Anna Cooklin is an associate in Goodwin’s Private Equity group. She advises on all aspects of corporate law, with a particular focus on mid-market private equity transactions. Her experience includes advising private equity houses and management teams on acquisitions, disposals, restructurings and co-investments, as well as portfolio companies on all corporate matters.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2017, Ms. Cooklin was a senior associate at Shearman & Sterling.

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Ms. Cooklin’s recent representative transactions include advising:

  • Mergermarket Group management team regarding the pending sale by BC Partners of a 30% stake in the Mergermarket Group to GIC
  • Bridgepoint on the:
    • Strategic $100 million investment in Deliveroo*
    • Acquisition of Element from 3i*
    • £212m acquisition of Moneycorp*
  • CPPIB on the co-investment in the proposed O2/Three merger*
  • Vitruvian Partners on the acquisition of CRF Health*
  • Shanghai Jin Jiang International Holdings Co., Ltd. on the acquisition from Starwood Capital Group of the French companies Groupe du Louvre and Louvre Hotels Group*
  • Vitruvian Partners on the acquisition of JAC Travel from Bowmark*
  • The Seller on the sale of Norwegian debt purchaser Aktiv Kapital to U.S.-based Portfolio Recovery Associates for $880 million*
  • Cinven on the corporate and financial restructuring of the Spire Healthcare Group*
  • Warburg Pincus on the €550 million disposal of MACH to the U.S.-based Syniverse*
  • Mitsui Europe on the £6 million sale of the canned foods distribution business of one of its subsidiaries, MCM Foods Holdings Limited, to Bluewave Foods Limited, a subsidiary of Manfield Partners Limited*
  • Westbrook Partners, the U.S.-based real estate financial investor, on the acquisition of a controlling stake in AIM-listed O Twelve Estates Limited *
  • Cinven on the acquisition of a majority stake in Pronet Güvenlik from its institutional shareholders*
  • ING, acting in its capacity as security agent, on the debt-restructuring of Spanish business Panrico*
  • HSBC on the restructuring of HSBC Rail into the Eversholt Rail Group and the subsequent £2.1 billion sale of the Eversholt Rail Group to a consortium comprising 31, Star Capital and Morgan Stanley Infrastructure*
  • CPPIB on the $3.47 billion acquisition of a stake in the CPPIB Communications Infrastructure Group*
  • Deutsche Lufthansa AG on the acquisition of a further 50% (plus one share) stake in BMI plc from Sir Michael Bishop*
  • The Independent Directors of RDF Media Group plc, on the takeover of the company by management in partnership with Endemol by way of a scheme arrangement*
  • Hellman & Friedman on the £198 million acquisition of AIM-listed SSP Holdings*
  • A consortium led by Babcock & Brown on the £3.5 billion acquisition of Angel Trains from RBS*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.


Ms. Cooklin has been recognised as a rising star in private equity by UK Legal 500

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