Grace Smith


Grace Smith
Grace Smith is a Corporate associate in London, specialising in private equity and mergers and acquisitions.

As part of a team, Grace advises leading private equity funds and major corporates on a wide range of cross-border and domestic acquisitions and disposals and restructurings as well as general corporate and commercial matters. She has been involved in advisory work for private equity portfolio companies and major corporates. Grace was seconded to the private equity and M&A department of Weil’s New York office for six months in 2015-2016. In 2017-2018, Grace completed a six month secondment at Oaktree Capital, working in its private equity and direct lending team.

Representative experience as part of a team includes:

  • Advent International on the take private of Cobham plc
  • Bain Capital on the acquisition of 60% of Kantar from WPP Group
  • VINCI Airports on its £2.9 billion acquisition of a stake in Gatwick Airport
  • Advent International on the sale of KMD along with other selling shareholders
  • Montagu Private Equity in its acquisition of a majority stake in OASIS Group, a leading records and information management company in Europe
  • OMERS Private Equity in its disposal of Civica, a provider of business-critical software, digital solutions and technology-based outsourcing services, to Partners Group
  • Oaktree Capital on the sale of dental business Hesira (whilst on secondment)
  • Oaktree Capital on the sale of Titlestone Property Finance
  • Avolon Holdings and Bohai Capital on its $2.2 billion Sale of a Stake in Avolon to ORIX Aviation Systems
  • Technology Crossover Ventures on its investment in WorldRemit
  • Technology Crossover Ventures on its acquisition of Retail Merchant Group

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