Neil Campbell advises clients on complex cross-border private equity and M&A transactions. Mr. Campbell draws on over 10 years of experience acting for large private equity houses on their most significant deals.

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:

  • Bain Capital Private Equity on the acquisition of F.I.S. Fabbrica Italiana Sintetici, a manufacturer of chemical products for the pharmaceutical industry, from Nine Trees Group
  • L’Oréal on its acquisition of Aēsop, the Australian luxury beauty brand from Natura & Co. The proposed transaction values Aēsop at an enterprise value of US$2.525 billion
  • 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