Alex McCarney

Alex McCarney

Counsel, Private Equity; Mergers and Acquisitions
Alex McCarney’s practice focuses on advising private equity funds on buyouts, minority investments, consortium arrangements and disposals.


Mr. McCarney’s experience since joining Skadden includes advising:

  • Hg in the sale of a co-controlling stake in IRIS Software Group Ltd to Leonard Green & Partners at an enterprise value of $4 billion (£3.15 billion) and the negotiation of consortium terms going forward

Mr. McCarney’s experience prior to joining Skadden includes advising:

  • global investment firm Carlyle on its agreement to acquire Altadia Group (Altadia) from an affiliate of Lone Star Funds
  • Hellman & Friedman on its acquisition of a stake in vehicle glass repair and replacement company Belron, which valued the company at €21 billion
  • Astorg on:
    • the acquisition of Xceptor, a global leader in the end-to-end, no-code process automation market
    • its strategic partnership with Corsair, by which Corsair made a significant minority investment in Xceptor
  • TA Associates on its investment in Söderberg & Partners
  • Ares on:
    • the acquisition of the Exemplar Health Care Group, a U.K. provider of high-dependency nurse-led care for adults
    • the acquisition of SLR Consulting from Charterhouse Capital Partners by way of private scheme of arrangement
  • Silver Lake, a global technology investment firm, on:
    • its acquisition of a 33% stake in the Australian Professional Leagues, which operates the country’s top-flight men’s and women’s soccer leagues
    • its US$500 million strategic investment in City Football Club, the world’s leading private owner and operator of football clubs, and its acquisition of a further equity stake in City Football Group
    • portfolio company TEG’s investment alongside Providence Equity Partners in Ambassador Theatre Group
    • its investment in New Zealand Rugby Union
  • Odyssey Investment Partners on their disposal of U.K.-based Tysers insurance brokers to Australian-listed AUB; and
  • EQT on its acquisition of, an Italy-based online real estate classifieds platform

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. McCarney spent several years practising at the London office of a U.S.-based international law firm.



  • Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School, 2011
  • G.D.L., Nottingham Law School, 2010
  • B.Ec., Nottingham Trent University, 2009


  • England & Wales

Alex McCarney

Counsel, Private Equity; Mergers and Acquisitions