Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m) in London

Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard attracts a regular flow of mid-market  private equity mandates from its regular clients, as well as securing several new client wins across 2019. The team advises on buyouts, investments, and management buyouts, with values ranging from the lower to the upper-middle-market. Sector specialisms include financial services, technology, business services, and consumer goods. The team is led by Mike Hinchliffe, who is highly active across all aspects of the firm's offering, while Yunus Seedat has an impressive client list that includes CPBE and inflexion. Also of note is senior associate Gemma Roberts, who is highly praised by clients for her leading role in transactions, and legal director Jemma Clarke, who primarily advises investors and portfolio companies.

Practice head(s):

Mike Hinchliffe

Testimonials

Mike Hinchliffe is very experienced across the private equity mid market and brings that wealth of know how to each client. He is solutions oriented at all stages of the process. 

‘Good, practical and pragmatic advice combined with excellent market knowledge and connections. Their presence across the UK combines local insight and networks with the technical capability and specialisms of a national firm

‘The team are very experienced, seasoned M&A practitioners with a very good reputation with both management teams and sponsors. Excellent  approach in terms of striking a strong commercial position for their client but at all times maintaining a balance of pragmatism and not engaging in point scoring or antagonistic behaviour.

Mike Hinchliffe is great with client service; responsive and happy to go the extra mile, and I know that our shared clients highly value his advice and wealth of PE experience.’

‘The Addleshaw team are exceptional. High quality and user friendly people and a great culture

Paul Medlicott has  great people skills is very experienced and networked across the PE market. Cuts through what is really important. Exceptional at business development. Never flustered.

‘Marc Field is incredibly responsive and attentive to his clients and is always available to deliver.

 

Key clients

Inflexion Private Equity

Synova Capital

Phoenix Equity Partners

CBPE and other shareholders of Allied Glass

ECI Partners

LDC

Farsound Aviation

Equistone Partners Europe

NorthEdge Capital

Mobeus Equity Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised partners in the pensions advisory team at KPMG on their proposed management buy out backed by Exponent Private Equity.
  • Advised LDC on its investment in Global Autocare.
  • Advising Synova and the management team of Defaqto Group on the sale of Defaqto Group to SimplyBiz.

CMS

CMS is active in the mid-market PE space, with a wide range of sponsor clients and industry specialisms, including healthcare, financial services, and technology. The practice has long-term relationships with several private equity houses and advises on domestic and cross-border leveraged and management buyouts. It also advises target and portfolio companies, and is able to call on integrated expertise in tax and capital markets within the firm. Practice head Jason Zemmel advises a number of private equity houses, management teams, and investors on transactions, with a particular focus on the healthcare sector, while Martin Treagus is noted for his range of international work across a variety of industries. Narinder Jugpal is recommended for his cross-border work and expansion of the firm's client list.

Practice head(s):

Jason Zemmel

Other key lawyers:

Martin Treagus; Narinder Jugpal

Testimonials

High commerciality, responsiveness, depth of experience and helpfulness

Jason Zemmel and Narinder Jugpal are both exceptionally commercial and knowledgeable in the PE / corporate law field. I have huge trust in their judgement and experience

‘Commercial, pragmatic and good fun to work with – they understand our entrepreneurial spirit.’

‘Jason Zemmel is very commercial and takes a big-picture, whole deal view – plus he is always available.’

‘Narinder Jugpal is a strong junior partner who is commercial and knows what the client wants.’

Key clients

Montagu Private Equity

Providence Equity

August Equity

Three Hills Capital

Oaktree Capital

CapVest

Aretex Capital

Sovereign Capital

Horizon Capital

Bridges Fund Management

Mayfair Equity Partners

LDC

Bowmark Capital

CBPE Capital

Cinven

Epiris

Oakley Capital

Patron Capital

Lone Star Funds

Apollo Global Management

Work highlights

  • Advised Horizon on their acquisition of, and investment in Sapphire Systems.
  • Acting for Montagu Private Equity on the auction sale of DORC to Eurazeo.
  • Advised August Equity on several transactions including the buyouts of Esland Care, Little Garden Day Nurseries, and CodePlan.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper maintains a consistently high deal volume across the UK and Europe, with heavy involvement in venture and growth capital, alongside mid-market private equity transactions. The firm has a strong presence across the UK and Europe, with transactional lawyers able to support the specialist private equity team in London. The practice acts for a number of notable PE houses, including  Duke Street, Ares, and Inflexion- a new client for the firm. Practice head Tim Wright is consistently active in his work with many of the firm's most prominent clients, while Ed Griffiths specialises in technology transactions, particularly those with cross-border elements. Manchester-based James Kerrigan has notable relationships with Beech Tree, LDC, and ECI Partners, while John Pryor is also recommended. Piero Carbone joined the team from McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP in September 2020.

Practice head(s):

Tim Wright

Testimonials

Highly pragmatic and proactive. A key positive of working with DLA is that they have breadth as a firm and typically think forward (i.e. what could be the potential pitfalls) and proactively bring people with specialist knowledge into the situation ahead of time. They also have a deep routed understanding of PE structures.

Tim Wright – deep knowledge of all aspects of PE dealmaking. Always calm, upbeat and on top of the critical points across the whole transaction.’

John Pryor – pragmatic and committed. Always available and able to give us straightforward advice with a short turnaround.

