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Sam Clinton-Davis

Sam Clinton-Davis


Sam Clinton-Davis

Sam Clinton-Davis is an associate in the Corporate Group of Clifford Chance in New York. He represents domestic and international private equity houses, their portfolio companies and corporate clients on a wide range of matters including mergers, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, fundraisings, minority and growth capital investments, PIPEs, IPOs and corporate reorganizations. Sam is a dual-qualified lawyer and practices both New York and English law.

  • Carlyle on the acquisition of a 30% stake in Quest Global, valuing the company at $2 billion.
  • Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and AC Milan on the creation of the Soccer Champions Tour in the US with Sixth Street as sponsor.
  • Blackstone on its $1.9 billion acquisition of CRH Europe.
  • EQT on the sale of GB Railfreight to Infracapital.
  • Cinven on its proposed $1.4 billion acquisition of Axa Life Europe.
  • Nord Anglia Education, an EQT portfolio company, on the acquisition of Avenues New York and Avenues Sao Paulo.
  • IFM Net Zero Infrastructure Fund on the acquisition of a majority stake in Swift Current Energy.
  • Apax on the acquisition of GNB Vida and the launch of GamaLife, a life and wealth consolidation platform.
  • Turnspire Capital Partners on its fund warehousing arrangements in connection with its acquisition of USG Water Solutions, LLC.
  • Blackstone on internal reorganization of portfolio company, the NEC Group.
  • Gallop Growth, an e-commerce lending business, on its initial fundraising round.
  • J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley in connection with Bridgepoint's $3.9 billion IPO on the London Stock Exchange.
  • PensionBee on its $475 million IPO on the London Stock Exchange.

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Cambridge (BA), 2014
  • BPP University (GDL, LPC), 2017
  • Joined Clifford Chance, 2017
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales, 2019
  • Secondment to Morgan Stanley, 2021
  • Columbia University (LLM), 2022
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York, 2023