Private Equity Sponsors

The pace of market and technical developments in private equity internationally is rapid. State of the art know-how is vital. To offer that, we work with leading players at every level of the industry: LPs, GPs, management, lenders and portfolio companies.

This gives us a deep understanding of the market, its commercial drivers and risk appetite. As a result we give advice which adds real value to our sponsor clients.

We have been at the forefront of the private equity world for about 40 years, meaning we have teams whose experience, know-how and insight is unparalleled, enabling us to help throughout the entire life-cycle of a fund.

We have highly regarded specialist lawyers in all technical areas that are key to private equity, including funds, financial services regulation, tax structuring and pensions, each of whom is experienced in giving cutting-edge advice to private equity clients.


What people are saying


"The 'established' practice at Macfarlanes LLP provides 'very good and proactive' advice, with particular expertise in reputational risk matters for employers and exit negotiations for senior executives."

The UK Legal 500 2017

"The team "provides a 'responsive and client-oriented service’ to private equity sponsors engaged in mid-market leveraged finance deals."

The UK Legal 500 2017