Philip Coletto

Partner

London
Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP
Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9AW
T +44 20 3580 4744
F +44 20 3580 4800
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Philip Coletto is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and Private Equity Group in London. His practice focuses on advising private equity sponsors and other institutional investors on a range of complex investments, including leveraged buy outs, minority investments, carve-outs, special situation transactions and growth and venture capital. Philip has represented, amongst others, Genstar Capital, Insight Partners, Freshstream, Warburg Pincus, IK Investment Partners, Blue Water Energy, Davidson Kempner and FFL Partners. Philip is recognized by Best Lawyers (2022 Edition) for mergers and acquisitions law.

Philip Coletto is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and Private Equity Group in London. His practice focuses on advising private equity sponsors and other institutional investors on a range of complex investments, including leveraged buy outs, minority investments, carve-outs, special situation transactions and growth and venture capital. Philip has represented, amongst others, Genstar Capital, Insight Partners, Freshstream, Warburg Pincus, IK Investment Partners, Blue Water Energy, Davidson Kempner and FFL Partners. Philip is recognized by Best Lawyers (2022 Edition) for mergers and acquisitions law.

Selected Significant Matters

  • Insight Partners and other sellers on the sale of Duco Technology Limited to Nordic Capital (2021)
  • Insight Partners in connection with a $70 Million Series B funding round in Ably Real-Time, a data synchronization platform (2021)
  • Apex Group Ltd. and Genstar Capital in the significant minority investment by TA Associates in Apex, a Genstar portfolio company (2021)
  • Freshstream on the sale of leading UK holiday resort business Away Resorts to CVC Capital Partners (2021)
  • Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Apex Group in its acquisition of BRL Trust Investimentos, a leading independent fund administrator in Brazil (2021)
  • Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Apex Group on the acquisition and financing of Tzur Capital Management Ltd. (2021)
  • Davidson Kempner in its investment in Start Campus (2021)
  • Insightful Science, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, in its acquisition of Dotmatics, a scientific informatics software and services company (2021)
  • Insight Partners in connection with a $50 million funding round in Pollinate (2021)
  • IK Investment Partners, through its IK Small Cap I Fund, on the sale of its stake in Third Bridge to Astorg (2021)
  • Insight Partners in its investment in Exclaimer Group (2020)
  • Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Apex Group in its acquisition of Banco Modal’s Alternative Fund Administration business in Brazil (MAF) (2020)
  • Bregal Freshstream in its acquisition of UK holiday park operator Away Resorts (2019)
  • FFL Partners, through its portfolio group Laurel Solutions, in the cross-border acquisition of Servelec Technologies (2019)
  • Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Apex Group in the acquisition of the corporate and private clients business of Link Asset Services, a division of the Australian listed Link Group (2019)
  • Excellence Logging, a portfolio company of Blue Water Energy, in its acquisition of Weatherford International’s surface data logging business (2018)
  • Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Apex Fund Services in the acquisition of Ipes from Silverfleet Capital (2018)
  • Warburg Pincus in its investment in Avaloq, an international fintech company and leader in integrated and comprehensive banking solutions (2017)
  • Bregal Freshstream in its investment in Intergas (2017)
  • Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP (as a key shareholder) in connection with the NJJ-led consortium’s acquisition of eircom (2017)
  • Bregal Freshstream in its investment in Juno Health (2017)
  • Insight Venture Partners in its Series D investment in Darktrace (2017)
  • IK Investment Partners in its minority investment in Third Bridge Group, an international primary research provider (2017)
  • Blue Water Energy and its portfolio company Excellence Logging in the acquisitions of Dajan and Core-Tech (2017)
  • Bregal Freshstream in its investment in Euro-Caps (2017)
  • Bregal Investments in its sale of Reconomy (2017)
  • Bridge Growth Partners and portfolio company Finalsite in Finalsite’s acquisition of School Website (2016)
  • Bregal Freshstream in its acquisition of a majority stake in Verwater (2016)
  • Bregal Freshstream in its acquisition of Radley (2016)
  • Insight Venture Partners in its sale of Jagex Limited (2016)
  • Bregal Freshstream in its acquisition of Lunch Garden BV (2016)

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