Richard Wilson

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Richard is a funds associate in the corporate practice of White & Case, London.

He joined White & Case in 2019 having spent over two years in the funds and investment structures team of another leading firm. Before that, Richard spent three years in the mergers & acquisitions department of a well-regarded corporate practice in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Richard has broad experience advising investors, managers, sponsors and service providers on the formation, financing, restructuring and transactions of a variety of private funds and investment structures, with a particular focus on private equity and real estate funds.

Richard's funds practice is supplemented by his background in public and private mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and restructurings, which provides him with a comprehensive understanding of the fund structures with which he works from asset to investor level.

Bars and Courts
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Education
LLB
University of Cape Town
BCOM PPE
University of Cape Town
Languages
English
Afrikaans

Experience

Compass Partners Investments on its acquisition of the minority partnership interests held by Bridgepoint Capital and its nominees in certain European investments via a newly established Jersey Private Fund;*

Akina Partners on the restructuring and sale of its private equity business to Unigestion, creating a merged private equity business of over $6 billion and including the formation of a co-investment vehicle to house existing employee incentive scheme interests;*

90 North Real Estate Partners on its acquisition of a number of flagship commercial properties based in the US via a Jersey domiciled holding structure funded by Sharia compliant financing.;*

State Street Bank on the establishment of a number of open-ended collective investment funds promoted to institutional investors, one of which was subsequently listed on The International Stock Exchange of the Channel Islands;*

The Royal Bank of Canada on the restructuring of the de Carvalho-Heineken family trust holding structure;*

Bank of London and the Middle East on a number of Shariah-compliant financing transactions relating to the acquisition or refinancing of certain UK-based properties with appropriate security packages;* and

Growthpoint Properties (the largest listed real estate investment trust in Africa) on its public takeover of Acucap Properties by way of scheme of arrangement in what was at the time the largest transaction by value in the listed property sector of South Africa.

*denotes transactions prior to joining White & Case