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About Zoe Walker

Zoe specialises in M&A and private equity transactions for private equity sponsors and other financial investors in transactions across Europe and across a range of sectors.

Zoe is based in our London office and during her time at Freshfields has spent time on secondment to the Freshfields' New York office and recently 8 months seconded to Hellman & Friedman's in-house legal team. 


Recent work

  • CVC Growth Funds on a significant minority investment in TOPdesk;
  • Permira and Blackstone and a consortium of investors on the take private offer for the shares in Adevinta ASA;
  • RVU (jointly owned by US-based Red Ventures, Silver Lake, GIC and PSP Investments) on its acquisition of Tempcover, a provider of temporary insurance solutions.
  • AEA Investors on the acquisition of Polygon Group
  • GIC on its venture capital investments in
  • CVC on its strategic partnership in secondaries with Glendower Capital
  • Cinven on its investment in Ufinet
  • Allfunds Group and its majority owner, Hellman & Friedman, on the €7.2bn initial public offering of Allfunds Group 
  • Nets and its majority owner, Hellman & Friedman, on the €7.8bn all-share merger of Nets into Nexi
  • Nets and its majority owner, Hellman & Friedman, on the €2.85bn sale of its Corporate Services business to Mastercard
  • 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


University education

  • University of Cambridge, UK (MA (Cantab) English)
  • BPP Law School, UK (Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course)

Professional qualifications

  • Solicitor, England and Wales