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Joseph K. Claffey (Joe)


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  • BPP Law School, London (Legal Practice Course with distinction 2015); University College London (LL.M. 2014); Jesus College, University of Oxford (B.A. Hons. in Jurisprudence with German Law 2013)

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Joe Claffey practices corporate law with a focus on M&A, private equity, and venture capital and counsels sponsors and management teams on domestic and cross-border transactions. He also advises on a wide range of company and commercial matters, including acquisitions, exits, buyouts, investments into founder-led businesses, and joint ventures.

Joe's representative transactions include: CVC Capital Partners' $703 million acquisition of a portfolio of assets from Teva's International Women's Health division; The Riverside Company's acquisition of Bright & Beautiful; Ferro Corporation's acquisition of Electro-Science Laboratories; and Greystar Real Estate Partners' formation of a joint venture to acquire and develop student housing properties in London. Other clients Joe regularly advises include Aermont Capital, CBRE Global Investment Partners, Hansteen Holdings, The Riverside Company, and True.

In 2018, Joe spent seven months on secondment as legal counsel to True, a sector specialist private equity house investing in the retail/consumer market, where he had primary execution responsibility for all private equity and venture capital transactions.

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