Emma Parr

Partner, London



Emma is a partner in our London office's corporate practice and specialises in private equity with a focus on portfolio assistance. Prior to joining White & Case Emma worked in the London office of a leading global law firm and has also worked in a private equity-backed portfolio company and in a leading global investment bank, roles which involved managing stakeholder relationships as well as transactional and advisory work.

Emma runs the Advisory team which provides ongoing support to financial sponsors and their portfolio companies on all aspects of their capital structures and other strategic matters ranging from executive hiring and dismissals to new incentive schemes including management equity plans and share schemes, reorganisations, compliance issues and transformational operational activities.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
LLB (Hons)
Leeds University


Kaupthing portfolio company, Karen Millen on the sale of its IP and online business by way of pre-pack sale to Boohoo.com; and advising Deloitte as administrator on the pre-pack sale

Pure Safety in relation to the equity financing of its simultaneous acquisitions of two well-known US fall protection brands, Web Devices and Guardian Fall Protection.

Arle Capital on the wind down of the Candover 2005 and 2008 funds.

HgCapital and NetNames on the sale of NetNames to CSC.

Arle Capital as investment manager of Candover on the disposal of its stake in Parques Reunidos.

The Smithfield Group, managing shareholder of Innovia Group, on the sale of Innovia to CCL Industries Inc.

Blue Horizon on the establishment of family office backed investment vehicles.

Kaupthing and its portfolio companies Oasis & Warehouse, Coast and Karen Millen on a number of commercial mandates including a transformational logistics outsourcing.

A portfolio company in relation to a complex multi-jurisdictional sanctions and export licenses issue.

MixRadio, on its separation from Microsoft following its sale to Line.

SilverHub Media on its equity financing and shareholder arrangements.

Awards and Recognition

Emerging Leaders Award, M&A Advisor 2017

30 under 40 Global Rising Star, Private Equity International 2017