Key clients

August Equity

Beech Tree Private Equity

Coast2Coast Capital

Duke Street Capital

EMK Capital

Graphite Capital

H.I.G. European Capital Partners

Inflexion Private Equity Partners

Lloyds Development Capital

Maven Capital

Marwyn Partners

North Edge

Work highlights

  • Advised Duke Street on its primary buyout of DCC Vital and Kent Pharma UK, a carve-out of the DCC group.
  • Advised the Carlyle Group on its investment in Derive Logic to support its management team in the next phase of its development.
  • Advised Sun Capital Partners VII on the £181m acquisition of Project Aqua Topco via SPV.

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP acts on a significant volume of mid-market transactions for an extensive client list that includes a number of major buyout houses. The team benefits from offices across the UK and the firm's global platform, enabling it to act on both regional domestic deals and cross-border buyouts, exits, and investments. Areas of expertise include education, technology, financial services, and renewable energy. The team is led by James Trevis, who is highly active in transactions, advising a number of the firm's key relationship clients. Richard Moulton heads up the firm's international corporate team and advises on cross-border transactions. The firm's regional strength is reflected in the contributions of newly-promoted partner Lizzy Tindall in the Manchester office, and Louise Finnie, who acts prolifically for funds and management teams in both London and Birmingham.

Practice head(s):

James Trevis

Testimonials

The team are highly credible, professional, commercial and have great business acumen. A trusted adviser. When we came to do our deal their attentiveness, commerciality and availability was outstanding. The deal needed to be completed in a very short timescale and they delivered on the nail, working evenings and weekends to get it done. They have stayed in contact ever since and have cemented their position as the advisers of choice for our company.’

James Trevis has provided an outstanding level of support and partner input into our projects. He has built strong relationships with all members of our board and is always available to any of us to provide input into any aspect of our business both from a legal or commercial perspective. James is an incredible deal maker with a commerciality which gives him a real edge in this sector. James is very well networked and has provided many useful introductions. he has been supportive to our business in many ways – with James its never about the time on the clock, and all about how he can add value to our company.

I have worked with Eversheds Sutherland for over a decade and consistently throughout this period have found them to be a fantastic firm to work with. The transactions they are involved with are always efficiently organised, the documentation is clear with an exceptional level of attention to detail. The quality of their teams, from associate to partner, are of a high standard and I am impressed that they will quickly identify key issues and propose a variety of innovative solutions to ensure the optimum outcome for the transactions.

‘I have had the pleasure of working with a broad range of partners and associates and they are all of a consistently high standard, showing qualities of creativity, tenacity, adaptability and imagination. Demonstrably they take a huge amount of pride in the services that they deliver to their client and ensure it is of an excellent standard. There is a deep well of sector expertise that the client depends on and which the team deploys proactively throughout each facet of the transaction.’

James Trevis – very user friendly style and commercial. Responsive. Strong at business development and understands its importance to the private equity market

‘Lizzy Tindall – exremely hard working, very well organised and diligent. A joy to work with

 

Key clients

Intermediate Capital Group

Silverfleet Capital

Vitruvian Partners

Perwyn

Inflexion Private Equity Partners

Equistone Partners Europe

Primary Capital

CBPE Capital Partners

Sovereign Capital

Livingbridge

LDC

H2 Equity Partners

Graphite Capital

Baird Capital Partners Europe

Bridgepoint Development Capital

Bridges Fund Management

Aurelius

Phoenix Private Equity

Elysian

NorthEdge

Bregal

EMK

Limerston Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised NorthEdge on the £90m take-private of Catalis Group.
  • Advised H2 Equity Partners and the minority shareholders on the sale of NRS Healthcare to Graphite Capital.
  • Advised private equity house Livingbridge on its acquisition/MBO of Nationwide Hire, advising on both the acquisition of the target and the equity incentivisation of existing management.

Macfarlanes LLP

Macfarlanes LLP advises private equity houses on acquisitions in the high-cap and mid-market space, as well as advising management and working on secondary transactions and credit fund lending. The team works on standard buyouts, portfolio company M&A, public-to-privates, investments, and carve-outs, collaborating with international counsel on cross-border deals. Alex Edmondson leads the team and maintains  relationships with a number of key clients. Former PE head Stephen Drewitt continues to lead on a number of major transactions for sponsors and management teams. Ian Martin has retired.

Practice head(s):

Alex Edmondson

Other key lawyers:

Stephen Drewitt

Key clients

Exponent Private Equity

Epiris

Glendower Capital

Caledonia

Hayfin

GHO

Charme Capital

Graphite Capital

August Equity

OpCapita

Work highlights

  • Advising Exponent Private Equity on the acquisition of KPMG’s pensions advisory practice via a competitive auction process.
  • Advising Epiris on its recommended offer for IFG Group.
  • Advised a fund managed by  Glendower Capital on the acquisition of a c.40% stake in London department store Liberty, in a deal valuing the business at around £300m.

Pinsent Masons LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP' team works across a broad range of mid-market transactions, primarily advising fund sponsors and portfolio companies, as well as investors and management boards, on buyouts, exits, private M&A, and life-cycle investments. The team has a range of sector expertise, with a particular specialism in infrastructure-related transactions and cross-border work, and can call upon lawyers across the UK for support on deals. Practice head Edward Stead is highly active in the business services and technology spaces, with a number of long-term fund clients. Andrew Masraf primarily advises institutional investors, management boards, and portfolio companies, with  particular capability in management buyouts. Also of note are Amie Norris, who is extremely active in the North West, and Tom Leman, who focuses on the retail and consumer sectors.

