Divesh Patel Partner

Divesh is a corporate lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and foreign investment

He also regularly advises on cross-border transactions, equity capital markets, joint ventures, commercial transactions, distressed sale transactions and restructurings.

Divesh advises a wide variety of domestic and cross-border clients, including private equity sponsors, across a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, retail, FMCG, financial services, infrastructure, aviation and transport, media, technology and telecommunications. 

He has recently acted for Archer Capital, Brookfield, Five V Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Lineage, L Catterton, Potentia Capital and Swissport.

Divesh is qualified in both Australia and South Africa. 



Archer Capital

Acted on the disposal of Aerocare to Swissport after having acted on a series of bolt-ons for Aerocare including the partial sale of illion (formerly Dunn & Bradstreet) to Macquarie, as well as the sale of LCR Group to Qube Holdings.


Acted on the acquisition of ENE.HUB.

L Catterton Growth Fund

Advising on its proposed acquisition of Remedy Kombucha

Baygrove Capital

Advising its portfolio company, Lineage on its acquisition of Emergent Gold.

CACI International, Inc.

Advising on its acquisition of Ascent Vision Technologies, LLC.

Potentia Capital

Advising on its acquisition of Micromine.


Advising on the disposal of its Australian bicycle and scooter business to Lime.

Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand


  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Law Society of South Australia
  • Law Society of the Northern Provinces (South Africa)
  • Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Ltd
  • Treasurer, Asian Australian Lawyers Association

International experience

  • Werksmans Attorneys, South Africa (2004-2007)

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