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Shimin Lee

Shimin Lee

Senior Associate

Senior Associate
Shimin Lee

Shimin specialises in advising private equity funds on cross border M&A and has worked across a range of sectors including consumer goods & retail, pharmaceuticals, insurance and infrastructure. She also has extensive experience advising on management equity arrangements, restructurings and portfolio company bolt-on acquisitions.

  • Cinven on its investment in True Potential
  • Cinven on its pre-emptive acquisition of JLA from Hg Capital
  • Cinven on its acquisition of AXA Life Europe
  • CVC and Cinven on their acquisition of the NewDay Group for £1.1 billion
  • Cinven, Permira and Mid Europa Partners on their acquisition of Allegro
  • Cinven on its £1.6 billion disposal of Guardian Financial Services to Admin Re, a division of Swiss Re
  • Blackstone on the acquisition of CRH Europe Distribution for an enterprise value of €1.64 billion
  • KIRKBI and the Consortium consisting of KIRKBI, Blackstone and CPPIB on £4.77 billion take private of Merlin Entertainments plc
  • Elliott Advisors on the recapitalisation of Wasabi
  • Elliott Advisors on the acquisition of a controlling stake in Waterstones Booksellers
  • Waterstones, an Elliott Management Corporation portfolio company, on the acquisition of the high street book retailer W. & G. Foyle

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Career and qualifications

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (Bachelor of Laws LLB) 2012
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2013
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2015
  • Seconded to Cinven 2017

Awards and citations

  • "Shimin Lee is very strong. She is a rising star in that team and in the market."
    Chambers 2023
  • Rising Star
    Legal 500 2023
  • Private Equity Rising Star in Europe in 2021 and 2023