Practice head(s):

Edward Stead

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Masraf; Amie Norris; Tom Leman

Testimonials

‘Ed Stead is disarmingly understated in negotiations, invariably leading to achieving key objectives of client. Well prepared, unflappable and very experienced. User friendly and personable and valued adviser.’

‘Andrew Masraf. Highly experienced and his modesty belies fierce intellect. Direct but charming and gives great confidence to client that he has successfully resolved most issues that ever arise on a deal. Collegiate with his team to the benefit of the client.’

Key clients

Altaris Capital Partners

Bridges Fund Management

Horizon Capital

The Good Care Group London

CH & Co Catering Group

Jupiter Bidco

Ardenton Capital Investments

Inflexion Private Equity Partners

Riverdale

LDC

Work highlights

  • Advised NYC based PE house Altaris Capital Partners on its acquisition of the drug delivery business of 3M.
  • Advised Bridges Fund Management on its acquisition of GEV Holdings.
  • Advised the Business Growth Fund and the founder and manager shareholders of The Good Care Group on the disposal of the group to Sodexo Holdings.

Travers Smith LLP

Travers Smith LLP 's strong PE team has grown its client base with names such as Arlington Capital Partners and Exact Group, adding to its longstanding relationships with buyout houses including Bridgepoint, 3i, and TA Associates. As well as advising on both premium and mid-market transactions for leading PE houses the practice also has a distinct  management advisory team, working with major target corporates. Paul Dolman leads the overall team, and is an active and trusted transactional adviser to many of the firm’s clients. Ian Shawyer works with institutional investors and target companies, while Lucie Cawood has strong cross-border capabilities. Adam Orr works on a variety of transactions alongside heading up the management advisory team.

Practice head(s):

Paul Dolman

Testimonials

‘Exceptional capabilities and reliable advice. Very strong people. A genuine client-centric approach; hard, firm but commercial and pragmatic when required.’

‘Jim Renahan is calm, pragmatic and focused on the key points.’

‘Lucie Cawood is exceptionally bright and super-strong technically.’

Key clients

3i Group

August Equity

Arlington Capital Partners

Bridgepoint

Equistone Partners Europe

Exponent

Management team of Exact Group

Horizon Capital

ICG

Inflexion

Kester Capital

Livingbridge

Marlin Equity Partners

Phoenix Equity Partners

Silverfleet Capital

TA Associates

The Access Group

The Carlyle Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Bridgepoint and other selling shareholders on the sale of Estera to Inflexion-backed Ocorian.
  • Advised 3i Group on the sale of its investment in Aspen Pumps Group to Inflexion Private Equity.
  • Advised Marlin Equity Partners and other selling shareholders, on the sale of a majority stake in QualiTest to Bridgepoint.

Akin Gump LLP

Akin Gump LLP expanded its team considerably in 2019, with four new partners joining the firm and bolstering its offering. Shaun Lascelles and Simon Rootsey arrived from Vinson & Elkins RLLP, providing significant expertise in energy and emerging market transactions, with Helios and Vitol Investments notable new clients in the space. Africa-focused investment specialist Weyinmi Popo arrived from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP, while Gavin Weir joined from White & Case LLP. The firm works with an array of private equity funds, maintaining a notable relationship with the Carlyle Group, alongside sovereign wealth funds, working closely with the firm's funds and finance practices. The practice is led by Sebastian Rice, a specialist in cross-border transactions with key contacts across Europe, the US, and Russia.

Practice head(s):

Sebastian Rice

Testimonials

Fantastic at execution, highly professional and understand client needs.

David Sewell consistently performs well. His work on interesting deals persists, be it in energy or in secondary deals within the PE space.

Harry Keegan – Technically very sound, extremely responsive and a pleasure to work with.

Commercial, responsive, creative.

Key clients

The Carlyle Group

Vitol Investment Partnership

Helios Investment Partners

LUKOIL

DEA Deutsche Erdoel

Coller Capital

VLC Energy

COG Energy

UFG Private Equity

Work highlights

  • Advised Helios Investment Partners as one of the major selling shareholders in Helios Towers’ $1.45bn IPO on the premium listing segment of the London Stock Exchange.
  • Acted for Vitol Investment Partnership in connection with their proposed acquisition, as part of a consortium with Africa Oil Corp and Delonex Energy Limited, of an ownership interest in Petrobras Oil and Gas and their subsequent withdrawal from such consortium.
  • Advised LUKOIL on the $850m  acquisition of a 25 per cent working interest in the Marine XII license in the Republic of Congo from New Age M12 Holdings.

Ashurst

Ashurst advises on a wide variety of transactions, including buyouts, investments, portfolio company M&A and exits, with notable capabilities in deal structuring and financing, growth and venture capital, and cross-border transactions. The team works closely with the firm's equity capital markets practice, and has a range of sector specialisms including infrastructure, healthcare, education, and financial services. Clients include individual private investors, family offices, and institutional PE houses, such as Agilitas and Brookfield Infrastucture. David Carter leads the practice, and advises on large cross-border transactions for several of the firm's major clients. Nick Rainsford is well regarded for his transactional work with private equity, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds, and Braeden Donnelly is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

David Carter

Testimonials

Deep knowledge of private equity. Very commercially minded team able to take a practical and pragmatic approach to negotiations.

Bruce Hanton is an unparalleled expert in the field’

‘Dave Carter is a lawyer that you always want on your side’

‘Jacob Gold is a rising star who is always available to support his clients, to provide very commercial, tailored advice and is a genuine pleasure to work with.

