Benjamin T. Davies

Benjamin T. Davies

European Counsel, Corporate
Ben Davies advises private equity institutions on a wide range of transactions, including private acquisitions, carveouts, co-investments, consortium deals, group restructurings and general corporate matters. 

Bio

Mr. Davies frequently counsels portfolio companies of financial sponsor clients on bolt-on acquisitions and disposals, restructurings, management incentive schemes and other commercial matters.

His representations have included advising:

  • Hg in connection with:
    • its acquisition of Litera from K1 Investment Management
    • its disposal of Kinapse to Syneos Health
    • its acquisition of CaseWare International
    • its acquisition of Prophix
    • its acquisition of Trackunit from Goldman Sachs Asset Management Division and GRO Capital
    • its further investment in Litera
    • its acquisition of TrustQuay from Silverfleet Capital
  • I Squared Capital in connection with its acquisition of Arriva from Deutsche Bahn
  • funds advised by Castik Capital in connection with:
    • its acquisition and combination of two IP management services and software companies, IPAN and Delegate, the subsequent acquisition of IPFolio by the combined IPAN/Delegate business and the subsequent merger of the IPAN/Delegate business with CPA Global
    • its acquisition of AddSecure from Abry Partners
    • its acquisition, alongside Abry Partners, of Xexec and of Reward Gateway from Great Hill Partners
  • Pinnacle Pet Group (a portfolio company of JAB Holdings) on its acquisition of Animal Friends and partnership with Correlation to invest in Waggel, Vet-AI, Biscuit, Kozoo and other ventures in the pet insurance industry
  • Norstella, a portfolio company of Hg and Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe, in its merger with Citeline, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus LLC
  • Litera in its acquisitions of DocsCorp, Clocktimizer, Kira Systems and Upper Sigma
  • Trackunit in its acquisition of the Industrial Internet of Things business of ZTR
  • Trustquay in its combination with Viewpoint
  • Prophix in its acquisition of Sigma Conso from Fortino Capital
  • Unily, a portfolio company of Farview Equity Partners and Silversmith Capital Partners, in a significant investment from CVC Growth Funds
  • Intel Corporation in its US$4.2 billion spin-off and joint venture with TPG Capital to form the independent cybersecurity company McAfee
  • Vantiv, Inc. in its US$10.4 billion acquisition of Worldpay Group plc
  • CME Group Inc. in its US$6 billion acquisition of NEX Group plc

Mr. Davies also spent 12 months on secondment at Hg and was involved in its investments in Argus Media, Silverfin, smartTrade, Evaluate, Visma and Hyperion Insurance Group, and its disposal of Citation to KKR and subsequent co-investment alongside KKR in Citation.

Credentials

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2014
  • G.D.L., BPP Law School, 2013
  • B.A. (Hon), University of Exeter, 2012

Admissions

  • England & Wales

Benjamin T. Davies

European Counsel, Corporate
benjamin.davies@skadden.com