Ed Harris | London | Hogan Lovells

Ed Harris

Partner Corporate & Finance

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Harris Ed

Ed Harris
Harris Ed
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A valued partner in GP-led deals, Ed is also noted for his experience in secondaries and co-investments.

Legal 500 UK, 2024

Ed Harris is our Global Head of Private Equity & Funds, based out of the London office. Ed advises on a broad range of corporate and funds transactions, with particular focus on private M&A, joint ventures, co-investments, secondaries, GP-led transactions and leveraged buy-outs.  He acts for both private equity houses, institutional investors and corporates across a range of sectors.

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A valued partner in GP-led deals, Ed is also noted for his experience in secondaries and co-investments.

Legal 500 UK, 2024

Representative experience

Eurazeo and Unigestion as lead investors in relation to capiton’s closing of its €248 million continuation fund, involving the acquisition of Raith and AEMtec

Advised private investment firm, Committed Advisors as lead investor on Bencis IV’s closing of its €123 million continuation fund

Advised Pantheon on Idinvest's venture GP-led, involving the transfer of 12 assets from several growth and venture capital vehicles into a continuation fund

Advised Pantheon on the acquisition of five European renewable and concession-based assets in Marguerite GP-led deal

Advised Pantheon on a stapled secondary offering of interests in Lyceum Capital (now Horizon Capital)

Advised Pantheon on the Avenue Capital Group GP-led deal

Advised Pantheon on its acquisition of 29.1% of portfolio company interests owned by Candover Investments, as part of the spin-out of Arle Capital

Represented Investindustrial on numerous transactions, including €2.1bn divestment of Avincis, divestment of 49.9% in Portaventura, investment/divestment of Goldcar and GP-led of Investindustrial IV

Represented Terra Firma on numerous transactions including €2.57bn Annington Homes acquisition and €331m acquisition of Wyevale Garden Centre (and over 10 bolt-on transactions)

Represented Idinvest on a stapled secondary offering of interests in Lyceum Capital (now Horizon Capital) and on the Three Hills Capital Partners GP-led deal

Represented pension schemes, family offices and SWFs on investments and divestments including the portfolio sale by Kodak to Pomona and portfolio sale by West Midlands Pension to Lexington

Represented KIRKBI on numerous transactions including its acquisition with Blackstone of Armacell Group from Charterhouse

Represented Ventiga Capital on the P2P of Nordic Service Partners Holding, the P2P of Thesis Asset Management, and its acquisitions of Infare Solutions, Retail Insights, FuelPlus and Airpas

Advised Eurazeo on G Square Healthcare Private Equity LLP's closing of a €500m continuation fund vehicle for the acquisition of three existing assets from G Square Capital I and G Square Capital II

Advised Pantheon on €108.8m credit secondaries transaction with France-based fund manager Eurazeo

Advising Eurazeo and Committed Advisors as co-lead investors on €230m continuation fund raised by Capvis AG for Hessnatur, Arena and Kaffee Partners

Credentials

Education
  • LPC, Guildford Law School, 1996
  • CPE, Guildford Law School, 1994
  • B.A. History, Durham University, 1994
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Solicitor, England and Wales