Key clients

Agilitas

Golden Tree/JPI Media

Cerberus Capital Management

Inflexion

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners/Macquarie Capital

Dalmore Capital

Intermediate Capital Group/Adelie Foods

Nomura

EmergeVest

Oakley Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Agilitas on the sale of Norway-based property remediation and environmental services specialist, Recover Nordic, to EQT Partners.
  • Acted for Goldren Tree/JPIMedia Group on the sale of the “i” newspaper and online business to the Daily Mail.
  • Advised Macquarie on the acquisition of Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. from Energy Capital Partners.

Dentons

Dentons advises a wide range of clients, including buyout funds, venture capital, secondary funds, individual and institutional investors, offering them strong cross-border capabilities courtesy of the firm's global platform. Notable clients include KKR and Blackstone, with the practice advising on lower-mid-market deals up to bulge bracket. Notable sector specialisms include technology, infrastructure, financial services, and fintech. Global M&A chair David Collins oversees the practice, while key players include Nicholas Plant, who remains highly active in major cross-border transactions across a variety of asset types, and Stephen Levy, who works with funds, portfolio companies, and management teams from several industries. The practice was bolstered by the arrival of Paul Doris from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP, as part of a wider expansion of the corporate team.

Practice head(s):

David Collins

Key clients

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co

CK Holdings

Kohlberg & Company

KPS Capital Partners

Scottish Equity Partners

Centerbridge

Blackstone

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

Martin Moller

Graphite Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised KKR and LGC on the sale of LGC to a consortium led by Cinven and Astorg.
  • Advised KPS Capital Partners on its acquisition of Howden from Colfax Corporation.
  • Advised Centerbridge Partners on its acquisition of IBM’s marketing platform and commerce software offerings in 26 jurisdictions.

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP 's City PE practice has been boosted by the return of partners Ed Harris  and Leanne Moezi  (alongside US partner Adam Brown ) to the firm from Paul Hastings LLP . The trio re-joined the transatlantic firm in summer 2020, only a year after leaving for Paul Hastings LLP . The team advises on M&A, co-investments and secondaries transactions, advising corporates, buyout houses, alternative investors and institutional investors. The team also includes John Connell, a versatile transactional partner who advises clients on acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, and disposals.

Practice head(s):

John Connell

Testimonials

‘Partner-led, strength in depth and very well coordinated across multiple disciplines.’

‘John Connell is very client focused.’

Key clients

Fortress Investment Group

Star Capital

DWS

Patron Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Fortress Investment Group on its £95m acquisition of the Majestic Wine retail and commercial businesses from Majestic Wine PLC.
  • Advised DWS on the acquisitions of The Datacenter Group and NLDC.
  • Advised Star Capital on its acquisition of Windhoist from owner and chief executive Hugh McNally.

Jones Day

Jones Day has a broad private equity offering, advising a number of major large and mid-market houses on acquisitions, investments and portfolio company M&A and exits across a variety of industries, including infrastructure, health care, technology, and life sciences. These sector specialisms are combined with a notable capability in acquisition finance, enabling the team to advise on all aspects of complex cross-border and multi-party transactions. Patrick Stafford leads the team, and offers considerable expertise on the full range of transactions, including cross-border work, distressed acquisitions, and joint ventures. Giles Elliott has a strong focus on the finance sector and financing matters, while Anna CartwrightJulian Runnicles and Laura Pembridge are also highly recommended.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Stafford

Testimonials

Pat Stafford is a good operator in the tech space. He is commercial, sensible and good at marshalling a deal to completion.’

The team are clearly well-functioning and, led by Pat, who treats his juniors well, are highly commercial and get to the right answer with the minimum of fuss and a focus on the practical

Very good technical knowledge due to experience across multiple sectors and jurisdictions within our target market. This is coupled with sound commercial judgement during negotiations

‘Always approachable, ready to help and good commercial judgement which means you get to the right answer swiftly. We have huge trust in their opinion

Key clients

AGIC

True Capital

JF Lehman

EagleTree Capital

Index Ventures

The Riverside Company

Pantheon Ventures

Work highlights

  • Advised Inflexion Private Equity Partners on its acquisition of the Aspen Pumps group from 3i Group.
  • Advised Goldman Sachs and The Wellcome Trust in relation to the $4.66bn sale of the IQ Student Accommodation portfolio and business to Blackstone.
  • Advised Hansteen Holdings in the £500m recommended cash acquisition of Hansteen by Blackstone-affiliated Potter UK Bidco.

Mayer Brown International LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP has increased its share of mid-market mandates, after securing new clients like Equistone and CPBE and building on existing relationships with prominent players such as Vitruvian, Halifax, and EMK Capital. The team is able to advise across the UK, Europe and the US and is further supported by its City leveraged finance practice, led by Stuart Brinkworth. Practice head Perry Yam is highly active in the market, advising clients such as Vitruvian and Halifax on notable acquisitions in a variety of industries. James West is also recommended. He has particular experience of deals in the tech, travel and financial services sectors.

Practice head(s):

Perry Yam

Other key lawyers:

James West; Stuart Brinkworth

Testimonials

‘An extremely competent, well-rounded team. I love working with these guys.’

‘Perry Yam and James West are guys that I trust and very much enjoy working with.’

