Will Rosen

Partner

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  • LSF, Honors, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1992
  • CPE, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1991
  • BA (Hons), University of London, 1988

Qualifications

  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 1994
  • Super Lawyers: Mergers & Acquisitions (2013-2015)
  • UK Legal 500: Private Equity (2013-2015)
  • Chambers UK: Private Equity: Buyouts (2012-2016)
  • The Guide to the World’s Leading Private Equity Lawyers

Will Rosen

Partner

Will Rosen is a co-head of the firm’s international practice group and a partner in Ropes & Gray’s private equity transactions group in London, focusing on private equity and mergers & acquisitions.

Will has a broad range of experience in the corporate and corporate finance fields. His experience covers a wide range of corporate transactions, and he is recognised in particular for his work in advising private equity funds and corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments and private equity transactions. Will is recognised in The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and The Guide to the World's Leading Private Equity Lawyers directories as a recommended practitioner in private equity. He is known for his “very collegial style” and for his ability to “read commercial situations and relay them to the client.” He has a high level of experience in private equity work and is known for handling a series of big-ticket deals.

Experience

  • Acting for Baring Private Equity Asia on its US$1.8 billion sale, alongside the Shanghai-based Bright Food Group, of British breakfast cereal brand Weetabix to U.S.-based cereal company, Post Holdings
  • Acting for Bain Capital on its purchase of a controlling stake in MKM, the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant, from 3i and Lloyds Development Capital
  • Acting for the management team on the sale and acquisition of Reed & Mackay, a premium corporate travel management business
  • Represented Marquee Brands LLC in its acquisition of British men’s clothing brand Ben Sherman and its related intellectual property assets from Oxford Industries, Inc. 
  • Acting for Bain Capital on the acquisition of the Ibstock, Forticrete, Supreme and Glen Gery clay and concrete businesses of CRH plc.
  • Acting for Bain Capital on the acquisition of TI Automotive.
  • Acting for Kanders & Company and its portfolio company The Safariland Group, on the acquisition of the Med-Eng explosive ordinance disposal and crew survivability businesses from the Allen-Vanguard Corporation.
  • Acting for Summit Partners on the disposal of the entire issued share capital of Actix International Limited to Amdocs Limited.
  • Acting for Summit Partners on its joint venture with FleetCor to acquire UK-based Masternaut from Francisco Partners.
  • Acting for Wright Medical Technology, Inc. on its merger with Tornier N.V.
  • Acting for Smedvig Capital on the sale of Ocean Outdoor to Lloyds Development Capital and acting for management in the subsequent sale to Searchlight Capital.
  • Acting for Smedvig Capital on the sale of Tuskerdirect Limited to ECI Partners LLP.
  • Acting for Oxford Immunotec Global plc on its listing on the NASDAQ Global Market.
  • Acting for a PERE Fund on the sale of Executive Offices Group for £260million to Queensgate Investments.

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