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Russell Naglis, Principal Associate

Russell Naglis

Principal Associate

Practice areas

  • Corporate
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial services
  • Health and life sciences
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity

Practice notes

Russell is a Principal Associate in our company commercial practice group. He specialises in private M&A with a particular focus on private equity and healthcare sector transactions.

Russell’s recent deal experience includes advising Perwyn on their investment in Swedish headquartered hosting business Miss Group (North West Deal of the Year 2020), acting for Fintel plc on its £74mil acquisition of Defaqto, advising the shareholders of hospital furniture manufacturer Sidhil Group Limited on its sale to private equity backed Drive Devilbiss Healthcare and acting for Baird Capital on its investment in North East based aviation businesses CAV Ice Protection Limited and CAV Advanced Technologies Limited.

Russell recently returned from a 12 month secondment to leading mid-market private equity house Inflexion where he worked alongside the investment team on over 20 completed transactions. Highlights of those transactions include Inflexion’s minority investments into corporate services provider Auxadi, testing and inspection business Phenna Group, telecommunications service provider DWS, payment service provider CMS Payments Intelligence, managed network service provider Systal, social media and influencer marketing agency The Goat Agency and Norwegian financial data business Infront as well as majority buyouts of liquid pharmaceutical manufacturer Rosemont Pharmaceuticals, technology and training service provider Sparta Global and consumer skincare brand Medik8. Russell also supported on Inflexion’s exit from actuary business Lane, Clark & Peacock, insurance broker Bollington Wilson, agricultural data provider Kynetec and business travel agency Reed & Mackay as well as the fund-to-fund transfer and sell-down of British Engineering Services. Alongside advising on transactions, Russell assisted Inflexion’s general counsel with day-to-day corporate and fund legal matters, legal panel management and risk and compliance.

Clients comment that “Russell is a top rate technical lawyer” with “very impressive commercial maturity and insight”.