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Peter Usher practices corporate law with a focus on M&A. He advises public and private companies on a range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, and reorganizations. He also provides general advice to corporate clients on company and commercial matters.

The clients Peter has advised include Goldman Sachs, Wellcome Trust, Greystar, Hansteen, ARA Asset Management, and Macquarie Asset Management.

Select experience includes advising Goldman Sachs and Wellcome Trust on the £4.66 billion disposal of iQ Student Accommodation to Blackstone; TransDigm Group on its sale of Technical Airborne Components to Searchlight Capital Partners; Sun Communities on its acquisition of Park Holidays UK for $1.3 billion; Axion Biosystems on its acquisition of M-SOLV Manufacturing Limited; MARK Capital Management on the formation of its joint venture with HUB; Goldman Sachs on its acquisition of The Belfry Hotel & Resort; TransDigm Group on its acquisition of Cobham Aero Connectivity for $965 million; and Loungers plc on its IPO.

Peter recently spent a year on secondment at Macquarie Asset Management, where he supported the MAM Real Assets legal team.


  • Macquarie acquires Beacon HospitalJones Day advised Macquarie Asset Management, via Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 7, in the acquisition of Beacon Hospital from a consortium of shareholders.
  • IceLake backed HeadFirst Global announces offer for Impellam Group PLCJones Day advised funds managed by Dutch PE firm IceLake Capital on the £483 million takeover of London listed Impellam Group PLC by HeadFirst Global, a company backed by funds managed by IceLake Capital.
  • Macquarie acquires 50% of Enel Green Power HellasJones Day represented Macquarie Asset Management, via Macquarie GIG Renewable Energy Fund 2 SCSp, in its acquisition of 50% of Enel Green Power Hellas from Enel Green Power S.p.A. for an enterprise value of approximately €980 million.
  • Sun Communities acquires Park Holidays UK for $1.3 billionJones Day advised Sun Communities, Inc. on its acquisition of Park Holidays UK for approximately $1.3 billion.
  • Axion BioSystems acquires M-Solv Manufacturing LimitedJones Day advised Axion BioSystems, Inc. in the acquisition of UK-based printed electronics manufacturer M-Solv Manufacturing Limited, a subsidiary of M-Solv Ltd.
  • MARK Capital Management forms joint venture with HUB to develop 2 Snowhill Plaza in Birmingham, EnglandJones Day advised MARK Capital Management Limited ("MARK") in connection with the formation of a joint venture and development management arrangement between MARK and residential developer HUB for the acquisition and development of 2 Snowhill Plaza in Birmingham, England.
  • Goldman Sachs acquires The Belfry Hotel & ResortJones Day advised Goldman Sachs in the acquisition and financing of The Belfry Hotel & Resort from an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners.
  • Macquarie acquires Beauparc Utilities, Ireland’s largest waste management companyJones Day advised Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6 in the acquisition and financing of Beauparc Utilities, Ireland’s largest waste management company.
  • TransDigm Group sells Technical Airborne Components to Searchlight Capital PartnersJones Day advised TransDigm Group Incorporated in the sale of Technical Airborne Components, a leading designer and manufacturer of rods and struts for the aerospace industry, to Searchlight Capital Partners.
  • Catawiki raises €150 million investment led by PermiraJones Day advised Catawiki B.V., Europe's leading curated online marketplace for special objects, on a €150 million investment, led by Permira through its Growth Opportunities Fund.
  • TransDigm Group acquires Cobham Aero Connectivity for $965 millionJones Day advised TransDigm Group Incorporated as regulatory counsel in the $965 million acquisition of Cobham Aero Connectivity, a leading provider of highly engineered antennas and radios for the aerospace end market.
  • Goldman sold iQ Student Accommodation dorms to Blackstone for £4.66 billionOn May 15, 2020, Jones Day clients Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and the Wellcome Trust completed the sale of iQ Student Accommodation to Blackstone for £4.66 billion (US$5.73 billion), representing the largest ever private real estate transaction in the UK.
  • ARA Asset Management acquires majority stake in Venn PartnersJones Day represented ARA Asset Management Limited ("ARA"), an Asian real estate fund management company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in Venn Partners LLP, a specialist investment manager in European real estate private debt.
  • Loungers completes £185 million IPO on AIMJones Day represented Loungers plc, an operator of 146 cafés, bars, and restaurants across England and Wales, in connection with its £185 million (US$239 million) initial public offering on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.
  • SRG Global invests in The Lighting ConsultantsJones Day advised SRG Global, a Guardian company, in its investment in The Lighting Consultants, an automotive lighting manufacturer.