"Kem Ihenacho does "a great job" advising private equity firms and their portfolio companies on various private equity, M&A and infrastructure transactions. He handles both domestic and international deals, particularly those relating to Africa."Chambers UK 2015

Kem U. Ihenacho

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Mr. Ihenacho is an M&A lawyer with more than 18 years of experience, focusing on UK and international private equity, infrastructure and M&A transactions and is co-Chair of the Africa Practice.

He is recognized as a leader in his field by numerous publications. Prior to joining Latham & Watkins he was a partner in the private equity group at Clifford Chance. Mr. Ihenacho has sat on the legal advisory boards of various private equity industry bodies.

Mr. Ihenacho’s representative transactions include advising:

  •  In relation to their investment in Supermax*
  • On the acquisition of Wiggle*
  • On the takeover of Care UK*
  • On the acquisition of LGC*
  • In relation to its investment in CTL Logistics*
Candover / Arle Capital 
  • On its takeover, together with Goldman Sachs, of Expro* 
  • On the acquisition of Vetco Aibel*
  • On the acquisition and subsequent disposal of Swissport*
  • On the sale of Bureau van Dyk*
  • On its investment in Ferretti*
  • On its investment in Technogym*
  • On the restructuring of Alcontrol*
  • On its investment in Export Trading Group, the first investment by its sub-Saharan Africa fund*
  • On the acquisition of the RAC*
  • On the acquisition of Skrill* 
  • On the acquisition of Domestic & General*
  • On its investment in Avast Software*
  • On the merger of the AA and Saga*
  • On the sale of Hozelock*
  • On the takeover, together with Apollo Management, of Brit Insurance*
  • On its joint venture with Vitol to acquire the downstream business of Oando PLC
  • On its joint venture with Vitol to acquire the African downstream business of Shell*
  • On various other confidential mandates*
  • On its acquisition of Acteon*
Macquarie Funds
  • On their acquisition of European Directories*
  • On their bid for Associated British Ports* 
Onex Corporation
  • On their acquisition of Survitec Group
TA Associates
  • On the acquisition of a minority interest in Interswitch, an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company
  • In relation to their investment in Awash Winery*
  • In relation to their investment in Eagle Chemicals*

*matter handled whilst at a previous firm

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