Ian Bagshaw | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Ian Bagshaw
Ian Bagshaw

Ian Bagshaw

Partner, London

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T +44 20 7532 1000

E ian.bagshaw@whitecase.com

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Ian has been given a Band 1 ranking by Chambers and has been recognised as a Leading Individual by The Legal 500.


Ian is the co-head of both the Firm's Global and EMEA Private Equity Groups. He focuses on advising private equity houses and private sponsor clients on issues relating to different forms of leveraged M&A, portfolio assistance and restructuring advice.

Through his involvement in a number of detailed acquisitions, sales, recapitalisations and IPOs, Ian brings experience and knowledge to his clients, allowing them to proceed confidently with their transactions.

He has developed relationships with a number of key clients, including Rhône Capital, Triton Partners, The Carlyle Group, Novator, Arle, Mid Europa, Actera Partners, Play Topco, Avast Software and P4 Sp.Zo.o.

Bars and Courts

  • Solicitor of England and Wales


  • College of Law, York
  • LLB, Sheffield University


  • English


Avast Software

Ian advised Avast Software on its agreement to acquire AVG Technologies N.V., a developer of business, mobile and PC device security software applications, for US$1.3 billion.

CVC Capital Partners

Ian advised CVC Capital Partners, a leading private equity and investment advisory firm, in leading a consortium including Temasek Holdings and Vatera Healthcare Partners in their acquisition of a controlling stake in Alvogen, a leading generic pharmaceuticals company.

Blue Water Energy LLP

Ian advised Blue Water Energy LLP on its investment in Galileo Global Technologies Limited.

Parques Reunidos and Arle Capital

Ian advised Parques Reunidos and Arle Capital on the IPO on the Spanish Stock Exchange of Parques Reunidos.


Ian advised Novator in its investment in an African gold exploration and mining company.


Ian advised GHO on its acquisition of Envision Pharma, a medical communication and software company.


Ian advised Alvogen, a portfolio company of CVC Capital Partners, on its acquisition of County Line Pharmaceuticals, LLC in Wisconsin.


Ian advised Arcapita on the sale of Viridian by Arcapita and RA to I-Squared.


Ian advised Triton on the combination of DSI (Triton’s construction, mining and tunnelling products portfolio company) with Jennmar.

Mid Europa Partners

Ian advised Mid Europa Partners on its sale of a Czech solar business Energy 21 (E21) to CEE Equity Partners.

Paradise Capital

Ian advised Paradise Capital (the Sallam family's investment office) on the disposal of 30% of its interest in B-Tech, one of Egypt’s leading retailers and distributors of house hold appliances and consumer electricals to African Development Partners (a subsidiary of DPI).

Mid Europa

Ian advised Mid Europa on its acquisition of Danube Foods Group BV and Clates Holding BV.


Ian advised Novator on its acquisition of a 92 percent stake in Nextel Chile S.A., the fourth largest telecommunications provider in Chile. He also advised Novator on its investment in MoDe.

DX Group

Ian advised DX (Group) plc on its acquisition of assets from City Link.

Actera Partners LP, Esas Holding A.Ş.

Ian advised Actera Partners LP and Esas Holding A.Ş. on their acquisition of U.N. Ro-Ro İşletmeleri A.Ş.

Play Topco S.A.

Ian advised Play Topco S.A., indirect shareholder of Polish mobile telecoms operator P4 Sp. z o.o., on its €415 million senior PIK toggle notes offering.

Arle Capital

Ian advised Arle Capital on its acquisition of the Innovia Group for an enterprise value of €498 million.

Avast Software

Ian advised Avast Software on the sale of a significant minority stake to CVC Capital Partners.

DX Group

Ian advised DX Group on the successful pricing of its IPO and admission to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

Rhône Capital

Ian advised Rhône Capital on its acquisition of Ask Chemicals GmbH and on its acquisition of Eden Springs.

Awards & Recognition

Ian has been awarded a Band 1 ranking by Chambers and has been recognised as a Leading individual by The Legal 500.