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About Alex Potts

Alex is a corporate associate in our global transactions group in London, advising clients on public and private M&A transactions, joint venture arrangements and general corporate and listed company matters.

During his time at Freshfields, Alex has spent time on secondment to the firm's Hong Kong office and to the Compass Group Legal M&A team. Alex is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French and Mandarin.

Recent work

  • Compass Group on the acquisition of Hofmann-Menü Holdings GmbH from Partners Group
  • Public Sector Pension Investment Board in relation to its investment in NeXtWind
  • Allfunds on the acquisition of a majority stake in MainStreet Partners
  • The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the spin out of The Earthshot Prize, the global environmental prize, to formally become an independent charity
  • The trustees of the Interserve pension scheme on governance matters in relation to the restructuring of the group's financial debt
  • Amanda Staveley, her investment vehicle PCP Capital Partners, and a consortium led by the Public Investment Fund on the acquisition of Newcastle United Football Club from Mike Ashley
  • Parker-Hannifin Corporation on its £6.3bn recommended cash acquisition of Meggitt PLC
  • DAZN Group and Access Industries on a variety of investment and reorganisation matters
  • DAZN Group on the multi-jurisdiction carve out and sale of a majority stake in its digital football-focused platforms business to Integrated Media Company, a TPG Capital porfolio company
  • Georgia Capital PLC on its share exchange offer for Georgia Healthcare Group PLC 
  • Dubai World PLC on the recommended cash offer by Port & Free Zone World FZE (a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai World)
  • Northgate plc on its all-share merger with Redde plc
  • Permira on its acquisition of Grobest, a pan-Asia aquatic feed business headquartered in Taiwan with operations in Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia
  • Scotiabank on the disposal of its 49% interest in Thanachart Bank to TMB Bank as part of the merger between Thanachart Bank and TMB Bank (Thailand's largest-ever banking merger)
  • Comcast on its £30bn acquisition of Sky


University education

  • University of Nottingham (BA (Jt Hons) in Spanish and Contemporary Chinese Studies, first class)
  • BPP University Law School (Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course)

Professional qualifications

  • Solicitor, England and Wales