Steven Hannah

Steven Hannah

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

Bio

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’s recent representations include advising:

  • funds advised by Castik Capital in:
    • 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; and
    • 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;
  • Montagu Private Equity LLP and the other shareholders of Equatex in their €354 million disposal to Computershare;
  • Hg in:
    • 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 Foriba AS;
    • its acquisition of CaseWare International; and
    • its acquisition of Prophix;
  • 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 TrustWeaver AB and Paperless;
  • 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.

Credentials

Education

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

Admissions

  • England & Wales

Steven Hannah

Counsel, Corporate; Private Equity
steven.hannah@skadden.com