Ximena Negretti is an associate in Goodwin’s Business Law Department and a member of its Private Equity group. She advises on all aspects of corporate law, with a particular focus on mid-market private equity transactions, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, growth equity and venture capital investments across a variety of industries. Ms. Negretti re-joined Goodwin in 2021.

Ms. Negretti is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian, being Italian-Colombian and having completed her education between France, the UK and Mexico.

Areas of Practice
Domaines D’Expertise
Scientific Experience
Technical Experience





Representative Matters



Representative experience as in-house counsel for CDC Group*
  • Joint venture between CDC and DP World to invest in ports and logistics across Africa with an initial seed investment in DP World assets in Senegal, Egypt and Somaliland (initial commitment of US$320 million with an expectation to invest US$400m over several years)
  • Investment of US$200 millon in Bank of Africa, BMCE Group Morocco
  • Consortium acquisition of a microfinance organisation in South Asia valued US$150 million+
  • Co-investment in a fintech company in Myanmar
  • Investment in Frontiir, a leading internet service provider in Myanmar
  • Series C share financing of Indifi Technologies, a digital lender providing loans to micro and small businesses in India
  • Consortium investment in a forestry company in Africa and other potential forestry investment platforms
  • Various joint venture proposals for water projects in India and Africa
Representative private practice experience
  • TA Associates’ acquisition of Russell Investments from the London Stock Exchange Group plc
  • DST Global’s investments into Roofoods Ltd, trading as Deliveroo
  • Better Capital on the sale of Santia Holdings Ltd, a leading UK provider of integrated health & safety and environment risk management services, to Alcumus Holdings
  • Amplify Snack Brands, a platform food company listed on the NYSE focused on developing and marketing Better-For-You (BFY) snack brands, on its acquisition of Tyrrells, a manufacturer of premium potato and vegetable chips and including the brands Yarra Valley and Aroma Snacks in Australia and Germany respectively, from Investcorp and the existing management team, valuing Tyrrells at £300 million
  • Mitratech, a developer of legal software, on its acquisition of Hitec Laboratories Limited
  • Kelvin Hughes, a provider of navigation, radar and surveillance solutions, on the sale of its subsidiary business ChartCo, the world’s principal provider of navigational data, nautical charts, marine technical publications, compliance data and digital services
  • An international listed group with the proposed disposal of one of its divisions present in approximately 19 jurisdictions
  • Investment by Graphite Capital in the holding company of The Delaunay and The Wolseley restaurants*
  • Acquisition by Graphite Capital of City & County Healthcare Holdings Limited, the UK’s fourth largest home care provider*
  • Sale by Graphite of the caravan holidays business Park Holidays for £172 million*
  • Management sale to Graphite Capital of Explore Learning Limited, the supermarket-based English and maths tutorial company valued at £30 million*
  • Acquisition by ECI Partners LLP of Citation plc for a value of £40 million*
  • Bolt-on acquisition by Georg Jensen of Danish Silver*
  • TrasDigm Group, Inc. with the UK aspects of its acquisition of AmSafe Industries Inc. followed by the hive-down and sale of one of AmSafe’s business units*
  • Lion Capital and Goode Partners with the acquisition of the fashion retailer All Saints for £105 million*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Experience
Prior to joining Goodwin in 2021, Ms. Negretti was most recently in-house legal counsel at CDC Group plc, the UK’s development finance institution. Before CDC, Ms. Negretti was at King & Wood Mallesons LLP (formerly SJ Berwin LLP) and Goodwin; she also worked as an advisory lawyer for the UK Home Office.






M.A., Law and Business (including Legal Practice Course 2009), 2013
BPP University
GDL, 2008
The College of Law
M.Sc., 2005
London School of Economics and Political Science
M.A., 2004
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne & Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris


B.A., 2003



Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales





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