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 assistance, such as restructuring advice. Ms. Dixon also has spent a year on client secondment at a leading private equity firm.

Her recent representations include advising:

  • TDR Capital on its sale of Retirement Advantage, a specialist in the U.K. retirement income market, to Canada Life;
  • a consortium comprised of a Singapore sovereign wealth fund, HgCapital, ICG and Montagu on their buyout of Visma in a transaction valued at US$5.4 billion, the largest-ever European software buyout;
  • HgCapital on its:
    • sale of Parts Alliance, a U.K. automotive aftermarket parts distributor, to Uni-Select Inc. for £205 million;
    • sale of NetNames, a provider of global brand protection and internet domain name management services, to CSC;
    • investment in Mitratech, a global provider of legal, risk and compliance software, 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, a global provider of advisory, capability building and operational services to the life sciences industries, from Synova Capital;
    • sale of a minority stake in portfolio company JLA, a provider of asset management services to SMEs, together with a refinancing; and
    • acquisition by portfolio company Nair & Co, a provider of international expansion services, of High Street Partners, to form Radius;
  • HgCapital portfolio company Iris on strategic bolt-on transactions;
  • Montagu Private Equity on its:
    • investment in Open International Ltd, one of the U.K. and Ireland’s leading supplier of business-critical software and services to the general insurance market; 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 around US$1 billion;
  • LDC on its equity investment into multi-national financial services; and
  • Oaktree Capital Management on 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


  • England & Wales

Charlotte Dixon