Carmen is a corporate associate in the global transactions group. She advises on a broad range of corporate transactions including M&A, auctions, stock exchange listings, equity capital raisings and reorganisations across various sectors. She also advises listed and unlisted companies on corporate governance matters.
Carmen joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 2013 and qualified in 2015. During her time at Freshfields, she spent time on secondment to the Bank of England and to AstraZeneca plc.
Advising Jimmy Choo on its formal sale process under the Takeover Code (promoted by JAB, its majority shareholder) and subsequent takeover by Michael Kors for £896 million.
Advising Nordic Capital and Avista Capital Partners on the partial sell-down of their stakes in ConvaTec Group Plc through two transactions to raise approximately £2 billion - a sale to Novo A/S and a placing to institutional investors via an accelerated bookbuilt offering.
Advising ConvaTec Group Plc, a FTSE 100 global medical products and technologies company, on its IPO and listing on the London Stock Exchange, raising £1.465 billion and capitalising the business at £4.39 billion.
Advising Sysco Corporation on aspects of its US $3.1 billion acquisition of Brakes Group, a UK-based European food distributor, from Bain Capital.
Advising a consortium of infrastructure investors comprising Alberta Investment Management Corporation, OMERS, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Wren House Infrastructure Management Limited (the infrastructure investing arm of the Kuwait Investment Authority), on its acquisition of London City Airport from Global Infrastructure Partners and Highstar Capital.