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Burrows, Simon

Simon Burrows


Simon Burrows, a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups, advises private equity and captive investors, hedge funds, public and private corporations and management teams on a range of complex cross-border transactions.

Part of a broad corporate practice, Simon has specialist expertise in a wide range of private equity transactions, together with public and private mergers and acquisitions, co-investments and joint ventures. In addition, he also has experience in restructurings, private funds and equity capital markets transactions.

He is recommended by the Chambers UK, Legal 500 and IFLR legal directories, has been profiled as a private equity “Rising Star” by Law360, recognised as a Super Lawyer Rising Star”, selected as a “Deal Maker of the Year 2012” by Finance Monthly and was awarded “UK Young Dealmaker of the Year” at the 2011 M&A Awards.

Selected Experience

  • EFG Hermes on its investment in Frontier Investment Management
  • €605m sale of Esmalglass by Investcorp
  • Sale of Electra Private Equity plc’s interests in Retirement Bridge
  • $270 million acquisition of Innovyze by EQT
  • Sale of Electra Private Equity plc’s interests in CALA Group
  • Acquisition of Unilabs by Apax Partners (advising senior management)


  • University of Cambridge, B.A., M.A. (Law – 1st Class Honours)
    • Scholar of St John’s College, Cambridge
    • Whytehead Scholar
    • McMahon Law Prize


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