Mark Evans
Partner | London
Mark Evans

Mark Evans practices in the area of corporate law, with particular emphasis on private equity, fund acquisitions, restructuring, consensual work-outs, joint ventures, and public M&A.

Mr. Evans has been recognized by The Legal 500 UK for private equity since 2017. He has also been named among Legal Week’s Private Equity Rising Stars and was recognized by IFLR in its 2022 EMEA Rising Stars Awards for private equity and venture capital.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Evans served as a senior associate at White & Case. His previous experience also includes serving as an associate at Kirkland & Ellis and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

  • Baring Asset Management Limited on its provision of funding to support the acquisition of the CitNOW Group by Livingbridge Private Equity alongside the reinvestment by Tenzing Private Equity.
  • One of the world's largest asset managers in connection with its Series B investment in a leading biopharmaceutical company.
  • One of the world's largest asset managers in connection with its Series E investment in one of Europe's leading mobility platforms.
  • Iconix Brand Group, Inc in connection with the acquisition of remaining interests in (i) Iconix Europe LLC, (ii) Iconix MENA Ltd and (iii) Iconix SE Asia Limited from GBG International Holding Company Limited (in administration).
  • Further Global in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake of Progeny, a leading professional advisory platform.
  • One of the world's largest asset managers in connection with its Series D investment in a digital challenger bank.
  • Ares Management Limited on the provision of financing facilities to assist in the acquisition by Palamon Capital Partners of the equity interests of The Carlyle Group in the mydentist Group together with the related refinancing of all existing secured indebtedness of that Group.
  • One of the world's largest asset managers in connection with its Series E investment in a global fintech-as-a-service provider.
  • GIC, as part of the investment group led by Fortress on the £6.3 billion offer for WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC.
  • Nordic Capital on the purchase of a majority shareholding in Duco Technology Limited, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) provider to financial institutions, insurers and FinTech companies worldwide.
  • Nordic Capital on the EUR 2.143 billion sale of Itiviti, a leading provider of trading technology and services to financial institutions worldwide, to NYSE listed Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
  • Blackstone Credit (formerly GSO Capital Partners) on the acquisition of Co-operative Group’s general insurance business by GSO, TwinFocus and Markerstudy Group.
  • Affiliates of Further Global Capital Management, L.P. on the acquisition of AA Ireland Limited.
  • Endless on the acquisition of Hovis, a leading UK-based bakery brand.
  • Spark Advisory Partners on its £30 million public takeover bid by Redmile Group, LLC for Redx Pharma PLC, a UK-based publicly listed biotechnology company.
  • Cerberus Capital Management on the sale of Covis Pharma to Apollo Global Management.
  • ICTS International N.V. and ABC Technologies B.V. on (i) a US$60 million equity investment by an affiliate of TPG Global into ABC, a subsidiary of ICTS and the owner of Au10tix Limited, a leader in the ID documentation and know-your-customer on-boarding automation software industry and (ii) a further US$20 million equity investment by Oak HC/FT into ABC and related shareholder agreements. The transactions valued Au10tix at US$280 million.
  • M1 Cement Holding Limited in connection with the unwinding of its JV with Mittal and subsequent sale of its shares in Breedon Group plc, a leading UK construction materials group, raising gross proceeds of £82.4 million.
  • GIC in the US$27 billion sale of Refinitiv by a consortium (consisting of Blackstone, an affiliate of GIC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Thomson Reuters) to London Stock Exchange Group plc.
  • Ares Management Limited and National Westminster Bank plc on the provision of a financing package for the MBO of AgriBriefing (a Horizon Capital Investment).
  • One Equity Partners on the acquisition of the MERA group, a custom software developments services provider.
  • Further Global, a US private equity firm that makes investments in businesses within the financial services industry, on its successful £100 million take private of GBGI, the London listed holding company for the "The Global Benefits Group" which provides international benefits insurance globally through various subsidiary companies.
  • Ares Management Limited on the provision of a senior, PIK and equity financing package to refinance the Daisy Group’s existing financing arrangements and fund the buyout of certain investors in the Daisy Group.
  • Ares on the acquisition of HB Education Limited from Cox & Kings.
  • Astorg on its acquisition of IGM Resins from Arsenal Capital Partners.
  • Coveris Holdings S.A. (a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners), on a €700 million sale of its Global Rigid packaging business to Lindsay Goldberg LLC.
  • Quilvest Private Equity on the acquisition of global specialist recruitment firm Phaidon International.
  • Endless/Brabant Alucast on the carve-out and sale of its Brabant Alucast Dutch and Italian businesses to Shiloh, Inc.
  • Itiviti Group (a portfolio company of Nordic Capital) on the acquisition of Ullink/Nyfix from HgCapital.
  • Shareholders of Albéa S.A. on the US$1.5 billion sale of Albéa S.A. to PAI Partners.
  • Mid Europa Partners on the acquisition of Danube Foods Group BV and Clates Holding BV.
  • Mid Europa Partners on the sale of the Norican Group to Altor Equity Partners.
  • Castik Capital on the take-private acquisition of Waterlogic plc.
  • Vista Equity Partners on the £2.1 billion take-private acquisition of Misys plc.
  • Arle Capital Partners on the acquisition of the Innovia Group.
  • The Corporate Executive Board Company on the acquisition of the SHL Group.
  • Francisco Partners on the acquisition of Kewill plc.
  • Francisco Partners on the acquisition of the B2B business of Buongiorno S.p.A.
  • New Mountain Capital LLC on the £260 million acquisition of Alexander Mann Solutions Limited.
  • Avis Corporation on the take-private acquisition of Avis Europe plc.
  • Prostrakan plc on its sale to Kyowa Hakka Kirin Co, Ltd.
  • Sinochem Corporation on the acquisition of Emerald Energy plc.

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

    • Pembroke College, University of Oxford, B.A. in Jurisprudence, 2007
    • England and Wales