Private Equity - 10+ 12 Months Maternity Cover - Head of Legal

England, London
19 Apr 2022
17 May 2022
Brian Littleton
Job Title
Practice Area
Private Equity
Contract Type
Full Time

Private Equity - 10+ 12 Months Maternity Cover - Head of Legal

Rapidly expanding private equity owned company that operates in the education sector requires a maternity cover for The Head of Legal from May/June 2022. This position is the sole UK based lawyer with only one day per week in the London Office being required apart from the group meeting at the end of every month to which everyone attends.

Reporting to the CFO, you will have extensive experience of private equity backed M&A deals. The typical deal size is 15m-100m with the assets generally purchased from entrepreneurs around the world. Recent acquisitions have been in Asia and South America bringing with them their own complexities. Currently, this rapidly expanding company operates in 18 counties and aims to operate in 25 countries.

A new round of funding was secured in 2021 and is currently owned by two leading private equity houses. 2022 is going to be a year of acquisitions and will require someone who is happy to be hands-on and thrives on getting transactions across the line.

As well as M&A work, you will also undertake some re-financing work and be the key point of contact for the review/co-ordination of key commercial contracts. Some Governance and dispute management work will also be undertaken when required.

Suitable candidates will have trained with a leading City or international law firm with in-house experience being advantageous but not mandatory.

*Where a level of experience is indicated, this is a guideline only and represents the amount of time we would usually expect a candidate to accumulate the requisite level of experience. This does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.

Chadwick Nott Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.