Ben is an experienced corporate lawyer with a particular focus on UK and international M&A and private equity transactions, advising public and private companies, private equity firms and management teams on acquisitions and disposals, buy-outs, investments, bolt-ons and other corporate matters.  

  • Advising the founders and executive team of utility services specialist OCU Group (owner of O'Connor Utilities and Instalcom) on the sale to Triton Partners and related reinvestment  
  • Advising Mayfair Equity Partners on its investment in the management buyout of Garolla Holdings 
  • Advising the management team of Cawood Scientific on its secondary buy out with Inflexion*
  • Advising Patron Capital on a series of joint ventures with asset and development managers in various European territories*
  • Advising Starwood Capital on equity investments in two European proptech start-ups and on various asset and development management agreements for assets across its European portfolio*
  • Advising BCA Marketplace plc, owner of, on its takeover by TDR Capital*
  • Advising Flybe Group plc on its takeover by Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital Partners*
  • Advising the selling shareholders on the sale of Afonwen Laundry to Johnson Service Group plc*

*experience prior to joining Addleshaw Goddard

  • London School of Economics, Real Estate Economics and Finance (2021)
  • University of Law, Chester, GDL and LPC (2013)
  • University of Liverpool, International Business and Spanish (2011)
  • Spanish