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Sam Waite

Associate, Corporate Department
London
100 Bishopsgate
London,
EC2N 4AG
United Kingdom

Fax: 44-020-3023-5446

Overview

Sam Waite is an associate in the corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's London office. He has a general corporate and M&A practice that focuses on private mergers and acquisitions; in particular, the telecoms and energy and infrastructure sectors, and has considerable experience in acting for both venture and growth equity investment funds and emerging companies on early stage investments.

Education

BPP University Law School London, L.P.C. 2012

BPP University Law School London, GDL 2011

University of Oxford - Keble College, M.A

Recent Representations

Mr. Waite's recent experience includes advising the following:

Telecoms, Energy and Infrastructure M&A

  • NJJ Telecom Europe  on the acquisition of a majority of eir, the Irish telecommunications and broadband business at an enterprise value of EUR3.5 billion

  • Matterhorn Telecom  on the sale of 90% of the tower business of Salt Mobile to Cellnex for €0.8 billion

  • Monaco Telecom  on its agreement with MTN to acquire the entire issued share capital of MTN Cyprus for net sale proceeds of €260 million

  • eir on the sale of 650 wireless towers in Ireland to Phoenix Tower International

  • Jacobs Engineering Group  on its acquisition of Wood Group's Nuclear business in the U.K., Europe, and the Far East for £250 million

Other M&A

  • City Football Group Limited, the owner of football-related businesses including Manchester City FC, New York City FC, Melbourne City FC, and a minority shareholder in Yokohama F. Marinos on the $400M investment by China Media

  • DXC Technology  (formerly Computer Sciences Corporation) on its strategic alliance with and investment in eBECS Limited

  • Saba Software, a portfolio company of Vector Capital on its acquisition of Lumesse, a leading provider of talent acquisition, talent management, and learning experience technology in Europe

  • Intel Corporation  on its recent acquisition of U.K.-based Omnitek (a processor solutions business)

  • City Football Group Limited  on its acquisition of Sichuan Jiuniu FC, a football club in China League Two

  • Keysight Technologies on its acquisition of Eggplant, the global test automation and monitoring software provider for $330 million

  • DXC Technology on its acquisition of Virtual Clarity, a provider of IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) transformation strategy and leadership

  • Aalto Investment Holdings AC, a U.S. and Europe-based real asset focused investment manager with $1.7 billion under management, on the sale of their entire issued share capital to Man Group LLC

  • Avery Dennison on its U.S. acquisition of the European Business of Mactac, a leading manufacturer of high-quality pressure-sensitive materials from Platinum Equities for €200 million

  • Management on the U.S. $480 million sale of Xtrailis International Holdings Limited to Honeywell Inc.

Early Stage Investments

  • Deerfield Capital on their lead investment in the $150 million series C financing by Orchard Therapeutics, a leading commercial stage gene therapy company

  • Merck's Digital Health Fund on a number of early stage equity investments in biotech companies including Clinithink, a U.K.-based provider of clinical data insights and Antidote Technologies, a drug trial recruiting platform

  • A Family Office on its investment into Iceotope, an immersion liquid cooling technology business

  • Fram Investment Partners  on its investment into HealthCare at Home, a leading provider of clinical care in the home

  • iwoca Ltd., a lender to small business, on its Series B and Series C round investments

Practice Areas

Corporate

Languages

English

Admissions

England and Wales Solicitor

Education

BPP University Law School London, L.P.C. 2012
BPP University Law School London, GDL 2011
University of Oxford - Keble College, B.A.

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