Sam Blake


Sam Blake

Sam is a Corporate associate in London. He advises on a broad range of domestic and international private equity, M&A and other corporate transactions including in the infrastructure and real estate sectors.

Representative experience as part of a team includes:

  • Ardian on its acquisition of Envision Pharma, a global scientific communications and technology business
  • An international private equity fund on the acquisition of a leading independent service station operator in the UK and a financial institution in southern Europe
  • An international real estate fund on the acquisition of a portfolio of residential and commercial real estate in the former Yugoslavia
  • GE on the sale of its European fleet leasing business to Arval, part of BNP Paribas
  • Fidante Partners (part of the Challenger Group) on its acquisition of Dexion Capital
  • Technology Crossover Ventures on its investments in Spotify and WorldRemit and acquisition of Retain Merchant Services
  • Lion Capital in its sale of VAASAN, a provider of bakery products in Northern Europe, to Lantmännen Färskbröd
  • Providence Equity Partners in its lead equity investment in Helios Towers Africa (HTA)
  • PSP on its acquisition, alongside BC Partners, of Keter Group
  • Ramzi Rishani, the chief investment officer and co-founder of Longview Partners, an investment manager, and his trust (the Antar Trust) in his sale of a minority interest in Longview Partners to Northill Capital

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