Hugh focuses on M&A, private equity transactions, co-investments, management incentivisation and other corporate matters for multinational corporates, private equity sponsors and other financial investors in transactions across a range of sectors.
Hugh trained at Freshfields and has spent time on secondment to Freshfields’ Tokyo office.
AdvisingCVC Capital Partnerson the acquisition of ekaterra B.V., the holding company of Unilever’s global tea business for €4.5 billion.
AdvisingCharterhouse-backed Labelium on its acquisition of 1000heads.
Advising Hellman & Friedman on the €7.2bn initial public offering of Allfunds Group.
Advising Tilney (a Permira portfolio company) on its £1.8 billion merger with Smith & Williamson.
Advising First Reserve on its acquisition of The Weir Group Plc’s Flow Control division, now Trillium Flow Technologies.
Advising First Reserve on the sale of M Group Services, a £1bn turnover business that delivers a range of essential infrastructure services to regulated sectors of utilities (electricity, gas and water), transport, telecom and data in the UK and Ireland.
Advising Montagu Private Equity on its acquisition of Wireless Logic Group, Europe’s leading smart connectivity platform provider.
Advising CVC Capital Partners on its agreement to dispose of its majority stake in Sky Betting and Gaming to The Stars Group Inc. in a cash-and-shares transaction valued at approximately US$4.7 billion.