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Management Advisory Group

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Our market leading Management Advisory Group advises management teams on the commercial and tax aspects of buyouts, restructuring transactions and equity incentive arrangements.


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Senior Consultant

Chris Hale

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+44 (0)20 7295 3263

Chris joined Travers Smith in 1983 and became a partner in 1987. Chris became the firm's Senior Partner on 1 July 2013 having been Head of Corporate since 2003.

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We leverage our unique and extensive experience in acting for both institutions and management teams to navigate our clients expertly through a transaction. Our integrated corporate and tax practices combine to identify innovative and tax efficient structuring solutions based on an up-to-the-minute understanding of current law and practice in the private equity market.

We can also draw upon expertise across Travers Smith’s complementary practice areas to offer further value, such as advising on employment terms and incentives for the wider management team.

Recent examples of our work include advising management on:

  • the sale of Center Parcs and their new equity arrangements with Brookfield Investment Management

  • the £1.2bn sale of BCA to listed shell Haversham Holdings

  • the acquisition of RAC by GIC of a stake in the Groupand their new equity arrangements with GIC and Carlyle

  • the sale of A Plan and their equity arrangements with Hg Capital

  • the sale of Premium Credit and their new equity arrangements with Cinven Partners LLP

  • the US$3.1bn sale of Nets Group to, and new equity arrangements with, a consortium comprising Bain, Advent and a Danish Pension Fund

  • the restructuring of the Casual Dining Group and their new equity incentive arrangements with Apollo

  • equity incentive arrangements following the £1.8bn acquisition of the Flint Group by Goldman Sachs and Koch Industries from CVC

  • the premium listing of Spire Healthcare Group plc on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange