Claire McDaid is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and the Private Equity Practice Group in London. She focuses on private equity and corporate M&A transactions, advising principally financial sponsors, family offices, corporates and strategic investors on a variety of cross-border investment transactions, including leveraged buyouts, complex carve-outs, club deals, growth equity, recapitalisations and liquidity transactions. Claire has particular experience in the distressed and turnaround sphere, advising a variety of stakeholders in such transactions across Europe.
Claire has worked across a broad range of sectors worldwide, including business services, industrial, financial services, renewable energy and technology and regularly acts for PAI Partners, Insight Partners, JC Flowers, Freshstream, Davidson Kempner and Atlas Holdings amongst others.
Claire is recognised by Chambers UK (2023) and The Legal 500 UK (2023) for high value private equity transactions and is named among the leading female transactional lawyers in the UK in IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2021 and 2022 Guides. She is also recognised in IFLR1000 (2023) and Best Lawyers (2023) for Private Equity and M&A.