Peter Banks


Peter is Private Equity Sector Lead - Europe.

Peter has significant experience advising private equity funds and other financial sponsors on a range of transactions, including buyouts, mergers, exits, joint ventures, minority sales, consortium arrangements, co-investments and preferred equity and hybrid investments.

Peter is ranked as "Highly Regarded" by IFLR 1000.


Representative matters

Bridgepoint on the sale of Element Materials Technology to Temasek for USD7bn.

USS on the sale of a significant equity interest in Dukes Education to KKR. Exponent on its acquisition of TRS Foods and East End Foods from their Respective Founders.

PAI Partners and R+R Ice Cream on the joint venture with Nestlé to combine their worldwide ice cream businesses.

Waterland on its investment in Moore Kingston Smith.

Apollo on its joint venture with Hines to acquire Aedes SIIQ.

Apollo on its investment into CPI Property Group.

Exponent on the sale of Meadow Foods to Fairfax Financial Holdings.

H.I.G. Capital on the acquisition of Vernacare from Palatine Private Equity.

TDR Capital on the sale of International Car Wash Group, the world's leading car wash operator, to Roark Capital.

Published Work

  • Peter Banks, John Geraghy and Oliver Bacon, (2020) "Will investment in the world’s ageing oil and gas basins ultimately pay off? Private equity's upstream journey: Allen & Overy"
'Rising Star' for Private Equity.
Legal Week 2019, 40 Under 40
Peter Banks is commercial, experienced and pragmatic. He seeks solutions, not disputes and protects clients' interests.
Legal 500 UK, 2021


  • Peter is ranked as "Highly Regarded" by IFLR 1000.



Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2009


LLB (Hons), Law, University of Bristol, 2005