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Who's Who Legal

Global Leader

M&A 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Oliver Brahmst is described by peers as having "lots of gravitas and experience" and is someone who really "gets stuck into cases".


Oliver Brahmst is a senior M&A partner and White & Case's Global Co-Head of Private Equity. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border acquisitions and divestitures, including joint ventures and equity co-investments.

Oliver has built up a significant track record in the resolution of complex domestic and cross-border transactions, having worked on some of the most innovative and exciting deals of the last ten years.

Oliver plays an active role in shaping legal developments in private equity nationally and globally. Clients describe Oliver as a “partner of special skills for any transaction related project . . . one of the best lawyers you would want to have by your side during negotiations” and “a true legal counselor and excellent negotiator.” (Chambers USA) As a mark of the esteem in which he is held in the financial and legal community, Oliver is named as a leading individual for M&A and Private Equity in Chambers, Euromoney, The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal and The Best Lawyers in America.

Oliver received his BA from University of Toronto; LLB from University of Ottawa (Book Reviews Editor, Ottawa Law Review); and LLM (Tax) from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Recent matters include the representation of: 

- Brookfield Infrastructure in a consortium composed of Brookfield Infrastructure, its institutional partners and GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, on the US$8.4 billion acquisition of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE: GWR), a freight railroad owner and operator based in the United States. This transaction was named "Private Equity Deal of the Year" by IFLR (2020).

- CVC Capital Partners in its acquisition of a majority stake in MedRisk, a leading provider of managed physical medicine services for the workers' compensation industry in the US.

-  Hg Capital, the specialist private equity investor focused on software and service businesses, in its investment in Intelerad Medical Systems, a leading global provider of medical imaging software and enterprise workflow solutions. 

- Qatar Investment Authority in its co-investment with a consortium led by Tencent Holdings Ltd. and its affiliate Tencent Music Entertainment Group (NYSE: TME) in the acquisition of a 10% stake in Universal Music Group, from Vivendi S.A.

- Antin Infrastructure Partners in the US$1.25 billion acquisition of Veolia Group's district energy assets in the United States, which comprises steam, hot and chilled water and electricity production plants, including cogeneration plants, and 13 networks in ten US cities.
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