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Gerry Kelly

Solicitor

4 Coleman Street London, EC2R 5AR

+44 (0)20 3667 2879

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Gerry Kelly

Solicitor

Gerry Kelly is a solicitor in the London office of Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Finance & Transactions group.

Mr. Kelly’s practice is focused on cross-border mergers and acquisitions across a variety of industries for leading private equity sponsors and institutional investors. His experience includes leveraged buy-outs, divestments, carve-outs, joint ventures and growth and venture capital investments. Additionally, he has extensive experience assisting private equity portfolio companies in connection with their general corporate activities.

Prior to joining Vedder Price, Mr. Kelly was an associate in the Private Equity Groups of an Am Law 100 firm and a UK Magic Circle firm in London.

Mr. Kelly is qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales and Ireland. He received his Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Master of Laws in Commercial Law from University College Dublin.

Gerry Kelly

Solicitor

Education

  • University College Dublin, LL.M., 2008
  • National University of Ireland, Galway, LL.B., 2006

Gerry Kelly

Solicitor

Bar Admissions

  • England and Wales, 2014
  • Ireland, 2014

Gerry Kelly

Solicitor

Experience

  • BC Partners, on its acquisition of Pharmathen S.A..
  • Insight Partners,
    • - on the sale of its portfolio company, Jagex Limited, to Shanghai Hongtou Network Technology Co., Ltd.in connection with multiple European bolt-on transactions for its portfolio companies as well as growth and VC capital investments.
  • Bregal Freshstream,
    • - on its acquisition of the British handbag and accessories brand, Radley.
      - on its acquisition of Dutch oilfield services company, Verwater.
      - on its investment in groundworks and civil engineering company, M&J Evans Construction Limited.
  • Parallels Holdings Limited, on the sale of its website administration platform, Plesk, to Oakley Capital.
  • Bregal Capital, on the sale of its waste management services portfolio company, Reconomy, to EMK Capital.
  • Genstar Capital, on its acquisition of Institutional Shareholder Services from Vestar Capital Partners for USD 720m.
  • Davidson Kempner,
    • - on the sale of its shareholding, and its re-investment through a purchasing consortium led by NJJ, in eir (the largest integrated telecommunications provider in Ireland).
      - on its investment in Danish biogas producer, NGF Nature Energy.
  • A consortium of institutional shareholders of Hafnia Tankers, in its merger with BW Tankers, creating one of the world’s largest product tanker companies.
  • EMK Capital, on the MBO of Williams Advanced Engineering from the Williams Formula 1 Group.
  • Thora Capital, in its equity co-investment (alongside LCI) in a portfolio of helicopters valued at $100m.
  • BigChange Group Limited in its majority acquisition by Great Hill Partners for £100m.
  • EMK Capital, on the sale of Williams Advanced Engineering to Fortescue Metals Group for £164m (due to complete by end March 2022).