Sean Scanlon focuses on private equity-backed transactions and national and international mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Scanlon has advised on a large variety of corporate transactions and regularly acts for leading private equity houses, real estate investors, management teams and corporate clients.

Experience

  • Bluebird Capital on the acquisition and subsequent sale of Spacemaker, a self-storage business, to a subsidiary of Safestore Holdings plc.
  • Bregal Capital on the reorganisation of Cognita, an international private schools group, and the investment in Cognita by funds managed by KKR.
  • Bregal Capital on several acquisitions including of (i) the Danwood Group, (ii) the Asquith Court Schools Group and (iii) TBIH.
  • Duke Street Capital and Bregal Capital on the acquisition and subsequent syndication of Cox Insurance Holdings plc.
  • Gresham on several acquisitions including of (i) the Olaer Group, (ii) the Swift Group and (iii) the Restaurant Bar & Grill.
  • HiG on the acquisition of Allerford Limited.
  • Montagu on the acquisition and subsequent sale of Cory Environmental.
  • Terra Firma (then the Nomura Principal Finance Group), whilst on secondment, on the acquisition of the Meridien Hotel Group.
  • Vendors on the sale of 50% of Hasting Insurance Group Limited to Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division.
  • Representation of the vendors and management on the sale of the 7city Group to Gresham.

Recognition

Chambers UK
Promising Young Partner in Private Equity (2008)

Credentials

Education
  • LPC, De Montfort University, 1994, Commendation
  • LLM, University of Leicester, 1993, with distinction
  • LLB, University of Exeter, 1992
Admissions
  • England and Wales
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