TowerBrook Capital Partners’ Investment in GBA Group


Sidley advised TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P. on its investment in GBA Group, a provider of end-to-end vehicle logistics services to the global automotive and shipping industries.

GBA will be the fifth minority investment in a founder-led business for TowerBrook’s structured opportunities fund, alongside JJA, OVH, La Maison Bleue and Gravity.

The Sidley team comprised London-based partners Erik Dahl (Private Equity), Christian Iwasko (Private Equity), Oliver Currall (Tax) and Bryan Robson (Global Finance) and Brussels-based partners Sven De Knop (International Trade) and Michele Tagliaferri (FCPA/Anti-Corruption). The team also included counsel Jade Williams-Adedeji (Real Estate) and associates Michelle Tong (Private Equity), Priya Rupal (Private Equity), Saya Sharma (Private Equity), Andrew Cebula (Private Equity), Leo Zehren (Private Equity), Marcus Wethered (Private Equity), Jason Menzies (Tax), Laurence Wilcock (Tax), Simon Luthar (Global Finance), Nils Gravenhorst (Global Finance), Peter McCorkell (Employment), Samantha Walker (Insurance), Francesca Blythe (Privacy and Cybersecurity), Eleanor Dodding (Privacy and Cybersecurity) and Claudia Muttin (FCPA/Anti-Corruption).

Involved fees earner: Francesca Blythe – Sidley Austin LLP; Andrew Cebula – Sidley Austin LLP; Oliver Currall – Sidley Austin LLP; Erik Dahl – Sidley Austin LLP; Sven De Knop – Sidley Austin LLP; Eleanor Dodding – Sidley Austin LLP; Nils Gravenhorst – Sidley Austin LLP; Christian Iwasko – Sidley Austin LLP; Simon Luthar – Sidley Austin LLP; Peter McCorkell – Sidley Austin LLP; Jason Menzies – Sidley Austin LLP; Claudia Muttin – Sidley Austin LLP; Bryan Robson – Sidley Austin LLP; Priya Rupal – Sidley Austin LLP; Saya Sharma – Sidley Austin LLP; Michele Tagliaferri – Sidley Austin LLP; Michelle Tong – Sidley Austin LLP; Samantha Walker – Sidley Austin LLP; Marcus Wethered – Sidley Austin LLP; Laurence Wilcock – Sidley Austin LLP; Jade Williams-Adedeji – Sidley Austin LLP; Leo Zehren – Sidley Austin LLP;

Law Firms: Sidley Austin LLP;

Clients: TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P.;