Our market leading practice has been helping clients to implement innovative strategies and structures for over 20 years, and we continue to be involved in many challenging and ground-breaking deals. We are the largest transactional team of private equity lawyers in the City and acted on over £17 billion of private equity backed transactions last year.
We cover all types of private equity transactions: buy-outs, public-to-privates, portfolio management, recapitalisations and exits by sale to trade/financial buyers or by IPO. Our expertise reaches far beyond investment work, drawing on the skills of all of our specialist practice areas within tax and finance.
In addition, we have a dedicated Investment Funds group that focus on the establishment of private equity funds and the participation in funds by investors.
"Private Equity Team of the year"
Legal Business Awards 2015 and 2016
Recent examples of our work include advising:
Bridgepoint on the primary management buyout of the Appleby Fiduciary & Administration Business
3i Group plc on their investment in Aspen Pumps
Exponent and other shareholders on the sale of Trainline to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Silverfleet Capital and the founder shareholders on the sale of Aesica Pharmaceuticals
Phoenix Equity Partners on their investment in Riviera Travel
Bridgepoint Development Capital on the acquisition of Phlexglobal from Inflexion Private Equity
Advised all selling shareholders, including Graphite Capital, on the sale of London Square Development (Equity) Ltd. to funds managed by Ares Management LP
Cath Kidston Group Limited and its shareholders including former majority shareholder TA Associates on the investment in Cath Kidston Group Limited by Baring Private Equity Asia
PAI Partners SAS on the management buyout of Vacant Property Specialists
Lyceum Capital on the sale of Synexus to LDC
Patron Capital on its sale of Gracewell Health Care