Costa Smith

Senior Associate

costa.smith@bakerbotts.com

London

P: +44.20.7726.3441
F: +44.20.7726.3541
Costa Smith

Costa Smith advises on a wide range of corporate matters, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity transactions in the energy, infrastructure, real estate and technology sectors. The transactions on which Mr. Smith advises are often complex and cross-border in nature.

Mr. Smith has also gained experience during a secondment at the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) (General Counsel's Division).

Related Experience

  • A consortium of Arcus Infrastructure Partners and GLIL Infrastructure Partners on the leveraged buyout of Smart Meter Assets 1 Ltd, an energy infrastructure provider, from Brookfield Infrastructure Partners by way of an auction sale*
  • The United Kingdom Cabinet Office on the £380m sale of Axelos Limited (in joint venture with Capita Plc) to PeopleCert International*
  • KKH Property Investors on its €205m forward sale of Sol HTL (which owns property to be converted into a 200-room hotel operated under the EDITION brand of Marriott International) to Archer Hotel Capital (a vehicle jointly owned by GIC and APG Asset Management)*
  • An infrastructure fund in its club bid for MapleCo, a smart-metering firm, sold by a consortium of SSE, OMERS and OTPP by way of an auction sale*
  • Dalmore Capital on its £1.9bn acquisition of Cadent Gas (as part of a consortium including Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, China Investment Corporation, the Qatar Investment Authority, Allianz Capital Partners and Hermes Investment Management)*
  • Dalmore Capital on the divestment of its interests in the Civis PFI/PPP Infrastructure Fund to joint venture partner PGGM (the asset manager of the Dutch healthcare pension scheme PFZW)*
  • Redefine Properties on its €1.2bn acquisition of a portfolio of real estate assets in Poland by way of the purchase of a 75% stake in Dutch property vehicle Echo Prime Properties*
  • Timico Group (a portfolio company of Horizon Capital LLP) on the acquisition of Atos IT Outsourcing UK Limited from Atos*
  • Arcus Infrastructure Partners on the leveraged buyout of Foresight Metering Management Limited, a smart meter infrastructure provider, from the Foresight Group by way of an auction sale*
  • Dalmore Capital on its £1.4bn acquisition of John Laing Infrastructure Fund (as part of a joint venture with Equitix Investment Management)*
  • Endless LLP on the sale of Trustmarque to Capita Plc*
  • The shareholders of McNicholas on the sale of McNicholas to the Kier Group*
  • Endless LLP on the sale of Liberata to Outsourcing Inc.*
  • CFFI Ventures on its series of co-investments in United Kingdom clearing bank ClearBank*
  • Sovereign Capital on the sale of Cordium to European Capital*
  • HarbourVest Partners, Columbia Capital, Innova Capital, M/C Partners and other shareholders of GTS, a Central and Eastern European infrastructure-based telecommunications service provider, on the €546m sale of GTS to Deutsche Telekom AG*
  • Bessemer Venture Partners on its successful investment in United Kingdom cloud-based call-centre software provider NewVoiceMedia Ltd*

* Prior to joining Baker Botts

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