Martin C. Saywell

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Martin Saywell is a partner in Latham & Watkins' London office. He is an English solicitor whose practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and restructurings.


Mr. Saywell's representative transactions include advising :

  • Patrick McKillen, the largest single shareholder of the Maybourne Hotel Group, and the owner of Claridges, Connaught and The Berkeley Hotels, advising on shareholder equity and other transactions in relation to a Hotel refinancing by way of £145 million rights issue and £547 million debt refinancing
  • Barclays Ventures, RBS Strategic Investment Group and the Novus Leisure management team as sellers on the sale of premium bar and nightclub operator Novus Leisure for £100 million
  •  Landmark Group, a Dubai based retailing group, on equity investment in the £1.55 billion LBO of Iceland Foods, a UK supermarket group
  • The Yucaipa Companies LLC, a private equity sponsor, on its LBO of SoHo House, an international members club
  • Apollo on its LBO of Taminco, an international chemicals company
  • Recruit, a Japanese recruitment company, on its acquisition of Advantage, a US recruitment company owned by Cerberus
  • Carlyle on its acquisition of Brintons, a UK carpet and manufacturing and distribution company, by way of pre-packaged administration
  • Repsol, a Spanish alternative energy company, on its acquisition of Sea Energies
  • One Equity Partners, a private equity sponsor, on its acquisition of a controlling interest in Netas and subsequent mandatory tender offer
  • Gallery Media, a Russian outdoor media company, on its restructuring by way of scheme of arrangement
  • Kapsch CarrierCom AG, an Austrian telecommunications company, on its $103 million joint acquisition with Ericsson of the GSM and GSM-R businesses of Nortel out of Chapter 11 and UK administration
  • Novus Leisure, a late night bars operator, on its pre-packaged administration sale to RBS, Barclays and management
  • One Equity Partners, a private equity sponsor, on its $150 million PIPE investment in Clipper Windpower PLC, a UK wind turbine manufacturer and distributor
  • Global Crossing, an international telecommunications company, on its £52 million public takeover of Fibernet