Karla Aglugub


  • LPC, distinction, BPP Law School, London, 2012
  • LLB with Certificat de Droit Français (Law with French Law), University College, London, 2010; Erasmus Programme, Université Paul Cezanne Aix-Marseille III, 2008


  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2015
  • German
  • French
  • Filipino

Karla Aglugub


Karla Aglugub joined the corporate and private equity group of Ropes & Gray’s London office as an associate in 2015. Before joining the firm, Karla trained at a large, international law firm with a strong focus on the financial services, energy, and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sectors. During her training, she also gained in-house commercial experience as a secondee to Amazon’s UK legal team.

Karla assists the corporate and private equity team on a broad range of transactions including public and private mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate law as well as advising institutional investors in connection with their private fund related investments on a secondary and co-investment basis.


  • Acting for TPG Capital on the sale of its joint venture stake in Denmark’s Saxo Bank to Geely, a Chinese corporate, and Sampo, a Finnish insurance company
  • Acting for Macquarie Capital in relation to Liberty Hall Capital Partners’ US$135 million acquisition of Dunlop Aircraft Tyres Ltd.
  • Acting for Intermediate Capital Group on its:
    • US$5.3billion consortium buyout of Visma, Europe's largest ever software buyout
    • investment in Blackrock Programme Management (Blackrock PM), a UK-headquartered professional services firm that provides construction consulting and expert witness services for large, international construction and engineering projects
  • Acting for TSG Consumer Partners on its acquisition of a minority stake in BrewDog, a Scottish craft beer manufacturer
  • Acting for Profile Capital Management on its acquisition of Little Dish, a UK-headquartered children’s food business
  • Acting for 3i Group plc on the acquisition of Audley Travel, a provider of tailor-made experiential holidays
  • Acting for TPG Capital, and its portfolio company Beaver-Visitec on the acquisition of Vitreq, a Swedish medical devices company
  • Acting for Kanders & Company, and its portfolio company The Safariland Group, on the acquisition of Aegis Engineering and LBA International
  • Acting for TPG Capital in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in Poundworld
  • Acting for Baring Private Equity Asia in its acquisition of a 40 percent stake in Weetabix Food Company in the UK from Bright Food, a China state-owned food manufacturing company
  • Acting for Baillie Gifford in connection with its minority investment in HelloFresh
  • Acting for TES Global Ltd in connection with its acquisition of Hibernia College UK Limited 
  • Acting for GSI Group, Inc. on the sale of its JK Lasers business with assets in China, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US to Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG


  • Co-author, “EU adopts autonomous sanctions against North Korea”, Lexology (April 18, 2013)


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