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Peter Banks



Banks Peter
Peter Banks



Peter is a private equity partner based in London and is part of our global private equity group. Peter has significant experience advising private equity funds and other financial sponsors on a range of cross-border M&A transactions, including buyouts, exits, joint ventures, partial sales, consortium arrangements and co-investments. Peter also spent six months seconded to the M&A team of a global pharmaceutical corporation.

"Peter Banks is commercial, experienced and pragmatic. He seeks solutions, not disputes and protects clients' interests." Legal 500 UK 2021

Peter is ranked as a "Highly Regarded" by IFLR1000and he is also listed as a Rising Star for Private Equity (Legal Week 2019, 40 under 40).

Noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • Exponent on its acquisition of TRS Foods and East End Foods from their respective founders.
  • PAI Partners and R+R Ice Cream on the joint venture with Nestlé to combine their worldwide ice cream businesses.
  • Bridgepoint on the sale of a minority interest in Element Materials Technology to Temasek.
  • TDR Capital on the sale of the International Car Wash Group to Roark Capital.
  • H.I.G. Capital on the acquisition of Vernacare from Palatine Private Equity.
  • 3i Group on the sale of Element Materials Technology Group to Bridgepoint.
  • NXMH on the acquisition of Bitstamp, the leading global cryptocurrency exchange.
  • OMERS Private Equity and AIMCo on the acquisition of Environmental Resources Management from Charterhouse Capital Partners.
  • Exponent on the acquisition of BBI Diagnostics from Alere.
  • H.I.G. Capital on the sale of Kondor Limited, the specialist provider of category management solutions for audio and mobile accessory products to DCC.

Experience highlights



Corporate and M&A

Private Equity


Private Equity



Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
E1 6AD

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2009


LLB (Hons), Law, University of Bristol, 2005    

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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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News: 14 OCTOBER 2021

A&O advises on c.EUR2.75 billion loan and high yield financing for Brookfield’s acquisition of Modulaire

Allen & Overy’s leveraged finance team has advised Brookfield Business Partners (Brookfield) on a c.EUR2.75 billion loan and high yield financing package comprising a EUR1.26bn sustainability-linked…

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Crashing waves

Publications: 22 APRIL 2020

Private equity’s upstream journey

Private equity interest in the E&P industry soared in the wake of the 2014 oil price crash. However, renewed appetite for upstream assets was not only predicted on exploiting commodity cycles.

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Published work

  • Peter Banks, John Geraghy and Oliver Bacon, (2020) “Will investment in the world’s ageing oil and gas basins ultimately pay off ?”, Private equity's upstream journey: Allen & Overy

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