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Squire Patton Boggs hires PE dealmaker

The US law firm has bolstered its corporate practice with the addition of a former private equity dealmaker.

Law firm Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Colin Stirling as a senior business advisor in its global corporate practice.

Stirling joins the firm in the newly-created role from Leeds-based private equity fund manager Spirit Capital, where he worked as a partner for eight years. Prior to this he was an investment director in the private equity team at Aberdeen Asset Management. He also spent 11 years at NatWest Ventures after qualifying as an accountant with KPMG.

At Squire Patton Boggs he will be coordinating the firm’s private equity strategy in the regional markets, according to a statement from the firm.

“Colin is a very successful and highly regarded private equity professional. We have worked alongside him on numerous transactions and have witnessed first-hand the strength of his relationships in this market and his deal-doing nous. He will be a tremendous asset to the firm and our clients,” said Jonathan Jones, private equity partner in Squire’s Leeds-based corporate team.

Stirling describes himself as having ‘gone plural’, meaning that he has taken on multiple roles, following a long career in private equity, according to his LinkedIn profile. He also said that his new role will provide him with a “new and different environment,” according to the statement.

Squire Patton Boggs is a US law firm with 45 offices in 21 countries. The firm’s UK-based corporate team is located across offices in London, Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester. The team focuses on mid-market mergers and acquisitions, private equity and capital markets.