Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has advised the pan-European investment firm AURELIUS on its acquisition of Footasylum, one of the leading retailers of fashion streetwear and sportswear in the UK, from JD Sports Fashion Plc (JD Sports).

The transaction signed and closed in August 2022, and was completed by AURELIUS’ mid-market co-investment structure, comprising AURELIUS European Opportunities IV Fund and AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA.

The acquisition of Footasylum is the latest in a series of transactions on which Baker McKenzie has supported AURELIUS, having recently also advised AURELIUS on its acquisition of Minova in a global carve-out transaction from the ASX listed Orica Limited. 

Legal advisor to AURELIUS:
Baker McKenzie

Corporate/M&A: Alex Lewis (partner, London)

Corporate/M&A: James Adams (senior associate, London), Holger Engelkamp (counsel, Berlin), Elliott Ryan (associate, London), Kata Szeidovitz (associate, London), Berthold A. Hummel (partner, Munich), Michelle Karrer (associate, Munich)
Banking: Priyanka Usmani (partner, London)
Competition, Trade & Foreign Investment: Luis A. Gomez (partner, London), Gavin Hayes (senior associate, London)
Employment & Benefits: Jeremy Edwards (partner, London), Harriet Jupp (associate, London)
IP & Technology: Lucy Hart (senior associate, London), Octavia Campbell (associate, London)
Real Estate: Ben Farnell (partner, London), Jack McCaw (senior associate, London)
Tax: Alistair Craig (partner, London), Vadim Romanoff (senior associate, London)

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