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Ben Perry

Partner

Ben Perry

Partner
London +44-20-7959-8900+44-20-7959-8900 +44-20-7959-8950+44-20-7959-8950
[email protected]
Ben Perry practices primarily English law and advises on a wide range of transactions, in particular cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity. He is recommended in the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 editions of IFLR1000, the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of The Legal 500 United Kingdom, and the 2013 and 2014 editions of Super Lawyers for his M&A and private equity work.

Since 2010, Ben has overseen the development of a trainee solicitor programme in the London office, which welcomed its first trainee solicitors in 2013. Ben was named “Best Training Principal” at the LawCareers.Net Training and Recruitment Awards in 2014 and 2016.

Ben is involved in the wider legal profession as a member of the main committee of the City of London Law Society, which is the representative body for more than 15,000 solicitors working in the City of London.  He is also a member of the training committee of the City of London Law Society and a member of the committee overseeing the City Solicitors Horizons social mobility initiative.

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

  • West Street Infrastructure Partners, on its takeovers of Adapteo, Calisen and CityFibre and on the capital raising of CityFibre
  • Goldman Sachs’ Asset Management Division on the sale of Navico, the pending acquisition of Amedes, the pending IPO and subsequent sale of shares in HeadHunter, its acquisition of a 33% stake in EcoOnline, its acquisition of a 50% stake in and on the IPO of, and subsequent sales of shares in, Hastings Insurance (including the sale of a 29.9% stake to Rand Merchant Investment) and on its initial acquisition and subsequent sale of NGA HR and various other transactions
  • Liquidnet in its sale to TP ICAP
  • Piper Sandler on its acquisition of The Valence Group
  • Spirit AeroSystems on its acquisition of Bombardier’s aerostructures and aftermarket services operations in Belfast, Casablanca and Dallas
  • C.banner on its disposal of Hamleys and its proposed acquisition of House of Fraser
  • Apollo on its proposed takeovers of FirstGroup and RPC Group
  • Elis on its takeover of Berendsen
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) on its investment, in the form of debt and equity, to support SNC-Lavalin’s takeover of WS Atkins
  • Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate on its merger with Kennedy-Wilson Holdings
  • Fifth Third Bank in connection with a transaction agreement, with Vantiv, in order to facilitate Vantiv’s takeover of Worldpay Group
  • Fiera Capital on its acquisition of Charlemagne Capital
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on the sale of its shares in Pets at Home, its acquisition of a stake in NEW Asurion Corporation, its acquisition of a stake in Entertainment One, and the subsequent acquisition of Entertainment One by Hasbro, its acquisition of a stake in Grupo Costanera, its acquisition (as part of a consortium) of AWG, its funding for Genivar’s offer for WSP, its arrangements with Hermes Infrastructure to acquire a stake in Associated British Ports and various other transactions
  • Goldman Sachs and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on their proposed acquisition of the investment portfolio of SVG Capital
  • Goldman Sachs as financial adviser to Outotec on its combination with Metso Minerals, to MMC on its acquisition of JLT, to Vista Equity Partners on their acquisition of Misys, to Cirrus Logic on its acquisition of Wolfson Microelectronics, to Nikon Corporation on its acquisition of Optos and to Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance on its acquisition of Amlin
  • Centerview as financial adviser to the board of directors of Nightstar Therapeutics on its acquisition by Biogen
  • Goldman Sachs Group on the sale of its remaining interest in Rothesay Life to a consortium of Blackstone, GIC, and Mass Mutual
  • APR Energy on its takeover by a consortium led by Fairfax and its acquisition of GE’s power rental business
  • Stryker Corporation in its acquisition of Stanmore Implants
  • York Capital Management, as a shareholder in Globalworth, in connection with Growthpoint Properties’ investment in Globalworth, and on the restructuring and recapitalisation of Bibby Offshore
  • Apollo and CVC Capital Partners on the takeover of Brit Insurance by Fairfax
  • Apollo and CVC Capital Partners on their takeover, and on the IPO, of Brit Insurance
  • Lightyear Capital on its acquisition of a majority interest in Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford
  • CGI Group on its takeover of Logica
  • Rio Tinto on its sale of the Alcan Beauty Packaging business to Sun Capital Partners
  • A consortium led by Silver Lake Partners on the acquisition of Skype
  • Arcandor (formerly KarstadtQuelle) on the merger of Thomas Cook with MyTravel
  • The chairman and CEO of Abbot Group on the company’s takeover by First Reserve
  • PAION on its takeover of CeNeS Pharmaceuticals
  • Finmeccanica on the financing for its acquisition of DRS Technologies Inc.
  • Constellation Energy on the sale of its international commodities business
  • The consortium that owns and operates The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline on commercial and shareholder arrangements and financing