Neil Campbell is a partner in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins' London office. Mr. Campbell primarily works with private equity, advising on acquisitions, disposals, and restructurings, and by providing ongoing corporate advice.

Mr. Campbell has been named in Legal Week’s 40 Under 40: The Rising Stars in Private Equity, a ranking of the “best up-and-coming private practice lawyers in UK and European private equity”

Mr. Campbell co-authored the chapter “Due Diligence” in Private Equity: A Transactional Analysis and co-authored the chapter “Partial Exits” in Private Equity Exits: A Practical Analysis.

Mr. Campbell’s experience includes advising:

  • Inflexion on its reinvestment into K2
  • Worldline on the proposed binding offer by Apollo funds to acquire its Terminals, Solutions & Services business (TSS)
  • Permira on the acquisition of Kedrion and BPL
  • DigiPlex, a leading Nordic developer and operator of scalable, secure, and sustainable data centers, in its acquisition by IPI Partners
  • Permira Growth Opportunities on the acquisition of a minority stake in SAFTI, a leading technology platform for real estate agents in France, Spain, and Portugal
  • Astorg Partners on the acquisition of Opus 2, a legal technology provider
  • CVC on the acquisition of Ethniki Insurance from NBG
  • Astorg Partners on the acquisition of Xceptor, a data automation platform
  • Blackstone and CVC on the merger of Paysafe with Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp. II, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) founded and led by Bill Foley
  • Quotient Sciences on its acquisition of Arcinova, a UK-based multiservice contract development and manufacturing organization
  • Astorg Partners on the acquisition of Normec Holdings, a Netherlands-based company that provides testing, inspections, and certification services
  • Astorg Partners on its sale of and reinvestment into Audiotonix, a state-of-the-art provider of professional audio mixing consoles
  • A consortium, led by Astorg and Cinven, on their acquisition of LGC, a global leader in the life sciences tools sector
  • Young’s Seafood in connection with its sale to Karro Food Group
  • Permira on the acquisition of Quotient Sciences, a provider of CDMO and CRO services to pharma and biotech companies
  • Onex Partners V on its investment in Convex Group Limited, a specialty property and casualty insurance company headquartered in Bermuda
  • Platinum Equity on the sale of Exterion Media
  • The Carlyle Group on the sale of Brintons Carpets Limited to Argand Partners
  • Permira on the acquisition of I-MED
  • Permira on the acquisition of Corin Orthopaedics and the bolt-on acquisitions of Global Orthopaedic Technology and OMNI Orthopaedics Inc
  • EQT on the sale of Gullivers Travel Associates
  • Onex and Survitec on the acquisition of Wilhelmsen Maritime Solutions
  • CVC Capital Partners and Blackstone in their equity investment in Pi UK Bidco, in connection with Paysafe’s acquisition financing of iPayment, a provider of credit and debit card based payment processing services
  • 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
  • Onex and Baring Private Equity Asia in the acquisition of the intellectual property and science business from Thomson Reuters for US$3.55 billion
  • Onex in connection with its £1.35 billion acquisition of Parkdean Resorts, a leading UK operator of caravan holiday parks
  • Emerson Electric in connection with its US$1.2 billion sale of Leroy-Somer and Control Techniques, a manufacturer and supplier of alternators, drives, and motors to Nidec
  • Meda AB on its disposal of herbal extract manufacturer Euromed S.A.
  • Merkle Group on the acquisition of Comet, a leading CRM technology consultancy
  • Motion Equity Partners on the part-disposal of Tokheim to Dover Corporation
  • Brintons Carpets Limited (a Carlyle portfolio company) on its bolt-on acquisition of Agnella
  • Carlyle Strategic Partners III on its £43 million public-to-private takeover offer for Nationwide Accident Repair Services, a listed accident repair services company
  • Findus and its shareholders (which include Lion Capital LLP, Sankaty Advisors, and a global investment firm) on the sale of Findus' continental European businesses to Nomad Foods Limited
  • Rhône Capital on its acquisition of Eden Springs, a leading water and coffee company and the subsequent bolt-on transaction of Nestlé Waters’ HOD water business in five jurisdictions*
  • Bridgepoint on the sale of Quilter Cheviot to Old Mutual*
  • The Carlyle Group on its agreement with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, to become a co-shareholder in RAC*
  • Triton on the sale of Dematic to AEA Investors and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan*
  • Bridgepoint on the acquisition of Oasis*
  • Triton on the sale of Bravida to Bain Capital and on the acquisition of Cubility*
  • Actavis Group and a consortium of stakeholders, including Novator, on the €4.25 billion sale of privately owned Actavis to Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham 

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • Legal Practice Course, The College of Law, 2009
  • LLB (Hons), University of Nottingham, 2008