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Private Equity Heavyweight James Renahan To Join Fried Frank in London

News releases | September 22, 2022

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that James Renahan will join the firm as a M&A and private equity partner, resident in the London office. He joins from Travers Smith.

Renahan is a trusted advisor to pan-European and international corporates, institutional investors, alternative asset managers, senior management teams, private equity firms, founders, and investee companies for both transactional and advisory matters. With more than 20 years of experience, Renahan specializes in complex cross-border M&A and private equity transactions.

“M&A and private equity is a core strength for us worldwide,” said David J. Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. “I am delighted that James is joining us as we continue to build out our practice in Europe.”

London managing partner Ashar Qureshi added: “Our European Transactions Practice is a key part of our global client strategy. James’ arrival greatly enhances our private equity and M&A offering in Europe, buttressing our ability to provide a full-service offering across the full private equity fund cycle. James will be working closely with Ian Lopez, a leading M&A practitioner, to further develop our European bench strength.”

Fried Frank’s M&A and Private Equity Practice represents the full spectrum of players, including public corporations, private equity firms, investment banks, and alternative asset managers. Clients choose the firm’s M&A and Private Equity Practice for its technical breadth and market understanding; Fried Frank attorneys work with them throughout the entire lifecycle of their funds and transactions, serving as strategic advisors in all aspects of their businesses. The team offers comprehensive and integrated specialist practices critical to seamless transaction execution including tax, finance, intellectual property, environmental, regulatory and compliance, and executive compensation and ERISA, among others.

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