Douglas Collins


Douglas Collins
Douglas Collins is a Corporate associate in London. He advises, as part of a team, leading private equity funds and major corporates on a wide range of domestic and cross-border acquisitions, disposals and restructurings as well as general corporate and commercial matters.

In 2021, Douglas was seconded as Legal Counsel to Cobham, a portfolio company of Advent International.

Representative experience as part of a team includes advising:

  • A&M Capital Europe on the acquisition of a majority stake in World of Sweets and Bobby’s (together known as IBG)
  • Advent International and portfolio company IRCA on the acquisition of the trade and assets of the sweet ingredients portfolio of Kerry Group plc
  • Cobham (a portfolio company of Advent International) on the carve out and sale of its: (a) Mission Systems division to Eaton Corporation plc for $2.83bn; (b) Slip Rings division to Naxicap; (c) Microwave division to FCDE; (d) Aviation Services Australia (regional) division to Rex; and (e) Aviation Services Australia (special mission) division to Leidos
  • Aareon (a portfolio company of Advent International) on the acquisition of Arthur Online
  • Transaction Services Group (a portfolio company of Advent International) on the merger with Clearent (also a portfolio company of Advent International) to form Xplor Technologies
  • OMERS Private Equity on the acquisition of Bionic, a leading provider of energy, insurance, finance and connectivity services to UK small-to-medium enterprises from ECI Partners and its founders
  • Providence Equity Partners and existing shareholders on the sale of Tes Global to Onex Partners
  • Arrowhead Engineered Products, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, on the acquisition of Bihr NV, a leading European distributor of parts, accessories, and rider equipment for motorcycles, ATVs, bicycles, and scooters
  • Parts Town (a portfolio company of Berkshire Partners) on the acquisition of the REPA Group, a European leader in parts distribution
  • CVC on the acquisition of RiverStone Europe from Fairfax Financial Holdings
  • Aleph Capital and Crestview Partners on the simultaneous acquisitions and merger of Framestore and Company 3 / Method