Mr. Saunders is an associate in Goodwin's Private Equity group. He represents private equity firms, portfolio and other companies and lenders on a range of finance matters, with particular experience in fund finance and leveraged and cross-border acquisition finance.

In the fund financing space, Mr. Saunders’ experience includes advising on subscription line, umbrella, NAV, managed account and executive co-invest facilities, security packages in respect of complex multi-jurisdictional fund structures, and advising private equity, real estate, debt and infrastructure investment houses and lenders on various banking elements of fundraisings and investor negotiation.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Saunders was an associate in the Finance team of King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin).

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Mr. Saunders’ experience includes advising:

  • a U.S. headquartered international buyout and growth capital fund on its executive carry and co-invest umbrella facility
  • an Italian headquartered industrial private equity fund on various aspects of its fund IV, V and VI fund level and GP financings*
  • a Swiss headquartered international infrastructure investment house on its umbrella subscription financing of 14 funds*
  • a U.S. private equity house on the leveraged acquisition of a leading international software provider
  • a UK manager on the subscription line financing of its second and third real estate funds*
  • a UK manager on an NAV fund financing of its mid-market buyout fund*
  • a UK clearing bank on the subscription line financing of a Munich headquartered fund of funds*
  • a global private investment firm on the acquisition of a German real estate equity and debt portfolio

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

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Dip L.P., 2012
BPP Law School
M.A., Law, 2011
University of Cambridge, Downing College



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