St Botolph, Clyde & Co

Contenders line up for Clydes’ senior partner race

Clyde & Co is gearing up to elect its next senior partner, with three partners understood to be running for the position. The Lawyer understands that the race is between three partners: James Cooper, Carolena Gordon and Chris Murray. London-based Cooper, who is chair of the firm’s global insurance practice group and head of its […]

Funding

Augusta bags £250m in latest funding round

Augusta Ventures’ war chest has almost doubled after concluding a round of funding worth £250m. This latest capital raising, which is Augusta’s biggest so far, means the funder now boasts a pot of assets worth £585m to meet increased levels of demand. Augusta’s co-founder and managing director Robert Hanna told The Lawyer that the funder’s […]

London skyline

Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]