“Aaron Bassett is all over every detail, a very strong associate”


The Legal 500 UK 2022

Aaron Bassett

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Aaron Bassett is an associate in Latham & Watkins’ London office, and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department. His corporate practice covers a broad range of matters, including M&A, private equity, public M&A and takeovers, joint ventures, and general corporate matters.

Mr. Bassett’s experience includes advising:

  • First Sentier Investors on its £995 million acquisition of a 50% stake in Multifuel Energy Limited and Multifuel Energy 2 Limited and its acquisition of the UK division of Wheelabrator Technologies Holdings; the combined business – rebranded as enfinium is the UK’s largest pure play waste to energy business, with seven strategically located EfW facilities in operation or advanced development
  • Permira on its acquisition of Quotient Sciences, a provider of CDMO and CRO services to pharma and biotech companies 
  • Farfetch on its acquisition of certain assets of Opening Ceremony, an American multi-brand retailer
  • Facebook on its acquisition of Papers With Code, an artificial intelligence research platform provider  
  • Facebook on its acquisition of Mapillary, a collaborative street-level imagery platform provider 
  • A Japanese conglomerate on the sale of its 100% interest in a UK nuclear power development company*
  • An NYSE-listed food marketing and distribution company on its US$3.1 billion acquisition of a UK-based food distributor, including advising on the post-closing reorganization of the combined group*
  • A UK fintech company on its proposed initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange*
  • A UK fintech company on its US$3.6 billion acquisition of a leading North American financial services software provider*
  • A major US bank on the US$2.4 billion disposal of its UK consumer credit card business*
  • A major Saudi Arabia-listed chemicals company on its takeover bid for a UK-listed and headquartered chemicals company*
  • A FTSE 100 financial institution on its proposed merger with another major European financial institution*     
  • A UK commodities company on the restructuring of its steel trading and distribution division*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham


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