Richard is a partner in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London, focusing on Private Equity. Richard advises private equity houses, infrastructure funds and other financial sponsor clients on a range of complex acquisitions, disposals, restructurings and portfolio assistance. He currently leads our London Private Equity team.
Richard joined White & Case in August 2016 from a magic circle law firm, where he spent 13 years.
Avia Solutions Group, the global aerospace group, on its US$300m preferred equity investment from Certares Management LLC.
Blue Water Energy LLP on a number of transactions, including its:
- acquisition from Carlyle (and others) of Authentix, a Dallas based company that uses proprietary technology to trace and authenticate fuel, money, tobacco and high-end spirits;
- acquisition of Severn Glocon Group, a global manufacturer and supplier of control valves for the oil & gas industry;
- acquisition from Sandvik of Varel International Energy Services, a global manufacturer and supplier of drill bits for the oil & gas industry;
- acquisition, through portfolio company Kent, of the oil & gas resourses business of SNC-Lavalin; and
- acquisition, through portfolio company Severn, of ValvTechnologies, a designer and manufacturer of severe service isolation solutions.
Chiyoda Corporation on the sale of 60 percent. of Xodus Group, a provider of engineering and advisory support services for oil & gas upstream operators and renewable energy developers, to Subsea 7.
Energean Oil & Gas on a number of transactions, including:
- its agreement to sell certain UK and Norwegian oil & gas assets to Neptune Energy for US$250 million, with further contingent consideration of up to US$30 million; and
- the US$50 million investment by Kerogen Capital in Energean Israel Limited and its $330m subsequent acquisition of the same interest.
EIG on a number of transactions, including its:
- debt and equity financing of the US$3 billion acquisition by Chrysaor Holdings Limited from Shell of a diversified portfolio of oil and natural gas assets in the North Sea; and
- acquisition of the West Burton Power Station in the UK from EDF.
HgCapital on its investment in Mitratech, a leading global provider of legal, risk and compliance software, alongside TA Associates and the management team at Mitratech.
Nets/Nexi on a number of transactions, including its:
- €405 million acquisition of Centrum Rozliczeń Elektronicznych Polskie ePłatności S.A. (PEP), a leading Polish merchant acquirer;
- €73 million acquisition of Dotpay, a Polish online payment service provider;
- establishment of a strategic alliance with Przelewy24, a Polish online payment service provider;
- acquisition of the Finnish software developer Poplatek and payment terminal service provider Poplapay;
- acquisition of Finnish payments firm, Checkout Ltd;
- acquisition of CVV Switzerland, a Swiss payment terminal provider;
- acquisition of the acquiring assets of paytec GmbH; and
- acquisition of orderbird AG, a provider of cloud-based point of sale (POS) systems for independent restaurateurs and SMBs in Europe.
Oaktree Capital Management on a number of transactions, including its:
- carve-out and acquisition of Sanlam's UK private wealth management and investment businesses;
- equity financing for the acquisition of High Tech Campus Eindhoven, a Dutch science park;
- disposal of MWH Treatment, the UK's leading water engineering and construction management company, to RSK;
- disposal of Kadans Science Partner to AXA IM-Real Assets;
- disposal of the SACO property portfolio to Brookfield;
- disposal of Zodiac Milpro, a Paris-based manufacturer of technical rigid-inflatable boats, to Argos Wityu; and
- establishment of Balance Out Living and Silbury Speciality Finance.
Rhône Capital LLC on its two investments of US$200 million each in Vista Global, the global private aviation group.
Smiths Group plc on its US$2.3 billion agreement to sell its medical devices business to TA Associates and then to ICU Medical under a superior US$2.7bn offer.
Summit Partners on its investment in Advance Medical, a global provider of telehealth services, and the subsequent US$340 million sale of Advance Medical to Teladoc, Inc., a NYSE-listed telehealth provider.