Douglas Abernethy

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
Profile Experience

Mr. Abernethy has experience across a range of corporate acquisitions and disposals, including public takeovers, private equity, private M&A, and joint ventures.

From July 2018 to July 2020, Mr. Abernethy was seconded to the UK Takeover Panel, during which time he assisted in the regulation of some of the highest profile takeovers in the UK market. 

Mr. Abernethy's experience includes advising:

  • Platinum Equity on its US$1.3 billion acquisition of Wyndham Worldwide’s European vacation rental business
  • Leonard Green & Partners on its acquisition of CPA Global, the world's leading Intellectual Property management and technology company, from Cinven
  • Platinum Equity on its acquisition of Pattonair, a global aerospace and defense supply chain provider
  • 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
  • Warburg Pincus on its joint venture with VinaCapital, to create a fully integrated hospitality platform including development, acquisitions, and operations across Southeast Asia
  • A consortium led by Warburg Pincus on its equity investment in GO-JEK, an Indonesia-based operator of a motorcycle taxi fleet and provider of delivery services
  • The Carlyle Group on the disposal of Crystal Orange Hotels, a China-based boutique hotel operator
  • MOL Logistics on its sale of JF Hillebrand Group, a provider of logistics services for the storage and transportation of beverages, to Trufidee and Cobepa
  • Frozen food retailer Findus on the disposal of its European operations to Nomad Foods
  • Advantage Sales & Marketing on its European field marketing joint venture with Smollan and WPP
  • Silverfleet Capital on its acquisition of Masai Clothing, a Danish fashion retailer
  • Carlyle Strategic Partners on its take private of Nationwide Accident Repair Services 
  • Catterton Partners on its acquisition of a UK pet food retailer from the founders
  • Actavis on its acquisition of generic pharmaceuticals company, Auden McKenzie Pharma, from the founders
  • Zogenix on its acquisition of Brabant Pharma, a UK based pharmaceuticals company
  • GTCR on its acquisition of Gorkana Group, a UK based media intelligence and data insights provider
  • Hg Capital on the sale of fashion retailer Bench to EMERAM Capital Partners*    
  • Vitruvian Partners on its purchase of RL360, a provider of offshore investment products*
  • Hutton Collins Partners on its purchase of UK restaurant chain Byron Hamburgers from the Gondola Group*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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