Private Equity

We advise financial sponsors, investors, financiers, portfolio companies and management teams on international transactions. Our team covers the full spectrum of strategies, including infrastructure, private credit, venture capital and private equity, working on matters that range from mid-market deals to those involving the very largest targets and funds. 

We regularly act on deals at all stages of the investment life cycle – from initial investment to exit – and at all levels of the capital structure, including both equity and debt finance.

We are known for our technical excellence, our commercial pragmatism and attentive, client-focused service. We set ourselves apart by focussing on client relationships rather than on particular practice areas. This enables us to deploy smaller, but more versatile, teams, offer intensive partner engagement and deliver a seamless service that is carefully tailored to the needs of our clients and particular transactions. 

  • Our private equity team comprises specialists from across the business, including Financing, Tax and Employment and Incentives. Together, we provide seamless advice that is clear, confident and commercial, but also advice that guides and leads clients towards a recommended solution.
  • We have one of the strongest corporate practices in the world and are one of the top M&A law firms. This market-leading position gives us an unmatched insight into the sectors and businesses you might be considering investing in, as well as the challenges and opportunities within them.
  • Our international strategy means that we are able to act with clients' preferred firms across all jurisdictions. We frequently act as deal counsel on international transactions – even where they may not have a direct connection with the UK or with English law – seeking and co-ordinating advice from local experts as required.
  • Communication and efficiency is key to the success of a private equity transaction. Whilst our approach is flexible, we will always be partner-led, with our personal relationships at the core of how we work with clients.

Key experience

Blackstone

We advised Blackstone on a series of investments, including its minority equity investments in HH Global and Beauparc.

Corsair Capital

We advised Corsair Capital on various investments, including the acquisition of stakes in IDnow, Axo AS and RGI.

Palamon Capital Partners

We advised Palamon Capital Partners on its acquisitions of majority stakes in Thomas International and The Rug Company and its disposals of SARquavitae, Towry and Cambridge Education Group.

Wren House Infrastructure Management

We advised Wren House Infrastructure Management on the acquisition of North Sea Midstream Partners from funds managed by ArcLight Capital Partners.

Our offering brings together top-tier experts from across the firm who provide sharp, commercially-focused advice and negotiate hard to secure the best terms for our clients.  We follow our clients wherever they want to do business, drawing on in-depth local expertise to complement our international experience and provide seamless, tailored advice to each client, from newly-established funds to global pioneers.

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