Saya Sharma is an associate in Goodwin’s Business Law Department and member of its Private Equity group. Ms. Sharma advises on a broad range of corporate matters, with a focus on private equity and private M&A transactions. Her experience includes advising private equity sponsors on mid-market buy-outs and investments, structured equity investments, distressed investments, management incentive plans and advising on private M&A acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures.

Ms. Sharma joined Goodwin in 2021.

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Ms. Sharma has worked on a range of matters including advising:

  • HqO
    • on its acquisition of Leesman Limited, a world leader in measuring and analysing the experiences of employees in their places of work
    • on the end-to-end tenant experience platform for commercial real estate properties, on its acquisition of Office App, a leading European tenant and employee engagement platform 
  • Queen’s Park Equity
    • on its investment in TelcoSwitch, a leading communications software provider to the UK SME market
    • on the acquisition of Sagacity Solutions Ltd, a London-based IT consultancy company
    • on its acquisition of Learndirect Limited, a provider of online learning courses*
  • York Capital Management
    • and its portfolio company Cennox on their acquisition of iTech, a leading Irish transport provider providing specialised services associated with moving and locating high technology equipment
    • and its portfolio company Cennox on their acquisition of Lincsafe, a cash automation equipment and solutions business
  • Raptor Technologies, a portfolio company of our client JMI Equity, on its acquisition of Oaktree Topco Limited, is a leading software solution for monitoring safeguarding, wellbeing and a range of child welfare issues

  • Shareholders of Receipt Bank / Dext on its majority sale to Hg Capital

  • Rare Whisky Holdings, a whisky investment group based in Hong, on its acquisition of a 49% stake in Whisky Hammer, provider of a whisky auction service
  • A growth equity fund on its multi-million dollar investment in a European cloud-based telephony business as part of a late-stage financing round
  • CSL Group Limited on its acquisition of Guidesmiths Limited, a software development and digital transformation specialist
  •  Lloyds Development Capital on a minority investment in Horse Health Wessex Ltd which owns a leading equestrian brand LeMieux 
  • A US based PE fund, on its multi-million dollar investment in a business which provides automatic teller machine (ATM) and retail support services
  • Dotmatics Limited and its shareholders on the sale of Dotmatics to Insightful Science, LLC for total upfront consideration of c. £530 million. Dotmatics is a developer of an informatics platform that facilitates scientific data access
  • TowerBrook Capital Partners
    • on the acquisition of the Azzurri Group, the owner of the ASK Italian, Zizzi and Coco di Mama brands, along with the Pod Food Limited fast food delivery service*
    • on the investment in the GBA Group, a UK-based vehicle logistics business servicing the global automotive and shipping industries*
  • GHO Capital Partners on the acquisition of Ardena, a leading contract development and manufacturing organization providing early-stage drug development and manufacturing for small to mid-sized biopharma companies*
  • Five Arrows Principal Investments on the sale of and co-investment in Datix, a patient safety and risk management software company*
  • Global Loan Agency Services Limited
    • on the restructuring of Galapagos Holding S.A.*
    • on the restructuring of BARTEC, a German manufacturer of explosion safety equipment*
    • on the sale of Young’s Seafood Limited, one of the UK’s leading producers and distributors of seafood, to Karro Food Group*
  • eBay Inc. on the acquisition of from Cox Automotive Relation Solutions*
  • WEX Inc., a leading financial technology service provider, in connection with its acquisition of EG Group Limited’s GO Fuel Card Business*
  • Sun Capital Partners on the acquisition of ESIM Chemicals GmbH*
  • Origami Capital on its establishment and structuring of a joint venture real estate development investment platform in Germany*
  • A leading sovereign wealth fund in its joint venture with JC Flowers, relating to the management of a leading Puerto-Rican based private investment firm dedicated to investing globally in the financial services industry*
  • D3O Limited in its multi-million dollar funding round led by Beringea and Entrepreneurs Fund*
  • AEW Asia in its acquisition of retail property in Singapore from CapitaLand*
  • A global real estate investor on a strategic real estate investment in Shanghai*
  • CPPIB in its Korean logistics joint venture with a Dutch pension fund*
*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

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