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Neil Barlow

Neil Barlow

Senior Associate, admitted in England & Wales only

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Senior Associate, admitted in England & Wales only
Neil Barlow

Neil Barlow is a member of the private equity sector group. Neil specialises in advising on cross-border M&A.

Neil has spent time on secondment with CVC Capital Partners and with 3i.

  • Quad Gas Consortium (comprised of MIRA, ACP, CIC, Hermes, QIA and Amber) on the acquisition of 61% of National Grid’s gas distribution network
  • CVC Capital Partners and Cinven on their acquisition of consumer credit provider NewDay from Varde Partners
  • CVC Capital Partners on its acquisition of a significant stake in the RAC
  • CVC Capital Partners on its £750 million acquisition of warranty services provider Domestic & General from Advent
  • CVC Capital Partners on the sale of online service payment provider Skrill to Optimal Payments for €1.1 billion
  • CVC Capital Partners on its acquisition of a significant minority stake in anti-virus software company Avast 
  • AA plc (the UK’s leading roadside assistance provider) and its owner Acromas Holdings, on its IPO on the London Stock Exchange, which raised £1.385 billion 
  • Blackstone on the acquisition of Clarion Events, one of the world’s leading independent events organisers, from Providence Equity Partners
  • Blackstone on the acquisition of a majority stake in temporary workspace business The Office Group 
  • Apax and Permira on the £1.9 billion sale of New Look to Brait 
  • Electra Private Equity on its US$625 million sale of Elian fiduciary services to Intertrust B.V.
  • EQT on its acquisition of global distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients Azelis
  • Permira on its acquisition of Cisco’s video software and processing business 
  • Permira on the sale of Iglo to Nomad Foods for €2.6 billion 
  • Permira on its acquisition of Pantheon Healthcare
  • Platinum Equity on its £150 million acquisition of CBS Corporation’s European outdoor advertising business
  • 3i Infrastructure on its acquisition of the Infinis Land Fill Gas business from Terra Firma
  • 3i Infrastructure on its acquisition of Wireless Infrastructure Group
  • 3i Infrastructure on its acquisition of a significant minority stake in each of Oiltanking Ghent and Oiltanking Terneuzen 
  • 3i Infrastructure and AMP Capital in connection with its acquisition of ESVAGT, an emergency rescue and response vessels provider to the offshore oil and gas

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Career and qualifications

  • Georgetown University (SFS) 2008
  • University of Sussex (LLB) 2009
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2011
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2013