Richard Hughes

Richard Hughes

Richard Hughes
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Richard Hughes is a partner in the Business Law department and a member of its Private Equity group and Debt Finance legal practice area. Richard advises on a range of finance matters, focusing on leveraged finance transactions. He has particular experience in leveraged and cross-border acquisition finance, as well as refinancing matters, advising financial institutions, corporates, and private equity sponsors. He joined Goodwin in 2016.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Richard was an associate in the acquisition finance and general banking team at Herbert Smith Freehills in London.


Richard’s representative experience includes advising:

  • Wavecrest on its investment in HICX, a supplier experience management provider
  • Accer-KKR on its investment in PayProp, a leading processor of rental payments for the property management industry
  • Behrman Capital-backed Emmes on its investment in Orphan Reach, a global Clinical Research Organisation specialised in rare diseases
  • Queens Park Equity
    • on its investment in TelcoSwitch, a leading communications software provider to the UK SME market
    • on the leveraged acquisition of Sagacity Group, a London-based IT consultancy company
  • Raptor Technologies, a portfolio company of our client JMI Equity, on its acquisition of Oaktree Topco Limited, is a leading software solution for monitoring safeguarding, wellbeing and a range of child welfare issues
  • LDC
    • on its acquisition of ETS, the primary service and technology provider to the DSB, the global numbering agency for over-the-counter derivatives
    • on its acquisition of Wifinity, a Gigabit Internet Service Provider, with products and services connecting over 6 million people a year
  • Mayfair Equity Partners
    • on its investment in Tangle Teezer, a global haircare brand, valuing the company at more than £70m
    • and its portfolio company, Parcel2Go, in its agreement with EQT Private Equity in which EQT will acquire a majority stake in Parcel2Go. Parcel2Go has grown to be the category leader, providing marketplace services to all major UK carriers, offering collection and delivery services throughout the UK, Europe, and countries across the world
  • TA Associates
    • on its combination of Compusoft with Genstar-backed 2020 Technologies to create a global provider of planning and manufacturing solutions for residential and commercial spaces
    • on its investment in Apex Group, a global financial services provider to asset managers, financial institutions, family offices and corporates
  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners in its investment in Prime Global Medical Communications Ltd. in partnership with its founder and management team
  • Incopro, an online intellectual property and brand protection company, on its sale to Corsearch, a portfolio company of Astorg
  • Halo Technology, a portfolio company of Inflexion Private Equity
    • 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 Solid Optics, a global provider of compatible transceivers, high-speed cabling and multiplexers



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