Philip Barratt (Capital Law)

Philip Barratt

Philip is a Partner in our Corporate team. He acts on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, with a particular focus on private equity.

He advises investors and private equity houses on their investments and portfolio management, as well as supporting management teams. He has advised a variety of clients, from entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses through to large listed companies, on a range of transactions including acquisitions, disposals, investments, joint ventures and shareholder arrangements, both in the UK and internationally.

Philip has also been on secondment at AnaCap Financial Partners, a private equity fund, and CDC Group plc, the UK’s government’s development finance institution.

Philip was shortlisted for Young Dealmaker of the Year 2016 and 2018 at the Insider Wales Dealmakers Awards, highlighted as one of 30 ‘young lawyers and accountants to watch’ in 2017, and described as “one of Wales’ top up-and-coming M&A / private equity lawyers”.

It has been a pleasure working with you and I have appreciated the sensible and pragmatic approach that you and your team have taken throughout this deal.

Paul Burke, Partner Maples Teesdale

  • Westbridge Capital on its £12.8m investment in Aptus Utilies Limited, a leading provider of multi-utility services.
  • A six-person management team on a £35m investment by a specialist private equity house, the proceeds of which were to fund an acquisition.
  • Eos Venture Partners, an insurance-focused venture capital fund, on its lead role in the $4 million funding round of London-based data analytics provider Digital Fineprint.
  • Westbridge Capital on its £10m investment in APEM Limited, Europe’s leading independent environmental consultancy.
  • TXO Systems in relation to its acquisition of MMX Communications.
  • Zego, a UK based InsurTech, on its $42 million Series B funding round led by VC fund Target Global, one of the largest ever funding rounds by a European based Insurtech startup.
  • The vendors of Business Driver Fleet Risk Management on the sale to Palatine Private Equity backed TTC Group.
  • Westbridge Capital on its investment in AJM Mobility, a leading integrated wheelchair service provider for the NHS.
  • The vendors of Midshire Catering Services on the MBO of the company.
  • Safe Solvents, a cutting edge chemical and mechanical technology business, on its £1m seed funding round.
  • A leading private equity house (with a focus on the financial and business services sector) on a number of acquisitions and investments, with an aggregate value of more than £50m.
  • A multi-national oil and gas company on its acquisition of a UK-based retail energy supply company (with a reported value of between £250m – £300m).
  • An AIM-listed specialist alternative asset manager on the £25m acquisition of a UK-based alternative investment fund manager and the associated £15m fundraising (by way of a placing and accelerated book build).
  • A UK based renewable energy company on its £98m disposal of a majority stake in five UK onshore wind farms (with a total capacity of 96.4MW).
  • A leading private equity backed UK credit broker on its acquisition of a UK mortgage and loan broker, as part of a buy-and-build strategy.
  • The vendors of Catering Academy, an independent catering company in its multi-million pound sale to Servest Group.
  • A local government district council in England in its £14.4m acquisition of a 12.4MW solar farm, the largest public authority owned solar farm in the UK.
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Early stage companies
  • Equity investments
  • Investments
  • Joint ventures
  • MBOs
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Venture capital transactions

Career

  • Partner, Capital Law Limited (Nov 2019 – present)
  • Senior Associate, Capital Law Limited (2018 – Nov 2019)
  • Senior Associate, Eversheds Sutherland (2017 – 2018)
  • Associate, Eversheds Sutherland (2015 – 2017)
  • Legal Counsel (secondee), CDC Group plc (2014 – 2015)
  • Legal Counsel (secondee), AnaCap Financial Partners LLP (2012 – 2013)
  • Associate, Addleshaw Goddard LLP (2011 – 2015)
  • Trainee Solicitor, Addleshaw Goddard LLP (2009 – 2011)
  • Paralegal, Pinsent Masons (2006 – 2007)

Education

  • BPP: LPC (2009)
  • Nottingham Trent University: Law Sandwich LLB Hons (2004 – 2008)
  • Nottingham Trent University: Diploma in Professional Practice (2006 – 2007)

Memberships / Trustee Positions

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • School Governor of Llandaff City Church in  Wales Primary School