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Sophie Allen

Partner | London


Advising SoftBank on its $40BN sale of semiconductor designer Arm to NVIDIA.

Advising SoftBank on its disposal of Indian solar-energy company SoftBank Energy to Adani Group at a $3.5BN valuation, the largest solar energy deal in Indian M&A history.

Advising Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) on its combination with Honeywell Quantum Solutions. The combination will create the world’s leading integrated quantum computing company, setting the pace for what is projected to become a $1 trillion quantum computing industry over the next three decades.

Advising Imerys S.A. and Omya A.G. on their disposal of Fiberlean Technologies, a leading manufacturer of an innovative, sustainable composite material, to Werhahn KG.

Advising on the c.$4 billion 60% acquisition and carve out of the Kantar group from WPP.

Advising on the €2.3bn acquisition of Securitas Direct.

Advising on the $1.3bn acquisition of Atento from Telefonica.

Advising on the €400 million refinancing of the OVH group.

Advising on the acquisitions of (i) Bosal, (ii) Schweighofer Fiber, (iii) Infopro; (iv) Van Dijk; and (v) Jimmy Choo businesses.

Advising on their investments in (v) Aernnova, (vi) OVH and (vii) Gravity Media Group businesses.

Advising on the disposals of (viii) AIM Aviation and (ix) Van Geloven businesses.

Advising a private equity house on its investments in the (i) Viroclinics ; (ii) Dentalpro; (iii) Advanced Medical; (iv) IVC; (v) Masternaut; (vi) Bigpoint; (vii) Ogone; (viii) Flow traders and (ix) Multifonds businesses.

Advising PAI Partners on the acquisition of the Albea group.

Private Equity Practice Group of the Year

Law360 2021