Ian Keefe

Ian Keefe


Ian is a partner in the Private Equity & Financial Sponsors Group.

Ian is a corporate partner, specialising in pan-European and international private equity and M&A transactions. His clients include corporates, institutional investors, alternative asset managers, senior management teams, founders and portfolio companies.

Ian advises on a full range of transactions including leveraged buyouts, consortium deals, bolt-on acquisitions, carve-outs, co-investments, minority deals, recapitalisations, divestments, distressed M&A, public-to-privates, joint ventures, reorganisations and restructurings together with advising on general corporate matters.

Ian also advises the firm's global asset management clients on GP-stake transactions, GP succession planning (including restructuring ownership and governance arrangements) and structured secondary market liquidity solutions (including GP-led and LP-led secondary transactions).

Industry recognition

  • Ian is a regular speaker at BVCA events.
  • Ian has been recognised as a 'Rising Star' and one of "the next generation of City private equity talent" by Law.com.

Other roles and background

  • Ian trained at Travers Smith and became a partner in 2018.


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