Will Summers

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Will Summers is an associate in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London. He is a member of our EMEA Private Equity team.

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
Education
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Law with Another Legal System (Hong Kong)
University College London
University of Hong Kong
Legal Practice Course
BPP Law School
Languages
English

Experience

Representation of The Carlyle Group on:

  • its acquisition of a majority stake in Memsource, a leading translation software provider in the Czech Republic, and on Memsource's acquisition of Phrase
  • its investment in Unifrutti Group, a global leader in the production, marketing and distribution of fresh fruit

Representation of Anchorage Capital Group and M&G Investments on the £500 million disposal of PHS Group, the leading hygiene services provider in the UK, Spain and Ireland

Representation of Anchorage Capital Group on the disposal of LS Retail, a world-leading developer and provider of all-in-one software solutions for retail, hospitality and food service businesses

Representation of Avast (following an investment by CVC), a leading global cybersecurity provider, on its £2.4 billion IPO and admission to the Premium Listing Segment of the Official List and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. Avast is now a member of the FTSE 100

Representation of management of Noble Group, a major global commodities trader, in relation to its US$3.5 billion global restructuring

Representation of Mid Europa Partners on a number of matters, including:

  • its €575 million acquisition of Bambi, Imlek and Knjaz Miloš, a confectionary, dairy and beverage conglomerate in the countries of former Yugoslavia, and the subsequent disposals of Bambi and Knjaz Miloš
  • its acquisition of Sage Poland, a leader in cloud business management solutions for SMEs in Poland
  • its disposal of 24% of Waberer’s, one of the largest road freight transport operators in Europe
  • its acquisition of intive, a software development and digital transformation partner based in Poland, Germany and Argentina
  • its acquisition of a majority stake in JS Hamilton, the leading Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) business in Poland

Representation of Oaktree Capital Management on a number of matters, including:

  • its disposal of Kadans Science Partner, one of the largest owners of science parks and office labs in Europe
  • its disposal of Groupe Kley, one of the leading student housing operators in France
  • its disposal of Zodiac Milpro, a Paris-based manufacturer of technical rigid-inflatable boats
  • its capital structure and management incentive arrangements in relation to a number of portfolio investments

Representation of Alvogen (following an investment by CVC and Temasek), a leading generic pharmaceutical company, in relation to its investment in Alvotech

Representation of HgCapital on its acquisition of Raet, a leading HR solutions provider with operations in the Netherlands, Belgium and South America

Representation of Montagu Private Equity on:

  • its acquisition of DEAS, Denmark's largest asset and property management services provider
  • its acquisition of Covidence, the global technology leader in miniature covert video surveillance equipment

Representation of Goldman Sachs on its investment in Twiga Foods, a Kenya-based food logistics startup

Representation of Novator Partners on its acquisition of Nextel Chile (now trading as WOM), now the third largest mobile telecommunications provider in Chile

Representation of Better Capital on its acquisition of iNTERTAIN, owner of the Walkabout pub chain