EMILY Ashwell, a director at Hawkpoint Partners, was part of the team who advised the College of Law on the sale of its legal education and training business to Montagu Private Equity.

Although focusing on the field of media and entertainment, she has worked on a number of sales involving education and training firms since joining Hawkpoint in 2005. She worked on the sale of vocational education firm TQ Holdings to Pearson in October last year, and the sale of construction and healthcare training company Melorio, which was also bought by Pearson, in 2010.

Before joining Hawkpoint – owned by mid-cap broker Collins Stewart ­– she spent five years at SP Mergers focusing on mergers and acquisitions.

Magic circle law firm Allen & Overy provided legal advice to the governors of the College of Law.

Hawkpoint previously advised BPP, a major rival to the College of Law, on its sale to private equity group Apollo Global nearly three years ago.