Ryan Martin is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department.

Mr. Martin advises companies and investors on venture capital and growth equity investments, public and private M&A transactions, and general corporate matters.

Mr. Martin’s experience includes advising:

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • The consortium led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital on its £4.25 billion acquisition of Chelsea Football Club
  • A multinational pharmaceutical company on the acquisition of a UK biotech company for up to US$1.5 billion
  • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics on the US$6 billion acquisition by Quidel Corporation
  • Ultra Electronics on the £2.6 billion recommended cash acquisition by Cobham*
  • Premier Oil on its merger with Chrysaor to create Harbour Energy in a c. US$4 billion deal*
  • Ensco on its US$12 billion combination with Rowan*
  • Ørsted on the disposal of a 50% interest in the Walney Extension offshore wind farm for approximately £2 billion*
  • INEOS on its acquisition of Ligue 1 football club, OGC Nice*
  • Countrywide on its recommended cash acquisition by Connells*
  • Palamon Capital Partners on its acquisition of a majority stake in Thomas International*

Venture Capital and Growth Equity

  • OMERS and the Oman Investment Authority on the US$465 million Series C financing of Group14 Technologies
  • Elwood on its Series A financing co-led by Dawn Capital and Goldman Sachs, with participation from Barclays, BlockFi Ventures, Chimera Ventures, CommerzVentures, Digital Currency Group, Flow Traders, and Galaxy Digital Ventures 
  • B-FLEXION on its financing of Volta Trucks and Evolito
  • Zinal Growth on its financing of Pledge
  • Legal & General Capital on its growth equity investment in Kensa*

Other Corporate Matters

  • Ara Partners on its investment in Cycle Ø
  • Dyson on the relocation of its headquarters from the UK to Singapore*
  • Arm on the implementation of its executive share plan*
  • Countrywide on the proposed strategic investment by Alchemy and recapitalisation* 
  • De La Rue on its equity capital raising and related agreements*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)

Education

  • LLB in Law, Durham University