Peter Abbott

Partner at Macfarlanes LLP

Peter Abbott

Peter Abbott

Partner at Macfarlanes LLP

Biography

Peter is a partner in the tax group and a chartered tax adviser. He advises on a wide range of tax and structuring issues but has a particular focus on public and private M&A and private equity transactions, acting for both sponsors and management teams.

Much of Peter’s work has a cross-border element and Peter spent 2014/15 on secondment at a leading US law firm in New York.

Recent highlights include advising:

* 3i on the sale of Mayborn Group to Shanghai Jahwa (Group) Co., Ltd. Ltd, the parent company of leading Chinese consumer products organisation, Jahwa United Co. Ltd;
* GHO Capital on its acquisition of Quotient Clinical, a provider of outsourced, early-stage drug development services to the pharmaceutical industry;
* Wellspring Capital Management on the acquisition of Swift Technical Group Holdings from Gresham Private Equity and its subsequent merger with Air Energi Group Limited;
* Verizon Communications on its acquisition of Vodafone’s interest in Verizon Wireless for $ 130bn;
* Vision Capital on the merger of Pork Farms Limited with a division of Kerry Foods;
* Alchemy Special Opportunities Fund on its acquisition of Hampshire Trust plc;
* OpCapita on its acquisition of the GAME business and on its subsequent IPO on the Main Market of the LSE;
* Caledonia Investments on its acquisition of UK holiday park operator Park Holidays UK;
* Soros Fund Management on its investment in Hyperoptic, the UK fibre-optic broadband provider;
* the senior management teams of:
* Domestic & General on their sale and equity arrangements with CVC;
* Farrow & Ball on its sale to Ares Management and related equity arrangements;
* PizzaExpress on the sale of the restaurant chain to Chinese investment group Hony Capital; and
* Thomson Reuters' Trade and Risk Management business on the acquisition by Vista Private Equity.

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Macfarlanes LLP provides legal services. It advises on commercial, debt finance, corporate tax, litigation and dispute resolution, and property & private client issues. The firm's clients include 3i Group, Doncasters Group, Kleinwort Capital, and Royal Academy of Arts. Macfarlanes is headquartered in London, UK.

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Jupiter Fund Management Plc purchases Merian Global Investors (UK) Ltd. from TA Associates Management, L.P.

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Jacobs Holding AG purchases Cognita Holdings Ltd. from Bregal Investments, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP

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Epiris Managers LLP purchases TI Media Ltd. from Meredith Corp.

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