Partners Group’s £208m acquisition of Key Retirement Group from Phoenix PE


Addleshaw Goddard has advised Phoenix Private Equity on the sale of Key Retirement Group, a leading independent provider of specialist financial products for retirees, to funds managed and/or advised by Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager.

The £208m buyout which represents a 4.5x return for Phoenix, also delivered an exit for the founders of the business and a transition to the management team who formed part of the succession plan.

The deal will enable Preston-based, Key Retirement to accelerate its strategic growth plans.

The Addleshaw Goddard team included Private Equity Partners Paul Medlicott (picture), Yunus Seedat and Andy Green along with Tina Wong, Kasim Hussain, Josie Marsden, Rachael Norris, Martin O’Shea, Ben Edwards, Justine Delroy, Catherine Concannon, Rosanna Bryant and Matt Collins.

Involved fees earner: Paul Medlicott – Addleshaw Goddard; Yunus Seedat – Addleshaw Goddard; Andy Green – Addleshaw Goddard; Tina Wong – Addleshaw Goddard; Kasim Hussain – Addleshaw Goddard; Josie Marsden – Addleshaw Goddard; Rachael Norris – Addleshaw Goddard; Martin O’Shea – Addleshaw Goddard; Ben Edwards – Addleshaw Goddard; Justine Delroy – Addleshaw Goddard; Catherine Concannon – Addleshaw Goddard; Rosanna Bryant – Addleshaw Goddard; Matt Collins – Addleshaw Goddard;

Law Firms: Addleshaw Goddard;

Clients: Phoenix Equity Partners;

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