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Stephen Lloyd



Lloyd Stephen
Stephen Lloyd



Stephen is Co-Head of our Private Equity practice, based in London. He has over 25 years of experience advising private equity houses, sovereign wealth funds and other equity providers on acquisitions and disposals.

He also advises public and private corporates and investment banks on the full range of cross border M&A and corporate finance transactions.

Stephen is recognised as a leading individual by Chambers UK 2022.

Stephen is in Legal 500’s Hall of Fame for Private Equity High Value Transactions UK 2022.

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Publications: 23 January 2023

EU Regulation on foreign subsidies enters into force - implications for private equity investors

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News: 29 March 2022

A&O advise on Bridgepoint acquisition of majority stake in Team ITG

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News: 14 February 2022

A&O advising the Apax Funds on their acquisition of Alcumus

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News: 25 January 2022

A&O advising on the sale of Element Materials Technology

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Experience highlights



Corporate and M&A

Private Equity


Private Equity



One Bishops Square
E1 6AD

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1994


Law Society Finals, First Class Honours, 1992

MA (Hons) Classics, Cambridge University, First Class Honours, 1989

Other noteworthy experience

  • Blackstone on its acquisition of a majority stake in Luminor Bank from Nordea and DNB
  • H.I.G. Capital on its acquisition of Vernacare
  • Bridgepoint on its acquisition of Fishawack, an independent global healthcare communication group from Lloyds Development Capital
  • WPP on the sale of a 60% stake in Kantar to Bain Capital
  • Apax on the acquisition of surface treatment provider Safetykleen from Warburg Pincus
  • EQT Partners (EQT) on the acquisition of Parcel2Go, a parcel delivery comparison website
  • Eurazeo on the sale of  half of its stake in integrated payments leader, Planet to Advent International
  • WPP on the sale of 49.99% of the newly combined Finsbury, Glover Park and Hering Schuppener Group, a new global strategic communications advisory firm and on the subsequent merger with Sard Verbinnen
  • Greensill, the leading non-bank provider of working capital finance for companies globally, on its USD800m investment and USD655m follow-on investment from Softbank Vision Fund