Marco Compagnoni


Marco Compagnoni
Marco Compagnoni is a senior partner in the Private Equity team in London, and co-head of the firm’s international Private Equity group. He has worked on some of the largest transactions in the private equity market and is consistently recognised as a leading lawyer by legal directories. Marco is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers UK 2017, as a ‘Leading Individual’ in Legal 500 UK 2016, and as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ by IFLR1000 UK 2017 in Private Equity. In Chambers, a client comments that he is “ ‘very commercial and super-experienced,’ and “ ‘appreciates his ‘great advice on what matters and what doesn't’ ”.

Described by The Lawyer as “one of the best private equity lawyers in town”, Marco has led his team to win “Private Equity Team of the Year” at the Legal Business Awards and “Corporate Firm of the Year” for Private Equity at the Legal 500 Awards.


  • OMERS Private Equity on the acquisition of V.Group, their first buyout in Europe, on a subsequent bolt-on acquisition, and the eventual disposal to Advent International. The sale of V.Group represents OMERS Private Equity’s first exit in Europe
  • Advent International and Bain Capital on the: €2.15 billion acquisition of ICBPI, one of the largest Italian private equity transactions in recent years; and €1.1 billion acquisition by Mercury Holdco of Setefi Processing and ISP Card from Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Advent International and Bain Capital on their acquisition of WorldPay, the global merchant services division of Royal Bank of Scotland, subsequent bolt-on acquisitions, and the $7.5 billion IPO of WorldPay which was one of the largest UK IPOs in 2015 and the largest PE backed IPO in the last few years
  • Public Sector Pension Investment Board, along with BC Partners, on their acquisition of Keter Plastics, which was Public Sector Pension Investment Board’s first deal in London
  • Providence Equity Partners, together with WPP Group, on their take-private of Chime Communications, one of the very few private equity backed take-privates in recent years
  • Thomas H. Lee Partners, Quadrangle, CCMP and Providence Equity Partners on the dual track process culminating in the €7.2 billion sale of Spanish telecoms company ONO to Vodafone
  • Access Industries, Alfa and Renova Consortium on the $28 billion sale of 50% Stake in TNK-BP International to Rosneft Oil Company
  • Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay in their successful contested purchase of a majority interest in the Maybourne Hotel Group

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