Andy Gray is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department and the Private Equity Practice Group in London. He represents major financial sponsors and corporations based across Europe and North America on various corporate transactions, focusing on leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, restructurings and capital raisings.

Andy is recognised by The Legal 500 UK (2023) for high value private equity transactions with a client noting he "deliver(s) high quality legal advice" and is "commercial when needed".


Andy has advised:

  • CapVest Partners on its:
    • portfolio company Recochem’s acquisition of KIK Consumer Products’ Auto Care business
    • portfolio company Datasite’s acquisition of Sherpany
    • acquisition of Recochem
    • portfolio company Second Nature Brands’ acquisition of Sahale Snacks from The J.M. Smucker Co.
    • acquisition of Kerridge Commercial Systems
    • portfolio company Second Nature Brands' acquisition of Brownie Brittle
    • acquisition of Natra
    • portfolio company NextPharma’s agreement to acquire the Norwegian pharmaceutical manufacturing site of global biopharmaceutical company Takeda
    • acquisition of Second Nature Brands
    • acquisition of Rodericks Dental Group
    • acquisition of Dental Partners
    • sale of leading food manufacturer Valeo Foods
    • sale of multi-protein processer Eight Fifty Food Group
    • portfolio company NextPharma’s acquisition of the Ploermel and Edinburgh production sites of biotechnology company Lonza
    • portfolio company Valeo Foods’ buy-and-build M&A strategy
    • portfolio company Eight Fifty Food Group’s buy-and-build M&A strategy
  • Searchlight Capital Partners on its:
    • In connection with a £500 million consortium investment in RSK Group Limited, a leading provider of environmental consulting and engineering solutions
    • joint offer to acquire Hyve Group plc, a UK-based organizer of international trade exhibitions and conferences
    • sale of its controlling stake in Opus, a market-leading vehicle inspection business in Sweden, to Arcus Infrastructure Partners
    • sale of Global Risk Partners, a leading UK-based insurance brokerage business
    • portfolio company Flowbird’s acquisition of YourParkingSpace
    • acquisition of Flowbird, a global market leader in parking management solutions
    • sale of its significant stake in EOLO, an Italian broadband provider, to Partners Group
    • Series B funding round in EasyMile, a leader in driverless vehicle software and solutions
    • acquisition of Technical Airborne Components from Transdigm
    • take private of Opus Group
  • Levine Leichtman on its:
    • connection with LLCP and ICG’s strategic partnership with Law Business Research
    • portfolio company GLAS’ acquisition of Pristine SAS
    • sale of portfolio company SK AeroSafety to Bridgepoint
    • portfolio company Law Business Research’s acquisition of MBL Seminars Limited
    • acquisition of a controlling stake in GLAS
    • acquisition of the Creditinfo Group in partnership with its founder and management team
    • acquisition of BigHand Ltd., a leading provider of workflow software solutions
    • sale of GL Education
  • Bain Capital Credit on various matters, including its acquisition of GAIL's Bakery
  • NPM Capital in its acquisition of Infinitas Learning, a leading provider of products and services designed for education and learning
  • Black Knight Football Club, an investor consortium led by Bill Foley, in its acquisition of Premier League club AFC Bournemouth
  • AlixPartners in its acquisition of leading independent restructuring practice THM Partners LLP 



INSEAD, M.B.A., 2016 University of Edinburgh, LL.M., 2011 Glasgow Graduate School of Law, Dip. L.P., 2010 University of Glasgow, LLB, 2009

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