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Latham & Watkins Advises on Sale of CH&CO to Compass Group

January 22, 2024
Cross-practice team counsels on the transaction which values CH&CO at an initial enterprise value of £475 million.

Latham & Watkins has advised Equistone Partners Europe, one of Europe’s leading mid-market private equity investors, and CH&CO, a provider of premium contract and hospitality services in the UK and Ireland, on the sale of CH&CO to Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services business. The transaction values CH&CO at an initial enterprise value of £475 million and is subject to regulatory approval.

The Latham team was led by London corporate partner David Walker, with associates Jon Fox and Nima Pourdad. Advice on competition matters was provided by Brussels partner David Little, with associate Edd Rarity; and on tax matters by London partner Sean Finn, with associate Joshua Atkinson.