Personal Profile

Allison is a Legal Director in the Corporate department. She focuses on private equity and private equity related transactions as well as mergers & acquisitions. She has particularly extensive experience acting for management teams and owner/founder-managers, as well as private equity institutions and investee companies.

Allison also provides general advisory and transactional services to corporate businesses and entrepreneurs. With over 10 years' experience, her practice covers a variety of sectors including financial services, recruitment, retail and oil and gas.

Allison has been listed as a "Rising Star" by the London Super Lawyers directory.

Key Experience

  • Acted for reinvesting management of Simply Business on the secondary buy out backed by Aquiline Capital Partners LLC and management sellers on the subsequent sale of Simply Business to The Travelers Companies Inc.
  • Advised management sellers and reinvesting management on the secondary buy out of Search Consultancy Group backed by H2 Equity Partners
  • Advised ZEDRA on its acquisition of Barclays UK Trust business
  • Acting for Beringea on the sale of its stake in Third Bridge to IK Investment Partners
  • Advised London-based wealth management boutique, Vestra Wealth LLP, on the completion of the sale of a majority stake to Liechtenstein's LGT Group
  • Acted for Chamonix Private Equity and management as both sellers and as reinvesting management on the secondary buy out of Mettis Aerospace backed by Stirling Square Capital Partners
  • Acting for Europe's largest privately owned fishing tackle company, Fox International, on a secondary buyout backed by Mayfair Equity Partners
  • Advising Barclays Natural Resources and the management sellers on the secondary buyout of UK Power Reserve (Holdings) Limited by a company backed by Equistone Private Equity and Inflexion Private Equity
  • Advising the management of HCM Group (HCM), a contract catering business, in relation to the merger of HCM with CH&Co backed by MML Capital Partners
  • Acted for the management team on the buy-out by ECI Partners of specialist online home insurer Avantia Insurance Ltd
  • Acting for the management of Phase One, the world's leading camera manufacturer, in relation to the equity arrangements on the MBO of Phase One by Silverfleet Capital
  • Advising Risk Capital Partners on the MBO of Bread Limited
  • Advising institutional investors on the sale of PSN to Wood Group plc
  • Advising Acturis Limited and its major shareholders on the growth equity investment by Summit Partners

Career History

Legal Director, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya
Senior Associate, Dundas & Wilson LLP (now CMS Cameron McKenna LLP)
London School of Economics and Political Science, LLB (Law with French law)