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Jason Zemmel


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom

Jason Zemmel is a Partner based in the CMS London office.

Jason advises a wide range of private equity houses, management teams, corporates, investors and advisers on the full range of private equity, M&A, corporate finance and other commercial transactions. 

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Relevant experience

  • ABN Amro, disposal of Jessops plc.
  • Classic Hospitals, on the acquisition of 10 hospitals and general corporate advice.
  • Craegmoor Group as advisor to Lloyds TSB Development Capital Limited on its equity investment.
  • Legal & General Ventures on the acquisition of Integrated Dental Holdings.
  • National Grid on the GBP 5.8bn disposal of gas distribution networks.
  • Paragon Healthcare Group on the disposal of business for GBP 322m and general corporate advice.
  • VT Group plc on the various acquisitions and disposals with a total value of over GBP 300m.
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CMS European Private Equity Study 2022
We are very pleased to share with you the first edi­tion of the CMS European Private Equity Study 2022.This study ana­lyses over 100 CMS Private Equity deals that we ad­vised on in 2021 also tak­ing in­to ac­count for com­par­is­on data of PE deals we ad­vised on in 2020 and trade deals of both peri­ods. Key find­ings based on ana­lys­is of 2021 deals Deal activ­ity: deal volume was in line with gen­er­al mar­ket trends, with a sig­ni­fic­ant de­crease in deal activ­ity in 2020, the year of the out­break of COV­ID-19, fol­lowed by an un­pre­ced­en­ted level of activ­ity in 2021.Deal Drivers: one of 2021's ma­jor deal drivers was di­git­al­isa­tion (11% in 2021 com­pared to 2% in 2019 and 2020).For­eign In­vest­ment Con­trol: In 2021, 14.8% of the PE deals we ana­lysed in­cluded some form of FDI ap­prov­al pro­cess as part of the con­trac­tu­al terms.W&I In­sur­ance: The num­ber of PE deals fea­tur­ing W&I in­sur­ance in­creased from 36% in 2020 to 42% in 2021. In high­er value deals (where the pur­chase price is more than EUR 100m), W&I in­sur­ance cov­er­age is now the stand­ard, hav­ing been used in 74% of the PE deals we ana­lysed.Man­age­ment in­cent­ive schemes: The ma­jor­ity of the in­cent­ive schemes re­viewed al­loc­ated up to 25% of the exit pro­ceeds to man­age­ment. In more than 70% of cases leav­er pro­vi­sions ap­ply and, when triggered, man­age­ment has to for­feit or sell (de­pend­ing on wheth­er they are a good or bad leav­er) both sweet equity and any strip (e.g. rollover in­vest­ment).
CMS Private Equity Glob­al Bro­chure
Private equity in­vestors face daily pres­sures of ori­gin­a­tion, valu­ations, ex­e­cu­tion, per­form­ance, exit strategies, fund rais­ing and reg­u­la­tion. At CMS, our private equity strategy is de­signed around our...
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In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is strength­en­ing its Cor­por­ate prac­tice with the ad­di­tion of two new part­ners. Fin­an­cial Ser­vices M&A part­ner Emma Clark and Private Equity part­ner Ed­ward Holmes join the firm...
Get­ting the deal through - Health­care M&A 2021 (third edi­tion)
The third edi­tion of Get­ting the Deal Through – Health­care M&A ex­plores the cur­rent is­sues in health­care M&A trans­ac­tions. It also acts as a com­par­at­ive leg­al guide for cross bor­der or multi-jur­is­dic­tion­al...
Syn­thet­ic W&I In­sur­ance for dis­tressed trans­ac­tions
CMS, Brock­well, and HWF have teamed up to cre­ate an off-the-shelf- solu­tion for dis­tressed deals.Syn­thet­ic W&I in­sur­ance can provide buy­ers with broad war­ranty cov­er­age to pro­tect them against his­tor­ic li­ab­il­it­ies...
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The Gov­ern­ment has im­ple­men­ted cer­tain meas­ures to ease the li­quid­ity pres­sures stem­ming from the Cov­id-19 out­break. These meas­ures, in­clud­ing the new pro­grammes for debt and wage sup­port, are amongst...
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CMS in Lon­don has suc­cess­fully ad­vised Elec­tra Part­ners, on the ac­quis­i­tion of The Ori­gin­al Bowl­ing Com­pany (“TO­BC”) for a total con­sid­er­a­tion of £91 mil­lion. Debt fa­cil­it­ies for the trans­ac­tion...