Tom D. Evans, Global Vice Chair of the firm's Private Equity & Investment Funds Practice, is an M&A lawyer with almost two decades of experience advising funds and other financial investors on complex cross border mergers and acquisitions and corporate financing arrangements, including public and private acquisitions, carve-outs, take privates, consortium arrangements, minority investments, and disposals.

Mr. Evans is a thought leader in the private equity industry. He co-edits PE Views, the Latham & Watkins quarterly publication addressing significant legal, regulatory, and market developments relevant to the private equity industry in Europe, co-edits Latham & Watkins’ annual European private equity M&A market study, edits the text Private Equity Exits: A Practical Analysis, and has published chapters in Private Equity: A Transactional Analysis and Global Investment Funds: A Practical Guide to Structuring, Raising and Managing Funds.

Mr. Evans' experience includes advising:

Astorg Partners

  • On the acquisition with Cinven of LGC, a global leader in the life sciences tools sector
  • On the acquisition and sale of Audiotonix, a global market leader in the design, engineering, and manufacture of professional audio mixing consoles
  • On acquisitions by its leading multi-jurisdictional corporate services provider, IQ-EQ, including of First Names Group, Lawson Connor, and Augentius

L Catterton

  • On its investment in Butternut Box, Europe’s largest fresh dog food brand
  • On its investment in Maria Nila, a Swedish sustainable professional hair care brand
  • On its strategic partnership with Hunter Point Capital
  • On its investment in the Razor Group, a leading global aggregator of e-commerce consumer goods businesses
  • On its investment in Little Moons, a premium UK dessert brand
  • On its investment in and sale of Princess Yachts International, one of the World’s top designers and manufacturers of super yachts
  • On its investment in Pepe Jeans, a leading player in denim and sportswear
  • On its combination with L Capital and L Real Estate, the private equity operations of LVMH and Groupe Arnault, to form L Catterton

Nordic Capital

  • On the £2.25 billion sale of The Binding Site, a manufacturer of immunodiagnostic kits and reagents
  • On its investment in RLDatix, an international specialist in governance, risk and compliance solutions for healthcare

Onex Corporation

  • On the up to €3.75 billion acquisition of SIG Combibloc Group AG, a global packaging business

PAI Partners

  • On the disposal of and reinvestment in, together with British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, Refresco, one of the largest independent beverage contract manufacturers in the world


  • On the joint acquisition and combination of Kedrion Biopharma and Bio Products Laboratory, two leading providers of medicinal products derived from human blood plasma
  • On its investment in GoCardless, a leading payment processing business
  • On its investment in New Immo Group, a leader in digital real estate in France, through the SAFTI and megAgence brands
  • On the acquisition of Quotient Sciences, a provider of CDMO and CRO services to pharma and biotech companies, and its acquisition of Arcinova, the UK based multiservice CDMO provider
  • On the acquisition of the Corin Group, an international orthopaedic implant business, and its acquisition of Global Orthopaedic Technlogy, a leading Australian orthopaedic implant designer and manufacturer
  • On the acquisition of I-MED Radiology Network, a diagnostic imaging provider

Platinum Equity

  • On the US$4.2 billion acquisition of Urbaser, a Madrid-based integrated waste management company
  • On the acquisition of Biscuit International, a leading European manufacturer of private label sweet biscuits, and its acquisition of Continental Bakeries
  • On the acquisition of Iberconsa, a global provider of frozen seafood
  • On the disposal of Exterion Media, a leading European out-of-home media business
  • On the US$1.3 billion acquisition of Wyndham Worldwide’s European vacation rental business

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • Victoria (Australia)


  • Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University, 2001
  • BA, Australian National University, 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English