Milbank Continues Global Private Equity, M&A Growth with New London Partner

By January 5, 2021 No Comments

Milbank LLP is pleased to welcome Andrej Wolf to its London office in the Global Corporate Group as a partner, further expanding the firm’s international private equity and M&A capabilities. With over 170 lawyers in London advising on global matters, Milbank handles complex, demanding and groundbreaking transatlantic mandates.

Mr. Wolf has special expertise in advising some of the world’s most sophisticated organizations on private equity and related transactions. Across a variety of sectors and geographies, he has counselled a range of global private equity houses, financial sponsor clients and their portfolio companies on leveraged buyouts and acquisitions, growth capital and minority investments, secondaries and disposals, carve-out transactions, as well as complex cross-border mergers. He has advised major private equity players, including Accel-KKR, Apax Partners, EW Healthcare Partners, HGGC, Peak Rock Capital, Summit Partners and Sun European Partners.

“We are pleased to welcome Andrej to the Milbank team,” Milbank Chairman Scott A. Edelman said. “Andrej represents another key step in strengthening our global private equity and M&A practices in New York, London, Germany, Asia and South America.”

Global Head of Milbank’s Corporate Group Norbert Rieger added: “Over the past year, we’ve considerably expanded our M&A and private equity practices around the world, specifically with the additions of Neil Whoriskey in New York, Lisa O’Neill in London, Markus Muhs in Germany and Andrew Whan and Neeraj Budhwani in Hong Kong. We are delighted to have Andrej join us as part of this expansion of our offering globally.”

Suhrud Mehta, Co-Managing Partner of Milbank’s London office, stated: “Andrej is a talented lawyer, and he has served for years as a trusted counsellor to major private equity players. We look forward to welcoming him into our London office.”

Mr. Wolf joins Milbank from the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, where he was a partner. He was also recently recognized as a “Notable Practitioner” by the International Financial Law Review’s IFLR1000 (2021) for Private Equity; Mergers & Acquisitions.

“I am thrilled to be joining Milbank’s London office and its growing and dynamic team at this time – when the firm is expanding its global transactional platform, including in the private equity and growth capital space,” Mr. Wolf said.

Earlier this year in Europe, a Milbank team led by Mr. Rieger advised global investment firm Carlyle Group on the acquisition of Flender (from Siemens) for €2 billion. A cross-border corporate team led by Los Angeles partner Deborah Conrad and Munich partner Martin Erhardt advised NuCom Group, the joint venture of ProSiebenSat.1 and General Atlantic, on the agreement to acquire the US online dating and social entertainment company The Meet Group for $500 million. A transatlantic team out of New York and London led by Global Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance partners Dan Bartfeld and John Dewar and Global Corporate partners Lisa O’Neill and Dean Sattler advised a consortium of investors led by Apollo Global Management Inc. and its subsidiaries in connection with the long-term strategic investment entered into with The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for an underlying real estate portfolio valued at $5.5 billion.

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