- Banking & Finance
- Business Expansion
- Company Secretarial Service
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Governance of Charities
- Corporate Restructuring
- Equity Funding
- Insolvency & Corporate Recovery
- Investing in the UK
- Joint Ventures
- LLPs & Partnerships
- Mergers, Acquisitions & Disposals
- Owner Managed Businesses
- Pensions on Mergers, Acquisitions & Disposals
- Private Equity
- Professional Practices
- Share Options
- Start ups & Spin outs
We have considerable experience in private equity work, in particular acting for management teams who are looking to raise private equity funding for their existing business or who are being brought in by a private equity house to helprun one of their portfolio companies. We also regularly act for the private equity investors themselves.
Private equity sometimes is seen as having a mystique to it, but we can guide you through the sometimes complex legal issues that arise with our extensive knowledge of the common potential areas of debate and what is usual in the market on key legal issues (e.g. “good leaver” and “bad leaver” provisions).
We advise both on smaller value transactions where the private equity investor(s) tend to be “business angel” private individuals or on higher value transactions where an institutional private equity house typically provides and / or arranges both the equity and debt funding. As part of our service, we can help with any acquisitions occurring at the same time as the private equity funds injection, employment contracts for the management team and share option / employee shareholder documentation.