Jonathan Angell


Jonathan Angell


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7586 | +44 20 7184 7001


Jonathan Angell represents both listed and unlisted companies, equity finance providers and others on the full range of domestic and cross-border M&A and joint venture transactions. In addition, Mr. Angell regularly advises leading UK, European and US private equity firms in connection with leveraged buyouts, P2Ps, secondary buyouts and growth/venture capital investments. He also has fund formation experience, representing limited partners in connection with private equity investments. Mr. Angell also has extensive experience in the energy sector covering downstream oil and gas, coal bed methane, solar, carbon credits and regulation.

In the 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 editions of Chambers UK, Jonathan Angell is ranked in Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market, where clients appreciate the "very commercial view" he brings to deals. He is described as "excellent” and as having a "broad range of industry experience," with "notable expertise in energy and financial services". He is "rated very highly" in Chambers UK, 2015, "with sources noting his pragmatism and engagement on projects." Mr. Angell is also recommended for private equity transactions in The Legal 500 UK, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2014, and for M&A in The Legal 500 UK, 2018 and 2014. In the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 UK, he is described as "firm, thorough and pragmatic" and in the 2014 edition he is recommended for his ability to "remain calm despite huge transaction pressures." He is also highlighted in the 2013 edition of The Legal 500 UK for providing "legal advice that is anchored in commerciality" and is also noted for private equity, where his team attracts praise for its "multi-jurisdictional strength on company law issues." In 2012, he was highlighted for his “breadth of experience, intelligence and commerciality” and he was described in 2011 as “top class” and as displaying “a really good commercial understanding.”

Mr. Angell previously worked in-house for GE Commercial Finance, providing advice on direct equity investments, leveraged finance transactions and investments in third party private equity funds.

Mr. Angell is a trustee of RAFT (Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust), an independent charity working to prevent and improve the treatment of major traumas such as burns, wounds and cancers of the skin through advances in medical research and in reconstructive plastic surgery.

  • Seamus Lynch on its sale of a majority stake in Chill Insurance Group to Livingbridge.
  • Investcorp, a leading global manager of alternative investments, and Tages, a leading European alternative asset management firm, in connection with a 50/50 joint venture and contribution of their subsequent merger of the Absolute Return businesses to create Investcorp-Tages Limited.
  • TRS Group (UK) Limited, a family owned food business, on the sale of (i) TRS Wholesale Co. Limited (ii) TRS Cash & Carry Limited and (iii) TRS International Foods Limited to Cricket Bidco Limited, a subsidiary of a fund managed by Exponent Private Equity LLP.
  • Chrysaor Limited on its US$3.8 billion acquisition, by way of an auction process, of a package of assets in the UK North Sea from Shell UK Limited and its affiliates.
  • Hunt Companies Inc, a leading U.S. real estate company active in public-private partnership initiatives, on the acquisition of a 50% economic interest in the Amber Infrastructure Group.
  • Bravofly Rumbo Group N.V. (SIX: BRG) on its binding offer to acquire from Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR).
  • Legg Mason, Inc., an American-based global asset management firm, on its acquisition of Martin Currie (Holdings) Limited, an active international equity specialist based in the United Kingdom.
  • Legg Mason, Inc. and its subsidiary, Permal Group Ltd., in the acquisition by Permal from BNP Investment Partners of the issued share capital of Fauchier Partners Management Limited, a European-based manager of fund of hedge funds.
  • Northill Capital on its acquisition of a majority interest in Longview Partners, a specialist asset management firm that manages investments of US$19.5 billion.
  • Berwind Corporation in its acquisition of the Public Safety Equipment Group. 
  • Tages Capital on the merger of its fund of hedge funds business with La Française’s fund of hedge funds portfolio to form a US$3 billion hedge fund portfolio. 
  • Tilda Limited and its shareholders on the sale of Tilda to The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. 
  • Chrysaor Limited on the sale of a 60% interest in a major UK oilfield to Premier Oil UK Limited. 
  • Barclays Natural Resources Investments on the US$100 million incorporation and financing of Kazakhstan’s Hyrcanian Resources Ltd. and the US$130 million incorporation and financing of Colombia’s PetroGranada Ltd.
  • Cinven on its acquisition of NCP, and subsequent disposal to 3i, valued in excess of £600 million.
  • Acquisition by ICG, in a “sponsor-less” private equity deal, of Marken, which provides logistics to the biopharmaceutical industry, valued at £430 million.
  • Blackstone on its acquisition of Center Parcs’ real estate interests from Royal Bank of Scotland and others, valued in excess of £800 million.
  • Blackstone on its €375 million acquisition of Legoland Parks.
  • Terra Firma on its acquisition of Odeon and UCI Cinemas, valued together at £580 million.
  • Barclays Bank and Barclays Private Equity on its £130 million sale of edotech, a provider of business support and outsourcing, to Astron.
  • Cinven, Princes Gate and LGV on the acquisition of Unique Pubs, and subsequent disposal (valued at £2.3 billion) to Enterprise Inns.
  • Rothschild and NHP plc on the takeover of NHP by Four Seasons (backed by Blackstone), valued in excess of £560 million.
  • Development capital investment (in excess of £100 million) by Barclays Capital, funds managed by Natural Gas Partners and management in Chrysaor and subsequent acquisitions by Chrysaor.
  • Incorporation of, several acquisitions by and (equity and debt) fund-raisings for CH4 Energy (backed by 3i and TCW); and subsequent sale of CH4 Energy to Venture Production for in excess of €220 million.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Nottingham Law School, LL.B.
  • England and Wales
Speaking Engagements
  • Recent Developments in PE - Structures and Exits — LSE Alternative Investments Conference, London (January 18, 2016)