LONDON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--International law firm Proskauer announced today the arrival of leading M&A lawyers Rob Day and Andrew Wingfield to the Firm’s London office.
“Their expertise and experience within the M&A and private equity markets fits with our strategy to be a go-to firm for asset managers, and brings a focused financial services sector capability to our transactional offering.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Rob and Andrew to our London office as we continue to grow our corporate platform,” said Joe Leccese, Chairman of Proskauer. “Their expertise and experience within the M&A and private equity markets fits with our strategy to be a go-to firm for asset managers, and brings a focused financial services sector capability to our transactional offering.”
Proskauer London has welcomed a number of partners in recent months to strategically build out its international platform including M&A partner Eleanor Shanks, finance partner Ben Davis, private equity real estate partners Jo Owen and Vikki McKay and private investment funds partner Bruno Bertrand-Delfau. The Firm is also enjoying recognition for its success in the UK market after being awarded London Office of the Year at last week’s British Legal Awards.
Steven Davis, who leads Proskauer’s M&A practice in London, said “We are building an integrated team of exceptional quality, and with the arrival of additional talent to the practice we are even better placed to respond to increased activity in the market. Rob and Andrew join us with a wealth of private equity and M&A experience, which will be a true asset to our clients as they navigate today’s business landscape.”
Mr. Day’s practice focuses on public and private M&A and private equity. Offering a broad range of transactional experience his clients include global corporations, asset managers and private equity houses, advising on their strategically important transactions across financial services, consumer, media and technology sectors.
Mr. Wingfield’s focus is on private equity and M&A, with a particular emphasis on financial services and regulated entities. He works primarily with private equity sponsors, funds and financial institutions, as well as representing high-profile new entrants and challengers to the market, with specific expertise in the services, fintech, insurance, e-payment and cybersecurity industries.
Proskauer continues to work with some of the most active players in the industry. Most recently, the team in London advised Lion Capital and the Company on the sale of ghd, a high-end hairstyling appliances brand, to beauty products maker Coty Inc.; Bruin Sports Capital on the acquisition of Deltatre; The Carlyle Group on its investment in PA Consulting; sovereign wealth fund GIC on its acquisition of the Greenko Group; and Hong Kong-listed Magnificent Real Estate on its acquisition of Travelodge London Kings Cross Hotel. Other headline transactions include the high-profile fundraisings of both Montagu Private Equity on its €2.75 billion fund V and Gilde Buy Out Partner on its €1.1 billion fund V, and in the last 12 months alone advising Ardian on over 20 secondary transactions totaling more than $5 billion.