Richard Butterwick

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Richard Butterwick is a partner in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins' London office. He is Co-Chair of London's Corporate Department, and former Global Co-Chair of the firm's Public Company Representation Practice.

Mr. Butterwick’s practice encompasses a wide variety of domestic and cross-border corporate finance and merger and acquisition work, including public takeovers, private M&A, joint ventures, activism defence, and capital markets transactions.

In 2011, Mr. Butterwick returned to the firm from a two-year secondment as a member of the UK Takeover Panel’s Executive.

Mr. Butterwick's representative matters include advising:

  • The independent directors of Vedanta Resources plc in connection with the possible offer by Volcan Investments Ltd for the remaining issued and to be issued share capital of Vedanta not already held by Volcan
  • Motherson on its proposed acquisition of the Rydel Automotive Group
  • JP Morgan in connection with the proposed recommended acquisition of Nex Group PLC by CME Group
  • GVC Holdings PLC in connection with the financing and acquisition of Ladbrokes by way of scheme of arrangement
  • MSD Capital in relation to the successful defence of the offer by majority shareholder CDL for Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc
  • 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; the deal represents the largest public-to-private deal under the UK Takeover Code since 2010
  • Chinese-listed client Hytera Communications Corporation Limited in connection with its acquisition of London Stock Exchange listed digital radio products manufacturer Sepura Group PLC by way of Takeover Code scheme of arrangement
  • Deutsche Bank as financial advisor to Loxam on its offer for Lavendon plc
  • RPC Group in connection with a number of transactions, including its successful £260 million takeover offer for British Polythene Industries plc, and acquisition of Environmental Solutions Europe (ESE)
  • FMC Technologies, Inc. in connection with its ongoing US$13 billion merger of equals between FMC Technologies and Technip, a France-based designer and developer of offshore oil and gas processing facilities, via the EU cross-border merger regime
  • Perella Weinberg, as financial advisor to Deutsche Börse, in connection with Deutsche Börse’s UK takeover of the London Stock Exchange
  • Landmark Aviation in connection with its acquisition by BBA Aviation Plc
  • InterXion Holding N.V. in connection with the proposed sale of InterXion to TelecityGroup plc
  • Adecco in connection of its successful takeover offer of Penna Consulting, a UK-based provider of executive staffing, recruitment process outsourcing, and consulting services
  • Globe Specialty Metals, Inc in connection with the US$3.1 billion merger of equals between Globe Specialty Metals and Grupo FerroAtlantica to create a leading international silicon and specialty metals producer Ferroglobe plc
  • Sorin Group in connection with the US$2.7 billion merger of equals between Sorin and Cyberonics to create LivaNova, a new medical technology company
  • Carlyle Strategic Partners on its successful takeover offer for Nationwide Accident Repairs plc (NARS), and NARS’ subsequent successful takeover offer for Just Car Clincs plc
  • Qatar Holding LLC in relation to the US$45.5 billion merger of Xstrata plc and Glencore International plc
  • Carlyle Investment Management LLC in relation to its successful takeover of Dealogic (Holdings) plc and subsequent 2017 recapitalisation with ION Group
  • JP Morgan as financial advisor to AbbVie Inc on its aborted US$54 billion takeover offer for Shire plc
  • Deutsche Bank as financial advisor to Tui AG on its ongoing offer for Tui Travel plc
  • UCE Synttech Holdings in relation to its successful US$500 million hostile takeover offer for IG Seismic Services plc
  • Actavis, Inc. in its US$8.5 billion acquisition of Warner Chilcott plc and US$25 billion acquisition of Forest Laboratories
  • Qatar Holding LLC in relation to its shareholder–led renegotiation of the US$45.5 billion merger of Xstrata plc and Glencore International plc
  • A significant shareholder in ENRC in relation to the takeover offer by a consortium of founder shareholders
  • Credit Suisse as financial advisor in respect of the takeover of Virgin Media by Liberty Global
  • Qatar Investment Authority on its bid for J Sainsbury Plc
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