Charles Elsom

Charles Elsom

Charles Elsom
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Charles Elsom is an associate in Goodwin’s Business Law department and a member of its Private Equity group. Charles advises on a broad range of corporate matters, with a focus on private equity transactions. He has particular experience advising private equity houses and management teams in mid-market buyouts and investments.

Charles joined Goodwin in September 2017.


Advising Private Equity Firms:

  • G Square Healthcare
    • on its acquisition of Ability Matters, the UK’s leading provider of prosthetics and orthotics services
    • on its majority investment in Pharmacy2U, the UK’s largest online pharmacy business
  • H.I.G. Capital on its acquisition of CLC Group, a leading UK provider of property and asset refurbishment
  • TowerBrook Capital Partners on the establishment of a new real estate lending platform, Precede Capital Partners (formerly Précis), with a multi-billion pound residential development fund and the subsequent stake sale to and joint venture partnership with QuadReal Property Group
  • Bregal Sagemount
    • on its growth equity investment in Enhesa, a leading global provider of regulatory and sustainability intelligence
    • on the sale of its majority stake in Options Technology, a leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets
  • EBITDA Investments on its co-investment alongside Bain Capital Credit in relation to the acquisition of Gail’s Bakery, a popular UK bakery chain
  • ECI Partners
    • acting through ECI 11 LP, on the acquisition of Avantia Insurance, a virtual home and property insurance provider trading as ‘HomeProtect’
    • on its acquisition of 4 Ways Healthcare, a leading teleradiology company providing services to the NHS and private healthcare providers
  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners on its investment in Prime Global Medical Communications Ltd. in partnership with its founder and management team
  • Partners Group with regards to the loan to own acquisition of UK high street restaurant chain, Côte Restaurants, by way of a pre-pack administration sale and related restructuring
  • TA Associates
    • on its minority investment in Byggfakta Group (formerly known as DOCUNordic), a leading provider of business intelligence and data analytics services within the construction, real estate and healthcare markets in Scandinavia, Central Europe and Iberia
    • Stirling Square Capital Partners on the acquisitions of NBS, a UK-based provider of an integrated global construction, design and architecture platform, and Glenigan, a UK-based provider of construction and property business intelligence and data analytics, each to form part of the wider Byggfakta Group
    • on its acquisition of Compusoft, a leading provider of computer-aided design software for kitchens and bathrooms
  • Inflexion
    • on the sale of Halo Technology to Amphenol Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of electrical, electronic, and fiber-optic connectors and interconnect systems, sensors, and cable
    • on its acquisition of Mycom OSI, a leading independent provider of cloud-based assurance, automation and analytics solutions to major telecommunications companies
  • GMT Communications Partners on its sale of Primesight, the outdoor advertising business, to Global Media & Entertainment
  • Bridgepoint
    • on the sale of Leeds Bradford Airport to AMP Capital for an enterprise value of £221 million
    • on its investment in Roofoods Ltd. (Deliveroo), the online food delivery company, as part of the $275 million series E funding round*
    • on its acquisition of Element Materials Technology, one of the fastest growing companies in the testing, inspection and certification sector*
  • Graphite Capital on the sale of Aktrion Holdings Limited, a leading outsourcing business with operations across Europe, South America, and Asia

Advising Portfolio Companies:

  • Eleven Software on its acquisition of AirAngel, a UK-based purpose-built platform that enables Wi-Fi connectivity in the hospitality sector
  • Management of Advent-backed enterprise software provider Unit 4 on its strategic growth buyout by TA Associates and Partners Group
  • ProLabs, backed by private equity firm Inflexion, in connection with its acquisition of AddOn Networks, creating a leading optical transceivers business under the umbrella Halo Technology
  • Halo Technology, backed by private equity firm Inflexion, on its acquisition of Solid Optics, a global provider of compatible transceivers, high-speed cabling and multiplexers   
  • The Hershey Company on the sale of Tyrrells Crisps to the leading German snack manufacturer, Intersnack
  • Opteven Services, backed by private equity firm Ardian, in connection with its acquisition of WMS Group, a provider of extended warranty services to over 3,500 vehicle dealerships across the UK
  • iPipeline, backed by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, in connection with its acquisition of TCP LifeSystems, a software solutions provider to life and pensions insurance companies
* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.



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