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Tom Gastrell

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Tom is a Senior Associate in the Corporate team based in London.

He is primarily focused on acquisitions, disposals, investments and joint venture/shareholder arrangements for private equity funds and other corporate/technology clients. 

He has completed secondments with both Standard Chartered Bank and Telefónica Digital and spent 12 months in the Baker McKenzie Sydney office.

Practice Focus

Tom is primarily focused on acquisitions, disposals, investments and joint venture/shareholder arrangements for private equity funds and other corporate/technology clients. In addition, he advises clients on corporate restructurings and general corporate matters. A large proportion of his work is in relation to cross-border or multi-country transactions. 

He has completed secondments with both Standard Chartered Bank and Telefónica Digital and spent 12 months in the Baker McKenzie Sydney office.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Platinum Equity, LLC and its affiliates on various transactions including management incentive arrangements and structuring aspects in relation to a significant cross-border bolt-on acquisition.
  • Advised BlueGem Capital on the sale of Crafts Group Limited, comprising a portfolio of European needlecrafts brands, to Lion Capital.
  • Advised Gi Group on the acquisition of Marks Sattin, a specialist financial recruitment business, from Bregal Capital.
  • Advised Ideal Standard, a Bain Capital portfolio company, on the refinancing and disposal sale to Anchorage Capital Group and CVC Credit Partners.
  • Advised Bain Capital and Brakes on (i) the acquisition of the Davigel group, Nestlé's frozen food service business in France, Spain, Belgium and Luxembourg, and (ii) the merger of Fresh Direct with M&J Seafood, Pauleys and Wild Harvest, the UK fresh produce and fish operations of Brakes.
  • Advised Bain Capital and Ideal Standard on the restructuring of the Middle East and African operations of Ideal Standard into a stand-alone group and the sale of a 40% interest to Roots Group Arabia.
  • Advised a technology company on its bid for a European loan servicing fintech business from a private equity seller.
  • Advised Barings Private Equity on the acquisition of a residential development known as The Keel in Liverpool.
  • Advised Fender Music Australia Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, on the acquisition of the Fender distribution business in Australia.
  • Advised Stryker Corporation on its acquisition of Imorphics Limited, a UK-based company specialising in the analysis of 3D medical images.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales - Member

Admissions

  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2011)

Education

  • College of Law at Moorgate (Legal Practice Course (Distinction))
  • University of Newcastle upon Tyne (BA (Hons) Accounting and Law)

Languages

  • English

Previous Offices

  • Sydney