Private Equity


Our Private Equity Practice raises long-term capital from a diverse range of investors to help our clients transform their businesses. We create investment opportunities for businesses that demonstrate a potential for growth in value and help them enhance their performance over the long term through strategic management, structural and operational improvements. We think and act long-term, and are actively involved in all our portfolio businesses.

We seek opportunities where we can enhance and drive value growth, this may be businesses that have been under-capitalized or entrepreneurs with a high energy start-up. We help them in enhancing their performance by providing them with patient capital and partnering with our strong management team. This capital helps our portfolio companies launch new initiatives, upgrade technology or make game-changing acquisitions.

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Fund structuring and constitution

We’re one of very few law firms outside London with specialist expertise in this area, advising fund managers and limited partners on structuring and constitutional documentation for equity funds.


We regularly advise a wide range of equity sponsors, management teams and corporate clients on buy-outs and development capital investments.

Transactional advice

We excel at closing private equity-backed transactions on time and within budget. We also regularly act on buy-and-build programmes for private equity portfolio businesses, secondary and tertiary buy-outs and on investments into distressed businesses.


Our M&A and IPO expertise and network enables us to add significant value to the exit process.