Patrick E. O'Connor

Patrick E. O'Connor

European Counsel, Corporate
Patrick O’Connor advises private equity sponsors on a broad range of domestic and international transactions, including buyouts, sales processes, carve-outs and bolt-on acquisitions. He also has experience advising executive management teams in relation to incoming private equity investments and management incentive arrangements.


Mr. O’Connor’s recent experience prior to joining Skadden includes advising:

  • Hg in connection with its significant minority investment, alongside EQT and TA Associates, in IFS and WorkWave, two cloud-based software services businesses, at a US$10 billion valuation
  • Waterland Private Equity Investments on its £1.08 billion buyout of the Priory Group, a leading behavioural health services provider in the U.K., from Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc.
  • KPS Capital Partners on the English law aspects of its €2.25 billion carve-out of the European tinplate business of NYSE-listed Crown Holdings, Inc.
  • the executive management team of luxury paint maker Farrow & Ball on its sale to Danish coatings supplier Hempel Group from private equity firm Ares Management
  • Omnicom Group, Inc. on its acquisition of private equity backed technology group The DMW Group
  • the management team of Tarsus Group in relation to its £560 million take-private by Charterhouse Capital Partners



  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2014
  • LL.B., University of Leeds, 2012


  • England & Wales

Patrick E. O'Connor

European Counsel, Corporate