Sam Bateman is an associate in the firm’s Private Equity group. Mr. Bateman has experience advising on a wide range of corporate law matters, with a particular focus on private equity transactions. He has acted for sponsors, companies, and management teams on transactions of all types and sizes.

Mr. Bateman also has experience advising leading private equity sponsors on commercial due diligence matters, having previously spent time working as a consultant at a global management consulting firm. Mr. Bateman trained in the London office of King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin LLP) and worked as an associate in the London office of Proskauer Rose LLP.

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Advising private equity sponsors:

  • LionRock Capital on the acquisition of a majority stake in Clarks, a UK-based, international shoe manufacturer and retailer 
  • CoreHR and its shareholders, including longstanding firm clients JMI Equity and JMI Services, in connection with the sale of CoreHR to The Access Group
  • Medical Properties Trust, Inc, on its acquisition of 30 acute care hospital facilities in the UK for an aggregate purchase price of c.£1.5 billion
  • FM:Systems, a portfolio company of Accel-KKR, on its acquisition of Asure Software Inc’s workplace management business
  • Graphite Capital on its acquisition of Hanson Wade, a market-leading conference organiser and provider of information services, focused primarily on the pharmaceutical and biotech industries
  • G Square Healthcare Private Equity on the acquisition of Dental Care Group, a clinical-led dentistry business 
  • Sale of a leading U.K. chain of fast-service sushi restaurants*
  • Acquisition of a majority stake in a global consultancy specialising in management consulting, technology, and innovation with an enterprise value of approximately $1 billion*
  • Acquisition of an infrastructure and utility support services group*
  • Acquisition of a leading U.K. holiday park operator with an enterprise value of approximately £350 million*
  • Acquisition of a global leader of digital and broadcast solutions in the sports business with an enterprise value of approximately $200 million*
  • Sale of a minority stake in a large European ports operator*

Advising corporates:

  • Blancco Technology Group PLC, an industry leader of data erasure and mobile device diagnostics on:
    • Acquisition of Inhance Technology, a mobile device diagnostics solution provider based in Ireland
    • Acquisition of third-party shareholdings in Blancco Japan, Inc (its joint venture in Japan) and Blancco APAC Pte Limited (its subsidiary in Singapore)

Advising management:

  • Sale of Europe’s leading surface treatment and chemical application services company with an enterprise value of approximately £800 million*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in January 2019, Mr. Bateman worked as a consultant at a leading global management consultancy. During this time he worked for leading global PE firms on commercial due diligence projects covering businesses in the fintech, data and financial services industries.

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