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.


  • 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.
  • AGIC Capital acquires majority stake in Farsound for £115 millionJones Day advised Asia-Germany Industrial Promotion Limited ("AGIC Capital"), a European-Asian private equity fund focused on investments in high quality industrial and medical companies, in its acquisition of a majority stake in Farsound Limited and its subsidiaries, a leading provider of technology enabled supply chain solutions, from its current owner Rubicon Partners at a total enterprise value of £115 million.
  • Euroports acquired by consortium consisting of R-Logitech, PMV, and FPIMJones Day advised the management team of Euroports Holdings Sarl, in relation to the acquisition of Euroports by a consortium consisting of R-Logitech, a subsidiary of Monaco Resources Group as majority shareholder, and PMV and FPIM, two Belgian investment firms, each for an equal share and as minority shareholder.
  • Park Place Technologies acquires UK-based third-party maintenance provider MCSA Group LimitedJones Day advised Park Place Technologies in its acquisition of MCSA Group Limited, a UK-based, business-critical IT services and solutions provider.
  • True Capital Ltd invests in FunnelAIJones Day represented True Capital Ltd in connection with its investment in FunnelAI, a software platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to find online indications of intent for businesses looking for customer prospects.
  • True Capital Ltd invests in ThirdEyeJones Day represented True Capital Ltd in connection with its investment in ThirdEye, an AI-driven security platform for retailers.
  • Daphni participates in €7 million financing round of Trusk LimitedJones Day advised Daphni in connection with the €7 million financing round of Trusk Limited, a French company that provides a digital platform to connect individuals to local freight delivery services.
  • True Capital Ltd participates in $120 million Series B financing round of ZwiftJones Day advised True Capital Ltd in connection with its participation in a $120 million Series B financing round of Zwift, Inc., an interactive platform for people to turn indoor cycling workouts into multi-participant races, social rides, and immersive explorations of new domains.
  • True Capital Ltd invests in Jump Staff LimitedJones Day represented True Capital Ltd in connection with its seed investment into Jump Staff Limited, an innovative recruitment platform.
  • True Capital Ltd completes buyout of Cut4ClothJones Day represented True Capital Ltd in connection with its buyout of Cut4Cloth Ltd. trading as Frugi, a retailer of organic children's clothing, toys, and accessories, alongside existing management.
  • Riverside sells Dwyer Group to Harvest PartnersJones Day represented The Riverside Company in the sale of The Dwyer Group, a Texas-based franchising business operating in the United States and internationally, to Harvest Partners.
  • Riverside simultaneously acquires four businesses to create Netwatch Global GroupJones Day advised The Riverside Company on the simultaneous acquisition of four businesses resulting in the formation of the Netwatch Global Group.
  • Riverside sells portfolio company OrthoD Group Limited to Apposite CapitalJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of its portfolio company OrthoD Group Limited, a leading innovator, manufacturer, and provider of clinically-proven, targeted orthopaedic products and solutions, to Apposite Capital.
  • Internet Fusion Group obtains financing for acquisition of Country AttireJones Day represented Internet Fusion Group Limited, an online apparel retail group, in connection with the acquisition financing of Country Attire, an online British clothing retailer.
  • Peterson Partners acquires minority stake in HomelyfeJones Day represented Peterson Partners Inc. in connection with its minority stake investment in Homelyfe Ltd., a new type of insurance company using technology to make buying and managing insurance easier for consumers.
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