Ben Squires is a partner in the Corporate and Private Equity teams in the UK, having recently joined from a major New York-based international law firm. Ben advises on all aspects of corporate work and has a particular specialism in private equity.

    Ben’s expertise covers all types of corporate work, in particular private equity and mainstream mergers and acquisitions (both domestically and internationally). On the corporate side, Ben’s clients range from owner-managers to PLCs. On the private equity side, Ben covers all transactional aspects ranging from advising private equity houses/sponsors and their portfolio companies to advising management teams and/or the shareholders of target companies.

    “Ben guided us through the recent investment in our business by distilling highly complex legal issues in a digestible way. We were reassured by Ben’s knowledge and experience of advising management teams on equity plans and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and his team. Technically excellent, always available and extremely personable.” Bob Contreras, Executive Chairman, Adler & Allan.

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    Private M&A

    • Acting for D&C Brands on the disposal of Dr. Organic to Damier NV.
    • Acting for the management team of Outright Games on its secondary buy-out backed by EMK Capital.
    • Acting for the management team of Pelsis on its management buy-out backed by Pamplona Capital Management.
    • Acting for Perwyn Growth Capital on its Series C funding round in Lookiero.
    • Acting for TPA Capital on its acquisition of Bis Henderson.
    • Acting for Inflexion on its acquisition of Sparta Global.
    • Acting for H2 Equity Partners in connection with its acquisition of RAM Tracking.
    • Acting for the management team of a KKR-controlled portfolio company on its management equity plan.
    • Acting for the management team of IDHL on its management buy-out backed by Bridgepoint.
    • Acting for the management team of Adler & Allan on its management buy-out backed by Sun European Partners.
    • Acting for the management team of Matrix SCM on its management buy-out backed by Bridgepoint.
    • Acting for the incoming management team of the Addison Lee Group in connection with its acquisition by a consortium of investors.
    • Acting for KKR on its disposal of LGC Science Group to a consortium led by Cinven and Astorg.
    • Acting for Blackstone on its disposal of Intelenet to Teleperformance.
    • Acting for Apax Partners on its acquisition of Solita Group from Vaaka Partners.
    • Acting for Bridgepoint on the disposal of three portfolio companies – Rodenstock, Infinitas Learning and Protocol – to Compass Partners.
    • Acting for Apax Partners on the disposal of Azelis to EQT and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board.
    • Acting for Bridgepoint on the sale of a passive minority stake in itself to Dyal Capital Partners.
    • Acting for Office Depot, Inc. on the disposal of its European business to Aurelius.

    Public M&A

    • Acting for Blackstone Real Estate on its take-private of Hansteen Holdings Plc.
    • Acting for CBRE on its take-private of Telford Homes Plc.
    • Acting for Silver Lake (in consortium with PSP and GIC) on its take-private of ZPG Plc.
    • Acting for AXIS Capital on its take-private of Novae Group Plc.

    Joint Ventures

    • Acting for Rendesco on its joint venture with Last Mile Infrastructure (a portfolio company of Infracapital).
    • Acting for a real estate-focused investor and investment manager on its logistics joint venture with a US-based global institutional alternative asset management firm.
    • Acting for Silver Lake on its joint venture arrangements with AltaOne Capital in connection with its acquisition of Cegid Group.

    Restructuring

    • Acting for Gates Industrial Corporation Plc on a group restructuring in preparation for its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, and two subsequent group reorganisations.

    Education

    • BPP Law School, London, Legal Practice Course, 2010
    • BPP Law School, London, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2009
    • University of Nottingham, BSc, Hons, 2007

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2012
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