Kenneth Barry

Partner, London



Kenneth Barry is a partner in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London. Kenneth is Head of our Private Equity team in London.

He has extensive experience advising private equity houses and financial sponsor clients on a range of complex cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts and public offerings.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Master of Laws (LLM)
London School of Economics and Political Science
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
University College Dublin


Kenneth's experience includes advising:

PPF Group, a global private equity investor, in the €2.8 billion acquisition of Telenor's telecommunications assets in Central & Eastern Europe.

Petroleum Equity on the acquisition of RDG (a leading independent German oil and gas exploration company) from Rohöl-Aufsuchungs Aktiengesellschaft.

Goldman Sachs as part of a consortium in the first privately owned capital goods leasing company in Ethiopia.

Montagu Private Equity on its acquisition of Funeral Partners from August Private Equity.

HTN Towers group, (a portfolio company of Helios Investment Partners) on its sale to IHS Towers. This was the first mobile infrastructure consolidation in Africa.

HgCapital on its acquisition of a majority investment in Sovos Compliance.

TA Associates in its £225 million acquisition of a majority interest in the Access Technology Group and subsequent syndication of a minority interest to AlpInvest.*

Petroleum Equity in its $133 million acquisition, through its investment vehicle Alpha Petroleum, of ATP Oil & Gas (UK) Limited.*

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of a significant stake in B&M Retail Limited.*

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in connection with various corporate aspects relating to B&M's £1 billion initial public offering.*

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in connection with various corporate aspects relating to Exova's £220 million initial public offering.*

Management of Vue Cinemas in the £935 million sale of the company by Doughty Hanson to OMERS Private Equity and Alberta Investment Management Corporation.*

Alinda Capital Partners in its $325 million acquisition of a 5.8% indirect minority interest in BAA from Ferrovial.*

Blackstone in its $900 million acquisition of the Mivisa Group.*

Blackstone in the sale of a 30% stake in Merlin Entertainments Group to CVC Capital Partners.*

KKR on its $342 million acquisition of Versatel, a German telecommunications company.*


* Experience prior to joining White & Case


Private Equity in Africa: Emerging Trends, INTO AFRICA, April 2017, (co-author with Ndidi Eseonu)

US and UK Share Purchase Agreements: Comparing Approaches, Practical Law, 2015, (co-author)

Not Out of the Net: M&A Pitfalls under the AIFMD for Non-EU Acquisitions Made by Non-EU Funds, Private Equity Report, 2013, (co-author)

Dealmaking in the UK Has Gotten Tougher: Impact of Takeover Code Reform, Private Equity Report, 2012, (co-author)