Charlotte Dixon focuses on private equity matters, including advising private equity houses and financial sponsor clients on all types of leveraged M&A and portfolio matters, such as providing restructuring advice. Ms. Dixon also spent a year on client secondment at a leading private equity firm.

Her recent representations include advising:

  • Hg:
    • in its acquisition of a minority stake in Argus Media, an independent provider of energy and commodity price reporting;
    • in its acquisition of a majority interest in the Rhapsody business of Orion Health Group Limited, and its investment in Orion’s Population Health business;
    • in its sale of Radius GGE, Inc. to Vistra Holdings S.à r.l.;
    • in its sale of Frösunda Holdco AB to The Adolfsen Group; and
    • as lead investor in the US$5.3 billion buyout of Visma, a leading provider of business software in the Nordic region. This was Europe’s largest-ever software buyout;
  • Hg6 Fund and IRIS Software Group Limited in IRIS Software’s sale to Hg Saturn Fund and Intermediate Capital Fund plc; and
  • TDR Capital on its sale of Retirement Advantage, a specialist in the U.K. retirement income market, to Canada Life.

Prior to joining Skadden in June 2017, Ms. Dixon’s experience included advising:

  • Hg in its:
    • sale of Parts Alliance to Uni-Select Inc. for £205 million;
    • sale of NetNames to CSC;
    • investment in Mitratech alongside TA Associates and the management team at Mitratech;
    • acquisitions of Blick Rothenberg, the former BPO Division of Visma and Baldwins (collectively to form the Cogital Group);
    • investment in Kinapse from Synova Capital;
    • sale of a minority stake in portfolio company JLA, together with a refinancing; and
    • acquisition by portfolio company Nair & Co to form Radius;
  • Hg portfolio company Iris in strategic bolt-on transactions;
  • Montagu Private Equity in its:
    • investment in Open International Ltd; and
    • acquisition of Equatex from UBS;
  • the founders and management of Avast software on the sale of a 40 percent interest to CVC Capital Partners, valuing the Prague-based business at approximately US$1 billion;
  • LDC in its equity investment into a multinational financial services company; and
  • Oaktree Capital Management in its disposal of R&R Ice Cream.



  • Legal Practice Course, The College of Law Moorgate, London, 2009
  • G.D.L., The College of Law Moorgate, London, 2008
  • B.A.(Hon), University of Oxford, 2007


  • Solicitor, England & Wales

Charlotte Dixon