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Sophie Vacikar Bessisso


Associate in our Corporate practice, based in London. Previously completed a rotation in Mergers & Acquisitions in our New York office.

Sophie advises private equity and corporate clients on public and private M&A transactions, joint ventures, investments and restructurings, as well as securities offerings and listings. Her experience includes corporate advisory, advising on reporting and governance requirements and company meetings and directors’ duties.

Experience highlights

  • MSCI on its acquisition of Trove Research
  • Amdocs on its $188 million acquisition of MYCOM OSI
  • Viva Wallet on its strategic investment by J.P. Morgan
  • SS&C Technologies on its acquisition of Hubwise
  • on its £775.3 million IPO and listing on the London Stock Exchange
  • Charles Taylor on its £285 million takeover by Lovell Minnick
  • BDT Capital Partners on its acquisition of Nelmar Security Packaging
  • Public companies including IHS Markit and LVMH on joint ventures, investments, acquisitions and disposals of businesses in Europe
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LL.B., King's College London, Dickson Poon School of Law
Professional history
  • Davis Polk since 2018
Qualifications and admissions
  • England and Wales
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