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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.