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About Alex Collins

Alex focuses on M&A, co-investments, management incentivisation arrangements and other corporate matters for private equity sponsors and other financial investors in transactions across Europe and across a range of sectors.

Alex trained at Freshfields and has spent time on secondment to Cinven and Freshfields’ Hong Kong office.

Recent work

  • Advising General Atlantic on its acquisition of an additional stake in Argus Media from its co-investor Hg Capital. 
  • Advising CVC Capital Partners on its acquisition of leading infrastructure fund manager DIF Capital Partners
  • Advising General Atlantic on its investment in Odoo, a leading provider of open-source integrated software applications 
  • Advising GIC on its investment in Nestle Skin Health alongside EQT and other investors
  • Advising CVC Capital Partners on CVC Funds' strategic partnership with the Women's Tennis Association
  • Advising CVC Capital Partners on its €1.5bn investment in the Ligue de Football Professionnel's new commercial subsidiary
  • Advising General Atlantic on its investment in Modulr, a leading provider of embedded payments to digital businesses across Europe
  • Advising CVC Capital Partners on its acquisition of Glendower Capital, a private equity firm focussing on secondary transactions which spun out of Deutsche Bank's asset management business in 2017
  • Advising CVC Capital Partners on its investment, and partnership with Fédération de Volleyball Internationale, in Volleyball World
  • Advising Tilney (a Permira portfolio company) on its £1.8bn merger with Smith & Williamson
  • Advising Advent and Zentiva on the acquisition of Alvogen's CEE business
  • Advising Advent on its acquisition of Industria Chimica Emiliana (ICE) from the Bartoli family
  • Advising funds advised by Permira on its acquisition of a 50 per cent interest in Grobest, a pan-Asia aquatic feed business headquartered in Taiwan with operations in Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Malaysia
  • Advising Cinven on its acquisition of Partner in Pet Food, a market-leading European pet food producer
  • Advising CVC Capital Partners on its €1.75bn acquisition of TMF Group


University education

  • University of Bristol, UK (BA French)
  • BPP University Law School, UK (Graduate Diploma in Law; Legal Practice Course)

Professional qualifications

  • Solicitor, England and Wales