Private Equity: Its Place in Corporate Finance and How It Works: 3CL Webinar

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  • Cambridge Law Faculty published this video item, entitled “Private Equity: Its Place in Corporate Finance and How It Works: 3CL Webinar” – below is their description.

    Speakers: Mr Chris Hale (Chair Emeritus, Travers Smith) and Mr William Paul (Partner, Bridgepoint)

    This lecture by Chris Hale, Chair Emeritus of Travers Smith, will explore the economic and legal aspects of private equity, reflecting on its global reach, its growth from its origins in venture capital, and its importance in the context of M&A. As well as an in-depth analysis of the legal structure, he will consider the reasons for its success, the current trends and tis prospects in the future.

    Chris Hale is a senior consultant in the Private Equity & Financial Sponsors Group of Travers Smith, which he founded in 1996. Chris was Senior Partner between 2013 and 2019, and Head of Corporate from 2003 to 2013. He is listed as among the world’s leading lawyers in private equity by the Legal List 500 and Chambers Global, and as an eminent practitioner for UK Corporate M&A and private equity by Chambers and Partners.

    William is a Partner and leads Bridgepoint’s Financial Services team. He joined the Firm in 1999 and was based in Madrid for a number of years. He is now located in the London office.

    He currently sits on the Boards of Primonial and Dorna, and has been involved in the execution and management of transactions such as Qualitest, Zenith, Infront Sports and Media and Médipôle Partenaires.

    Prior to Bridgepoint he worked at UBS as a member of the Financial Institutions Group within investment banking, covering M&A, and equity and debt capital markets.

    William is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.

    3CL runs the 3CL Travers Smith Lunchtime Seminar Series, featuring leading academics from the Faculty, and high-profile practitioners.

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