ED FREEMAN has a wide range of experience advising leading private equity investors on the full spectrum of financial sponsor-related transactions, including private M&A, equity investments, consortium arrangements, and co-investments. Ed also advises on bolt-on acquisitions, joint ventures, management incentive arrangements, corporate restructurings, and advisory work for private equity portfolio companies.
Ed advises clients on investments in a number of sectors, including energy and energy transition, climate change, digital infrastructure, logistics and transportation, and social infrastructure.
Ed was named a “Private Equity Rising Star” by Law.com in 2022. He is recognized in The Legal 500 UK 2024 for Infrastructure: M&A and Acquisition Financing. Ed was also recognized in the 2023 edition as a key lawyer for both Private Equity and Infrastructure, in which clients have commented that he “simplifies complicated matters to straight forward commercial decisions and thinks along with the team to get to the most pragmatic solution.” Ed was also described as having “deep knowledge and experience” and is “hands on, responsive, pragmatic.”
Prior to joining Sidley in 2023, Ed was a partner in the private equity practice of another international law firm.