Caroline Sherrell

Partner, London



Caroline Sherrell is a partner in the EMEA private equity team in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. She advises private equity houses, infrastructure funds and other financial sponsor clients on domestic and cross-border acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, co-investments and restructuring. Caroline has a particular focus on the infrastructure sector.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Bachelor of Economics (BEcon)
University of Queensland
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
University of Queensland


Caroline's recent experience includes advising:

Antin Infrastructure Partners, Brookfield Asset Management and Arcus Infrastructure Partners on the sale of Euroports, one of the largest port infrastructure companies in Europe, to a consortium led by Monaco Resources

Allianz Capital Partners on its co-investment in GasNet, the Czech Republic’s largest gas distribution network business, as part of a consortium of investors led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

Antin Infrastructure Partners and Goldman Sachs' West Street Infrastructure Partners on their acquisition of CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings plc by way of a scheme of arrangement. CityFibre is the UK's largest alternative provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure

Arjun Infrastructure Partners on its acquisition of a 75% stake in South Staffordshire plc from KKR, and the subsequent sell down of part of the stake to Mitsubishi. South Staffordshire plc consists of a regulated water only company, South Staffordshire Water plc, and a non-regulated water services business

First State Investments on its disposal of a minority stake in Anglian Water to Infinity Investments S.A., an entity wholly owned by ADIA. Anglian Water is a regulated water and sewerage company, which supplies water and water recycling services to more than six million customers in the UK

IFM Investors on its acquisition of a 40% stake in Mersin International Port from the Akfen Group and associated shareholder arrangements between IFM, Akfen and PSA

Avast Software on its acquisition of Piriform Limited, a developer of PC optimisation software

Arjun Infrastructure Partners on its acquisition of a 45% stake in Appia Group Limited, which owns and operates the Welcome Break motorway services areas in the UK

JPMorgan Asset Management on the consortium arrangements in connection with the acquisition of NorteGas Energía Distribución, a Spanish supplier of natural gas and liquefied propane gas

Blue Water Energy on its investment in Influit Production Solutions, an oilfield services company

Infracapital and InfraVia on their acquisition of Gruppo Investimenti Portuali, an Italian container terminals business

Avast Software on its acquisition of AVG Technologies, a developer of business, mobile and PC device security software applications

Arcapita on the sale of Viridian, an all-Ireland integrated energy company, to I Squared Capital

3i Infrastructure on its acquisition of a 45% stake in Oiltanking GmbH's Dutch and Belgian storage terminals

Genessee & Wyoming Inc. on its acquisition of Freightliner, a rail freight provider in the UK, continental Europe, Australia and the Middle East

Antin Infrastructure Partners on its acquisition of Roadchef, an operator of motorway services areas in the UK

Permira on its acquisition and combination of MESA and Asteral to create a leading independent medical equipment and services provider

Permira on its sale of All3Media, the UK's largest group of independent TV production companies, to Discovery Communications and Liberty Global

Partners Group on its acquisition of a 30% stake in Enerya, a leading Turkish natural gas company

Babcock International Group plc on its acquisition of Avincis, a leading provider of helicopter and fixed wing services in mission critical operations, from Investindustrial and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co

The Carlyle Group on its investment (through the Carlyle International Energy Partners) in Discover Exploration, a geology-led oil and gas exploration company

Platinum Equity on its acquisition of CBS' international outdoor advertising business

Abertis on the disposal of Cardiff International Airport to the Welsh Assembly Government

Global Infrastructure Partners and Fluxys G on their bid to acquire Net4Gas, the gas transmission operator in the Czech Republic, from RWE AG

Antin Infrastructure Partners on its bid to acquire a 50% stake in Newcastle Airport from Copenhagen Airports

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners on its bid to acquire E.ON's energy from waste business

Mitsubishi on its acquisition of a 50% stake in the UK offshore transmission operators for the Walney I, Walney II and Sheringham Shoal windfarms

The Carlyle Group on its sale of cash management business, Talaris, to Glory Limited

a consortium of infrastructure investors (Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners, Universities Superannuation Scheme and CVC Infrastructure) on its bid to acquire Veolia Water UK's regulated water business

The Carlyle Group on its acquisition of RAC Limited, the UK's second largest roadside assistance provider, from Aviva plc

a consortium of infrastructure investors (3i Infrastructure, Infracapital and Universities Superannuation Scheme) on its bid to acquire Edinburgh Airport from BAA

a consortium of infrastructure investors (3i Infrastructure, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and ADIA) on its bid to acquire HS1 Limited, the owner of the concession for the high speed rail link between St Pancras international station and the Channel tunnel, from the UK Government

a consortium of infrastructure investors (led by Citi Infrastructure Investors) on its bid to acquire Gatwick Airport from BAA

Arcus Infrastructure Partners and Antin Infrastructure Partners on their investment in Euroports, a portfolio of European port operating assets

Awards and Recognition

Band 3 ranking, Chambers Infrastructure UK 2018