Cleary Gottlieb Strengthens EMEA Private Equity Practice with Senior London Leveraged Finance Hire

March 24, 2023

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP announced today that Ed Aldred will join the firm’s Private Equity practice.

Ed is a leading figure in the EMEA private equity leverage finance market with outstanding experience in some of the biggest European buy-outs of recent times. Ed will join us from a leading international firm where he was co-head of the financial sponsor leveraged finance practice for the past 5 years.

“We are delighted to welcome Ed to our firm,” said Cleary Gottlieb Managing Partner Michael Gerstenzang. “He is an exceptional lawyer who brings an incredible wealth of experience to our public and private M&A finance practice. He adds market-leading talent to our European corporate and sponsor-led PE practices and expands and strengthens our capabilities in leverage and event-driven finance.”

Ed Aldred said “I’m thrilled and excited to be joining Cleary Gottlieb’s top-flight team of private equity, public M&A, and debt finance lawyers. It’s an outstanding firm of the highest quality focused on delivering exceptional service for clients across its extensive international network of offices.”

“This is an exciting time for the London office. Ed’s arrival continues our strategy to strengthen our M&A/PE transactions practice with the highest caliber lawyers in the city. We are creating one of the strongest high-end offerings in the market, including the recent hires of Nick Rumsby and Ian Shawyer.” said Tihir Sarkar, partner in London.