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Linford Coates

Linford Coates

Associate General Counsel, Europe Private Equity
Private Equity


Mr. Coates is the Associate General Counsel for Europe Private Equity.

Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Coates was a corporate attorney in the London offices of two US law firms, White & Case LLP and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, primarily focused on private equity transactions across Europe and Africa. Before starting a career in law, Mr. Coates spent time working in the investment management division of Lehman Brothers.


Mr. Coates received a 1st class LLB honours degree in Law with Economics from the University of Edinburgh. During his undergraduate degree, Mr. Coates also studied JD and MBA courses at the University of Texas in Austin.