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Charlie Newport


Charlie focuses on the placement of W&I insurance on UK and international private equity and M&A transactions. Since joining the team in 2019, Charlie has worked on numerous transactions across the world in a broad range of sectors, from SME transactions to deals up to £1bn+ in value.

Recent experience

Charlie’s recent experience includes:

  • Working with Constantia Flexibles on their strategic acquisition of FFP Packaging Solutions. HWF were involved on both sides of the transaction, working with key advisory partners Charles Russell Speechlys (acting for the sellers), and then DLA Piper (acting for Constantia).
  • Working with RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG, in respect of their acquisition of Patent Co., from Abris Capital Partners.
  • Working with key client Elysian Capital LLP and advisor Stephenson Harwood to place W&I policies for the acquisition of Wholebake, shortly followed by Wholebake’s acquisition of Deeside Cereals.
  • Working with KPS Capital Partners to structure a W&I policy for their market leading acquisition of the Europe, Middle East and Africa food, aerosol and promotional packaging business from Crown Holdings, Inc. HWF were involved on both sides of the transaction working with key advisory firms Dechert (sell-side advisors) and Paul Weiss (buy-side advisors).
  • Working with Mayfair Equity Partners LLP’s on their acquisition of Seraphine from Bridgepoint. HWF were involved on both sides of the transaction, working with key advisory partners Mishcon de Reya LLP (acting for Bridgepoint), and Goodwin (acting for Mayfair).
  • Working with Livingbridge and their advisors Travers Smith on structuring a W&I policy for the acquisition of the Chill Insurance Group.
  • Working with 3i Group plc and advisors Ropes & Gray LLP to place a W&I policy for the acquisition of MPM Products Ltd.
  • Working on structuring a W&I policy for Partner Group’s acquisition of Jeeves Information Systems AB, the holding company of the Forterro Group. Involvement touched both sides of the transaction, working with Charles Russell Speechlys (sell-side advisors) and Kirkland & Ellis (buy-side advisor).

Before joining the team, Charlie studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nottingham. He has also previously worked as a ski instructor, and outside of work enjoys all forms of sport, in particular football and golf.

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HWF’s ability to drive the process forward de-risks the M&A processes we are involved with. We count on their reliability and expertise, even where there are complex issues or challenging timetables

James Renahan, Travers Smith

We use HWF wherever the opportunity arises because they advise, structure and execute W&I insurance policies with great efficiency. Our trust in their service and process allows us to focus on our job resulting in positive client outcomes on their M&A deals

Helen Croke, Ropes & Gray

I am always happy to recommend HWF on deals; their in-depth experience of both M&A and the insurance market, combined with a pragmatic approach, leads to smoother processes, better coverage positions and ultimately happier clients

Aaron Fairhurst, CMS