Greg Norman’s practice includes advising fund managers and investors on the structuring, marketing, establishment and operation of investment funds, particularly involving private equity and private equity real estate funds, as well as advising on associated regulatory issues and other in-house queries, such as commercial and employment arrangements.

Bio

Mr. Norman’s experience also includes mergers and acquisitions of fund management businesses and secondary transactions in fund interests, as well as a number of public and private acquisitions by private equity funds and other financial institutions.

His experience includes advising:

  • a leading sovereign wealth fund in its cornerstone investment in certain private equity real estate funds;
  • M7 Real Estate in its Central European Real Estate Fund;
  • a London-based private equity real estate fund manager in the launch and closing of a £300 million special situations fund;
  • a listed U.S. corporation in the launch and closing of a US$1 billion investment vehicle focused on energy infrastructure assets;
  • Goldman Sachs International, Cenkos Securities plc and Dean Street Advisers Limited as joint financial advisors to Bain Capital, LP in its US$1.5 billion acquisition of esure Group plc;
  • Goldman Sachs International and Greenhill & Co. International LLP as joint financial advisors to a consortium of funds managed by Antin Infrastructure Partners and West Street Infrastructure Partners in their US$732 million acquisition of CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings plc;
  • LetterOne Retail in the establishment of its US$3 billion retail investment platform;
  • LetterOne Technology in its US$16 billion private equity fund-style investment programme;
  • Phoenix Group Holdings in its £3 billion acquisition of Standard Life Assurance and strategic partnership with Standard Life Aberdeen plc;
  • Vantiv, Inc. in the regulatory approvals required in connection with its merger with Worldpay Group plc, Britain’s largest payment processor;
  • BlackRock, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of MGPA, an independently managed private equity real estate investment advisory company in Asia Pacific and Europe; and in its acquisition of the European exchange-traded funds business of Credit Suisse AG; and
  • UNIQA Insurance Group AG in its sale of a portfolio of 54 private equity funds to a group of international investors.

Mr. Norman is actively involved in a number of pro bono projects, including advising at a pro bono clinic to assist and represent victims of domestic violence and other family issues.

Credentials

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2007
  • LL.B., The University of Nottingham, 2005

Admissions

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales

Greg P. Norman