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Oliver Marcuse

Oliver Marcuse


Oliver Marcuse

Oliver Marcuse specialises in cross-border private M&A, with a particular focus on private equity transactions.

Oliver advises international and domestic private equity houses, financial sponsors and corporates on a wide range of matters, including acquisitions and disposals, leveraged buyouts, takeovers, mergers, joint ventures, minority and growth capital investments, IPOs and refinancings. Oliver also advises sponsors and investors in connection with complex secondary transactions. He is listed as a Private Equity Rising Star 2022 by

His experience covers healthcare, financial services, infrastructure, consumer, industrials, logistics and real estate. Oliver has spent time on secondment with CVC and Cinven.

  • DWS on the disposal of its Private Equity Solutions business to Brookfield Asset Management
  • Cinven and Novo Holdings on the €2.8 billion sale of Envirotainer to EQT and Mubadala
  • BlackRock on its investment into PuttShack
  • abrdn on its investment into a Series A funding round for private markets investment platform Titanbay
  • Partners Group on the sale of a portfolio of real estate LP interests to Blackstone Strategic Partners
  • abrdn on its investment into a series B funding round for micro-mobility company Dott
  • E&I Engineering Group on its $1.8 bn acquisition by Vertiv
  • abrdn on an LP tender venture fund transaction
  • abrdn on its investment alongside HarvourVest in an LP interest portfolio
  • abrdn on the sale of a portfolio of LP interests to Golding Capital
  • Onex on its acquisition of ICS Healthcare from TowerBrook
  • Cinven, Permira and Mid Europa Partners on the IPO of
  • Blackstone on the acquisition of CRH ED
  • Cinven on its acquisition of Envirotainer, a leading global provider of temperature-controlled air cargo containers
  • Arcus Infrastructure Partners on the indirect sale of its 41.1% interest in Alpha Trains to APG
  • Blackstone on the acquisition of The Office Group
  • Cinven on its pre-emptive acquisition of JLA from Hg Capital
  • ICGSE on its GP-led investment in certain assets of Mid Europa Funds III and IV
  • QSuper on the sale of a $500m interest in GIPIII
  • Cinven and CVC on their acquisition of NewDay Holdings S.a r.l
  • Aberdeen Standard Life on the sale of c£500m portfolio of LP interests
  • BCI on its investment in a European gas distribution network
  • Asterion, Swiss Life and EDF Invest on their acquisition of the Energy Assets Group
  • BlackRock Private Equity Partners on a P2P co-investment
  • Cinven, Permira and Mid Europa Partners on their acquisition of Allegro
  • BCI on its shipping joint venture with Hayfin
  • Global Infrastructure Partners on its US$5.0 billion acquisition of renewable energy developer Equis Energy
  • Cinven on its £2.3 billion disposal of Amdipharm Mercury Company (AMCo) to Concordia Healthcare Corporation
  • HSBC on various £1bn+ portfolio sales
  • Floki on the preferred equity investment into an ownership interest in CVC portfolio company Alvoge
  • BCI in relation to its acquisition of a majority interest in Hayfin Capital Management
  • DRC Capital in relation to the sale of DRC Capital to Savills
  • Cinven on its €1.3 billion acquisition of Labco
  • Cinven on its €1.7 billion acquisition of Synlab from BC Partners
  • Apax and Permira on the £1.9 billion sale of New Look to Brait
  • CPPIB and Hermes on their £1.6 billion acquisition of a minority stake in Associated British Ports
  • Cinven on its US$2 billion acquisition of Ceramtec
  • Amdipharm, a Cinven portfolio company, on its £50 million bolt-on acquisition of Focus Pharmaceuticals
  • Apax on its £677 million acquisition of EVRY ASA
  • KKR on its acquisition of South Staffordshire Water from Alinda Capital Partners
  • Pets at Home on its acquisition of UK veterinary business, Vets4Pets

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Career and qualifications

  • The University of Durham, Hatfield College (BA History) 2010
  • The University of Law, Moorgate (Bachelor of Laws LLB) 2012
  • Joined Clifford Chance LLP 2012
  • Secondment to CVC Capital Partners 2013
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2014
  • Seconded to Cinven 2016
  • Partner since May 2022

Awards and citations

  • Listed as a Private Equity Rising Star 2022 by