Apollo’s Acquisition of Miller Homes

Sidley Austin advised Apollo on the deal. Travers Smith LLP has advised Bridgepoint.

Affiliates of Apollo announced their agreement to acquire Miller Homes Group Limited (Miller Homes) from Bridgepoint Group plc. Miller Homes is one of the UK’s leading homebuilders, with a focus on building high-quality family homes in regional markets in England and Scotland. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022.

The Sidley team was led by Private Equity partner Paul Dunbar (Picture) and senior managing associate Jonathon Hamill, supported by John Hughes, Simmy Sanghera, and Harriet Steel (Private Equity); and Oliver Currall, Nicole Bieber, and Andrew Dibden (Tax). Other team members include Lyndsey Laverack and Dan Graham (Private Equity); Jade Williams-Adedeji, Jo Bainton, and Jack Mayall (Real Estate); Bryan Robson, Emilie Stewart, and Matilda Dolin (Global Finance); Patrick Harrison (Antitrust/Competition); Andrew Fox and Jonathan Lafferty (Commercial Litigation and Disputes); Susan Fanning, Peter McCorkell, and Alex Down (Labor, Employment and Immigration); Struan Oliver (Corporate); Steve Quinn and Pranith Mehta (Tax).

The Travers Smith team was led by Private Equity and Financial Sponsors Partners Ian Shawyer and Ian Keefe, assisted by Senior Associate Laura Kelly and Associate Jarrett Whitehead. Specialist Tax advice was provided by Partner Simon Skinner and Associate Rob Smith. Finance advice was provided by Partner Donald Lowe.

Involved fees earner: Nicole Bieber – Sidley Austin LLP; Oliver Currall – Sidley Austin LLP; Andrew Dibden – Sidley Austin LLP; Matilda Dolin – Sidley Austin LLP; Alex Down – Sidley Austin LLP; Paul Dunbar – Sidley Austin LLP; Susan Fanning – Sidley Austin LLP; Andrew Fox – Sidley Austin LLP; Dan Graham – Sidley Austin LLP; Jonathon Hamill – Sidley Austin LLP; Patrick Harrison – Sidley Austin LLP; Jonathan Lafferty – Sidley Austin LLP; Lyndsey Laverack – Sidley Austin LLP; Jack Mayall – Sidley Austin LLP; Peter McCorkell – Sidley Austin LLP; Pranith Mehta – Sidley Austin LLP; Struan Oliver – Sidley Austin LLP; Steve Quinn – Sidley Austin LLP; Bryan Robson – Sidley Austin LLP; Simmy Sanghera – Sidley Austin LLP; Harriet Steel – Sidley Austin LLP; Emilie Stewart – Sidley Austin LLP; Jade Williams-Adedeji – Sidley Austin LLP; Ian Keefe – Travers Smith; Laura Kelly – Travers Smith; Donald Lowe – Travers Smith; Ian Shawyer – Travers Smith; Simon Skinner – Travers Smith; Rob Smith – Travers Smith; Jarrett Whitehead – Travers Smith;

Law Firms: Sidley Austin LLP; Travers Smith;

Clients: Apollo Global Management; Bridgepoint ;

Martina Bellini

Author: Martina Bellini