Andrew Gray

Partner

London
Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP
Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9AW
T +44 20 3580 4860
F +44 20 3580 4800
agraywillkie.com

Andy Gray is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department and the Private Equity Practice Group. 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 (2022) for high value private equity transactions with a client noting he is “able to make things happen very quickly and very precisely”.

Andy Gray is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department and the Private Equity Practice Group. 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 (2022) for high value private equity transactions with a client noting he is “able to make things happen very quickly and very precisely”.

Selected Significant Matters

Andy has advised:

  • CapVest Partners on its:
    • acquisition of Natra
    • 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:
    • 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:
    • 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
  • 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