Katie Peek is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department. She primarily advises funds and their portfolio companies on acquisitions, disposals and restructurings, and by providing ongoing corporate and management incentive advice.

Ms. Peek has been named a Private Equity Rising Star by Law.com International, in its ranking of the “best of the up-and-coming talent within the UK and European legal industry”.

Ms. Peek’s recent experience includes advising:

  • Permira on the joint acquisition and combination of Kedrion Biopharma and Bio Products Laboratory, two leading providers of medicinal products derived from human blood plasma
  • Inflexion on its reinvestment into K2 Partnering Solutions, a global technology and staffing specialist
  • Goldman Sachs, Bowmark Capital, and Aston Lark on the sale of the Aston Lark group, one of the UK’s leading insurance brokers
  • Platinum Equity on the US$4.2 billion acquisition of Urbaser, a Madrid-based integrated waste management company
  • KSL Capital Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in Third Space, the UK luxury health and fitness brand, alongside existing sponsor Encore Capital
  • Hellman & Friedman on the c. €15 billion GP-led secondary / fund-to-fund transfer of its controlling interest in the Verisure Securitas Direct group
  • One Equity Partners in its major strategic investment in Infobip, a global cloud communications platform for the world’s largest enterprises
  • EQT Partners on the acquisition of RIMES Technologies Corporation, a leading managed data services and RegTech solutions provider with operations across the US, Europe, and Asia
  • Hellman & Friedman on the disposal of a minority interest in the Verisure Securitas Direct group to GIC and further minority interests to GIC and Corporación Financiera Alba
  • EQT Partners on its acquisition of Facile.it, an Italy-based company that operates a car insurance brokerage and price comparison website
  • Leonard Green & Partners on its sale of a 25% stake of TopShop/TopMan, a UK-based operator of a chain of clothing retail stores
  • Osler Diagnostics, a health technology company, on its Series C financing round
  • Bloom & Wild, a flower delivery business, on its Series C financing round
  • BDT Capital on its acquisition of UK-based fishing brand Fox International
  • Platinum Equity in its acquisition of Iberconsa, a global provider of frozen seafood products
  • Telenor on its €2.8 billion sale of its assets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to PPF Group
  • An Asian investor in connection with its investment in a major music and audio platform
  • The Carlyle Group and The Nature’s Bounty Co. on the £1.77 billion sale of Holland & Barrett, one of Europe’s largest health and wellness retailers
  • The Carlyle Group on the sale of majority control of The Nature’s Bounty Co., a global manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of health and wellness products, to KKR
  • Findus Group on the disposal of Young’s Seafood, a leading UK chilled and frozen food supplier
  • Palladin Consumer Retail Partners, on its disposal of Harry’s of London, a men’s shoe retailer
  • The Carlyle Group portfolio company Acosta Sales & Marketing on the acquisition of Reach, a sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods industry
  • Carlyle Strategic Partners III, a special situations private equity sponsor, on its £43 million public-to-private takeover offer for Nationwide Accident Repair Services, a listed accident repair services company

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)

Education

  • LPC, College of Law, London, 2012
  • GDL, College of Law, London, 2011
  • BA International History (first class), London School of Economics, 2010