Rhianna Dowdeswell is an associate in Goodwin’s Business Law Department and a member of its Private Equity group. Ms. Dowdeswell advises on a broad range of corporate matters, with a focus on private equity transactions. She has particular experience advising private equity houses and management teams in mid-market buyouts and investments, principally in the technology, healthcare and hospitality sectors. Ms. Dowdeswell’s experience also includes advising portfolio companies on day-to-day corporate matters. 

Ms. Dowdeswell joined Goodwin in April 2016. Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Dowdeswell carried out her training contract at Herbert Smith Freehills, where she spent her final six months in the firm’s Singapore office.

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Ms. Dowdeswell’s recent transactional experience includes representing:

  • Spice Private Equity in connection with its investment in LEON Restaurants, an upmarket fast food chain based in the UK.
  • A London private equity firm in connection with its acquisition of a child care home group.
  • A California-based SaaS provider in connection with its acquisition of a leading UK provider of research analysis software.
  • Sophos Group in connection with its acquisition of Barricade Security Systems Limited, a leading Irish application security management platform that provides real-time security operations visibility as well as intuitive monitoring and alerting.
  • Mitratech Holdings in connection with its acquisition of Hitec (Laboratories) Limited, an innovative leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC), and Information Governance software enabling enterprises across the world to reduce risk and costs, increase efficiencies, and ensure compliance in an increasingly complex business environment.  
  • Kelvin Hughes Limited in connection with its sale of its subsidiary business, ChartCo Limited, a leading UK supplier of marine digital navigation and voyage compliance services, to Equistone Partners Europe.

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Legal Practice Course, 2014
BPP Law School, Holborn
Undergraduate Degree in Law (Jurisprudence) BA LLB, 2012
University of Oxford



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