Private equity

We have been well-known for our market-leading focus in the private equity industry since the 1970s, giving us experience, know-how and insight which is unparalleled. We are ranked as Tier 1 for mid-market private equity by a leading legal directory.

We have a strong track record of acting for sponsors, lenders and management teams across the mid-market.

We have private equity specialist lawyers in all areas required for a successful transaction including:

  • Transactions: We have seen every form of private equity transaction and in a number of cases have created innovative structures, or solutions to issues, that have become market standard.
  • Co-investments: Our funds and corporate practices also work closely together to provide a seamless service on equity co-investments.
  • Tax: Our highly-rated tax lawyers commonly structure as well as execute our transactions, giving the client a fully joined-up service.
  • Acquisition finance: We cover the full breadth of acquisition finance options now available in the market.

The teams that make up our private equity practice have worked together in a private equity context for many years.

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"Active on both high-end and mid-market transactions, with excellent credentials throughout the private equity field. Noted for its multidisciplinary approach, which includes substantial regulatory and tax structuring expertise."

Chambers UK 2020

"Their detailed drafting and commerciality is excellent,’ a client reports, adding: ‘They're a very trusted pair of hands and a pleasure to work with’."

Chambers UK 2020

"They're really flexible, cerebral and high quality. It's a broad offering and I enjoy working with them,’ another source says."

Chambers UK 2020

"The technical expertise of the lawyers (particularly at the senior end) is a real differentiating feature. The group offers high-quality legal advice and has a tenacious desire to combine legal know-how with the achievement of the client's commercial objectives’."

The UK Legal 500 2019

"The depth and breadth of experience within the wider private equity practice ensures partners have deep market knowledge, and senior team members are prepared to form an opinion and state it (something which is not always the case with other service providers)’."

The UK Legal 500 2019

"Active in both high-end and mid-market transactions, with excellent credentials throughout the private equity field. Noted for its multidisciplinary approach, which includes substantial regulatory expertise."

Chambers UK 2018

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