Carsten Greve

Carsten Greve

London P +44 (0)20 7031 3739 F +44 (0)20 7031 3799


Carsten has more than 15 years’ experience extending across a full range of corporate transactional work with an emphasis on private equity and venture capital transactions as well as UK domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, company and business sales, complex corporate reorganisations and joint ventures.

Carsten’s practice focuses on institutional-facing private equity transactions, including management buy-outs and buy-ins and development capital deals. Carsten regularly guides founders and management teams through private equity backed transactions as well as sales to corporate acquirers.

Carsten is a Norwegian speaker and has a strong focus on the Nordics. Carsten acts for many of the largest listed companies in the Nordic region, helping provide them with a full range of legal services from across the Dorsey network.

Carsten also has a successful sports practice; regularly acting for a global sports media business on high-profile corporate deals across a number of different sports.

Education & Admissions

BPP Law School, London (Legal Practice Course, 2004)

BPP Law School, London (Postgraduate Diploma in Law, 2003)

King's College, London (B.S., Business Management, 2002)


  • England & Wales


  • English and Norwegian


Representative Experience

  • Advising DAZN on its joint venture and commercial arrangements with Matchroom Sports to establish Matchroom Boxing USA and, subsequently, Matchroom Boxing Italy.
  • Advising DAZN on its joint venture with Endeavor/IMG to establish FC Diez Media and on the subsequent sale of DAZN’s stake in FC Diez Media to IMG/Endeavor.
  • Advising the management team of Alexander Mann Solutions on its sale to OMERS Private Equity.
  • Advising the shareholders of Peoplevox (including Index Ventures) on its sale to Descartes.
  • Advising the management team of Tampnet on its MBO backed by 3i and ATP.
  • Advising the shareholders of Arts Alliance Media on its sale to Luxin-Rio.
  • Advising Graphite Capital on its minority investment in Nurture Landscapes.
  • Advising Graphite Capital on its sale of TMP Worldwide to PeopleScout.
  • Advising the management team and founders of price comparison websites Energy Helpline and UK Web Media in their merger to form Comparison Technologies with backing from funds managed by Inflexion Private Equity.
  • Advising Elkem on its acquisition of TM Technology.
  • Advising Otello Corporation (fka Opera Software) on its sale of Vewd Software (fka Opera TV).
  • Advising the shareholders of Dr. Organic on its sale to NBTY (a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group).
  • Advising AgriBriefing (a portfolio company of Horizon Capital) on its acquisition of Urner Barry.
  • Advising Primary Capital on the management buyout of Paperchase from Borders Group.
  • Advising Gamesys on the sale of its JackpotJoy, Starspins and Botemania businesses to listed Canadian company The Intertain Group.
  • Advising Warner Music Group on its acquisition of the Parlophone label (formerly a part of EMI Music and home to artists including Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and Pink Floyd) from Universal Music Group.
  • Advising Cineworld Group on its acquisition of Picturehouse Cinemas.
  • Advising the shareholders of Hunter Boot on a sale of a majority stake to funds managed by Searchlight Capital Partners.


  The Legal 500 United Kingdom - Recommended Lawyer 2020  The Legal 500 United Kingdom Leading Individual 2021  Legal 500 UK Recommended Lawyer 2022
  • Recommended by Legal 500 (2021-2022) in Private Equity – Mid Market and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Recommended by Legal 500 (2017 and 2020) in Venture Capital
Carsten Greve