Private equity

Investors, funds and managers need advisors with in-depth experience, deep sector expertise and a long-term, commercial view. That's us. We specialise in advising on the full spectrum of private equity. 

Balancing the interests of institutions and of management teams, as well as having a view of long-term returns, is key to making private equity investments work. 

Our experienced team of private equity experts, backed by colleagues based across the UK in every relevant practice area, are perfectly positioned to help.  

We are experienced in advising on the full spectrum of private equity, including fund creation, investments, developing buy and build platforms, tax planning, portfolio management and exits.    

Our lawyers

Our private equity team consists of over ten partners, who are supported by colleagues across our national offices. 

Our experience

We have a vast range of experience of advising of private equity transactions. Whatever twists and turns a transaction may take, it is likely that we have helped find a solution to something similar previously. Recent examples of our experience include:

  • Advising Key Capital Partners on its investments into and exits from both Nurse Plus (by a secondary MBO to Sovereign) and Alliance In Partnership (by a trade sale to Sodexo), as well as advising on its sale of MI Glass.
  • Working closely with Elaghmore on the acquisitions of S B Components (International), Priden Engineering, McPhee Bros (Blantyre) Limited and Kesslers.
  • Acting on the YFM and Maven-backed management buyout of Indigo Telecom Group from parent company TTG Global Holdings and on the subsequent secondary buyout by Growth Capital Partners.
  • Advising the management team of WHP Telecoms Limited on a rollover investment following a management buyout by Equistone Private Equity from Palatine Private Equity.
  • Helping the management team of Weetabix on the sale of the business to US-firm Post Holdings for £1.4billion.

Our clients

We working with a range of private equity clients including:

  • Key Capital Partners
  • Business Growth Fund
  • Elaghmore Fund
  • Waterland Private Equity
  • A national PE house on its building of a dental platform

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