Patrick G.Stafford

Practice Leader Private Equity

London + 44.20.7039.5233

Patrick Stafford co-chairs Jones Day's global Private Equity Practice. He advises companies and financial investors on the full range of cross-border M&A, private equity, and venture capital transactions. These include distressed debt and equity deals, add on transactions, hybrid investments, public market-related disposals, restructuring, joint ventures, disposals to trade and institutional investors, and special situations transactions.

Patrick has advised a range of financial investors such as Alven Capital, Cortec Group, Goldman Sachs, Index Ventures, Motion Equity Partners, The Riverside Company, True Capital, and WL Ross. Recent transactions include advising Goldman Sachs on its investment in Nuxeo and advising management on the sale by Varde Partners of Newday Cards to Cinven and CVC Capital Partners.

Patrick is recommended in the Chambers UK and Legal 500 UK directories.

Experience

  • Riverside sells Brookson to People2.0Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in the sale of Brookson Group Limited to People2.0, a TPG portfolio company.
  • EagleTree backed companies, Arc and The Channel Company, acquire Incisive MediaJones Day advised EagleTree portfolio companies, Arc and The Channel Company, in the acquisition of Incisive Media.
  • Riverside sells Bohemia Interactive Simulations to BAE SystemsJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the sale of Bohemia Interactive Simulations (Bohemia) to BAE Systems, one of the world’s largest defense contractors.
  • 360Learning acquires LooopJones Day advised 360Learning, the global collaborative learning SaaS leader, in its acquisition of Looop Online Limited, the UK's leading and top-rated learning management system.
  • Quadrille Capital participates in $500 million Series E financing round of JobandtalentJones Day advised Quadrille Capital SAS in connection with participation in the $500 million Series E round of financing of jobandtalent, the world's leading digital temp staffing agency that uses AI to match workers to casual labor jobs in sectors like warehousing, commerce, and logistics.
  • EagleTree Capital portfolio company Arc acquires rural and leisure portfolio from Fortem InternationalJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition by portfolio company Arc of five rural sector events from Fortem International.
  • Elaia Partners invests in Quantum Dice seed roundJones Day advised Elaia Partners in the £2 million pre-seed round of funding in Quantum Dice, a developer of the world’s first compact and continuously self-certifying quantum random number generator (QRNG) for encryption and cybersecurity.
  • Deezer buys minority stake in livestream company DriiftJones Day advised Deezer in its minority investment in Driift Holdings Limited, a producer and promoter of live streamed events.
  • True Capital acquires majority stake in SneakJones Day advised True Capital Ltd in the acquisition of a majority stake in D2C zero sugar, energy drink business, Sneak.
  • Passion Capital sells UK Vehicle Ltd to Cazoo Holdings LimitedJones Day advised Passion Capital in the sale of the entire issued share capital of UK Vehicle Ltd, a data services business, to Cazoo Holdings Limited; and the immediate repurchase of the entire issued share capital of Car and Classic Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary company of UK Vehicle Ltd, by certain parties including Passion Capital.
  • Riverside and Investcorp sell Arrowhead Engineered Products to GenstarJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the sale of Arrowhead Engineered Products to Genstar.
  • Arc acquires Farmers Guardian and LAMMA Ltd from AgriBriefingJones Day advised Arc, a business partnership between EagleTree Capital and Simon Foster, in its acquisition of Farmers Guardian Ltd and LAMMA Ltd, the UK agriculture division of AgriBriefing.
  • True Capital forms True Capital III LPJones Day represented True Capital Ltd in connection with the formation of True Capital III LP, its third closed-ended fund focused on retail and consumer assets in the UK and globally.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires IntegreonJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and financing of Integreon, a leading global managed services provider, from NewQuest Capital Partners.
  • Allrise Capital leads Series A investment in IntellectoKidsJones Day represented Allrise Capital in its lead Series A investment in IntellectoKids, a rapidly growing provider of online educational solutions for kids.
  • True Capital Ltd participates in $450 million Series C financing round of ZwiftJones Day advised True Capital Ltd, in connection with its participation in the $450 million Series C financing of Zwift, Inc., an online fitness platform for cyclists and runners.
  • Convoy Global Holdings invests £10 million in Tandem MoneyJones Day advised Convoy Global Holdings Limited in its acquisition of 49,476,049 Ordinary B Shares in Tandem Money Limited, a digital retail banking provider, for £10 million.
  • True Capital invests in Hush Homewear LimitedJones Day advised True Capital on its investment in Hush Homewear Limited, a digital fashion and lifestyle brand.
  • True Capital invests £26 million in Soulfresh GroupJones Day represented True Capital Limited in connection with their £26 million investment in the Soulfresh Group, a food and beverage group headquartered in Melbourne, Australia providing a range of produce with a health and sustainability focus including fermented beverages and plant-based food and drinks.
  • True Capital portfolio company acquires TotsBots LimitedJones Day represented True Capital Ltd in connection with the acquisition by its portfolio company Frugi of TotsBots, an environmentally-friendly cloth nappy company headquartered in Glasgow, United Kingdom.