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Tim Wright


Tim Wright has been specialising in private equity for over 20 years. He acts for private equity sponsors, management teams and corporates on a variety of UK and cross-border private equity backed buyouts and corporate M&A.

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • Inflexion on their acquisition of and investment into the Times Higher Education business (THE) which was carved out from the Times Educational Supplement business recently acquired by Providence
  • Management of Portman Dental on the sale and reinvestment aspects of their acquisition by Core Equity for £310 million
  • Management of Helly Hansen on its disposal for CAN$ 985 million to Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC)
  • Management team on the £1.8 billion acquisition of Holland & Barrett by Letter One
  • Management team on the £560 million buyout of Miller Homes
  • Management team on the £2.96 billion public to private of Paysafe plc
  • Ares on the £300 million disposal of Hillarys to Hunter Douglas
  • Management of Element Testing on its $1 billion disposal to Bridgepoint and the £620 million offer for Exova plc
  • Management team on the £835 million disposal Oasis Healthcare
  • Management team of ESG on the disposal to Socotec
  • Exeter University LLB (Hons), 1989
  • LSFE (with honours), 1991


  • “I have worked with Tim Wright for over 20 years; he is experienced, commercial, passionate and engaged.” - Legal 500 UK 2020 - Client Testimonial
  • Tim Wright stands out to sources for being “very approachable, knowledgeable, personable and patient in answering client questions.” - Chambers and Partners UK 2019
  • Private equity head Tim Wright (...) “can run multiple thought processes concurrently, and at exceptional speeds.” - Legal 500 UK 2017
  • Tim is recognised as a Leading Individual for high-value PE by Legal 500
  • Tim is recognised as a Ranked Lawyer for PE by Chambers and Partners


  • Coauthored DLA Piper’s Global M&A Intelligence Reports 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 - the Global M&A Reports are summaries of the key terms of over 2,000 private M&A deals and chart the trends in the development of terms.
  • Wrote chapter on "Auction Sales" for Globe Law and Business First and Second Editions.