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Private Equity

The GLS Private Equity practice group is comprised of former GCs and senior lawyers from the world’s best firms, which allows us to offer our clients world-class legal services delivered from a “inside the business” perspective. Our lawyers have significant industry experience across a variety of sectors, including TMT, energy and natural resources, shipping, capital markets, real estate and banking and finance.

We regularly act for private equity and venture capital investors, investment targets and financial institutions on a range of private equity matters. Our expertise includes tax-efficient global transaction structuring for complex, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, investment exits, negotiation of management buy-outs, regulatory compliance, restructurings and fund raising and formation.

TRANSACTIONAL

  • Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Joint Ventures & Partnerships
  • Consortia
  • Private Placements
  • Business & Asset Purchases

SPECIALIST

  • Cross-Border Transaction Structuring
  • Exit Strategies and Execution
  • Fund Raising and Formation
  • Restructuring
  • Risk Assessment
  • Due Diligence

DAILIES

  • Template Precedents
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Asset and Contract Management
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • MOUs and LOIs
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Ethan Ruff

Managing Associate

Singapore

+65 6817 8202 ext 2005

ethan.ruff@gls.global
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Nicholas Brocklebank

Counsel - GLS Law Firm

Singapore

+65 8411 8176

nicholas.brocklebank@gls.global

Indicative Experience

Europe: Advised KKR/Bain €7.1bn bid for Portugal Telecom.

Europe: Advised KKR Portfolio Company £475m term loan and £100m revolving credit facility in anticipation of an IPO.

Europe: Advised KKR €515m term loan and €100m revolving credit facility to finance acquisition of Finedining Capital.

Europe: Advised TDR Capital: €280m GP support facility; £103m aggregate commitments under various revolving and term loan credit facilities made to TDR portfolio companies.

Asia Pacific: Advised East Spring Investments on Regulatory and Compliance Issues.

Asia Pacific: Regulatory and Compliance work, Onshore and Offshore Investment Funds and other Alternative investment vehicles with a broad range of investment objectives, including private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds.

India: Advised domestic and foreign funds on structure, fund formation and documentation.

ASEAN: Advised a Swedish Fund in the establishment of a Holding structure for the aggregation of interests in Regional technology companies.

UK: Advised on disposal of 10 non-core businesses for AEAT plc to private equity buyers and pre-sale re-organisation of the businesses.

India: Advised a PE fund on an acquisition of a minority stake in a logistics company with a value of ~INR 5000 million.

UAE: Advised a Qatar entity on a school purchase including risk, due diligence, sale and leaseback, negotiations, buy back rights and structuring.

Spain: Advised Blackstone: Repayment and security release relating to €1.2bn sale of Mivisa Envases SAU to Crown Holdings Inc.

Czech Republic: Advising Mid Europa Parnters, Lehman Brothers and Al-Bateen on the EUR700 million senior and mezzanine debt facilities required to fund their acquisition of Falcon, Radiokomunikace, A.S. and a 39.2% shareholding in T-mobile Czech Republic.

Europe: Advising MidOcean Partners on the debt facilities for Thule AB to fund the acquisition of Case Logic Holding Inc.

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