Will Summers

Partner, London


“Will’s rapid ascent is testament to his exceptional talent and dedication. His sharp focus, attention to detail and pragmatism have consistently impressed us over the last 10 years.”
Legal 500 UK, Private Equity: Transactions – High-Value Deals (£250m+), 2024


Will has extensive experience advising private equity houses and financial sponsors on a range of complex cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, co-investments, joint ventures, minority and growth capital investments, carve-outs and corporate restructurings.

Will has previously been seconded to the Firm's Hong Kong office and to Oaktree Capital Management.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor, England and Wales
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Law with Another Legal System (Hong Kong)
University College London
University of Hong Kong
Legal Practice Course
BPP Law School


Will's experience includes advising:

The Carlyle Group on its acquisitions of Meopta, Incubeta, Tescan, LiveU, 1E, disguise and Phrase; and its investment in Unifrutti Group

Eurazeo on its £1.75bn acquisition of BMS

Oaktree Capital Management on its acquisitions of OEG Group and atomos; and its disposals of Avenga, MWH Treatment, Kadans Science Partner, Groupe Kley and Zodiac Milpro

Anchorage Capital Group on its €600m disposal of Ideal Standard; its £500m disposal of phs Group; and its disposal of LS Retail

Goldman Sachs on its disposal of Trackunit; and its investment in Twiga Foods

MidEuropa on its €575m acquisition of Moji Brendovi Group, its acquisitions of Symfonia, intive and JS Hamilton; its €1.3bn disposal of Profi, and its disposals of Symfonia, JS Hamilton, Waberer's, Knjaz Miloš and Bambi

Hg on its acquisition of Raet

Montagu Private Equity on its acquisitions of DEAS and Covidence

Graanul Invest on its sale to funds managed by the affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc.

Avast (following an investment by CVC), on its £2.4bn IPO and admission to the Premium Listing Segment of the Official List and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange

Noble Group on its US$3.5bn debt-for-equity restructuring