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Alex Tilley



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Alex Tilley



Alex advises on a wide variety of corporate transactions including public takeovers, private acquisitions, joint ventures, bid defence, equity capital markets transactions, and restructurings and advises a number of listed companies on general corporate and governance matters.

Alex was listed as a "Rising Star" in the 2019 Legal 500 rankings, which reported that Alex offers "pragmatic and practical advice, with excellent attention to detail and excellent leadership of transactions". In the 2021 Legal 500 rankings, Alex was recognised as a "Next Generation Partner".

Other noteworthy experience highlights include advising:

  • Brookfield Business Partners on its USD5bn acquisition of Modulaire Group from funds managed by TDR Capital.
  • The Sage Group plc on the sales of its Asia business to The Access Group, Sage Poland to Mid Europe Partners and Sage Pay to Elavon.
  • Liberty Global plc on the GBP31bn deal with Telefónica SA to merge Virgin Media and O2 and on its joint venture with Digital Colony Partners to form the AtlasEdge data centre business.
  • Cobham plc on its GBP4bn recommended cash offer by Advent International and on its GBP500m rights issue in 2017.
  • 21st Century Fox on its contested offer for Sky plc.
  • Majestic Wine plc on the sale of its commercial and retail businesses to Fortress.
  • Marks and Spencer Group plc on its 50/50 joint venture with Ocado Group plc.
  • BRF SA on the sale of its Thai and European poultry business to Tyson Foods. 
  • DS Smith plc on its Class 1 acquisition of Interstate Resources and related cash placing, its acquisition of certain paper assets in Romania and its acquisition of the pan-European Duropack.
  • UBM plc on its acquisition of Allworld.

Experience highlights

News & insights

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News: 19 OCTOBER 2021

A&O advising Zopa on its USD300 million fundraising led by Softbank Vision Fund 2

Allen & Overy is advising digital bank Zopa on its latest round of fundraising. The bank, which was the world’s first peer-to-peer lender and is one of the UK’s newest digital banks, has raised…

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News: 15 OCTOBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises OEP’s Spanish portfolio company VASS on its merger with German IT consulting firm Ecenta AG

Allen & Overy has advised VASS Consultoría de Sistemas S.L., the Madrid-based portfolio company of US private equity investor One Equity Partners (OEP) which specialises in Customer Experience…

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Publications: 14 OCTOBER 2021

Podcast: Annual Reports and AGMs: What’s new for the upcoming season

In our latest podcast our team of A&O experts bring you up to speed with the key issues companies secretaries and their teams need to think about when preparing for their next Annual Report and AGM.

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News: 11 OCTOBER 2021

Success continues for A&O in Q3 2021 M&A league tables

A&O has completed Q3 2021 with a good performance in the M&A league tables; the result of advising on a significant number of complex, high-value transactions in a wide range of sectors and markets,…

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2011


BA Hons, History, University of Durham, 2006