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Andrew B. Harris

Andrew B. Harris

Partner
Corporate Department

London
T: +44(0)20 7105 0585
F: +44(0)20 7105 0505


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Beratungsschwerpunkte

Ausbildung

  • Queens' College, Cambridge

Zulassung(en)

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Mitgliedschaften

  • The Law Society

Andrew Harris is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department and heads the London Corporate and Private Equity practices.

Andrew’s practice focuses on private equity and private M&A transactions. He has considerable experience in MBOs, MBIs, buy and builds, share and asset purchases, disposals/exits, joint ventures and restructurings. He acts for private equity houses, entrepreneurs, management teams and corporates.

“Highly rated” in Legal 500 and ranked in Chambers UK2016, clients value Andrew for being “extremely commercial,” “very good at getting the deal done” and able to “make decisions quickly—in an industry that is so fast moving, this skill is of the essence.” Andrew is also ranked in the IFLR1000 the 2016 edition as a “Leading Lawyer” in the UK for Private Equity.

Keynote transactions include (i) acting for the founder shareholders on the sale of a 50% interest in Hastings Insurance Group to Goldman Sachs for US$1.1 billion and related IPO for £1.1 billion, (ii) the disposal by Bregal Capital (formerly Englefield Capital) of Mirror Controls International BV (“MCi”) to Egeria for US$240 million (selected by Buyouts Magazine as 2012 “European Deal of the Year”), (iii) the public-to-private of Cox Insurance by Duke Street and Englefield Capital for £430 million and the subsequent disposal to IAG, (iv) the merger of Nycomed AS with Amersham International plc for £3 billion, (v) the investment by Providence Equity in Volia Cable for US$210 million and (vi) the spin-outs of Hg Capital from Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Limited and of Graphite Capital from Hypovereinsbank AG.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of Acuity Investments in the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Tower Leasing Limited, a leading equipment finance broker in the UK.
  • Representation of Amersham International plc on its merger with Nycomed AS for £3 billion.
  • Representation of Campbell Soup Company on its acquisition of Homepride Cook-in-Sauces for £60 million.
  • Representation of Campbell Soup Company on its acquisition of Stratford-upon-Avon Foods Ltd for £40 million.
  • Representation of Campbell Soup Company in its demerger with Vlasic for US$8 billion.
  • Representation of Candover on its buyout of First Leisure Nightclubs and Bar business for £210 million.
  • Representation of Caradon plc on the sale of its engineering and distribution operations for £200 million.
  • Representation of Caradon plc on the sale of Caradon Everest, Caradon Terrain, Caradon Catnic and Caradon Garador for £80 million in total.
  • Representation of Daimler-Benz on the UK aspects of its merger with Chrysler for US$55 billion.
  • Representation of Englefield Capital on the acquisition of Asquith Court Schools (renamed Cognita Group) for £60 million.
  • Representation of Englefield Capital on the MBO, with Electra Partners Europe, of Global Solutions Limited for £210 million.
  • Representation of Englefield Capital on the MBO, with Cognetas Capital, of Morrison Utility Services (part of Anglian Water Group) for £135 million.
  • Representation of Englefield Capital on the take private, with Duke Street Capital, of Cox Insurance Holdings plc (renamed Equity Insurance Group) for £430 million.
  • Representation of Englefield Capital on the disposal, with Duke Street Capital, of Cox Insurance Holdings plc to Insurance Australia Group Pty.
  • Representation of Englefield Capital on the MBO of MCi from Eaton Corporation for US$111 million.
  • Representation of Bregal Capital on the disposal of MCi to Egeria for US$240 million.
  • Representation of Bregal capital on the MBO of Ideal Stelrad for £230 million.
  • Representation of Geest on the sale of its banana division for £147 million.
  • Representation of Graphite Capital on its spin-out from Hypovereinsbank AG.
  • Representation of Graphite Capital on the MBO of U-Pol Limited for £50 million.
  • Representation of Graphite Capital on the MBO of Leading Edge Labels Limited for £60 million.
  • Representation of the founder shareholders on the sale of a 50% interest in Hastings Insurance Group to Goldman Sachs for $1.1 billion and on their involvement in the subsequent IPO for £1.1 billion.
  • Representation of Hoechst AG on the sale of its generics business to Alpharma for US$200 million.
  • Representation of Hg Capital on its spin-out from Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Limited.
  • Representation of Providence Equity Partners, Inc. on its investment in Volia Cable for $210 million.
  • Representation of Rolls-Royce plc on the sale of its transmission and distribution division for £140 million.
  • Representation of Rolls-Royce plc on the joint venture with BMW AG in connection with Rolls-Royce motor cars.
  • Representation of Veeva Systems Inc. in the cash acquisition of Zinc Ahead, a leading provider of content management solutions for life sciences companies, for approximately $130 million.
  • Representation of Warburg, Pincus on the MBO of Lister Bestcare.
  • Representation of Warburg, Pincus on the MBO of BACG and related tender offer for US$50 million.
  • Representation of Kennet Capital, Amadeus Capital and Cazenove Private Equity (renamed DFJ Esprit) on the MBO of Clearswift for £30 million.
  • Representation of DFJ Esprit on its co-investment, with Carlyle, in Graze.

 

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