Will Summers

Associate, London


“Will Summers is a rising star. A safe pair of hands with excellent technical skills and a commercial mind.”
Legal 500, UK - 2021


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 Incubeta, LiveU, 1E, disguise and Phrase; and its investment in Unifrutti Group

Oaktree Capital Management on its acquisition of atomos; its disposals of MWH Treatment, Kadans Science Partner, Groupe Kley and Zodiac Milpro; and on a number of joint ventures and real estate acquisitions

Anchorage Capital Group on its £500 million 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 €575 million acquisition of Moji Brendovi Group, its acquisitions of Symfonia, intive and JS Hamilton; and its disposals of Knjaz Miloš, Bambi and Waberer's

Hg on its acquisition of Raet

Montagu Private Equity on its acquisitions of DEAS and Covidence

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

Avast (following an investment by CVC), on its £2.4 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

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