Emma Danks is head of our private equity team and co-head of our global corporate/M&A group. She is recognised as one of the UK’s leading private equity lawyers and is described by clients as bright, commercial, and solutions focused. Emma is well known for her work with private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, having acted on a wide range of leveraged buyouts and related transactions. She also frequently advises private equity backed management teams on buyout transactions and equity plans.

Emma also has specific life sciences and healthcare experience, having acted for several generic pharmaceutical companies on both buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions.

Emma was listed in The Lawyer's Hot 100 for 2018, and in the Legal Business feature on the City's female deal stars. Her team’s buyout expertise was recently recognised when they were named Private Equity Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards.

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Inflexion invests in contract development and manufacturing company Upperton

27 April 2022

by Emma Danks and Suzy Davis

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Advising the Theramex management team on its sale by CVC to Carlyle and PAI Partners

30 March 2022

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Advising Roadchef's management team on the sale of the business by Antin to Macquarie Asset Management

11 March 2022

by Emma Danks

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Advised Intriva Capital on its acquisition of specialist care provider, Sequence Care Group

5 October 2021

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