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About André van Zyl Gow

André is a Corporate associate in the Global Transactions Group. He has extensive corporate transactional and general advisory experience, with a focus on public and private M&A and private equity.

André is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, having obtained his Bachelor of Laws and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice from the University of Glasgow. He trained in London and practised for two years post-qualification before joining the team in Dubai.

Recent work

  • Kindred Group plc on its acquisition of 32Red plc for £176m.
  • United Parcel Service, Inc. on its acquisition of Marken Limited for $550m.
  • Golden Gate Capital on its acquisition of Fibercore Limited.
  • Waha Capital PJSC on the establishment of certain investment funds in the MENA region.
  • William Hill plc on its proposed £4.5bn all-share merger with Amaya Inc.
  • William Hill plc on its investment in NYX Gaming Group as part of a £270 million acquisition of Openbet.
  • Highbridge Principal Strategies (UK) LLP on its acquisition of CIT Group Inc.’s UK vendor finance and equipment leasing business, including the entire issued share capital of CIT Vendor Finance (UK) Limited and certain assets of CIT Group Finance (Ireland).
  • esure plc on its acquisition of GoCompare.com Holdings Limited, valuing GoCompare at £190m.
  • Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A. in relation to the all-share merger of The Net-a-Porter Group Limited and the Italian-listed YOOX S.p.A.

Qualifications

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University of Glasgow

Professional Qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales, 2016