Andrew Clark advises strategic buyers and sellers and private equity firms (together with their portfolio companies) on complex and cross-border M&A transactions across industries, including technology, biotech and pharmaceuticals, and consumer and entertainment.

Mr. Clark guides his clients’ most important corporate transactions at every stage of growth and investment, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Joint ventures and strategic investments
  • Corporate governance
  • Securities laws matters

Mr. Clark, who is qualified to practice both US and UK law, draws on his experience steering strategic and private equity-backed transactions in the US and Europe to deliver practical, commercially savvy counsel to clients in a range of industries.

Mr. Clark is Global Chair of the firm's Training & Career Enhancement Committee.

Mr. Clark’s representative transactions include advising:


  • A leading social media platform on numerous acquisitions of technology and content businesses
  • Silver Lake Partners in its acquisition of Qualtrics
  • System1 in its deSPAC transaction and numerous other acquisitions, dispositions, equity financing transactions, and general corporate matters
  • Redemption Games in its acquisition by AppLovin
  • Insomniac Games in its acquisition by Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Marlin Equity Partners in its acquisitions of:
    • Inkling Systems
    • Skuid
    • Hot Schedules
    • Fourth Limited
    • Lifesize
  • Expedia in multiple transactions, including its disposal of its corporate managed travel division, Egencia, the subsequent deSPAC of American Express Global Business Travel and Expedia’s acquisition of SilverRail Technologies

Private Equity

  • Leonard Green & Partners in its acquisitions of or investments in:
    • Caliber Collision
    • Wrench Group
    • CPA Global
    • Omnia Partners
    • Mariner Wealth Advisors
  • Catterton Partners in its combination with L Capital and L Real Estate, the private equity operations of LVMH and Groupe Arnault, to form the joint venture, L Catterton
  • Shamrock Capital on the sale of its ownership stake in Consilio, a provider of eDiscovery, document review, and legal consulting services
  • Mayfair Equity partners in its acquisition of Pixomondo, an international visual effects company
  • Transom Capital in its:
    • Acquisition of Beauty Quest Group
    • Disposal of Martin Audio
    • Disposal of Pelco
  • Onex Corporation in its acquisition of Survitec Group

Biotech & Pharmaceuticals

  • Ironwood Pharmaceuticals in its US$1 billion cross-border all-cash tender offer for VectivBio
  • Skinbetter Science in its acquisition by L’Oreal
  • GRAIL in its sale to Illumina for US$8 billion
  • Allergan PLC in the US$40.5 billion sale of its Global Generic Pharmaceuticals Business to Teva
  • Sobi in its US$1.5 billion acquisition of RSV Products from AstraZeneca
  • Obagi in its US$1.2 billion business combination with Waldencast and Milk Makeup
  • Multiple pharmaceutical companies in the acquisition or disposal of FDA Priority Review Vouchers

Consumer & Entertainment

  • Cast & Crew in its acquisition of multiple businesses, including:
    • Backstage, a leading provider of talent marketplace and content creation tools for the creative economy
    • The Teams Companies, a payroll and production management company
    • Media Services, a payroll and production management solutions company
    • Sargent-Disc, a UK-based provider of film and television payroll, accounting, software, and services
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment in multiple transactions, including its acquisition of Crunchyroll, its purchase of AT&T’s minority interest in their joint venture that owned Game Show Network, and its disposal of the GSN Games Business
  • Nike in its sale of the Hurley brand
  • Stuff Media in connection with its sale to iHeart Media
  • Advantage Sales & Marketing on the establishment of its European joint venture with the Smollan Group
  • Cremo in its acquisition by Edgewell Personal Care
  • Whip Media Group in connection with its acquisition of MediaMorph, numerous preferred stock financings, and general corporate matters

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • Scotland (Solicitor)


  • Diploma in Legal Practice, Glasgow Graduate School of Law, 2008
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Glasgow, 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English