Travers Smith hires

Following last year’s promotion of Chris Hale as head of corporate at Travers Smith Braithwaite, Charles Barter will take over as head of private equity. Barter was a co-founder of Travers Smith Braithwaite’s private equity group in 1996. His clients include Bridgepoint and Phoenix Equity Partners. Last year was particularly active for Barter who completed several transactions including Inmarsat Ventures (£881.86m), Aviagen International Group (£255m), Molton Brown (£73m) and Medeus Pharma (£72m.)

Both Hale and Barter will continue full time with their transaction workload in addition to their new responsibilities.