Michael Weir | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Michael Weir

Partner, London

T +44 20 7532 2238

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Overview

Mike Weir is a corporate partner with extensive private equity experience. He advises PE houses and other financial sponsor clients across all areas of the corporate practice, including public takeovers, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, joint ventures, and other portfolio assistance. He also focuses on real estate M&A, having acted for sovereign and other large institutional real estate funds on a number of transactions in the sector.

Key clients include: Anchorage Capital, Blackstone Group, CVC Capital Partners, Darwin Private Equity, Davidson Kempner, Deloitte, Generation Estates, Goldman Sachs, Harbour Holdings, Helios, ICG, Inflexion Private Equity,  Investec Bank plc, L1 Retail, Providence Equity Partners, The Riverside Company, TPG Growth and WAFRA Capital.

Bars and Courts

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice
  • BA in Jurisprudence, St. Anne's College, University of Oxford

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Experience

CVC Capital Partners in its $703 million acquisition of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's International (non-US), Women's Health assets.*

OEConnection Holdings, LLC (a Providence Equity Partners portfolio company) in connection with its acquisition of Clifford Thames Group, a leader in automotive data creation and management with operations in Europe, the U.S., India, and Australia.*

L1 Retail, the retail investment arm of LetterOne, on its acquisition of Holland & Barrett, Europe's largest health and wellness retailer, from The Nature's Bounty Co. and The Carlyle Group for £1.77 billion (US$2.25 billion).*

Marken Group, a global provider of supply chain solutions to the life sciences industry and leader in clinical trials material storage and distribution, on the sale of its company to United Parcel Service Inc. ("UPS").*

The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of Guestline Limited, a leading provider of mission critical software for the hospitality sector.*

David Blitzer and Josh Harris in connection with their significant investment in Crystal Palace Football Club.*

The Blackstone Group in its acquisition of Ideal Shopping Direct ("ISD"), a leading independent multi-channel retailer, from Inflexion.*

Inflexion Private Equity in connection with the £141 million (US$220 million) buyout of Shimtech Industries Group Limited, a large manufacturer of aerospace shims and laminated shim material, from Bridgepoint Development Capital, other investors, and management shareholders.*

Inflexion Private Equity in connection with its investment in CloserStill Media Ltd, the UK's fastest growing international media and exhibitions business, through its Partnership Capital fund.*

Generation Estates Limited, a developer and operator of purpose built student accommodations, in connection with the sale of shares in UK Students JV Sarl, a joint venture with The Carlyle Group and the holding company of the Pure Student Living portfolio of properties, to LetterOne Treasury Services for a total consideration of its £532 million (US$824 million).*

*indicates prior to joining White & Case