Joanna Keska

Joanna Eilts

Joanna Eilts
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Joanna Eilts is an associate in Goodwin’s Private Equity group. She specialises in advising private equity funds and corporate clients on cross-border M&A transactions and has worked across a range of sectors including consumer goods & retail, infrastructure investments, technology and healthcare. Joanna joined Goodwin in 2018.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Joanna was an associate in the London and Warsaw offices of Clifford Chance LLP.


Joanna's experience includes advising:

  • Cayuse Intermediate Holdings, LLC on its acquisition of Haplo, a global provider of research information management solutions. Cayuse is a market leader in research and administration software, backed by private equity firm Primus Capital
  • GTT Communications, Inc. on its sale of its infrastructure business to I Squared Capital for US$2.15 billion. I Squared Capital is an independent global infrastructure investment management firm focusing on energy, utilities, digital infrastructure, transport and social infrastructure
  • GTT Netherlands B.V., a subsidiary of GTT Communications Inc., in connection with its €48.5 million acquisition of KPN Eurorings BV
  • Capital Dynamics on a number of secondary transactions
  • Spice Private Equity (Bermuda) Ltd, on its follow on investments in LEON Restaurants
  • ECI Partners on its acquisition of Travel Chapter, a leading marketing platform for holiday lettings in the U.K., from Phoenix Equity Partners
  • La Martiniquaise-Bardinet on its acquisition of the Cutty Sark whisky brand by from the Edrington Group
  • TA Associates on the disposal alongside the founder of their stake in, an Israel-based online B2B food marketplace, to, the leading food marketplace in continental Europe
  • Brandwatch in connection with its cross-border acquisition and combination with Crimson Hexagon, creating a global leader in social intelligence
  • Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners on its disposal of a minority stake in Redexis Gas to Universities Superannuation Scheme and ATP*
  • Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) on the acquisition of BUT (French furniture retailer) in partnership with an Austrian furniture retailer XXXL Lutz*
  • Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) on its acquisition of the Motor Fuel Group from Patron Capital*
  • EQT on the sale of Vertu Corporation Limited*
  • Baupost on its acquisition of a 50% stake in Bakkavor Group*
  • Helios Investment Partners and GBfoods on the acquisition of assets from different African companies to create one of Africa’s largest fast moving consumer goods groups*
  • Kimberly-Clark on the sale of Kimberly-Clark Sp. z o.o. to a Polish-based MBO fund, Avallon*
  • Shell Polska on the acquisition of Neste Polska*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Areas of Practice



Masters in Law2010

University of Warsaw


Diploma in English and European Law2010

British Law Centre

(University of Warsaw and University of Cambridge)

Exchange Programme2009

University of Aarhus and Aarhus School of Business



  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
  • Advocate in Poland (Warsaw Bar of Advocates)