William Yates

William Yates


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

Will is a corporate partner, specialising in international and domestic private equity and M&A transactions. His clients include corporates, institutional investors, alternative asset managers, senior management teams, founders and investee companies.

Will 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.

Will 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

  • Will is recommended for private equity in the UK by The Legal 500 2018.

  • Will has been recognised as a Private Equity "Rising Star" and one of "the next generation of City private equity talent" by Law.com.

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