Richard is a partner in the EMEA private equity team of our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. He advises private equity houses, infrastructure funds and other financial sponsor clients on a range of complex acquisitions, disposals, restructurings and portfolio assistance. He advises across all sectors but has particular expertise in advising financial investors on transactions in the oil & gas and infrastructure sectors.
Richard joined White & Case in August 2016 from a magic circle law firm, where he spent 13 years.
Oaktree Capital Management, a leading global alternative investment management firm, on its sale of the SACO property portfolio, one of the UK's leading providers of serviced apartments with an extensive network of properties around the world, to Brookfield Asset Management.
Blue Water Energy LLP, a leading London-based energy investment firm specializing in oil and gas, on the 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.
Rhône Capital LLC on its acquisition of US$200 million of preferred convertible shares in VistaJet, the global aviation company.
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.
Energean Oil & Gas on the $50m investment in its Israeli subsidiary by Kerogen Capital.
Harbour Energy Limited, the energy investment vehicle managed by EIG Global Energy Partners, on its agreement to lead the US$3bn acquisition by Chrysaor Holdings Limited of a diversified portfolio of oil and natural gas assets in the North Sea from Shell UK and its affiliates.
ArcLight Capital Partners on the acquisition of Total's interests in the Frigg natural gas pipeline, the St. Fergus Gas Terminal and the SIRGES gas pipeline for US$900m.*
BG Group on its US$50bn acquisition by Royal Dutch Shell.*
BP on the US$486m sale of its operated interest in the CATS system to Antin Infrastructure Partners.*
Hellman & Friedman on its £1.1bn acquisition and £1.7bn sale of Wood Mackenzie.*
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board on its subscription for a pre-IPO convertible bond issued by a company with upstream oil & gas interests in South-East Asia.*
ArcLight Capital Partners on the acquisition of the Teesside Gas Processing Plant.*
AEA Investors on the acquisition of the Sparrows Group.*
CVC Capital Partners and StarBev L.P. on the €2.65bn sale of the Starbev brewing business to Molson Coors.*
Hellman & Friedman on its £525m sale of the Iris software business to HgCapital.*
A consortium led by Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings on its £2.4bn recommended cash acquisition of Northumbrian Water.*
Vue Entertainment on its £450m sale to Doughty Hanson.*
Springer Science + Business Media on its €2.2bn re-financing and sale to EQT and GIC.*
Hellman & Friedman on its €210m acquisition of the online accommodation provider, Web Reservations International.*
* Experience prior to joining White & Case