Suneel Basson-Bhatoa is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department.

Mr. Basson-Bhatoa has experience in advising on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations, and general corporate matters, and primarily focuses on advising private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. 

Mr. Basson-Bhatoa has previously spent time on secondment at CVC Capital Partners, where he advised on private equity transactions across Europe, the US, and Asia.

Mr. Basson-Bhatoa’s experience includes advising:

  • Ares on the acquisition of SLR Consulting
  • Ares on the acquisition of the Exemplar Health Care Group, the leading UK provider of high-dependency nurse-led care for adults
  • Ares on the establishment of European Loan Programme, a €3 billion joint venture with GE Capital offering senior secured loans in the European leverage finance market
  • A private equity consortium led by Astorg and Epiris on the £1.6 billion UK Takeover Code offer for Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc, a leading financial news and information business
  • Astorg on its acquisition of Normec Holdings, a Netherlands-based company that provides testing, inspections, and certification services
  • Astorg in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in Anaqua, a provider of asset management software and maintenance services
  • Astorg on its acquisition of Audiotonix, a global producer of audio mixing consoles
  • Astorg and Cinven, on their consortium acquisition of LGC, a global leader in the Life Sciences Tools sector
  • Bay Grove and its portfolio company, Lineage Logistics, on the acquisition of Kloosterboer Group, Europe’s largest independent integrated platform for temperature-controlled storage, logistics and value-added services
  • Bay Grove and its portfolio company, Lineage Logistics, on the acquisition of Partner Logistics, a European automated cold storage provider with warehouses in the Netherlands, the UK, and Belgium 
  • Blackstone Infrastructure Partners on its acquisition, together with B&J Holdings, of the remaining stake in Applegreen, an Ireland-based operator of a petrol forecourt retailer
  • Bregal on the acquisition of Iptor Supply Chain Systems, a developer and provider of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management software to the distribution industry based in Sweden
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board in connection with an acquisition by Intact, a UK-based provider of personal and commercial insurance
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with its £4.77 billion consortium offering with KIRKBI Invest and Blackstone for Merlin Entertainments, a UK-based leisure and entertainment company
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with its US$3.4 billion completed consortium offer for Inmarsat plc, a leading provider of mobile satellite services
  • CVC Capital Partners and Blackstone on the merger of Paysafe with Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp. II, a special purpose acquisition company founded and led by Bill Foley
  • CVC Capital Partners in the acquisition by Abu Dhabi Investment Authority of a 30% stake in Domestic & General, the leading appliance care specialist
  • CVC Capital Partners’ Growth Fund on its strategic investment in OMADA A/S, a global leader of Identity Governance and Administration software and services
  • CVC Capital Partners and Blackstone on their equity investment in connection with the Paysafe Group’s acquisition of iPayment, a provider of credit and debit card based payment processing services
  • CVC Capital Partners and Blackstone on their public takeover offer for Paysafe Group plc, a global provider of end to end payment solutions
  • EQT Partners on its acquisition of, an Italy-based company that operates car insurance brokerage and price comparison website
  • Global Infrastructure Partners on its acquisition, together with Meridiam Infrastructure Finance and other investors, on their acquisition of Suez, a French company engaged in the drinking water distribution, wastewater treatment and waste management activities
  • Helios Investment Partners on its investment in renewable energy business Starsight
  • Silver Lake on its investment in Australian A-League and other professional leagues
  • Silver Lake Partners on its substantial minority investment into IVC Evidensia group, the leading European veterinary care provider
  • The consortium led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital on its £4.25 billion acquisition of Chelsea Football Club
  • TowerBrook on its shareholder equity arrangements with Warburg Pincus in connection with their joint offer for AA plc 

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LPC (Distinction), College of Law, London, 2013
  • LLB, City University of London, 2011