Jonathan Wood


Jonathan Wood
Jonathan Wood is a Private Equity partner in London and specialises in advising private equity investors on the full range of transaction types including growth and minority investments, buyouts, takeovers, exits and IPOs. He also has considerable experience advising on corporate transactions including domestic and cross-border M&A, particularly in the technology sector. Jonathan sits on the BVCA Legal and Technical Committee.

Jonathan is ranked as a leading lawyer for Private Equity: Buyouts: UK-wide by Chambers UK 2017 and is recommended in Legal 500 UK 2016. He has been identified by one client as “one of the best M&A lawyers in the market”, and has been described as “a strong technical lawyer”. He was recently included in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2017, where it was noted that he is able to take “clients through…high-pressure situations with strong preparation as well as a very clear and pragmatic view of risk”.


  • Ardian, who along with GHO Capital Partners and management of Envision Pharma, acquired the company in a management buyout transaction
  • HgCapital on a number of transactions including: the acquisition of Citation; the acquisition and subsequent disposal of Finnish healthcare provider Mainio Vire; acquisition and combination of Leasedrive Group and Zenith Vehicle Contracts Group, and on the recent sale Zenith to Bridgepoint; disposals of ATC Group, a Netherlands-based management services provider, and SHL Group, a talent measurement services provider
  • Advent International on the take private of Brammer plc, acquisition of Ammeraal Beltech, and on the IPOs of Advent-backed Equiniti and DFS
  • General Atlantic portfolio company Hyperion Insurance Group on its acquisition of RK Harrison, acquisition of MeteoGroup, investment in FNZ and on its exit from Axel Springer Digital Classified 
  • Levine Leichtman on its acquisition and subsequent sale of Mander Portman Woodward
  • Synopsys on its acquisition of Simpleware, the UK company providing 3D image processing
  • eBay in its acquisition of Shutl Limited, a developer and operator of a SaaS platform that enables immediate delivery of online shopping via local same-day courier companies
  • The Gores Group in its significant joint venture agreement with Premier Foods to the Hovis bread business

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