Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice with the addition of Sandra Rafferty as a partner in London.
"Specialist infrastructure funds have raised record amounts of capital in recent years, whilst private equity firms have established dedicated infrastructure funds and many pension and sovereign wealth funds have increased capital allocated to infrastructure," said White & Case partner John Reiss, Head of the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. "Sandra is a respected infrastructure M&A lawyer who will strengthen and develop our existing capabilities to provide sophisticated infrastructure M&A advice to these clients in Europe and globally."
Rafferty is an experienced mergers & acquisitions lawyer who specializes in the infrastructure and energy sectors, in particular cross-border M&A, joint ventures, consortium agreements, corporate finance and corporate restructurings. She advises infrastructure funds, pension funds and insurance companies, as well as other financial investors, public and private sector organizations and developers. Rafferty joins from CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, where she was a partner, and brings more than 25 years of experience.
"One of the trends we are seeing in the sector is the compression of investment returns on core infrastructure causing certain investors to look more closely at hybrid assets, which combine elements of traditional infrastructure assets and private equity assets and require advisors with expertise in both," said White & Case partner Caroline Sherrell. "White & Case has established a market leading European infrastructure M&A practice advising clients on investments across the whole spectrum of the brownfield infrastructure market. The addition of Sandra will add credible bench strength to this offering."
White & Case partner Thierry Bosly, Regional Section Head, EMEA M&A/Private Equity, said: "The addition of Sandra, with her experience and focus on infrastructure M&A, follows the success of private equity partner Caroline Sherrell in this area and the subsequent hire in 2019 of infrastructure finance specialist Simon Caridia. The strong interplay between White & Case's leading project development and finance practice and private equity group makes us uniquely placed to advise clients in the growing infrastructure investment market."
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