Key clients

Aurelius Group

CBPE Capital

EMK Capital

Equistone Partners

Francisco Partners

Instincif Partners

L Catterton

Magnetar Capital

Melrose Industries

Sovereign Capital

Stirling Square Capital Partners

The Halifax Group

Vitruvian Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Vitruvian Partners on its investment in Sykes Holiday Cottages.
  • Represented AURELIUS Equity Opportunities in the acquisition of BT Fleet Solutions from BT Group, advising on complex carve out and outsourcing provisions.
  • Advised BidFair USA in relation to the $3.7bn acquisition of Sotheby’s.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright advises PE houses and portfolio companies across the lifecycle of investments, including buyouts, portfolio company M&A and restructuring, and exits. As well as traditional private equity, the practice also advises alternative private capital providers such as banks, family offices, and asset managers. The team advises on a number of cross-border transactions, thanks to a global platform across Europe, Asia, and the US. Sector specialisms include technology and innovation, including fintech and non-tech investments in technology companies. David Marshall leads the team, advising on domestic and cross-border buyouts, joint ventures, and bolt-on transactions. Bayo Odubeko focuses on private equity and venture capital investments in emerging markets, particularly Africa. Sophie O’Connor made partner in 2019, and specialises in technology and financial services transactions.

Practice head(s):

David Marshall

Other key lawyers:

Bayo Odubeko; Sophie O’Connor

Key clients

Aquiline Capital Partners

Carlyle

AfricInvest Capital Partners

ValueAct Capital

Denham Capital Management

Scottish Equity Partners

XPV Water Partners

Mobeus

Abris Capital

Champ Ventures

Shell Ventures

Development Partners International

Work highlights

  • Advised the executive management of Jane’s Defence on its management buyout.
  • Advised Mubadala Investment Company on the sale of its stake in Hyperoptic to KKR.
  • Advised Unily on a $68m growth investment from co-investors Silversmith Capital Partners and Farview Equity Partners.

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke has a strong record on the buy and sell-side of mid-market private equity transactions, with a wide range of national and international clients, including an increasing number of mandates from US-based private equity funds. The team also has a notable capability advising management of target companies, including businesses involved in high-value buyouts. The team is led by Alisdair Livingstone, who is active in transactional work and maintains key client relationships. Tim Hewens is recommended for his work in high-value and middle-market transactions, alongside management advice, while Mark Spinner is also noted for his transactional capabilities, particularly in healthcare.

Practice head(s):

Alisdair Livingstone

Other key lawyers:

Tim Hewens; Mark Spinner

Testimonials

‘Very commercial – they work to get the deal done without unnecessary delay.’

‘Friendly, good to work with, efficient and understanding. They give very commercially astute advice, and cut to the chase as required.’

Key clients

LDC

RJD Partners

NVM Private Equity

Synova

Growth Capital Partners

Caledonia Private Capital

Alcuin Capital Partners

Five Elms Capital

Tenzing Private Equity

Horizon Capital

Greystar Private Equity

Colony Capital Management

Firmament

Dunedin

New Mountain Capital

Mobeus Equity Partners

Work highlights

  • Advising management on the £1.5bn sale of a large UK hospital real estate portfolio by a group of investors led by Centerbridge Partners to Medical Properties Trust.
  • Advised LDC on purchasing a minority equity stake in Plimsoll Productions, valuing the business at around £80m.
  • Advising HH Global Group Limited and its shareholders on the £100m investment by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund.

Squire Patton Boggs

Led by Paul Mann, the team at Squire Patton Boggs works with a number of mid-market buyout houses, portfolio companies, and management teams, with focused teams in London and across the UK regions. This geographical spread, combined with the firm's global platform, allows it to advise on a variety of cross-border transactions and investments on behalf of international clients. The team was bolstered in early 2020 with the arrival of Stephen Ball from KPMG Law in the United Kingdom, and the joint hire of Charles Leeming and Ben Squires from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, with the new hires expanding the firm's presence in London and relationships with major PE houses and corporates.

Practice head(s):

Paul Mann

Testimonials

Very proactive in responding to requests and in adapting to the changing nature of the deal

Always ready to help and made themselves available at short notice, even after the deal had gone quiet for a while

Key clients

ECI Partners

Growth Capital Partners

NorthEdge Capital

Bay Tree Private Equity

Inflexion Private Equity

H2 Equity Partners

Mobeus

Endless

LDC

Perwyn

Work highlights

  • Advising shareholders of Smartcredit on investment led by Marlin Equity Partners.
  • Advising management of Accelya Topco on sale and secondary buyout by Vista.
  • Advising Endless on MBO of Victoria Plumb.

Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood has significantly expanded its dedicated private equity presence in London with the hire of Malcolm MacDougalAdam Crossley, and Richard Coleman from Charles Russell Speechlys LLP . Each brings notable client relationships and expertise in mid-market transactions, exits, and spin-outs. The new arrivals bolster an existing team led by the highly experienced Jonathan Pittal and Gabriel Boghossian, who specialises in education-related deals. The team acts across a variety of sectors, ranging from growth capital investments in tech to mid-market transactions in financial services and healthcare, as well as providing management-side advice and working with new spin-out funds. The team is assisted by the firm's funds and secondaries practices.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Pittal

Key clients

Bowmark Capital

Elysian Capital

Mobeus

BGF

Farview Equity Partners

FPE Capital

Apposite Capital

Rockpool

BlueGem Capital Partners

Morgan Stanley

CoreCapital

Five Arrows

ESO Capital

Macquarie

Standard Life Aberdeen

Schroders

Bestport Private Equity

Work highlights

  • Advised Bowmark Capital on its public-to- private takeover of Tax Systems.
  • Advised the management team of Kellas Midstream on its sale to an acquisition structure funded by BlackRock and GIC.
  • Acted for Elysian Capital on the acquisition of Aspirations Care from August Equity.

