Lewis Blakey

Biography

Lewis Blakey
Lewis Blakey is a Corporate associate in London, specialising in public and private M&A and private equity. Lewis has, as part of a team, advised a number of leading private equity funds and major corporates on domestic and cross-border acquisitions and sales of companies and businesses, as well as current and former private equity portfolio companies on general corporate matters, initial public offerings and continuing listed company obligations.

Lewis was seconded to the private equity and M&A department of Weil’s New York office for six months in 2011.

Representative experience as part of a team includes:

  • Volution Group in its initial public offering and listing on the London Stock Exchange
  • The principal shareholders on the dual track process culminating in the €7.2 billion sale of Spanish telecoms company ONO to Vodafone
  • General Atlantic in its acquisition of MeteoGroup, a UK-based provider of weather forecasting services, from The Press Association
  • OMERS in its acquisition of Civica, a UK-based provider of software systems, cloud-based IT services and technical outsourcing primarily to public sector organisations in the UK and globally, from 3i Group
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board acquisition of Busy Bees Childcare an operator of children’s day nurseries in the UK, from Knowledge Universe Education
  • CVC Capital Partners on its acquisition of majority control of Cunningham Lindsey
  • eBay in its acquisition of Shutl, a developer and operator of a SaaS platform that enables immediate delivery of online shopping via local same-day courier companies
  • General Motors Financial Company in its acquisition of the offshore GMAC operations in Europe from Ally Financial Inc.

Bar Admissions
England & Wales (Solicitor)

Education
Nottingham University (LL.B. (First Class), 2008); Nottingham Trent University (LPC (Distinction), 2009) 
 

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