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David Prowse

Partner, Corporate Department


Phone: 44-020-3023-5145
Fax: 44-020-3023-5445


David Prowse is a partner in the corporate M&A practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s London office. He has a broad corporate M&A practice involving a wide range of corporate transactions including public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity transactions, as well as general corporate and commercial advisory matters.

David is recognized by Legal 500, UK (Corporate/M&A: High-End Capability).


  • Kings College London, Law LLB, 2009
  • BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2010


Private M&A Highlights

  • G42, the leading UAE-based artificial intelligence (AI) technology holding company, on a number of matters including the $1.5 billion strategic investment by Microsoft in G42.
  • City Football Group Limited, the owner and operator of football clubs including Manchester City and New York City FC, on a number of matters including the investment by a consortium of high-profile Chinese institutional investors led by China Media Capital in 2015 and the $500m investment by U.S. private equity firm Silver Lake.
  • NJJ Telecom, on its €3.2 billion acquisition of eir, the leading Irish telecommunications company, and the associated co-investment arrangements entered into between NJJ, Iliad SA, Anchorage Capital, and Davidson Kemper.

Public M&A Highlights

  • Theta Bidco Ltd (a newly incorporated company owned by joint offerors IHC Industrial Holding LLC and Tasheel Holding Group LLC) on its acquisition of Arena Events Group plc, a leading turnkey events solutions provider, by way of court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement.
  • Six BidCo Ltd (a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of investment funds managed by PineBridge Benson Elliot) on its acquisition of Sigma Capital Group plc, a leading provider of Private Rented Sector housing in the UK.
  • Masimo LHC Limited, a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Masimo Corporation, on its recommended cash acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of LidCo Group plc.

Private Equity Highlights

  • Astorg Partners, and the consortium vehicle owned 50:50 between funds advised by Astorg and Bridgepoint, on its acquisition of Fenergo Group Limited, a leading developer and provider of know-your-customer and client lifecycle management SaaS solutions for financial institutions.
  • Symphony Technology Group, a leading California-based private equity firm, on its acquisition of the commodities business of Brady Technologies Group, a leading global trading, risk and logistics software provider for the energy sector.
  • Strategic Industrial Capital Partners, the energy focused private equity firm, on its investments into Central American Resources Limited, Magma Global Limited, M-Flow Technologies, Woodlands Energy Services and Sendero Drilling Company LLC.


Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions


Securities and Capital Markets





England and Wales Solicitor


BPP University Law School London, L.P.C. 2010

King's College London, The Dickson Poon School of Law, LL.B. 2009

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