Addleshaw Goddard hires private equity partner from Speechly Bircham

Addleshaw have lured a private equity partner, Dee Sian, from rival Speechly Bircham marking continued expansion by law firms into private equity.

Law firm Addleshaw Goddard has boosted the number of its partners focused on private equity to 12 by hiring Dee Sian, a partner at rival Speechly Bircham. Both firms are based in the UK.

Sian joined Speechly Bircham in 2003, where she specialised in private equity and venture capital and became a partner in June 2005. She has worked on over 70 transactions with 3i.

Andrew Carpenter, Addleshaw Goddard’s head of private equity, said: ‘Private equity across the whole range of investment types remains a key area of growth for the firm.’

In 2004 Addleshaw lost their head of private equity, Darryl Cooke, to rival firm DLA.

In 2006 Addleshaw advised on around 100 private equity-related transactions with a combined deal value of £2.5 billion (€3.7bn; $4.7bn). Some of the private equity firms involved were 3i, Barclays Private Equity and Close Brothers Private Equity.