Charles Elsom is an associate in Goodwin’s Business Law Department and a member of its Private Equity group. Mr. Elsom advises on a broad range of corporate matters, with a focus on private equity transactions. He has particular experience advising private equity houses and management teams in mid-market buyouts and investments.

Mr. Elsom joined Goodwin in September 2017.

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Advising Private Equity Firms:

  • EBITDA Investments on its co-investment alongside Bain Capital Credit in relation to the acquisition of Gail’s Bakery, a popular UK bakery chain.
  • ECI Partners
    • acting through ECI 11 LP, on the acquisition of Avantia Insurance, a virtual home and property insurance provider trading as ‘HomeProtect’.
    • on its acquisition of 4 Ways Healthcare, a leading teleradiology company providing services to the NHS and private healthcare providers.
  • TowerBrook Capital Partners on the establishment of a new real estate lending platform, Précis Capital Partners, a multi-billion pound residential development fund launched to underwrite loans of £50 million and above to finance the development of a range of real estate assets including residential for sale, build to rent, student accommodation and later living.
  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners on its investment in Prime Global Medical Communications Ltd. in partnership with its founder and management team.
  • Partners Group with regards to the loan to own acquisition of UK high street restaurant chain, Côte Restaurants, by way of a pre-pack administration sale and related restructuring.
  • TA Associates
    • on its minority investment in Byggfakta Group (formerly known as DOCUNordic), a leading provider of business intelligence and data analytics services within the construction, real estate and healthcare markets in Scandinavia, Central Europe and Iberia.
    • and Stirling Square Capital Partners on the acquisitions of NBS, a UK-based provider of an integrated global construction, design and architecture platform, and Glenigan, a UK-based provider of construction and property business intelligence and data analytics, each to form part of the wider Byggfakta Group.
    • on its acquisition of Compusoft, a leading provider of computer-aided design software for kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Bregal Sagemount on the sale of its majority stake in Options Technology, a leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets.
  • Inflexion on its acquisition of Mycom OSI, a leading independent provider of cloud-based assurance, automation and analytics solutions to major telecommunications companies.
  • GMT Communications Partners on its sale of Primesight, the outdoor advertising business, to Global Media & Entertainment.
  • G Square Healthcare on its majority investment in Pharmacy2U, the UK’s largest online pharmacy business.
  • Bridgepoint
    • on the sale of Leeds Bradford Airport to AMP Capital for an enterprise value of £221 million.
    • on its investment in Roofoods Ltd. (Deliveroo), the online food delivery company, as part of the $275 million series E funding round.*
    • on its acquisition of Element Materials Technology, one of the fastest growing companies in the testing, inspection and certification sector.*
  • Graphite Capital on the sale of Aktrion Holdings Limited, a leading outsourcing business with operations across Europe, South America and Asia.

Advising Portfolio Companies:

  • Management of Advent-backed enterprise software provider Unit 4 on its strategic growth buyout by TA Associates and Partners Group.
  • 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.
  • The Hershey Company on the sale of Tyrrells Crisps to the leading German snack manufacturer, Intersnack.
  • ProLabs, backed by private equity firm Inflexion, in connection with its acquisition of AddOn Networks, creating a leading optical transceivers business under the umbrella Halo Technology.
  • Opteven Services, backed by private equity firm Ardian, in connection with its acquisition of WMS Group, a provider of extended warranty services to over 3,500 vehicle dealerships across the UK.
  • iPipeline, backed by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, in connection with its acquisition of TCP LifeSystems, a software solutions provider to life and pensions insurance companies.
* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

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