Kit Adamson is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department.

Mr. Adamson represents private equity funds and strategic investors in private equity buyouts and disposals, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and general corporate advisory matters.

He advises clients on transactions across a variety of industries, including healthcare, technology, consumer goods, and education.

Mr. Adamson's experience includes advising: 

  • Silver Lake on its equity investment in Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses
  • Grupo Financiero Galicia on the acquisition of HSBC’s Argentina business
  • Entrust on its acquisition of Onfido, an AI-powered identity verification company
  • MSD UK Holdings Limited, lender to West Bromwich Albion Group Limited, in connection with the indirect sale of 87.8% of West Bromwich Albion Football Club to Bilkul Football WBA, LLC
  • Cadence Design Systems on it is acquisition of Pulsic, an software company focused on electronic design automation
  • Global Infrastructure Partners and KKR on a strategic co-control partnership with Vodafone to invest in Vantage Towers, a leading telecoms tower company in Europe
  • Cadence Design Systems on its acquisition of Future Facilities, a leading provider of electronics cooling analysis and energy performance optimization solutions
  • TA Associates on its equity investment in Inspired Education, a UK-based provider of educational services
  • A leading New Zealand private equity fund on: 
    • Its acquisition and subsequent disposal of an integrated diagnostic imaging and medical oncology care provider*
    • Its acquisition of a New Zealand’s largest clinical trials research group*
    • Its acquisition of an enterprise level IT services provider and consultancy based in New Zealand and Australia*
    • Its acquisition of a multi-channel New Zealand freight, courier, and logistics provider*
  • An American private equity fund on its acquisition of a specialist cloud-based inventory management and point-of-sale solutions supplier*
  • A leading European software investor on its public-to-private acquisition of a listed New Zealand healthcare technology provider*  

*Matters handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New Zealand (Solicitor-Barrister)


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Auckland
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Auckland