Mark Soundy is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity group. Mr. Soundy focuses his practice on UK and international M&A, specializing in private equity and complex restructuring work. He has advised leading institutional investors, international businesses and senior management teams, and has particular expertise in the business services, consumer financial services, financial services, manufacturing and industrials and media and technology sectors. He has successfully completed over 200 transactions with a deal value in excess of £100 billion.

Over the past 30 years, Mr. Soundy has advised many leading European and international private equity houses and private capital investors, including Apax,* Arle,* Bridgepoint,* Canada Pension Plan Investment Board,* DLJ Merchant Banking,* Epiris,* GMT Communications, HgCapital,* Investcorp,* Kuwait Projects Company (KIPCO),* Leap Frog, Morgan Stanley,* Partners Group, Peacock,* RBS Global Restructuring,* Silver Lake,* Symphony Technology,* Triton,* Veronis Suhler* and Vitruvian.

He also advises portfolio companies backed by private equity houses and senior management teams when their businesses are being bought, sold or refinanced by private equity houses. Clients have included All3Media,* Anemka Resources,* CAS Services,* DOCUgroup,* Dometic,* EurotaxGlass’s,* Get Norway,* Hastings Insurance,* HiT Entertainment,* Intelsat,* Land Securities Trillium,* MeetingZone,* Melita,* Mergermarket, Permira Debt Managers,* Pillarstone,* Primesight,* Qioptiq,* Quilter Cheviot,* So Television,* Thomson Directories,* Travelex* and World Directories.*

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2016, Mr. Soundy was Global Co-Head of Private Equity and Global Head of Private Capital at Shearman & Sterling, and was previously a partner at Weil Gotshal. He is a consultant editor of A Practitioner’s Guide to Private Equity, and speaks and writes regularly on issues relating to international M&A and private equity.

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.





Professional Activities

Mr. Soundy is a former member of the Legal & Technical Committee of the British Venture Capital Association.


Mr. Soundy has long been recognized as a leading individual in private equity by all the legal directories, including most recently by Chambers UK 2018, The Legal 500 UK 2017 and the World’s Leading Lawyers Expert Guide 2017.

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M.A., 1990
University of Cambridge
B.A., 1986
University of Cambridge



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