Douglas Abernethy

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Douglas Abernethy is an associate in the Corporate Department in the London office of Latham & Watkins, and is a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.

Mr. Abernethy has experience across a range of corporate acquisitions and disposals, with a primary focus on private equity. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at one of the UK’s leading practices for private equity transactions.

Mr Abernethy's experience includes advising:

  • Platinum Equity on its US$1.3 billion acquisition of Wyndham Worldwide’s European vacation rental business
  • Leonard Green & Partners in connection with its acquisition of CPA Global, the world's leading Intellectual Property management and technology company, from Cinven
  • Platinum Equity in connection with its acquisition of Pattonair, a global aerospace and defense supply chain provider
  • A consortium led by Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners on its £2.96 billion offer for Paysafe Group plc, a leading global provider of end to end payment solutions, which represents the largest public-to-private deal under the UK Takeover Code since 2010
  • Warburg Pincus on its joint venture with VinaCapital, to create a fully integrated hospitality platform including development, acquisitions, and operations across Southeast Asia
  • A consortium led by Warburg Pincus on its equity investment in GO-JEK, an Indonesia-based operator of a motorcycle taxi fleet and provider of delivery services
  • MOL Logistics on its sale of JF Hillebrand Group, a provider of logistics services for the storage and transportation of beverages, to Trufidee and Cobepa
  • Frozen food retailer Findus on the disposal of its European operations to Nomad Foods
  • Advantage Sales & Marketing on its European field marketing joint venture with Smollan and WPP
  • Silverfleet Capital on its acquisition of Masai Clothing, a Danish fashion retailer
  • Carlyle Strategic Partners on its take private of Nationwide Accident Repair Services 
  • Catterton Partners on its acquisition of a UK pet food retailer from the founders
  • Actavis on its acquisition of generic pharmaceuticals company, Auden McKenzie Pharma, from the founders
  • Zogenix on its acquisition of Brabant Pharma, a UK based pharmaceuticals company
  • GTCR on its acquisition of Gorkana Group, a UK based media intelligence and data insights provider
  • Hg Capital on the sale of fashion retailer Bench to EMERAM Capital Partners*    
  • Vitruvian Partners on its purchase of RL360, a provider of offshore investment products*
  • Hutton Collins Partners on its purchase of UK restaurant chain Byron Hamburgers from the Gondola Group*

* Matter completed prior to joining Latham

  • Bar Qualification
    • Scotland (Solicitor)
    • Diploma in Legal Practice, Glasgow Graduate School of Law, 2008
    • Bachelor of Law (Hons), University of Strathclyde, 2007
    • English
  • Practices
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