Steven Hannah

Steven Hannah focuses on advising private equity firms and other financial sponsors and their portfolio companies on leveraged buyouts, disposals, consortium and equity investments, transaction structuring and general corporate matters, such as bolt-on transactions, restructurings, recapitalisations, management incentive schemes, senior executive hires and dismissals, and other strategic matters.

Bio

Mr. Hannah’s recent representations include advising:

  • a consortium comprised of GIC, HgCapital, ICG and Montagu in their buyout of Visma in a transaction valued at US$5.4 billion, the largest-ever European software buyout;
  • HgCapital in its acquisitions of Blick Rothenberg, the former BPO Division of Visma and Baldwins (collectively to form the Cogital Group), Kinapse, Parts Alliance and Sovos Compliance;
  • HgCapital portfolio companies Iris and Sovos Compliance in multiple strategic bolt-on transactions;
  • Montagu Private Equity in its acquisitions of DEAS, Open International, Equatex, Accurate Equity, CAP and the University of Law;
  • Montagu portfolio company Open International in its acquisition of Transactor Global Solutions;
  • EPIC Funds managed by Castik Capital in the acquisition of Waterlogic and Angel Springs;
  • EPIC Funds portfolio company Waterlogic in its acquisition of OneSource;
  • CVC Capital Partners in leading a consortium including Temasek Holdings and Vatera Healthcare Partners on their acquisition of a controlling stake in Alvogen;
  • Qatar Investment Authority in the acquisition, together with BRF Foods, of approximately 80 percent of the shares of Banvit Bandırma Vitaminli Yem Sanayi, a Turkey-listed company operating in the poultry sector, from its controlling shareholders;
  • Rhone Capital in its acquisition of ASK Chemicals;
  • the founders and management of Avast software on the sale of a 40 percent interest to CVC Capital Partners;
  • LDC in its equity investment into a multinational financial services firm; and
  • Oaktree Capital Management in its disposal of R&R Ice Cream.

Credentials

Education

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

Admissions

  • England & Wales

Steven Hannah