Private Equity & Financial Sponsors

Sophisticated, fast-paced and global, the opportunities provided by private equity have seen it outpace other forms of investment.

Private Equity & Financial Sponsors

Overview

With deal values at record highs, clients look to us to close challenging and ground-breaking transactions to maintain their competitive advantage.

Private equity and financial sponsors have been at the heart of our business for 25 years. As the largest transactional team of private equity lawyers in the City, we regularly help our clients to implement innovative strategies across all types of private equity transactions.

Every investment is multi-faceted and we recognise the importance of a seamless approach. Integrating private equity sector specialists from across the firm means one team handles every aspect of a transaction, from financing to regulation and tax structuring to employee incentivisation. Embedded resource focused on advising management and portfolio companies means our involvement does not end with a successful acquisition, we advise our clients throughout the lifecycle of the investment and on to their eventual exit.

Underpinning our ability to deliver complex and innovative transactions is a close-knit culture with strength at all levels. This quality extends to our international network. By handpicking the most appropriate independent local counsel on each matter, we ensure our clients receive pragmatic and commercial advice in every jurisdiction.

The industry continues to evolve and we play a significant part in actively shaping it. Senior committee roles at Invest Europe, the British Venture Capital Association and the Alternative Credit Council contribute to keeping us at the forefront of the market.