Richard Youle | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Richard Youle

Partner, London

T +44 20 7532 1577

T +44 20 7532 1000

T +44 7786 938 755


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“Richard Youle is a ‘very commercial and pragmatic’ partner as well as a ‘born and bred private equity’ lawyer who ‘really gets it.’”

Chambers UK 2015


Richard is co-head of the EMEA private equity team in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and focuses solely on private equity. He advises private equity houses and financial sponsor clients on all forms of leveraged M&A and portfolio assistance including restructuring advice.

Key clients include: HgCapital, Montagu, Oaktree, Global Infrastructure Partners, Mid Europa Partners, Oyak, Castik Capital and Essex Woodlands.

Bars and Courts

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • English


ADIA, Allianz, Borealis and Munich Re

A consortium comprising of ADIA, Allianz Capital Partners, Borealis Infrastructure and Munich Re, in the acquisition of 100% of Autobahn Tank & Rast

Castik Capital

Epic Funds advised by Castik Capital in their acquisitions of Waterlogic and Angel Springs

Essex Woodlands

Essex Woodlands on its acquisition of EUSA Pharma

Global Infrastructure Partners

Global Infrastructure Partners on the agreement to acquire a 35% stake interest in Terminal Investment Ltd from MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company


HgCapital on the acquisitions of Kinapse, Sovos Compliance, the Raet Group, The Foundry, Team System, Manx Telecom, JLA, Iris Software Group, e-conomic, Nair & Co, Parts Alliance and NetNames

HgCapital on their investment, exit and reinvestment in Visma

HgCapital on its sell down of a minority stake in JLA and a refinancing of the business

HgCapital portfolio company Nair & Co on its acquisition of High Street Partners to form Radius

HgCapital portfolio company Ullink on its acquisition of Nyfix / Metabit businesses from ICE

Mid Europa Partners

Mid Europa Partners on the disposal of Norican Group to Altor Equity Partners

Montagu Private Equity

Montagu Private Equity on their acquisitions of DEAS, Accurate Equity AS, Open International, University of Law, CAP and Equatex


Oaktree Capital Management on their acquisition of The Serviced Apartment Company (Saco)


Oyak Girisim Danismanligi on its acquisition of the Almatis Group

Awards & Recognition

Band 2 ranking, Chambers

Leading Individual, Legal 500