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Private Equity

Private Equity

Our private equity team offers expertise in private equity transactions, and has an impressive reputation for advising management and other sellers to private equity, equity providers and senior debt providers on all aspects of buy-out work.

We draw upon expertise across all our complementary practice areas and industry sector knowledge to provide corporate, financing and tax advice across the full range of private equity transactions, including:

  • Early stage and expansion capital and deals (including venture capital);
  • Leveraged and management buy-outs;
  • Exit strategies involving trade sale, secondary buy-outs and IPOs;
  • Debt providers on private equity transactions; and
  • Management participation plans.

Our experience of acting for all stakeholders in private equity transactions means that we always provide pragmatic and practical advice within the commercial context of the wider deal, in particular:

  • Advising equity providers, we have particular experience of early stage investment and development capital deals, acting for both companies and the investor;
  • Acting for management we advise on the commercial and tax aspects of buy-outs, restructuring transactions, and incentivisation and participation plans. Our private equity knowledge and specific experience of the management role on deals enables us to sensibly navigate and advise our clients through a transaction;
  • Acting for senior debt providers, as well as the members of the newco group receiving debt and equity funding; and
  • We build long term relationships with portfolio companies and take the time to properly understand their businesses. We have the expertise to provide comprehensive legal advice on the full range of corporate issues and events, and are there to share the journey through the life-cycle of the investment with investors and management teams.