Taylor Wessing LLP

Taylor Wessing LLP advises a number of buyout funds on mid-market domestic and international deals, as well as advising on growth capital investments and assisting management teams in acquisitions. The firm's notable focus on the tech sector has contributed to a consistent flow of deals in this sector. The team is led by Emma Danks, who oversees a range of international transactions for clients. Also recommended are James Goold, who advises on financing and transactions, and senior associate Jonny Bethell, who has taken the lead on transactions and in securing new mandates.

Practice head(s):

Emma Danks

Testimonials

‘Ed Waldron is commercial, calm, thoughtful and looks at the big picture.’

‘Jonny Bethell is creative and intellectual and offers attention to detail.’

Key clients

Inflexion Private Equity Partners

Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center

Apotex

Acuity Knowledge Partners

Rutland Partners

Five Arrows Principal Investments

Rockpool Investments

Croud Inc

JHC Systems

Bridges Fund Management

Work highlights

  • Advised the management team of Affirma Capitaon on its management buyout of Standard Chartered Bank’s private equity investment business in a c.£790m transaction.
  • Advised Rutland Partners on their leveraged buy out of Hereford Contract Canning.
  • Advised Inflexion on the buyout of Autofutura.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP has expanded its PE team in London and its share of mid-market transactions, securing several new buyout clients. Practice head Ian Ivory moved to London from the firm's Hong Kong office, and also has experience in Russia and the CIS. The team is also benefiting from the hires of Simon Beddow (who arrived as deputy global head of corporate) and Kurt Ma from Ashurst and Slaughter and May respectively, in 2019. The practice has been active in transactions across sectors including real estate, healthcare, and technology, advising on matters including including buyouts, exits, venture capital investments, and high-value management buyouts.   Director Alexis Karim is also noted as a key team member.

Practice head(s):

Ian Ivory

Other key lawyers:

Simon Beddow; Kurt Ma; Alexis Karim

Key clients

Apposite Capital

Aurelius Equity

Blackstone

Epiris Private Equity

Grovepoint Capital

Investec

Lewis Trust Group

Macquarie Capital

Manzanita Capital

Vaalon Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Macquarie Capital on its investment in rural superfast broadband business Voneus.
  • Advised private equity and advisory firm Vaalon Capital on its minority investment in MyMoneyMantra.
  • Advised BlackRock on the indirect sale of two student accommodation sites in Leeds and Sheffield, to Singapore-listed property developer Far East Orchard.

Cooley (UK) LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP is able to combine transatlantic tech expertise with mid-market UK private equity links, with its hire of Ben Shribman from Jones Day in early 2020 boosting its City offering. Shribman has previously worked with clients including Inflexion and Bain Capital Credit. The wider London team advises buyout funds, tech-focused investors, and management teams on a range of transactions in the lower to upper-mid market, working with the likes of GIC and Alcuin Capital. Stephen Rosen leads the practice, and advises on a range of PE buyouts, investments, venture capital transactions, and company-side sales to funds. London managing partner Justin Stock works on portfolio company M&A and public-to-private deals.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Rosen

Other key lawyers:

Ben Shribman; Justin Stock

Key clients

Primary Capital No

Alcuin Capital Yes

Bowmark Capital No

GIC No

The management team of Aston Lark

The management team of Aspen Pumps

Brainlabs

WeGotPOP

Contentsquare

VJ Technology

Work highlights

  • Advised the management team of insurance broker Aston Lark, on further investment by Bowmark Capital and Goldman Sachs as part of the £320m acquisition by Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division.
  • Advised the management team of Aspen Pumps, owned by 3i Group plc, on its sale to Inflexion Private Equity.
  • Advised Primary Capital on the management buy-out of ASL Group from the current owners.

Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG advises on buyouts, exits, and secondary transactions for repeat sponsor clients and sector specialist funds, including several international funds investing in UK assets. These sector specialisms include healthcare and life sciences, technology, logistics and energy. The team works on domestic transactions, as well as collaborating with international offices on cross-border deals. Ian Piggin leads the practice, and is a trusted adviser to many buyout houses, with a particular specialism in life sciences transactions. Chris Towle works on a range of private equity-backed deals, including high-value real estate investments. Newly promoted partner Neil Hendron is active in the healthcare and life sciences sectors.

Practice head(s):

Ian Piggin

Other key lawyers:

Chris Towle; Neil Hendron

Key clients

Lloyds Development Capital

Star Capital Partners

NVM PE

Cairngorm Capital Partners

Montreux Healthcare Fund

Mobeus Equity Partners

Equiom Holdings

BGF Investments

The Office Group Properties / The Blackstone Group International Partners

Mercia Asset Management

Avison Young (Canada)

Pioneer Capital Partners

Kyotherm

Panoramic Growth Equity

Conegliano

Work highlights

  • Advised Cairngorm Capital Partners on its acquisition of Millbrook Healthcare.
  • Advised Montreux Healthcare and its platform holding company Active Assistance on its acquisition of Independence Homes.
  • Advised Blackstone-backed UK flexible workspace provider The Office Group on the acquisition of all the issued units in a Jersey Property Unit Trust and the entire issued share capital of two nominee entities from Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board.

