Julian Runnicles has advised significant businesses on hundreds of complex private equity and M&A transactions, preferred equity and equity-related financings, venture capital, PIPEs (private investment in public equity), joint ventures, takeovers, buyouts, strategic alliances, and group restructurings in his 22 years of practice. He advises across multiple industries, including aerospace and aviation, automotive, financial services, FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods), hospitality, logistics, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, TMT (technology, media, and telecom), and transportation.
Transactions include: KREI's bid with Fortress for Wm Morrison Supermarkets; Koch Ag & Energy Solutions' and OCP's phosphates joint venture; Koch Equity Development's preferred equity investments in Victoria PLC; Eastman's $1 billion sale of its adhesives business; Infor's sale of its Enterprise Asset Management business for $2.8 billion; KSP's participation in the $530 million Series F investment in Snyk Limited at an $8.5 billion valuation; the acquisition by Cinven and CVC of NewDay, the United Kingdom's fastest growing credit card company with £1.5+ billion receivables; Total's $3.2 billion sale of Atotech to The Carlyle Group; Goodrich Corporation's $18.4 billion merger with United Technologies; Goodrich Corporation's aero-engine controls joint venture with Rolls-Royce; United Technologies' sale of a joint venture to Rolls-Royce; Goldman Sachs' co-investment with Lion Capital in a global beverage business; and advising Aviva Life and Pensions UK, British Land, Hermes Fund Managers, Land Securities Group, and Prudential Assurance Company on the sale of IPD Group.
Other clients include Blackstone, Cubic Transportation Systems, Duchossois Industries, Edelman, Exponent, Flint Hills Resources, Georgia-Pacific, INVISTA, KRyS Global, Lincoln Electric, Mandarin Oriental Hotels, Molex, Pepper Money, Pioneer, Ryder System, and Vale.
- February 14, 2012
International Perspective: Doing Business in Foreign Markets
- The College of Law, London (Legal Practice Course 1998); London School of Economics (LL.M. 1996; LL.B. Hons. 1994)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Legal Business Awards 2016 — Corporate Team of the Year (highly commended)
The Lawyer Awards 2015 — Corporate Team of the Year
The British Legal Awards 2015 — M&A Team of the Year
Legal 500 UK — recommended