Kem U. Ihenacho

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Kem U. Ihenacho

Kem U. Ihenacho

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Mr. Ihenacho is an M&A lawyer with more than 15 years of experience, focusing on UK and international private equity, infrastructure and M&A transactions. He is recognized as a leader in his field by numerous publications. Prior to joining Latham & Watkins he was a partner in the private equity group at Clifford Chance. Mr. Ihenacho has sat on the legal advisory boards of various private equity industry bodies.

Mr. Ihenacho’s representative transactions include advising:

Actis

In relation to their investment in Supermax

Bridgepoint

On the acquisition of Wiggle
On the takeover of Care UK
On the acquisition of LGC
In relation to its investment in CTL Logistics

Candover / Arle Capital

On its takeover, together with Goldman Sachs, of Expro
On the acquisition of Vetco Aibel
On the acquisition and subsequent disposal of Swissport
On the sale of Bureau van Dyk
On its investment in Ferretti
On its investment in Technogym
On the restructuring of Alcontrol

Carlyle

On its investment in Export Trading Group, the first investment by its sub-Saharan Africa fund
On the acquisition of the RAC

CVC

On the acquisition of Skrill
On the acquisition of Domestic & General
On its investment in Avast Software
On the merger of the AA and Saga
On the sale of Hozelock
On the takeover, together with Apollo Management, of Brit Insurance

Helios

On its joint venture with Vitol to acquire the downstream business of Oando PLC
On its joint venture with Vitol to acquire the African downstream business of Shell
On various other confidential mandates

KKR

On its acquisition of Acteon

Macquarie Funds

On their acquisition of European Directories
On their bid for Associated British Ports

Onex Corporation

On their acquisition of Survitec Group

8Miles

In relation to their investment in Awash Winery
In relation to their investment in Eagle Chemicals

matter handled whilst at a previous firm

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Number of Boards

1

Number of Awards

1

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Global Co-Chair, Private Equity Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Partner at Clifford Chance LLP

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Partner at Clifford Chance LLP

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Partner at Clifford Chance LLP

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Partner at White & Case LLP

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Counsel at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Managing Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Office Managing Partner, San Francisco at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Deputy Office Managing Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Kem U. Ihenacho
Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
LLB in Law with Honors
Class of 1995
Memberships
Member
Current

Emerging Markets Private Equity Association operates as global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. It Researches, analyzes and disseminates authoritative global information on emerging markets private capital fundraising, investment and exits, covering industry trends, benchmarks, best practices and current market developments. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Career History
Partner
2014 - Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

Partner
1999 - 2014

Clifford Chance LLP provides legal services. It provides services in areas such as banking & finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and dispute resolution, real estate & tax, pensions and employment. The firm's clients include the technology, real estate, automobiles, beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, media, telecommunications and energy and transportation markets. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in London, UK

Trainee
1997

Morgan Cole provides legal services. The firm's practice areas include employment, energy, health, insurance, and technology. The company's customers include QXL Ricardo, European Venture Partners, Johnson Water Group, BP, and the National Assembly for Wales. It has offices in South Wales, the Thames Valley, and London. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Cardiff, UK.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current
Transactions
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Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, CVC Advisers Ltd., Paysafe Group Plc /Private Group purchase Paysafe Group Ltd.

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Energy Capital Partners LLC purchases Engie SA /UK Thermal Generation Assets from ENGIE SA

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TA Associates Management, L.P. purchases Educas Investments LLP

Awards & Honors
1998
Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales
Events
Speaker
Washington, DC, United States
14th Annual IFC Global Private Equity Conference

IFC's Annual Global Private Equity Conference is a two-day main conference forum—attended by over 875 representatives of the industry's leading institutional investors and fund managers, including over 320 LPs—is the keystone to a week of events in Washington, D.C. focusing on EM PE investing.

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