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 is ranked as a Leading Lawyer for Private Equity by Chambers UK 2020, as a Leading Individual in Legal 500 UK 2020 and is Highly Regarded in IFLR1000 UK 2020. Chambers states that Jonathan “is a talented private equity specialist whose expertise spans advising leading funds on buyouts, investments and exit transactions. Interviewees say he ‘couldn't be more helpful and responsive,’ and appreciate that ‘he goes above and beyond to support the client’."


He has been included in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 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”.

Experience advising

  • Advent International on: Cobham plc; the sale of KMD; the take private of Brammer plc and the roll up acquisition of IPH to form Rubix; the acquisition of Ammeraal Beltech; and on the IPOs of Advent-backed Equiniti and DFS

    General Atlantic on: the investment in Property Finder; the acquisition of a majority interest in; its investments in Depop and Typeform; the acquisition and sale of MeteoGroup; acquisition and partial sale in Greensill Capital; its investment in FNZ and Ant Financial;  and on its exit from Axel Springer Digital Classified

    HgCapital on: the acquisition of Citation; the acquisition and subsequent disposal of Mainio Vire; acquisition and combination of Leasedrive Group and Zenith Vehicle Contracts Group, and on the sale Zenith; disposals of ATC Group and SHL Group

    Generation Investment Management in its investment partnership with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and that partnership's acquisition of FNZ

  • Laird Limited (a portfolio company of Advent International) on its carve-out sale of its Connected Vehicle Solutions Division

  • General Atlantic portfolio company Hyperion Insurance Group on its acquisition of RK Harrison and subsequently Hyperion on the $400m investment by CDPQ

  • Ardian on its acquisition of Evaluate

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