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About Patrick Deady

Patrick is an associate in our London tax practice and advises corporates, financial institutions and investment funds across a variety of business sectors.

Patrick advises on the tax aspects of a range of transactional and advisory matters, including private and public M&A transactions, financings and corporate restructurings.  He also advises on tax disputes and litigation. 

Patrick trained at Freshfields and spent time on secondment to Universal Music Group International as a trainee.  

Recent work

  • Advising Universal Music Group on its acquisition of Mavin Global, a leading Nigeria-based music label
  • Advising Mars, Incorporated and Hive Bidco, Inc. on Hive Bidco, Inc's recommended cash offer for Hotel Chocolat Group plc
  • Advising BDT & MSD and its portfolio company, Culligan International, on the acquisition of a significant portion of Primo Water's international business 
  • Advising Schenck Process Group, a leading provider of sustainable, integrated measuring and process technology solutions, on the sale of its food and performance materials business to Hillenbrand, Inc
  • Advising Saint-Gobain on the sale of all of its merchanting brands in the UK - including the builders and timber merchant Jewson - to the Stark group 
  • Advising Carta, Inc. on its acquisition of Vauban Technologies Limited
  • Advising Blackstone and its portfolio company, Schenck Process, on the sale of Schenck Process's mining business 
  • Advising CVC Capital Partners VIII on its €4.5 billion acquisition of ekaterra B.V., the holding company of Unilever's global tea business 
  • Advising CVC Capital Partners VIII and System C on its acquisition of WellSky’s UK business
  • Advising AEA Investors on the acquisition of the Polygon Group
  • Advising CVC Capital Partners VIII on its majority investment in Rayner
  • Advising iCON Infrastructure and ITOCHU Corporation on their disposal of Bristol Water to the Pennon Group


University Education

Churchill College, University of Cambridge (MA (Hons), Law)

BPP University (Legal Practice Course)


Professional Qualifications

 Solicitor, England and Wales