John Livesey | London | Hogan Lovells

John Livesey

Partner Corporate & Finance


English, Spanish


John Livesey
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John is a partner in the London office. John acts for private equity houses, institutional investors and corporates across a broad range of international corporate and M&A transactions.

John advises clients across a number of sectors, including financial institutions, energy & infrastructure, mining and natural resources, technology and consumer. 

He previously spent four years working in Madrid and has an active practice advising on Spanish and Latin America-related transactions.

Representative experience

Apollo on its acquisitions of: Banco Santander’s real estate loan servicing and recovery arm, Altamira Asset Management; and a Spanish mortgage loans and REO book from GE Money. *

Apollo on its acquisition of Citibank España, S.A. and Citifin EFC, S.A.'s Spanish consumer loan book. *

Apollo on its acquisition of Bank of America’s Spanish and Irish consumer loan and credit card businesses. *

Cerberus on its c.€5bn acquisition of General Electric’s French banking and consumer finance business, GE Money Bank. *

Centerbridge Partners on its acquisition of Aktua Soluciones Financieras from Banesto and subsequent sale to Lindorff, and its joint venture with Alpha Bank for the establishment of Cepal Hellas. *

CK Infrastructure on the disposal of a 25% stake in Northumbrian Water to KKR. *

Carlyle on its convertible loan to Esken Limited, owner of London Southend Airport. *

OPTrust on the sale of a 50% stake in its Spanish solar PV platform, BRUC Energy, to USS. *

Acciona on its acquisition, together with AXA, from KKR of a one third stake in Acciona Energía Internacional. *

Sunsuper on its acquisition of a 25% stake in Macquarie Group’s aircraft leasing business, Macquarie AirFinance. *

Glencore on its disposal of its “silver belt” business in Argentina to Integra Capital. *

Oaktree Capital Management on its acquisition and subsequent disposal of Spanish tungsten mine operator, Saloro S.L.U., to EQ Resources Limited.

Hg’s Genesis 7 Fund, Montagu and other selling investors on the sale of a stake in Visma to a consortium of investors including Hg Saturn 2 Fund, TPG, Warburg Pincus and CPPIB. *

Caesars Entertainment on its £2.9bn recommended cash acquisition of William Hill PLC and its subsequent £2.2bn sale of William Hill’s non-US business to 888. *

BGH Capital on its disposal of Navitas’s international creative arts business, SAE International, to Ardian. *

Nestlé on its acquisition of online UK tailor-made dog nutrition business, *

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • LPC, College of Law, London, 2008
  • LLB, University College London, 2007
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Madrid