Martin Weatherston-Wilson


Martin Weatherson-Wilson
Martin is a Corporate associate in London. He advises both private equity sponsors and corporates on a broad range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including buyouts, private M&A, takeovers, equity issues, management incentive programmes, reorganisations and general corporate advisory matters.

Representative experience as part of a team, including prior to joining Weil, includes:

  • acting for Bain Capital on its £1.2bn takeover of esure Group plc;
  • acting for Groupe Fnac S.A. on its £914m takeover of Darty plc;
  • acting for TUI Travel plc on its £4.5bn takeover by TUI AG;
  • acting for Westinghouse on its c. $4.6bn sale to Brookfield Business Partners and pre-completion restructuring;
  • acting for KKR, Blackstone and Apax on a number of sponsor-led M&A transactions;
  • acting for Aston Martin in a £200m private placement of preference shares;
  • acting for KKR on a $466m block trade of shares in Pets at Home Group plc;
  • acting for Blackstone and CVC on a series of block trades of shares in Merlin Entertainments plc, raising c. $2bn in aggregate; and
  • general corporate advisory work for listed and non-listed corporates, and the portfolio companies of private equity sponsors.

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