Chetan Sheth

Chetan Sheth

Counsel, Private Equity; Mergers and Acquisitions
Chetan Sheth focuses on advising financial sponsor clients on a range of matters, including control investments, exits and divestures, public mergers and acquisitions, bolt-on transactions, joint ventures, co-investments, reorganisations and management incentive arrangements. His experience spans a range of sectors and jurisdictions, with a particular emphasis on transactions involving financial institutions.

Bio

Mr. Sheth’s recent representations since joining Skadden include advising:

  • JAB Holdings on its joint venture with BNP Paribas Cardif to deliver a range of pet insurance services throughout the U.K., EMEA and Latin America. Mr. Sheth also advised on bolt-on transactions related to this matter, including a US$1.4 billion investment in Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited’s pet insurance business, the acquisition of AGILA Haustierversicherung AG from Aegidius Ruckversicherung AG and the acquisition of Veterfina Verzekeringsmaatschappij NV from its shareholders; 
  • the shareholders of MiQ, including the founders of the company and ECI Partners, on the sale of a majority interest in the company to funds advised by Bridgepoint; and
  • the Permira funds on the sale, alongside Berkshire Partners, of a majority stake in Teraco Data Environments (Africa’s largest carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions provider) to Digital Realty Trust, Inc. at an enterprise value of approximately US$3.5 billion.

Mr. Sheth’s representations prior to joining Skadden include advising:

  • Warburg Pincus on the acquisition of Leumi Card, an Israel-based credit card operator, from Bank Leumi and the equity arrangements in connection with the acquisition of Self Bank S.A.U.;
  • CPPIB on its £675 million investment for a 30% stake in BGL Group, the operator of comparethemarket.com and LesFurets.com;
  • Blackstone and PAI Partners on the disposal of United Biscuits to Yildiz Holding;
  • New Mountain Capital on the acquisition of Syntor Fine Chemicals;
  • Cale Street on its 50% acquisition of the Intu Derby shopping centre and its joint venture with Intu Properties plc; and
  • SoftBank on its £24.4 billion public takeover of ARM Holdings plc.

During the course of his career at another major international law firm, Mr. Sheth spent time on secondment to a major financial institution and a leading financial sponsor, where he worked on a variety of transactions.

Credentials

Education

  • LL.B., King's College, London, 2007
  • Legal Practice Course, BPP, 2008

Admissions

  • England & Wales

Chetan Sheth

Counsel, Private Equity; Mergers and Acquisitions
chetan.sheth@skadden.com