"Tom is a super lawyer with sound commercial judgement and pragmatism."Chambers UK 2021

Tom D. Evans

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Tom D. Evans is an M&A lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience advising funds and other financial investors on complex cross border mergers and acquisitions and corporate financing arrangements, including public and private acquisitions, carve-outs, take privates, consortium arrangements, minority investments, and disposals.

Mr. Evans is a thought leader in the private equity industry. He co-edits PE Views, the Latham & Watkins quarterly publication addressing significant legal, regulatory, and market developments relevant to the private equity industry in Europe, co-edits Latham & Watkins’ annual European private equity M&A market study, and has published chapters in Private Equity: A Transactional Analysis, Global Investment Funds: A Practical Guide to Structuring, Raising and Managing Funds, and in Private Equity Exits: A Practical Analysis.

Mr. Evans has an impressive track record representing private equity houses and their portfolio companies in cross-border deals. He is sought after to advise on M&A and financing arrangements, among other matters. "Tom is a super lawyer with sound commercial judgement and pragmatism." "He is very direct and a problem solver." Chambers UK 2021.

Mr. Evans' experience includes advising:

Astorg Partners
  • On their acquisition with Cinven of LGC, a global leader in the Life Sciences Tools sector
  • On the acquisition and disposal of Audiotonix, a global market leader in the design, engineering, and manufacture of professional audio mixing consoles
  • On acquisitions by its leading multi-jurisdictional corporate services provider, IQ-EQ, including of First Names Group, Lawson Connor, and Augentius
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • On the acquisition of an approximate 48% stake in GlobalLogic Inc., a global leader in digital product development services
L Catterton
  • On its investment in Princess Yachts International, one of the World’s top designers and manufacturers of super yachts
  • On its investment in Pepe Jeans, a leading player in denim and sportswear  
  •  Catterton on its combination with L Capital and L Real Estate, the private equity operations of LVMH and Groupe Arnault, to form L Catterton
  • On the acquisition of Mirion Technologies, Inc., a global provider of radiation detection, measurement, analysis, and monitoring products and services
CVC Capital Partners
  • On the joint venture involving the combination of its debt management business, Cordatus, with Apidos Capital Management, the debt management business of Resource America In, to create CVC Credit Partner*
  • CVC Asia on the acquisition of the Infastech group*
Findus Group
  • On the disposal of Youngs Seafood, a leading UK chilled and frozen food supplier
  • On the £500 million sale of its continental European chilled and frozen food business
IK Investment Partners
  • On the €500 million sale of Magotteaux, a leading global supplier of grinding media, mill internals, and wear resistant parts*
  • On the sale of Europris, a Norwegian and Icelandic retailer*
  • On the acquisition of Veritas Petroleum Services, a leading global provider of fuel testing and inspection services*
Onex Corporation
  •  On the up to €3.75 billion acquisition of SIG Combibloc Group AG, a global packaging business
  • On the acquisition of Quotient Sciences, a provider of CDMO and CRO services to pharma and biotech companies
  • On the acquisition of the Corin Group, an international orthopaedic implant business, and its acquisition of Global Orthopaedic Technlogy, a leading Australian orthopaedic implant designer and manufacturer
  • On the acquisition of I-MED Radiology Network, a diagnostic imaging provider
  • On the acquisition of PHARMAQ, one of the world's leading acquatic health providers to the aquaculture industry*
  • On the acquisition of Akindo Sushiro, a market-leading sushi restaurant chain in Japan*
  • On the acquisition of Dr. Martens, an iconic British footwear brand*
Platinum Equity
  • On the acquisition of Biscuit International, a leading European manufacturer of private label sweet biscuits
  • On the acquisition of Iberconsa, a global provider of frozen seafood
  • On the disposal of Exterion Media, a leading European out-of-home media business
  • On the US$1.3 billion acquisition of Wyndham Worldwide’s European vacation rental business

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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