Elisa De Carolis - McDermott Will & Emery


Elisa De Carolis focuses her practice on complex corporate transactional mandates for private equity sponsors, venture capital funds and other private capital investors and corporates.

She has a wealth of experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, joint ventures, shareholder relations, reorganizations, investment agreements, leveraged buyouts  and private equity transactions.

She regularly advises clients in the technology, fashion & retail and healthcare industries, including startup companies, venture capital firms and PE houses.


  • Regularly advising KHP Ventures, a collaboration between King’s College London, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, on their investments in the MedTech space.
  • Advised Flair Global Ltd on a series of seed funding rounds from various investors including Hoxton Ventures, Cornerstone VC and Triple Point.
  • Advised SilverTree Equity on two simultaneous acquisitions: (1) their co-investment with Kantar to acquire Step-Up RGM; and (2) the acquisition of the XTEL Trade Promotion Business, a portfolio company of the Kantar group.

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  • The Legal 500 UK, Private Equity Transactions: Mid-Market Deals, Rising Star, 2024


London Metropolitan University, LLM, 2010
University of Bologna, LLB, 2008

England and Wales

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