Tom Hartwright

Tom Hartwright


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

Tom 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 investee companies.

Tom 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.

Tom 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

  • Ranked as an "Up and Coming" lawyer in Chambers 2023.
  • Tom has been recognised as a Private Equity "Rising Star" and one of "Europe's Best Up-and-Coming Lawyers" by

Other roles and background

  • Tom is a member of both Travers Smith's Technology Sector Group with a focus on technology M&A and its Legal Technology Working Group, which brings together lawyers and technologists to design more agile and efficient ways to deliver legal services.

Selected deals

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