Latham & Watkins has been crowned ‘European Private Equity Legal Adviser of the year’ at the Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2016.
The firm won praise for its role on a number of high-profile, cross-border private equity transactions in 2016, including representing The Carlyle Group in its buyout of Hunkemoller, and advising Ardian in connection with its sale of a 67% stake in Novacap, a manufacturer and distributor of chemical raw materials, to Eurazeo.
Other high-profile deals on which the firm advised in 2016, include:
- CVC Capital Partners’ €1 billion acquisition of Sisal Group, an Italy-based gaming and payments operator
- The Carlyle Group’s €350 million minority investment with ITT in Ion Investment Group, an Ireland-based developer of electric flow trading, commodity, treasury and risk management solutions
- CVC Capital Partners’ acquisition of a 60% stake in Tipico, a German-based online sports betting and casino operator
- The sale of Global Infrastructure Partners’ 15% stake in Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos, a provider of oil products transportation and storage, to Borealis Infrastructure Management
The Mergermarket European M&A Awards are based on a comprehensive analysis of league table data and scrutiny by an independent panel of judges from a range of leading corporates, financial institutions and private equity firms.