Ashurst boosts private capital expertise in the London corporate team

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    Markjan joins from Linklaters and has significant experience in European and sub-Sahara African private equity transactions. He focuses on private equity and M&A, corporate law and corporate governance, working predominantly with financial sponsors providing private capital. Prior to Linklaters, Markjan was a partner at South African firm Webber Wentzel where he advised numerous local and international clients on South African and sub-Saharan Africa M&A and private equity transactions.

    Global head of corporate Jason Radford said: 

    "We are excited to be welcoming Markjan to Ashurst – he is a well-regarded and top-tier M&A professional. As we continue to build on our private capital and funds industry capability and European network, Markjan's significant expertise across Europe and Africa make him an excellent addition to the team. Our investment in public and private M&A and private capital is a key strategic priority for the firm. We've welcomed a number of excellent new partners to our global team in the last year to boost our strong offering and ensure the continued growth and success of our practice and expect to continue that momentum over future months."

    Markjan said:

    "I am excited to be joining Ashurst. Being able to tap into the firm's excellent reputation in London and internationally, will be invaluable, and I am looking forward to working with the integrated global team to further build Ashurst's corporate M&A and private capital business. I am also keen to contribute to the continued development of the firm's funds and infrastructure practices across Europe and Africa."