Steven Hannah

Steven Hannah

Partner, Corporate; Private Equity
Steven Hannah is a highly experienced private equity and financial sponsor transactions lawyer.


Mr. Hannah’s practice principally focuses on advising financial sponsors on leveraged buyouts, disposals and consortium/minority equity investments in various geographies, sectors and transaction values.

His work also involves advising portfolio companies of financial sponsors on bolt-on transactions, restructurings, recapitalisations, management incentive schemes, senior executive hires and dismissals, and other strategic and general corporate matters. Mr. Hannah was named one of International’s 2021 Private Equity Rising Stars, which recognised Europe’s top 25 up-and-coming lawyers.

Mr. Hannah’s recent representations include advising:

  • Castik Capital and ABRY Partners, LLC in their joint acquisition of Reward Gateway and Xexec;
  • funds advised by Castik Capital in:
    • the acquisition of Element Logic;
    • the acquisition of Customs Support Group B.V. (CSG) from Mentha Capital B.V. and Oscar Driessen, the founder of CSG;
    • CPA Global’s $6.8 billion all-stock combination with Clarivate plc;
    • the sale of approximately 25% of portfolio company Waterlogic Holdings Limited to British Columbia Investment Management Corporation; 
    • their acquisition of two IP management services and software companies, ipan Group and Delegate, and their subsequent merger with CPA Global, a portfolio company of Leonard Green Partners and Partners Group; and
    • the acquisition of AddSecure from Arby Partners;
  • H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of the plumbing and heating division of Travis Perkins plc;
  • Montagu Private Equity LLP and the other shareholders of Equatex in their €354 million disposal to Computershare;
  • funds managed by I Squared Capital Advisors, LLC, along with TDR Capital LLP, in the US$3.1 billion acquisition of Aggreko plc;
  • Hg in:
    • connection with its acquisition of Riskalyze, Inc.;
    • its acquisition of Trackunit A/S from Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Gro Capital A/S;
    • its sale of Sovos Compliance to a consortium headed by Hg’s Saturn 2 fund and TA Associates;
    • the acquisition by Hg’s Saturn 2 fund of a stake in Visma, valuing the business at an enterprise value of $12.2 billion, which is the world’s largest-ever software buyout; 
    • its investments in Litera Microsystems, Workshare and Allocate;
    • its acquisition of CaseWare International; and
    • its acquisition of Prophix;
  • Prophix, a portfolio company of Hg, in its acquisition of Sigma Conso from Fortino Capital;
  • Litera, a portfolio company of Hg, in its acquisition of DocsCorp; 
  • Transaction Services Group (TSG) in Calera Capital’s sale of a majority stake in TSG to Advent International Corporation;
  • Sovos Compliance, LLC, a portfolio company of Hg, in its acquisitions of Foriba AS, TrustWeaver AB, Paperless and;
  • Open International, a Montagu portfolio company, in its acquisition of Transactor Global Solutions;
  • CogitalGroup, an Hg portfolio company (now Azets), in its acquisition of Wilkins Kennedy; and
  • AddSecure, a Castik Capital portfolio company, in its acquisition of Connexas Group.



  • Law Diploma, University of Edinburgh, 2005
  • LL.B. (Hons), University of Edinburgh, 2004


  • England & Wales

Steven Hannah

Partner, Corporate; Private Equity