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About Jonathan Carver

Jonathan is a senior associate in the Global Transactions department in London, with broad experience advising clients on public and private takeovers, strategic equity investments, and various corporate matters including reorganisations, corporate governance and disclosure obligations. During his time at Freshfields, Jonathan has also spent time on secondment to the M&A Legal teams at Barclays and Visa.

Recent work

Public company transactions

  • GXO Logistics, Inc. on its £965m cash and shares acquisition of Clipper Logistics plc
  • Permira on its £703m offer for Ergomed plc
  • Visa, Inc. on its £247m takeover of Earthport PLC, an AIM-listed payment services firm
  • Entain plc on its £600m retail and institutional placing of new ordinary shares

Private M&A / strategic investment / venture equity

  • Keppel Corporation on its agreement to acquire European real estate manager, Aermont Capital
  • Macquarie Asset Management on a majority investment in SkyNRG
  • London Stock Exchange Group on its acquisition of Acadia, a leading provider of automated uncleared margin processing and integrated risk and optimisation services
  • Sun Life Financial, Inc. on the £248m sale of its UK business to Phoenix Group
  • CVC Capital Partners and its portfolio company System C on the acquisition of Wellsky International
  • TT International on the sale of its asset management business to Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
  • Mercuria Energy Trading on the acquisition of strategic equity stakes in various renewables businesses, including N+P Group, CWP and Pretoria Energy
  • Visa Inc. on its investment in Form3, a cloud-based account-to-account payments platform

Corporate reorganisation and governance

  • Novartis AG on the separation and spin-off of Sandoz, its generics and biosimilars division
  • Fidelity International on the demerger of its Eight Roads business
  • HSBC on the reorganisation of its EEA business across seven jurisdictions in anticipation of Brexit
  • FTSE 100 financial institutions on corporate governance and shareholder activism issues

Pro bono

  • Save the Children International on its cash transfer program


Professional qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

University education

History BA (University of Oxford)

Graduate Diploma in Law (BPP University Law School)

Legal Practice Course (BPP University Law School)