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About Andy Robinson

Andy is a partner in our global transactions group advising financial sponsors and corporates.

He advises clients on a range of matters from financial sponsor control investments, exits and co-investments to complex cross-border acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and advisory work for corporates. 

Andy has a varied sector experience across a number of jurisdictions, although he has a focus on the asset management, banking and insurance and consumer and retail sectors.

During his time at Freshfields, Andy has been seconded to the in-house legal team of two major retail/investment banks where he focused on private and public M&A transactions.

In addition to his transactional work, Andy leads the firm's insurtech committee and has contributed to a number of articles in this space. 

Recent work

Financial sponsor

  • Advising CVC on its acquisition of DIF Capital Partners, a leading infrastructure manager
  • Advising Crestbridge on the sale of its private equity and real estate fund administration business to Gen II 
  • Advising CVC Capital Partners on the acquisition of ekaterra B.V., the holding company of Unilever’s global tea business for €4.5 billion
  • Advising Charterhouse-backed Labelium on its acquisition of 1000heads
  • Advising CVC on its strategic partnership in secondaries with Glendower Capital
  • Advising CVC Capital Partners on its acquisition of Away Resorts, Aria Resorts and Coppergreen Leisure Resorts
  • Advising Hellman & Friedman on the €7.2bn initial public offering of Allfunds Group

Asset management, insurance and banking (inc. Fintech)

  • Advising Barclays on the sale of its German consumer finance business to BAWAG
  • Advising Tesco on the sale of its banking business to, and entry into strategic partnership with, Barclays 
  • Advising The Co-operative Bank on its acquisition by Coventry Building Society
  • Advising the Abacai Partners on their investment into Abacai Technologies (an insurtech venture)
  • Advising RVU (jointly owned by Silver Lake, GIC, Red Ventures and PSP) on its acquisition of Tempcover from Connection Capital
  • Advising the London Stock Exchange on its acquisition of Refinitiv 
  • Advising ReAssure on the acquisition of L&G's mature savings business 
  • Advising Zurich Assurance on the disposal of its £1.2bn UK annuities portfolio to Rothesay Life

Consumer and retail

  • Advising Tesco Plc on the $10.6bn sale of its Asian business 
  • Advising Fuller, Smith & Turner Plc on the disposal of its beer business to Asahi