Samantha McGonigle


Samantha McGonigle
Samantha is a private equity partner in London and specialises in private equity and private mergers and acquisitions. Her experience encompasses domestic and cross-border acquisitions, disposals, take-privates, joint ventures and corporate advisory work.

Samantha has advised clients including private equity institutions and investors as well as major corporates. Samantha is recognised as a leading private equity lawyer by Chambers UK, with clients describing her as a “superstar” partner who is “extremely practical and client service-oriented.” She is ranked as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer for Private Equity in Legal 500 UK and is ‘Highly Regarded’ for Private Equity and M&A in IFLR1000 UK. Samantha has also featured in Financial News’ “40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Legal Services”, as a Rising Star for Private Equity in IFLR 1000 UK and in The Lawyer’s “Hot 100”.  She is the author of the chapter on equity in “A Practitioner’s Guide to Private Equity”

Representative experience includes:

  • Oaktree Capital on the sale of the global operations of Fitness First
  • Baring Private Equity on its investment into Cath Kidston
  • HgCapital on its investment into Evaluate, information provider to the life sciences industry, and sale of Relay Software
  • Thomas H. Lee Partners and Ceridian on the sale of Ceridian’s UK, Irish and Mauritian businesses
  • Oaktree Capital on its investment into Ikos and Sani Greek hotels
  • Bedminster Capital on the sale of diagnostic imaging service provider Hiperdia in Romania
  • Avista Capital Partners on the IPO on the London Stock Exchange of global medical and technologies company, Convatec, in one of the biggest London listings of 2016
  • Baring Private Equity on its acquisition of the Orangefield Group from AAC Capital Partners and management
  • Technology Crossover Ventures on its investment in Spotify
  • Montagu Private Equity in its acquisition of the Healthcare Devices and Prescription Retail business divisions of Rexam plc
  • Avista Capital Partners and Nordic Capital on their joint offer for Swiss pharma company Acino
  • HgCapital on the sale of ATC Group to Blackstone
  • Advent International on its acquisition of Danish IT services company KMD, from EQT Partners and ATP Private Equity Partners
  • General Atlantic on its acquisition of a minority stake in FNZ
  • Advent International and Bain Capital on their acquisition of WorldPay, the global merchant services division of Royal Bank of Scotland and one of the world’s largest payment processors, and on their acquisition of the remaining stake in WorldPay
  • Advent International on its acquisition of UK sofa retailer DFS

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