Private Equity

We have extensive experience and expertise in every legal aspect of private equity work. Our versatile lawyers advise on the full range of transactions from venture capital investments to the largest and most complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions and from the initial investment all the way through to exit.

Our expertise includes acting for private equity houses, lenders at all levels of the capital structure, companies raising finance and management teams.

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Slaughter and May's private equity practice attracts praise for its 'strong understanding of the client's business and the tailored advice it provides' The Legal 500, 2014

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Our key experience includes advising:

Corsair Capital and Centrebridge Partners on a pre-IPO investment into Williams & Glyn's.

Manchester Airport Group on its acquisition and related financing of Stansted Airport.

Countrywide on its proposed initial public offering and the subsequent block trades by Oaktree and Apollo.

Global Infrastructure Partners on its acquisitions of Edinburgh Airport, London Gatwick Airport and London City Airport.

Terra Firma on its acquisition of Four Seasons Health Care.

Songbird Estates on the restructuring of, and acquisition financing for, Canary Wharf.

Resolution on the acquisition of the AXA UK Life business.