Elena Ruggiu

Associate, London



Elena Ruggiu is an associate in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London. Elena is a member of the EMEA Private Equity team.

Elena focuses on private equity acquisitions and equity investments. She has advised on a range of corporate transactions including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Elena is committed to pro bono work and is actively involved in pro bono projects within the Firm. Elena has completed the Tour de France 2019 and raised funds for a number of British charities, including Dan's Trust and Parkinsons' UK.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
BPP University
University of Nottingham


Representation of Eni S.p.A. in connection with its agreement to acquire Neptune Energy Group Limited, a leading independent exploration and production company with a portfolio of gas-oriented assets and operations in Western Europe, North Africa, Indonesia and Australia, for a total value of €4.9 billion

Representation of Triton Fund V in the acquisition of O'Connor Trading Holdings Limited, the holding company of a leading UK multi-utility services specialist business operating within regulated infrastructure, from its founders Tim and Tom O'Connor

Representation of Metric Capital Partners on their minority investment in Maileg ApS by establishing a joint venture with Scope Capital

Representation of Avast PLC, a multinational cybersecurity software company, in its acquisition of SecureKey Technologies Inc., a Canadian digital identity and authentication solutions provider

Representation of CSN Cimentos S.A. on its US$1.025 billion acquisition of Lafarge Holcim (Brasil) S.A

Representation of San Francisco based Zynga Inc., known for games such as "Farm Ville" in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of Peak, an Istanbul headquartered gaming company well known for mobile games "Toy Blast" and "Toon Blast"

Representation of Novator Partners in their capacity as noteholders in Machine Zone Inc., a gaming company based in San Francisco, in connection with its merger in another Californian gaming company, AppLovin Corporation

Representation of Goldman Sachs on its Series C investment in BackMarket, a French e-commerce platform launched in 2014 and specialized in the sale of refurbished electronic goods

Representation of SoftBank Vision Fund on its investment into OakNorth, a challenger bank that specializes in lending to SMEs

Representation of Novator Partners on its series B investment in Klang Games GmbH, a Berlin based game studio developing MMO games

Representation of Novator Partners on its investment in Machine Zone, Inc., a San Francisco based game studio known for games such as "Game of Fire" and "Final Fantasy"

Representation of Antin Infrastructure Partners and Goldman Sachs' West Street Infrastructure Partners on their offer to acquire CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings plc by way of a scheme of arrangement.

Representation of Summit Partners and other shareholders on their sale of the entire share capital of Advance Medical Health-Care for US$340 million to Teladoc, Inc

Representation of Summit Partners on its investment in Advance Medical Health-Care, a business that specializes in virtual care

Representation of Avast on its US$816.6 million (£602 million) initial public offering (IPO), the biggest ever software IPO on the London Stock Exchange (LSE)