Tom leads mid-market private equity work in the UK, providing political due diligence and other investment-focused services. He has advised UK and international private equity firms for over nine years, including more than two hundred deals in diverse sectors.
Outside Global Counsel he is an active adviser to civil society groups focused on democracy and information, especially anti-corruption and non-profit media organisations. Since 2018 he has been a Visiting Scholar at Jesus College Cambridge’s Intellectual Forum. He began his political career as a parliamentary researcher and speechwriter.
At GC, Tom works with investor clients to provide strategic advice on risk and opportunity for current and new investments. He is a leading practitioner in using political insights to inform valuations, strengthen growth strategies, and prepare companies for exit.
PE-backed assets he has advised on at GC include:
- Providing analysis of education and immigration policy in the UK, Australia, China and other jurisdictions to Study Group, the international education provider.
- Due diligence to Totalmobile, a leader in field service management software, on UK public sector digitisation, procurement policy and local authority finance.
- Senior counsel and due diligence to Lights4Fun, the decorative lighting company, on trade and supply chain issues in the UK, EU and Asia.