Jarlath McGurran

Partner, London



Jarlath has experience in a wide range of corporate transactions, including international public and private M&A (including private equity transactions), joint ventures, initial public offerings and other equity capital markets transactions and corporate advisory work. Prior to joining White & Case Jarlath worked for a London magic circle firm for 11 years, during which time he was seconded to New York and Moscow.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor (England and Wales)
Queen's University of Belfast
Oxford Institute of Legal Practice


Anchorage Capital Group LLC, GIC and Davidson Kempner in the sale of their interests in Eir, the principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecoms services in Ireland, to Toohil Telecom Holdings Limited (a company controlled by NJJ) for an enterprise value of €3.5 billion.

Eco-Bat Technologies on the acquisition of Promesa, a battery recycling business in Germany near the first German Tesla factory and Germany's biggest lithium battery factory, both still under development.

Johnson Matthey on the sale of its UK automotive battery systems business, a subsidiary that specializes in high-voltage automotive grade battery systems for electric and hybrid vehicles, to Cummins Inc.

Bridgepoint on the SEK8.5 billion (US$930 million) disposal of the Nordic Cinema Group, the largest cinema operator in the Nordic region, to AMC Entertainment.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company on the disposal of its European and Australian consumer operations to Exponent Private Equity LLP.

Cott Corporation (one of the world's largest producers of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors and based in Tampa, Florida) on its acquisition of Eden Springs (a leading European direct-to-consumer services provider that specializes in home and office delivery water, office coffee services and filtration) from Rhone Capital.

Avast Software on its agreement to acquire AVG Technologies N.V., a developer of business, mobile and PC device security software applications, for US$1.3 billion.

CVC Capital Partners in its acquisition of Mediaocean, the leading global omnichannel advertising platform.

ICR, LLC, a global leader in strategic communications and advisory services, on a significant investment in ICR by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). CDPQ will join with existing shareholders Investcorp International, Inc. and the ICR management team.

Global investment consortium on its acquisition of The Porterbrook Partnership (one of the UK's three major rolling stock leasing businesses).

Novartis on its asset swap with GSK, where Novartis sold its vaccines business to GSK for US$7.1 billion, Novartis acquired GSK's oncology business for US$16 billion and the parties entered into a joint venture in respect of the parties consumer business.

PwC on the acquisition of Booz & Co.

BP on the US$27 billion sale of its 50 percent interest in TNK-BP to Rosneft and BP's acquisition of 20 percent stake in Rosneft.

Rio Tinto on disposal of part of its aluminium fabrication business to Apollo and the FSI.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company on its sale of its Global Professional Business to ICL.

JPMorgan on the disposal of its shares in the Formula 1 holding company to CVC and reinvestment with CVC.

Independent directors of KazMunaiGas Exploration Production JSC on an approach from its majority shareholders.

China Investment Corporation on the acquisition of a minority stake in Polyus Gold.

Anglo American on the US$5 billion demerger and dual listing on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges of Mondi.

Awards and Recognition

Leading Lawyer for M&A in the United States, Euromoney's Expert Guide, 2021