Thomas Francis Beckett



Dir: +45 33344135

Mob: +45 52344135

Secretary: Helle Lykke Petersen

Thomas Francis Beckett’s practice area is M&A transactions and private equity related investments. He advises on formation and structuring of private equity funds, venture capital and infrastructure related funds.

Thomas is a seasoned, commercial deal-maker and has led a large number of transactions of all types and sizes, Danish and cross-border, involving private equity- and corporate clients. He advises a broad range of Danish and international clients, investment banks, private equity funds and financial institutions.

Thomas is mentioned in the following international legal directories:
IFLR1000 - M&A (Highly regarded)



Partner, Horten, 2015
Associate Partner, Accura, 2010
Lawyer, M.Sc., Accura, 2005
Ph.D. stipendiate, Copenhagen Business School, 2004
Director of Legal Affairs & Finance, AMW/, 2000


M.Sc. Business Administration & Commercial Law, Copenhagen Business School, 2001
Université Robert Schumann, Strasbourg, 1997

Positions of trust

Trustee director, CataCap General Partner I ApS


International Bar Association



ILFR1000 Highly regarded    

Nature Energy’s gas network sold to Energinet

15 March 2018

NGF Nature Energy Holding A/S and Energinet have concluded an agreement concerning sale of NGF Nature Energy Distribution A/S to Energinet .

Funen municipalities sell Nature Energy

15 March 2018

Eight municipalities in Funen have sold the commercial activities of the Nature Energy after 40 years of municipal ownership.

New owner makes Danish biogas manufacturer ready for investments worth billions

4 January 2018

The commercial activities in the Funen energy group, Nature Energy, have been sold to a consortium consisting of Pioneer Point Partners and Davidson Kempner.

IFLR1000 recognises 12 Horten partners

18 October 2017

The international directory IFLR1000 recently published its Financial and Corporate Rankings for 2018 - and Horten has improved its ranking in several areas.

Maj Invest Equity sells JFK Industri A/S to GROUPE SFPI

2 August 2017

Maj Invest Equity and the minority investors have sold JFK Industri A/S to the listed French company GROUPE SFPI with effect from 31 July 2017.

Giant merger of oil and gas activities in the North Sea

18 July 2017

Centrica plc has concluded an agreement with Bayerngas Norge AS concerning a merger of the European oil and gas activities in the North Sea.

Maj Invest Equity enters into partnership with Victor Gruppen Restauranter

28 June 2017

Maj Invest Equity has concluded an agreement to acquire 50 % of Victor Gruppen Restauranter. It is a partnership as the remaining 50 % of the group will still be owned by the management and the present owners of Victor Gruppen Restauranter.

Horten at the top of the M&A league

12 January 2017

According to Mergermarket, Horten is at the top of law firms in 2016 in the large cap M&A deal segment and with a deal flow of USDm 2.565 m, Horten is number four measured on value among all law firms advising on Danish transactions.

IFLR1000 ranks eight Horten partners as Leading Lawyers and two as Rising Stars

18 October 2016

The international directory IFLR1000 recently published its Financial and Corporate Rankings for 2017. These rankings were good news for Horten, as we have increased the number of partners ranked as Leading Lawyers within their legal areas of expertise.

Centrica to acquire Neas Energy

21 April 2016

Centrica to acquire leading European energy management company.