Kenan Ceylan joined Ropes & Gray in 2019 as an associate in the private equity transactions group in the London office. Prior to joining the firm, Kenan was an associate in the corporate team of another large international law firm.

Kenan’s experience includes acting for private equity sponsors, management teams and listed clients on private and public M&A transactions as well as advising on general corporate law and governance issues.


  • Advised funds affiliated with EQT Private Capital Asia on:
    • the merger of Tricor and Vistra into a combined company with a market value of up to $6.5 billion
    • the acquisition of IGT Solutions, formerly InterGlobe Technologies, a provider based in India of software services, from an affiliate of Apollo Global Management
    • the sale of the software firm Hexaware Technologies to The Carlyle Group
    • its portfolio company Virtusa’s acquisition of ITmagination
  • Advised Kupanda Holdings, an affiliate of TPG Growth, in connection with the sale of Mavin Global to world leading music company, Universal Music Group
  • Advised TPG Capital and Francisco Partners in their $4 billion acquisition of Boomi, a leading provider of cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS), from Dell Technologies
  • Advised NeoGenomics, Inc. on its acquisition of Inivata Ltd, a global, commercial stage liquid biopsy platform company, headquartered in Cambridge, UK
  • Advised the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund in connection with various grant agreements with local trust funds and other environmental and conservation stakeholders in the wider Caribbean region
  • Advised certain selling shareholders on the sale of FirstPort, a leading U.K. residential property management company, to Equistone Partners Europe Limited, the European mid-market private equity investor
  • Advised certain selling shareholders on the sale of Quotient Sciences, UK-headquartered provider of outsourced drug development services, to Permira, a global private equity firm
  • Advised Averna Capital on its investment in ClimateCare, a leading profit with purpose environmental and social impact company headquartered in Oxford, UK
  • Advised Sound United LLC, a portfolio company of Charlesbank Capital Partners, on its acquisition of Bowers & Wilkins, a leading designer and manufacturer of luxury home audio speakers, headphones, custom installation products, wireless speakers, and branded audio systems in the automotive and television markets
  • Advised Integrated Media Company (IMC), a TPG platform dedicated to the new media ecosystem, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Goal from the DAZN Group
  • Advised NeoGenomics Inc. in a strategic collaboration with Inivata for the commercialization of Cambridge, UK-headquartered Inivata’s InVisionFirst-Lung liquid biopsy test in the United States
  • Advised Nordic Capital on equity investment matters relating to eResearchTechnology, Inc. (ERT), a leading global data and technology company which minimises risk and uncertainty in clinical trials
  • Experience prior to joining Ropes & Gray:

    • Acted for a private equity sponsor on its public-to-private takeover of an AIM-listed services provider
    • Acted for a private equity sponsor on its acquisition of an alternative legal services provider
    • Acted for a private equity sponsor on its acquisition of a flexible workspace provider
    • Acted for a private equity sponsor on its acquisition of a provider of post-trade market infrastructure technology
    • Acted for a private equity sponsor on its fund restructuring and liquidity offering to investors 
    • Acted for an education investment firm on several acquisitions of premium schools in multiple jurisdictions and on strategic growth investments from private equity sponsors
    • Acted for a Main Market listed client on its contested takeover

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