Ben specialises in M&A and investments in sport and media. In particular, he has expert knowledge of private equity and venture capital, founder exits, funding rounds, ownership structures and corporate governance.

  • Location

    London

  • Skills

    M&A, Private Equity, Investments, Company Law, Corporate Governance

  • Previous Clubs

    Travers Smith, Eversheds

  • Specialisms

    Investments, Private Equity, Disposals and Acquisitions, Investments, Private Equity, Fundraisings, Debenture Offerings, Joint Ventures, Reorganisations and Structuring.

Ben has advised on various high profile deals in the sport industry. Recently, Ben advised Ackerley Sports Group on its investment in South African rugby’s commercial rights (including the Springboks),  Two Circles on its sale to Charterhouse Capital Partners, Y11 Sport & Media on its acquisition of LimeLight Sports Club, the ECB on preparing The Hundred (or its teamcos) for investment and E1 Powerboats on the establishment of its championship and celebrity-backed teamcos. He also recently closed funding rounds for Sportable, InCrowd, and Ellipse Data. Ben has advised high-profile athletes such as Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood and Luka Dončić equity on investments.

Ben joined Onside Law in 2020 and joined the partnership in 2021.

Ben has prior experience working on a wide range of UK and cross-border corporate transactions, including private equity investments, private M&A, public takeovers, fundraisings, joint ventures, reorganisations and restructurings.

Away from his desk, Ben spends most of his time running after three kids. He is a minimalist golfer.