Private Equity Funds

We are one of the largest and longest established private equity practices in the City.

Private Equity Funds

Overview

Lawyers across Travers Smith are immersed in private equity and we use that understanding to deliver accurate, practical and commercially relevant advice. 

We are uniquely positioned to advise you on private equity fund formation work; underpinned by a market leading transactional practice, our award-winning practice brings together funds, regulatory and tax specialists who are recognised within the market for their understanding of the challenges private equity houses face during the fund-raising process and beyond. Acting for the full range of market participants, from general partners and fund managers, through intermediaries to institutional investors, we have a 360° view of the market.

Taking a holistic but disciplined approach, we provide comprehensive solutions to private equity managers seeking to raise capital in the market, covering structuring, fund-raising, carried interest, co-investment (both management and investor), spin-offs and ownership arrangements, all with the requisite tax and regulatory overlay. We understand the need to conform to market norms, but also have the intellectual rigour and experience to implement structures which are innovative and require "out of the box" analysis.

Our team also regularly advises on secondaries and fund restructuring transactions, an area of growth within the private equity funds space. We can represent you, whether buy-side or sell-side, on all aspects of secondaries and restructuring transactions from single LP transfers to disposals of larger portfolios to GP-led restructurings.