Will Summers

Associate, London

Biography

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

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

Will's experience includes advising:

The Carlyle Group on its acquisitions of LiveU, 1E, disguise and Memsource; and its investment in Unifrutti Group

Oaktree Capital Management on its acquisition of Sanlam UK; its disposals of MWH Treatment, Kadans Science Partner, Groupe Kley and Zodiac Milpro; and its equity financing for the acquisition of High Tech Campus Eindhoven

Anchorage Capital Group and M&G Investments on the £500 million disposal of PHS Group

Anchorage Capital Group on its disposal of LS Retail

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

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

Mid Europa Partners on its €575 million acquisition of Danube Foods Group, its acquisitions of Sage Poland, intive and JS Hamilton; and its disposals of Knjaz Miloš, Bambi and its 71.99% stake in Waberer's

Juven on its investments in Eat'N'Go, Jumo, Kobo360, Twiga Foods and UNICAF

Memsource, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, on its acquisition of Phrase

intive, a portfolio company of Mid Europa Partners, on its acquisitions of Ammeon, SimTLiX and Spark Digital

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

Alvogen (following an investment by CVC and Temasek) on its investment in Alvotech

HgCapital on its acquisition of Raet

Montagu Private Equity on its acquisitions of DEAS and Covidence

Novator Partners on its acquisition of Nextel Chile (now trading as WOM)

Better Capital on its acquisition of iNTERTAIN