Mr. Thomas was named to Legal Week’s 40 Under 40: The Rising Stars in Private Equity 2019


Legal Week 2019

Huw Thomas

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Huw Thomas is an M&A lawyer with more than a decade of experience advising on UK and international private equity and M&A transactions, joint ventures and restructurings. He has previously spent time on secondment to BP and Deutsche Bank and regularly contributes to a number of leading industry publications including: Private Equity: A Transactional Analysis; Global Investment Funds: A Practical Guide to Structuring, Raising and Managing Funds; and Carve-out M&A Transactions: A Practical Guide.

Mr. Thomas was named to Legal Week’s 40 Under 40: The Rising Stars in Private Equity 2019.


Mr. Thomas’s representative transactions include advising:

  • BC Partners on the acquisition of a majority interest in Synthon International Holding B.V., a global market leader in the development of complex generics
  • Hellman & Friedman on the disposal of further minority interests in the Verisure Securitas Direct group to GIC and Corporación Financiera Alba
  • Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone on their €5.7 billion takeover offer for Scout24 AG, a leading operator of digital marketplaces
  • Chevron on the disposal of its shares and related interests in Chevron South Africa and Chevron Botswana
  • Hellman & Friedman on the disposal of a minority interest in the Verisure Securitas Direct group to GIC
  • TA Associates on the acquisition of a minority interest in Interswitch, an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company
  • Catterton Partners in connection with its combination with L Capital and L Real Estate, the private equity operations of LVMH and Groupe Arnault to form L Catterton, a new consumer-focused private equity firm
  • Hellman & Friedman on its acquisition of Bain Capital's entire interest in Verisure Securitas Direct group
  • Cision, a portfolio company of GTCR, on the disposal of its UK operations
  • Charterhouse on the acquisition of Mirion Technologies Inc. for US$750 million
  • Cision, a portfolio company of GTCR, on its acquisition of Gorkana Group
  • Scout24 on the sale of a minority interest in, a leading Asian property portal, to a consortium comprising TPG, Emtek Group, and Square Peg Capital
  • Scout24 on the sale of FriendScout, a leading online dating site in Germany, Italy, and Spain to
  • Hellman & Friedman on the sale of Scout24 Switzerland to Ringier Digital
  • Hellman & Friedman on the acquisition of a majority interest in Scout24 from Deutsche Telekom in a €2 billion transaction 
  • Ma’aden on its acquisition of a 50% interest in the Jabal Sayid copper and gold project in Saudi Arabia from Barrick Gold Corporation
  • Carlyle on a majority investment in Discover Exploration Limited, an oil and gas exploration company 
  • Plains Exploration & Production Company (now Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas) on its acquisition of an interest in (and operatorship of) the Mazagan permit in Morocco 
  • Qatar Holding on its buyout of NYSE Euronext’s minority investment in Qatar Exchange 
  • Manchester United on its initial public offering of 16,666,667 Class A shares on the New York Stock Exchange
  • European investor on the sale of a €1 billion portfolio of investments in infrastructure investment funds 
  • Edmond de Rothschild Group on its historic joint venture with RIT Capital Partners plc, the London-listed investment trust chaired by Lord (Jacob) Rothschild 
  • Repsol Nuevas Energías on its acquisition of SeaEnergy Renewables and the establishment of a strategic joint venture with EDP Renovaveis for the development of UK offshore wind projects 
  • ABN AMRO on the disposal of its “Prime Funds Solutions” global fund administration and custody business to Credit Suisse 
  • Bar Qualification
    • England and Wales (Solicitor)
    • LPC, BPP Law School, London, 2006
    • GDL, BPP Law School, London, 2005
    • BA (Hons) History, Cambridge University, 2004
  • Practices
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