. Lee Partners and AutoStore in the $2.8 billion sale of a 40% stake of AutoStore to SoftBank
  • TA Associates and the consortium vehicle on the $2 billion acquisition of Unit4, a global leader in enterprise cloud software
  • HGGC in the sale of a majority stake in Davies, a leading specialist professional services and technology business serving the global insurance market
  • L Catterton in its agreement to acquire a majority stake in BIRKENSTOCK Group
  • HPS Investment Partners in its investment into the UK wealth management division of Canaccord Genuity Group
  • Peak Rock Capital in its acquisition of AMB S.p.A, a leading manufacturer of films for the food and food packaging industry
  • Bain Capital Private Equity and Cinven in the CHF 4.2 billion definitive agreement to acquire Lonza Specialty Ingredients
  • Flexpoint Ford in its recommended cash acquisition of AFH Financial Group, a financial planning-led wealth management firm
  • AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets in the acquisition of the Kadans Science Partner platform
  • CPP Investments and its consortium partners in the acquisition of Galileo Global Education, a post-secondary education group
  • An EQT-led consortium in the CHF 10.2 billion exclusive negotiations to acquire Nestlé Skin Health, a leading global skincare company
  • A consortium consisting of Apax, Warburg Pincus, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in the $3.4 billion take private of Inmarsat, a British satellite communications group
  • Global Logistics Properties in its acquisition of European logistics business IDI Gazeley from Brookfield Asset Management for approximately $2.8 billion
  • Goldman Sachs, Park Square and NGA Human Resources in the sale of NGA's UK mid-market and small and medium business divisions
  • Lone Star in the tax aspects of its acquisition of the Xella Group, a German-based market leader in building solutions, from PAI Partners and funds managed by Goldman Sachs' investment arm
  • Brait, the South African listed private equity group in:
    • connection with the acquisition of New Look from Apax and Permira in a deal valuing the business at £1.9 billion
    • in the acquisition of an 80% stake in Virgin Active from CVC and Virgin
  • TDR Capital:
    • in the acquisition of BPP, a global leader in professional and vocational education
    • alongside Sun Capital and their portfolio company Keepmoat Limited in the sale of Keepmoat's regeneration arm to energy and services provider ENGIE for £330 million
    • in connection with the acquisition of Euro Garages
    • in the acquisition by its portfolio company, Stonegate Pub Company, of public houses from Bramwell and TCG
    • in the acquisition of Delek Europe BV
    • in the acquisition of IMO Carwash
    • in the acquisition of David Lloyd
    • in the disposal of a stake in the Lowell Group to Teachers Private Capital
  • Cerberus in:
    • connection with the acquisition of a £13 billion loan portfolio from UKAR
    • the acquisition of Capital Homes Limited
  • Arcapita in the disposal of PointPark Properties to TPG and Ivanhoe Cambridge
  • Standard Chartered Private Equity in its acquisition of a 25.8% stake in Zambia's Copperbelt Energy Corporation

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