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About Peter Ellis

Peter is a corporate associate in our global transactions group.

Peter advises private equity sponsors and other financial investors on acquisitions, disposals, co-investments and management incentivisation arrangements across a range of sectors.

Peter previously spent 8 months on secondment at private equity firm Cinven in London.

Prior to joining Freshfields in 2016, Peter worked at Minter Ellison, a leading law firm in Australia.

Recent work

  • Advising Mars on the sale of their drinks business division to Lavazza
  • Advising Mediterranean Shipping Company on the acquisition of a further stake in Terminal Investment Limited (TIL)
  • Advising John Laing Group plc on the disposal of their 30% stake in the IEP1 Great Western Main Line Project
  • Advising Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Allianz Capital Partners on their acqusition of a 20% stake in the Spanish gas distribution business of Gas Natural Fenosa
  • Advising Blackstone on their acqusition of Cloudreach and subsequent bolt-on acqusitions of ETA and Cloudamize
  • Adcising Hellman & Friendman on their acquisition of Allfunds Banking Group
  • Advising CVC on their acquisitions of a 25% stake in CLH
  • Advising EQT on a successful bolt-on acquisition for its portfolio company VFS Global
  • Advising Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on its participation in the Asciano joint venture and ongoing investment in Dorna Sports


University education

  • Macquarie University, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws, 2012
  • College of Law, Diploma of Legal Practice, 2012

Professional qualifications

  • Solicitor (NSW, Australia), 2012