London — Mayer Brown is advising a consortium led by STAR Capital, including Ackermans & van Haaren (Euronext: ACKB) and others, on its acquisition of V.Group, the global provider of mission critical services to the maritime industry. The transaction is subject to regulatory consents and is expected to complete in early Autumn 2024.

Read V.Group’s press release.

The Mayer Brown team was led by Private Equity partners Tarun Patel, Electra Callan and James West. The other key workstreams were led by Stuart Brinkworth (Partner, Leveraged Finance), Tim Nosworthy (Partner) and Christian Higham (Counsel, both Funds), Kitty Swanson (Partner, Tax) and Daniel Vowden (Partner, Antitrust) – with deal support being provided by a broader multi-specialist  team including senior associate Danny Williams, counsel Jessica Kolhorn, associates Damini Kotecha, James Beattie and Priyanka Patel (all Private Equity), senior associate Bridget Polkinghorne, counsel David Prince (New York), and associates Oliver Williams and Serena Brent (all Leveraged Finance), partner Chris Fisher, senior associate Francesca Ingham and associates Cheryl Stevart and Ruth Neligan (all Employment), partner Stephen Moi and senior associate Jeremy Holden (Litigation and Dispute Resolution), partner Jason Hungerford and associate James Ford (both Sanctions and Anti-Bribery), partner Daniel Vowden, counsel Mark Hills and associate Nadia Dhorat (all Antitrust & Competition), Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement partners Chris Chapman and Musonda Kapotwe, Real Estate partner Iain Roberts and associate Kirsty McLeish, Environment partner Tim Baines and partner Mark Prinsley and associates Reece Randall and Ellen Hepworth (all IP, IT and Data Protection) and Australian qualified lawyer Tamar Ruiz (Tax).

Tarun Patel, partner in Mayer Brown’s Private Equity practice said: “We are delighted to have advised STAR Capital on this landmark transaction for them.  In particular, it is pleasing for us to see our private equity sponsor clients continuing to turn to us for their most complex cross-border deals. We wish STAR Capital, their consortium and V.Group all the best in the next chapter.”



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