Anu Balasubramanian is a corporate partner at Paul Hastings. She leads the private equity practice in London and is the vice chair of the global private equity practice. Anu has over 20 years of experience leading complex leveraged buyouts, corporate M&A and portfolio advice across a variety of sectors including technology, software, retail and services.
Anu has won several major awards for the firm’s transactions and individually, from legal and industry publications, highlighting her focus on driving excellence and continuing professional improvement. She was named:
‘Dealmaker of the Year’ at the British Legal Awards 2019;
‘Private Equity Dealmaker of the Year’ at The Deal Europe Awards 2019; and
‘TMT Lawyer of the Year’ at the TMT M&A Awards 2019
Most recently Anu was identified an “Innovative Practitioner” in the FT Innovative Lawyers Europe report (October 2020) for her ability to help clients cope in rapidly changing political and economic circumstances.
Anu’s clients include Abry Partners, Oakley Capital, Francisco Partners, Link Mobility and Wipro Limited.
A number of Anu’s clients have CSR responsibilities to their funds and investors and she has assisted develop “best practice standards” to ensure that their internal policies meet the stringent requirements which their investors are now demanding. She also dedicates time to pro bono activities, including giving UK legal advice as part of the activities of Toynbee Hall in the East End of London, a charity which works to bridge the gap between people of all social and financial backgrounds, with a focus on working towards a future without poverty. In addition Anu runs a women’s leadership group of company CEOs, Barristers, Investment bankers and Private Equity professionals, with the aim to develop thought leadership in order to make each of our organisations and professions more gender friendly.