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Portfolio Group

Sunday, 25 August 2019

We have a dedicated team of private equity lawyers whose primary focus is advising private equity portfolio companies.  The Portfolio Group is part of Travers Smith's wider private equity practice.


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Emma Havas

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Emma joined Travers Smith in 2006 and is a partner in the private equity group. She has a wide range of M&A transactional experience, in particular on private equity transactions, having acted for institutional investors, management teams and investee companies on a variety of investments and disposals.

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Since inception in 2011, we have been building long-standing, close relationships with portfolio companies and are here to advise them throughout the lifecycle of their business.  We have the expertise to provide comprehensive legal advice on the full spectrum of corporate events, including refinancings, fund-raisings, bolt-ons, disposals, restructurings and exits, as well as on day-to-day matters such as employment, tax, banking, commercial and IP/IT matters. Through our holistic approach we are able to provide our private equity clients and their portfolio companies with an effective "one-stop-shop" for all of their legal requirements.

We make it our business to develop an inherent understanding of the companies that our private equity clients invest in from the very outset.

In addition to obtaining vital knowledge of our clients’ businesses through due diligence, we immerse ourselves in understanding the companies' corporate, financial and tax arrangements, and we prioritise developing relationships with management teams.  This approach enables us to offer dedicated support to portfolio companies from acquisition to exit and beyond and to help them transition to life under private equity ownership.