Tessa Agar is an associate in Goodwin’s Private Equity group. Ms. Agar advises on all aspects of corporate law, with a particular focus on mid-market private equity transactions. Her experience includes advising private equity firms and other corporates on acquisitions, disposals, restructurings and co-investments as well as portfolio companies on all corporate matters. She joined Goodwin in 2017.

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Ms. Agar's recent experience advising private equity firms includes:
  • GMT Communications Partners, on its sale of Primesight to Global
  • ICG Enterprise Trust, Risk Capital Partners and the senior management team, on their sale of The Laine Pub Company to Patron Capital and May Capital
  • Ampersand Capital, on its acquisition of MedPharm Limited, a topical and transdermal formulation, design and testing service
  • Gallatin Point Capital, as part of a private equity consortium led by Centerbridge Partners, L.P., on its $952 million acquisition of Sompo Canopius AG, a global specialty lines insurer and reinsurer from Sompo Holdings
  • TA Associates, in connection with the sale of Nintex Global to Thoma Bravo
  • Bridgepoint, on its sale of Leeds Bradford Airport to AMP Capital Investors for an enterprise value of £221 million
  • Spice Private Equity (Bermuda) Ltd, on its acquisition of a significant minority stake in LEON Restaurants, an upmarket fast food chain based in the UK
  • Bregal Sagemount, on its investment in Options Technology, a leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global financial services sector
  • Investcorp, on its sale of Tyrrells to Amplify Snack Brands for an enterprise value of £300 million*
  • Bridgepoint, as lead investor in Deliveroo’s $275 million Series E funding round*
  • GMT Communications Partners, on its sale of Melita Plc to ABRY Partners*
  • GMT Communications Partners, on its sale of Addsecure to Apax France and Fortino Capital*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Ms. Agar’s recent experience advising corporates and portfolio companies includes:
  • WisdomTree Investments Inc., on its $611 million acquisition of ETF Securities’ European exchange-traded commodities, currency and short-and-leveraged business
  • Gramercy Property Europe plc, on the €1.085 billion sale of its European logistics portfolio to a consortium of clients managed by AXA Investment Managers
  • Société Générale, on its acquisition of Kleinwort Benson’s UK and Channel Islands’ wealth management business*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Agar was an associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP.

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M.A., Law with Business, 2014
BPP University
(with Distinction)
Legal Practice Course, 2010
BPP Law School
(with Distinction)
Bachelors of Law, 2009
University of Nottingham



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