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP offers a range of industry expertise in mid-market transactions across the UK and Europe. The team works with buyout houses, management teams, and high-net-worth family offices in complex transactions across a number of sectors, with particular strength in healthcare and life sciences. The arrival of practice head Tom Whelan from Hogan Lovells International LLP has bolstered the firm's practice, contributing significant expertise and new client relationships in retail and energy. Eleanor West is also recommended.  Piero Carbone  joined DLA Piper in summer 2020.

Practice head(s):

Tom Whelan

Other key lawyers:

Eleanor West

Key clients

H.I.G. Capital

Intermediate Capital Group

Ambienta

Baird Capital Partners

Great Point Partners

Empire Investments

JMH Capital

Oakley Capital/Pembroke

Vespa Capital

Metric Capital Partners

Tana Africa Capital

Five Arrows

Bluegem Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Bluegem Capital Partners on the £12.75m Sale of Jack Wills to Sports Direct.
  • Advised Bluegem on the acquisition of Pool Service from Accord Management and the Cattaneo family.
  • Advised Umbra Capital on its £208m equity and debt investment in Hastee Pay.

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP focuses on management team advisory work and advice to family offices and high-net-worth private investors, as well as working with private equity houses. Matters include buyouts, exits, and investments. Practice head Nadim Meer is active in the retail, consumer and leisure industries, advising investors, listed companies, and funds, while Andrew Rimmington focuses on cross-border mid-market transactions in financial services, fintech, and communications. Lucinda Brendon is noted for her transactional and advisory work in a number of industries.

Practice head(s):

Nadim Meer

Key clients

Remote DBA Experts

Trimountain Partners

Alpha Investments

Scottish Equity Partners and BGF

Autovista Group

Evolution Funding

Creative Car Park Holdings

Management team of CH&Co

SMP Group

Management of Fox International

Golfbreaks

Founder and management team of Let Alliance

Work highlights

  • Advised Trimountain Partners on the management buyout of RED Driving School.
  • Acted for management on a secondary buyout of the Autovista Group.
  • Advised Scottish Equity Partners and BGF on the sale of Workshare to Litera Microsystem.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP has increased its profile in London following its 2018 hire of a team from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and now offers transactional PE expertise across a number of focus sectors including life sciences, technology, energy, and investment management. The team acts on mandates ranging in value from lower-mid market to bulge bracket, but works primarily in the mid market. Of particular note is the firm's cross-border focus, advising clients in the US and Asia on multi-jurisdictional transactions. Tom Cartwright leads the London practice alongside Mark Geday, focusing on private equity buyouts and investment management work. Timothy Corbett specialises in technology and life sciences transactions, and Tomasz Wozniak has a a strong niche in deals involving Russia.

Practice head(s):

Tom Cartwright: Mark Geday

Other key lawyers:

Timothy Corbett; Tomasz Wozniak

Testimonials

Morgan Lewis & Bockius are unique because of the way in which they engage with their clients. They are proactive, knowledgeable and thorough in every interaction that I have had with them. They listen to me to the extent that I genuinely feel heard and this is a real differentiator. I also value the fact that they are not siloed to the disadvantage of their clients and will leverage on the full extent of the knowledge, skills and experience that they have across the firm.

Key clients

MML Capital Partners

Alcuin Capital Partners

Cyrus Capital Partners

Digital Colony

StoneCalibre

Third Point

Heritage Group

Winter Capital

Cabot Square Capital

Tuckerman Capital

Work highlights

  • Acted for Far Point Acquisition Corp, a special purpose vehicle backed by Third Point Management, on the $2.3bn acquisition of Global Blue.
  • Represented Connect Airways on the acquisition of Flybe Group PLC in a recommended cash offer implemented by means of a scheme of arrangement and the separate acquisition of Flybe Limited.
  • Represented Digital Colony in its acquisition of Spyder Facilities.

Paul Hastings LLP

Paul Hastings LLP' City practice is headed by  Anu Balasubramanian , who remains highly active internationally, advising on a number of transactions and securing several new clients. The team continues to benefit from the arrival of former Hogan Lovells International LLP corporate partner  Steven Bryan , who advises on buyouts, exits and investment deals, with a particular focus on infrastructure. However a three-partner private equity team including London partners Leanne Moezi  and Ed Harris  returned to Hogan Lovells. Other key names in the London practice at Paul Hastings include  Garrett Hayes , who is notable for his work in the telecommunications field,  and Matthew Poxon , whose transatlantic mandates include advising City Football Group on a $500m investment by Silver Lake.

Practice head(s):

Anu Balasubramanian

Testimonials

Dedicated team which proactively learns and institutionalises the client’s house styles and needs. Understands the need to be very responsive.

‘Anu Balasubramanian is very responsive, proactive and easy to deal with on a personal level.’

Key clients

Abry Partners

Link Mobility Group

Oakley Capital

North Technology Group

Vector Capital

Saba Software

SICP Investments

Goldman Sachs

Citigroup

Barclays

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Nomura

HSBC

Credit Suisse

Rabobank

ING

Deutsche Bank

Brookfield

Work highlights

  • Advising Astorg on the acquisition of a significant minority stake in Acturis Group from Summit Partners.
  • Representing City Football Group Limited in relation to the investment of $500m by major US private equity firm Silver Lake.
  • Advising Abry Partners II on its disposal of a majority interest in AddSecure to funds advised by Castik Capital.

Reed Smith LLP

Reed Smith LLP works with a number of major mid-market buyout houses on a combination of acquisitions, minority investments, and sales, as well as working with target and portfolio companies. The practice frequently advises on transactions in industry sectors such as financial services, manufacturing, transportation and business services. The team is led by Phillip Taylor, a highly experienced transactional counsel, with Laura Brunnen and Mark Sanders also key members of the practice. Sam Webster arrived from Mayer Brown International LLP in early 2020, bringing transactional expertise across a variety of industry sectors.

