Linda Davies has extensive experience in cross-border M&A, joint ventures and private equity transactions representing multinational public and private companies, financial institutions, private equity houses and entrepreneurs.


Ms. Davies is listed as a leading individual in the U.K. M&A and Women in Business Law categories in Expert Guides – The World’s Finest Lawyers Chosen By Their Peers. She also has been repeatedly ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and IFLR 1000. Ms. Davies also won the Best in Mergers & Acquisitions accolade at the Euromoney/LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2014, and was a member of Skadden’s Russia practice that was named M&A Firm of the Year 2012 at the Financial Times/mergermarket European M&A Awards.

Notable transactions she has worked on include advising:

  • Vantiv, Inc. in its US$10.4 billion acquisition of Worldpay Group plc;
  • JAB Luxury GmbH in the sale of the Belstaff Group to Ineos Holdings AG;
  • Google in its co-investment, with the International Finance Corp., Mitsui & Co. and Convergence Partners, in CSquared;
  • Intel Corporation in its formation with TPG of McAfee;
  • J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. in its US$333 million sale of Esselte Group Holdings AB to ACCO Brands Corporation;
  • Phoenix Group Holdings in its US$1.2 billion acquisition of Abbey Life Assurance Company Limited from Deutsche Bank AG;
  • Lightning Investors Limited in its US$2.7 billion acquisition of the remaining stake in Colt Group S.A. it did not already own;
  • HellermannTyton Group PLC (a portfolio company of United Kingdom-based Doughty Hanson & Co.) in its US$1.7 billion acquisition by Delphi Automotive PLC;
  • Permira Funds in the US$2.8 billion sale of its portfolio company Iglo Foods Holdings Limited to Nomad Holdings Limited;
  • Citigroup Inc. in the sale of its wealth management services business to affiliates of Genpact Limited;
  • Imerys SA in its US$652.8 million acquisition of S&B Industrial Minerals GmbH;
  • Millhouse in connection with an investment and a shareholders’ agreement regarding OAO GMK Norilsk Nickel. Millhouse is acquiring a minority stake as part of the settlement of a long-running shareholder dispute between existing shareholders Rusal and Interros;
  • Alfa-Access-Renova (AAR) in connection with:
    • the US$28 billion sale of its 50 percent stake in TNK-BP to Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft; and
    • TNK-Brasil’s US$1 billion acquisition of a 45 percent interest in concession rights over blocks in Solimões from HRT O&G Exploração e Producao de Petróleo Ltda;
  • the seller of OJSC TD Kopeyka to X5 Retail Group NV, for US$1.65 billion;
  • the owners of the Paterson supermarket chain in the sale of Paterson to X5 Retail Group for US$275 million;
  • Citigroup Inc. and Primerica in Primerica’s US$368 million initial public offering of common stock;
  • Nafta Moskva in connection with a multibillion-dollar acquisition of a significant stake in OJSC Uralkali;
  • Fortress Investment Group LLC in the acquisition of an 80 percent stake in American General Finance Inc. from American International Group, Inc.;
  • Bank of Moscow in connection with an equity investment by Credit Suisse International and Goldman Sachs International;
  • BlackRock, Inc. in its US$13.5 billion acquisition of Barclays Global Investors from Barclays Bank PLC;
  • The Bear Stearns Companies Inc. in its US$1.2 billion merger with JPMorgan Chase & Co.; and
  • American Express Company in the US$1.1 billion sale of its global private banking and correspondent banking businesses to Standard Chartered PLC.



  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 1990
  • LL.B., University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 1989


  • Solicitor, England & Wales
  • New York

Linda Davies

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions