Dan Oates

Dan Oates

  • Partner
  • Corporate
  • London
  • T:   +44.20.7972.9168
  • F:   +44.20.7972.9602
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  • Counsel to Aleris Corporation in their approximately US$2.6 billion acquisition by Novelis, Inc.
  • Counsel to Francisco Partners, through its portfolio company, Bomgar Corporation, in its acquisition of UK-based Avecto Limited.
  • Counsel to CVC Capital Partners in relation to its sale of Wireless Logic to Montagu Private Equity.
  • Counsel to Francisco Partners, through its portfolio company, BluJay Solutions, in its acquisition of UK-based Grosvenor International Systems Ltd.
  • Counsel to Dyal Capital, a division of Neuberger Berman, in its strategic minority investments in Round Hill Capital and Bridgepoint.
  • Counsel to Goldman Sachs in its strategic minority investment in LMR Partners.
  • Counsel to Ascential plc in its acquisition of global digital subscription business, WARC Limited.
  • Counsel to Goldman Sachs West Street Infrastructure Partners III (WSIP III) in its acquisition of Aviation Facilities Company (AFCO) and AFCO AvPorts Management.
  • Counsel to Southern Graphics Inc. (a portfolio company of ONEX) in relation to the acquisition of the Diadeis Group.
  • Counsel to VIAVI Solutions Inc. in its acquisition of the Test and Measurement business of Cobham plc for US$455 million.
  • Counsel to Ascential plc on its acquisition of Clavis Technology Limited.
  • Counsel to Francisco Partners in relation to the sale of certain interests in the BluJay Solutions Group to Temasek, valuing the company at approximately US$700 million.
  • Counsel to Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, a Permira portfolio company, in its acquisition of Silver Lining Solutions Ltd.
  • Counsel to Thomson Reuters in its acquisition of Clarient Global LLC and Avox Limited.
  • Counsel to KKR in relation to the disposal by Marshall Wace of Eaglewood to Pollen Street Capital.
  • Counsel to Francisco Partners in relation to the sale of the Lumata Group to Evolving Systems, Inc.
  • Counsel to Goldman Sachs Private Capital in relation to its investment in beqom S.A.
  • Counsel to funds managed by a global investment firm in relation to its investment in Misys, in connection with the acquisition by Misys of DH Corp for US$2.03 billion.
  • Counsel to Combe Inc., in relation to its acquisition of certain brands from GSK.
  • Counsel to 3i in its acquisition of a portfolio of assets from EISER Global Infrastructure Fund, including Belfast City Airport and East Surrey Pipelines.
  • Counsel to AEA Investors and Ontario Teachers in relation to the sale of the Dematic Group for US$3.25 billion.
  • Counsel to Kewill, a Francisco Partners portfolio company, in its acquisition of Blackbay and LeanLogistics.
  • Counsel to the management team of Mayborn (the manufacturer of, amongst other brands, Tommy Tippee baby products) in relation to the sale of Mayborn.
  • Counsel to private equity firm Yellow Wood Partners LLP in the acquisition of Original Additions Topco Limited by Yellow Wood’s portfolio company PDC Brands UK Limited.
  • Counsel to Tradeweb Markets in its acquisition of Codestreet.
  • Counsel to Goldman Sachs, as financial advisor to Baxalta Incorporated, in its US$32 billion sale to Shire plc.
  • Counsel to AEA Investors in relation to the acquisition of Scan Global.
  • Counsel to the management team of the Clondalkin Group in relation to the sale of Clondalkin by Warburg Pincus to Egeria.
  • Counsel to Goldman Sachs and affiliated entities in relation to their minority investment in Qubit Digital Ltd.
  • Counsel to KKR in its acquisition of a minority interest in Marshall Wace, a London-based, leading a global asset manager that offers a diverse set of alternative, long-only and bespoke investment solutions to a broad range of investors.
  • Counsel to the management team of New Look Retail Group in its US$1.2 billion sale to Brait from funds advised by Apax Partners and Permira.
  • Counsel to Dyal Capital in relation to its investment in Chenavari Capital.
  • Counsel to Francisco Partners in the combination of Lumata, a Francisco Partners portfolio company, with Greece-based Velti, a mobile marketing business owned by founder Alex Moukas and GSO Capital Partners.
  • Counsel to CVC Capital Partners in the acquisition and its subsequent financing of Wireless Logic from ECI Partners, and in Wireless Logic’s acquisition of SimService SAS.
  • Counsel to Credit Benchmark, a London-based high-growth financial technology company, in its US$20 million Series B financing round led by Balderton Capital.

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St Hugh's College, University of Oxford, BA – 2000
BPP Law School, LPC – 2002
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