Martin Weatherston-Wilson


Martin Weatherson-Wilson
Martin Weatherston-Wilson is Corporate counsel 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:

  • Sun European Partners on its acquisition of Sports & Leisure Group
  • Advent International on its investment in Planet Payment, and the subsequent bolt-on of Proximis
  • Advent International on its acquisition of Hoist Group, and the subsequent bolt-on of protel Hotelsoftware
  • Wejo on a minority investment by General Motors, and on its $1.1 billion business combination with Virtuoso Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by Virtuoso Sponsor LLC
  • Lone Star on its take-private of McCarthy & Stone
  • Kantar (a portfolio company of Bain Capital) on the $375m carve-out and sale of its Health division to Cerner Corporation
  • Highland Gold Mining on its £1bn recommend pre-conditional mandatory takeover offer by Fortiana Holdings
  • Willis Towers Watson on its proposed $80bn combination with Aon
  • Bain Capital on its majority acquisition of Kantar from WPP
  • SEAF on its sale of ABCom to Vodafone Albania
  • Berkshire Partners on its investment in Teraco Data Environments
  • Bain Capital on its £1.2bn takeover of esure Group
  • Groupe Fnac on its £914m takeover of Darty
  • TUI Travel on its £4.5bn takeover by TUI AG
  • Westinghouse on its c. $4.6bn sale to Brookfield Business Partners and pre-completion restructuring
  • KKR, Blackstone and Apax on a number of sponsor-led M&A transactions
  • Aston Martin in a £200m private placement of preference shares
  • KKR on a $466m block trade of shares in Pets at Home Group plc
  • Blackstone and CVC on a series of block trades of shares in Merlin Entertainments, raising c. $2bn in aggregate

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