Stephen Lloyd


Stephen is Global Head of Private Equity, Private Equity Sector Lead and a member of the Executive Committee.

He has over 25 years of experience advising private equity houses, sovereign wealth funds and other equity providers on acquisitions and disposals. He also advises public and private corporates and investment banks on the full range of cross border M&A and corporate finance transactions.

Stephen Lloyd receives strong praise from market sources, who say he's a "great lawyer and great relationship manager." Clients describe him as "the full package" and "commercial in sorting out negotiations involving private equity". Chambers UK 2016 (Private Equity).

Stephen is named in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for Private Equity.


Representative matters

Bridgepoint on the sale of testing services provider Element Materials Technology to Temasek and the acquisition of tech company Fenergo from Insight Partners.

EQT on the acquisition of Idealista, the online real estate classifieds platform, from Apax Partners.

Cinven on the acquisition of Compre, an insurance provider.

The privately held investment company on its acquisition of Unilabs from funds advised by Apax Partners.

Leading Individuals - Legal 500 UK (Private Equity: Transactions - High-Value Deals).
Legal 500 UK 2021
He provides the service of a large law firm with ease and accessibility. He's great.
Chambers UK 2021



Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1994


Law Society Finals, First Class Honours, 1992

MA (Hons) Classics, Cambridge University, First Class Honours, 1989

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.