Public to privates


Our private equity expertise coupled with our extensive knowledge of public takeovers means that we are a market leader in advising on public to private transactions (P2Ps). Our thinking on the key issues arising on P2Ps has helped shape and develop the market in the UK.

Our extensive experience of P2Ps, and our firm's strength in depth in specialist practice areas, allows us to field multidisciplinary teams capable of executing the most complex structures providing integrated advice on tax structuring, financing, competition and regulatory clearances.

Our commercial and pragmatic approach allows our clients to concentrate on the underlying transaction and not the legal process.


  • "What they do with considerable skill is harness multiple disciplines within the firm - the pensions, property, environmental and regulatory teams all float in and out of the projects on a seamless basis."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • "Macfarlanes LLP has a standout private equity team."

    Chambers UK 2016

  • "'They're a firm with a very strong reputation and they've never failed to deliver on that reputation'."

    Chambers UK 2015

  • "Macfarlanes LLP has built up a client list spanning all areas of the industry, from sponsors, to secondaries houses, mezzanine lenders and LPs."

    The UK Legal 500 2013