Victoria McGrath is a partner in the private equity transactions group of Ropes & Gray’s London office.

Victoria has more than a decade of experience advising leading UK and international private equity sponsors, corporate clients and management teams on a wide range of corporate and M&A transactions, including acquisitions, disposals, minority investments, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and general corporate law matters.

In 2019 Victoria spent 10 months on secondment to Advent International, where she acted as European legal counsel advising on investments and disposals across Europe. In 2020, Victoria was featured by Legal Week as a “Rising Star” of the private equity legal industry.


  • Advised American Industrial Partners on:
    • its acquisition of an ownership position in Aker BioMarine's Feed Ingredients segment
    • the acquisitions by its managed investment fund American Industrial Partner Capital Fund VII, L.P. of majority stakes in Norwegian-headquartered AquaShip AS and Intership AS and the subsequent merger and refinancing of the combined group
  • Acting for NielsenIQ, a portfolio company of Advent International, on the sale of CPS GfK to YouGov
  • Acting for Partners Group on:
    • its investment in Exus, a leading European infrastructure asset management firm focused on the renewable energy sector
    • its investment in Sterling Pharma Solutions, a global CDMO, and co-shareholder arrangements with GHO Capital
    • the €1.6 billion acquisition of Pharmathen, a European pharmaceutical company, from BC Partners
  • Advising Advent International and its portfolio company NIQ on the strategic combination with GfK (resulting in the world's leading consumer intelligence company) and the associated divestment of GfK's consumer panel business to YouGov
  • Advising Bridgepoint and its portfolio company Matrix on the acquisition of Security Watchdog, an employee screening business, from Capita
  • Advising American Industrial Partners on the disposal of CR Mining, a manufacturer and developer of advanced products and digital solutions for the mining industry
  • Advising New Mountain Capital and its portfolio company Datavant on the acquisition of Convenet, a health technology infrastructure company
  • Advising TPG Growth on its investment into Musixmatch, a leading global music data platform
  • Advising Audax Private Equity on its acquisition of Laird Connectivity
  • Acting for TPG Capital:
    • on its acquisition of Nintex, a developer of integrated workflow automation software, and Nintex’s add-on acquisition of Kryon Systems, a provider of a robotic process automation platform
    • and its portfolio company WellSky Corporation on the sale of WellSky International to System C Healthcare
    • and its portfolio company BVI Medical on the acquisition of PhysIOL Group SA
    • and its portfolio company BVI Medical on the acquisition of Malosa Medical
  • Acting for AEW on its acquisition of the outstanding 50% interest in AEW UK, which was originally set up as a joint venture between AEW and the AEW UK Management Team
  • Acting for Cybot, a developer of cyber security software, in its combination with Usercentrics
  • Acting for Inflexion and other shareholders (including the management team) on the sale of Reed & Mackay, a premium corporate travel management and events business, to TripActions, a U.S.-headquartered business travel and spend management platform
  • Advising 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
  • As European legal counsel for Advent International, advising on the takeover of Cobham plc, the acquisitions of thyssenkrupp Elevator Technology, Alvogen CEE, Industria Chimica Emiliana, Transaction Services Group and Vitaldent and the disposal of TES Vsetin
  • Acting for Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Bracket on the acquisition of CRF Health, a leading provider of eCOA solutions for the life sciences industry, to create Signant Health
  • Acting for Epiris on its acquisitions of:
    • Diamorph AB (publ), a supplier of advanced material solutions
    • Bonhams, the global auction house
    • The Club Company, the UK’s leading country club operator
  • Acting for Duke Street Capital on the acquisition of Great Rail Journeys, the world’s leading provider of escorted rail journeys
  • 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 of Rhubarb Food Design in connection with the sale of the company to Livingbridge
  • Acting for Metalmark Capital on its acquisition of Premier Research
  • Acting for the management team of GL Education in connection with the sale of the company to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
  • Acting for Freeman Spogli & Co. on its acquisition of Integrated Supply Network
  • Acting for the management team of Reed & Mackay, a premium corporate travel management business, in connection with the sale of the company to Inflexion
  • Acting for 3i Group plc on the acquisition of Audley Travel, a provider of tailor-made experiential holidays

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