Kiran Sharma


  • LPC, The College of Law, Guildford, 1997
  • BA (Hons), Law, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University, 1996


  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 1999
  • IFLR 1000: M&A and Private Equity - Highly regarded (2020)
  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms (2013, 2015-2019)
  • UK Legal 500 (2014-2015)

Kiran Sharma


Kiran Sharma is the co-head of the firm’s International Practice Group and a partner in the Private Equity Transactions group in London. Kiran also leads the Women’s Forum in the firm’s London office. Kiran’s practice focuses on private equity, public to private transactions, co-investments and direct investments and mergers and acquisitions. Kiran’s clients represent some of the largest global private capital investors, including private equity funds, special situations funds, asset managers, sovereign wealth funds and family offices. Kiran’s practice covers a number of sectors with a focus on health care, pharmaceutical and consumer deals.

 Kiran has been described by clients as “outstanding” and “highly responsive, commercially minded, and also technically strong across public and private M&A.”


  • Advising GIC on its investment in Inspired Education, an international schools group
  • Advising Centerbridge on its investment in Landscape Digital’s acquisition of AP Wireless, since renamed as Digital Landscape Group
  • Advised Partners Group on its acquisition of a major equity stake in Rovensa, a leading Portuguese-headquartered provider of specialty crop nutrition, biocontrol and protection products, from Bridgepoint 
  • Acting for Arsenal Capital Partners on the public to private acquisition by its portfolio company Value Demonstration Holdings LLC of Cello Health plc, an AIM-listed global healthcare-focused advisory group
  • Acting for Arsenal Capital Partners on the acquisition of BresMed, a UK headquartered health economics and outcomes research consultancy providing health economic solutions to the global pharmaceutical industry
  • Acting for K2 Insurance Services, a portfolio company of Lee Equity Partners, the U.S. private equity firm, on its acquisition of Pioneer Underwriters, a London-headquartered underwriting services organisation
  • Acting for Veeam Software Holding Limited, a Switzerland-based software company offering backup, replication and virtualization management solutions, on its sale to Insight Venture Partners LLC
  • Acting for Partners Group on the sale of its stake in 10.25 billion Dutch retailer Action 
  • Acting for Cambrex Corporation in its agreement to acquire Avista Pharma Solutions for approximately $252 million
  • Acting for Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe on its public to private acquisition of Abzena plc, a UK-based biopharmaceutical services company
  • Acting for Ares on its sale of Cordium, a provider of services to regulated firms
  • Acting for Bain Capital on its acquisition of NGA UK, a UK payroll and HR business from NGA Human Resources
  • Acting for TSG Consumer Partners on its acquisition of a minority stake in BrewDog, a Scottish craft beer
  • Acting for TSG Consumer Partners on its acquisition of a minority stake in Revolution Beauty
  • Acting for Avenue Capital on its disposal of Hawthorn Leisure, a chain of managed and tenanted pubs in the UK
  • Acting for Metalmark on its acquisition of Premier Research Group, an international provider of clinical trial services 
  • Acting for USPI (a Welsh Carson portfolio company) in connection with the spin-off of its UK private hospital operations in Aspen and associated refinancing, subsequent group reorganization and ultimate exit to Tenet Healthcare
  • Acting for Vision Capital on all aspects related to the equity investment in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of investments from Banco Popolare 
  • Acting for Cathexis on its hostile takeover of ISG plc 
  • Acting for an American multinational investment management corporation on multiple co-investments involving infrastructure and direct investments across multiple sectors in EMEA and Asia
  • Acting for Nordic Capital on its acquisition of Lindorff, a financial services company based in the Nordic region
  • Acting for Codman Neuro – an affiliated company of Johnson & Johnson on its acquisition of Irish stroke care company Neuravi Limited
  • Acting for Becton Dickinson on its acquisition of Sirigen, a UK headquartered medical technology company
  • Acting for Fortress on a convertible and exchangeable bond issued by Attica, a Greek ferry operator
  • Acting for TPG Capital on its investment in Saxo Bank
  • Acting for Altamont Capital on its acquisition and exit of McLarens Young International, a provider of insurance services 



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  • LPC, The College of Law, Guildford, 1997
  • BA (Hons), Law, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University, 1996
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