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Brait a boon for Links as New Look buyout lifts PE market

Less than a month after advising on the £1.3bn purchase of Virgin Active by billionaire Christo Wiese’s private equity vehicle Brait, Linklaters’ rising star Alex Woodward (pictured) last month led on Brait’s £780m acquisition of a 90% stake in fashion retailer New Look.

South African Wiese has added New Look to a string of recent investments in the UK High Street, which includes a stake in Iceland.