Practice head(s):

Phillip Taylor

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons advises a wide range of asset management clients on transactions including buyouts, take-privates, investments, sales, and MBOs. The team benefits from relationships with the firm's global investment fund practice, and regulated sector expertise in financial services, infrastructure, and real estate. These focus sectors form the bulk of the team's transactional work, bolstered by full-service capabilities across acquisition finance, regulatory and tax, and capital markets. The team is led by Arthur Stewart and Gideon Sharp, both of whom offer considerable domestic and cross-border transactional experience for PE houses and alternative investors.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Stewart; Gideon Sharp

Other key lawyers:

Tom Fricke

Testimonials

Gideon Sharp is extremely calm and has an easy style that makes him good to work with even in pressurised situations. His advice was always succinct and given through a lens of commerciality. His judgement is always very sound

Tom Fricke is responsive and pragmatic in helping us navigate the issues. He has an ability to understand problems in a very quick and detailed manner. A very strong lawyer with a bright future.‘

Key clients

Gryphion B.V.

Oak HC/FT

Growthpoint

APG

Augmentum Capital

Invesco Perpetual

One Equity Partners

ACETO

Merlyn Advisors

Baring Vostok Capital

Brookfield Asset Management

BlackRock

APG

Work highlights

  • Advised BlackRock on its acquisition of eFront.
  • Advising Brookfield on the sale by Antin Infrastructure Partners, Arcus Infrastructure Partners and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners of Euroports Holdings.
  • Acted as lead transactional counsel for Augmentum FinTech in relation to various investments.

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Watson Farley & Williams LLP advises on a range of domestic and cross-border private equity transactions, including buyouts, investments, and exits. Focus areas include energy and infrastructure, transportation, natural resources, and real estate, supported by established practices elsewhere in the firm. Chris Kilburn leads the team, and specialises in natural resources, energy, and transport deals, including joint ventures and financing issues. Andy Savage has a particular focus on Africa-based infrastructure work, while Tom Jarvis offers in-house tax and structuring expertise to transactional PE clients.

Practice head(s):

Chris Kilburn

Other key lawyers:

Andy Savage; Tom Jarvis

Key clients

LeapFrog Investments

DIF

Helios Energy Investment

Canadian Solar

Salutem Healthcare

Cerberus Capital Management

Work highlights

  • Advised HRL Morrison & Co. on structuring and implementing an investment platform for pan-European developments.
  • Advising LeapFrog Investments on the acquisition of its circa 28% shareholding in AIICO Investment.
  • Advising DIF as manager of the Ampere Equity Fund on the divestment of Ampere Equity Fund’s stake in the Walney Offshore Wind Farm to PGGM.

Burges Salmon LLP

Burges Salmon LLP advises on mid-market private equity and venture capital deals, advising UK and US-based funds and management teams. The practice benefits from reach across the UK, with Danny Lee a notable arrival in the firm's new Edinburgh office, joining from Shepherd and Wedderburn. Sector specialisms include telecommunications, energy, and infrastructure, with several high-value deals closing  during 2019 in these sectors. The practice is led by Mark Shepherd, who advises a variety of buyout, debt, and infrastructure funds on transactions and investments, alongside Richard Spink, who specialises in financing matters for PE and venture capital clients.

Practice head(s):

Mark Shepherd; Richard Spink

Other key lawyers:

Danny Lee; Tim Roberts

Testimonials

‘Whenever I work with Burges Salmon their broad deal experience and efficiency means they are able to bring a commercial view to the specific and complex realities of the deals we are trying to complete – bringing solutions and helping to maintain project momentum, especially during the tricky last few days and weeks.‘

‘Mark Shepherd is a fantastic corporate partner. Always adopts a practical approach and is able to convey complex legal matters in an easily accessible format for the non-lawyer.’

‘The partners we deal with are all exceptionally capable. Significantly, they have an ability to tune to the culture and style of our organisation and frame both their advice and their approach to match our own. That makes the relationship far more interactive and less transactional and more valuable as a consequence.’

‘We have found them creative when it comes to problem solving and receptive to new ideas. Their availability at odd hours and at short notice has been a key factor in cementing the relationship. They are akin to in-house counsel (but with the multi-disciplinary expertise).’

‘Richard Spink and Mark Shepherd exhibit great knowledge in corporate deals but do so in a way that gets the deal done – listening to all parties and developing creative strategies to achieve our objective. Tirelessly working for us to secure our objectives.’

‘Mark Shepherd, supported by Tim Roberts, make a formidable team for their clients. Full commitment to their projects, insightful and erudite legal advice and thorough engagement with their clients and wider advisers. I would highlight in particular their ability to work round significant problems, in very tight timelines, with very little notice or apparent solutions. Would highly recommend.’

Key clients

ECI Partners

Gresham House British Strategic Investment Fund

Mobeus Equity Partners

LDC (Managers)

BGF (formerly Business Growth Fund)

Octopus Investments Limited

Ingenious Investments

Tiger Infrastructure Partners

Bridges Fund Management

Causeway Capital

Work highlights

  • Advising Octopus Investments and Fern on the acquisition of Jurassic Fibre.
  • Advising Tiger Infrastructure Partners on its lead investment into Stellium Datacenters.
  • Advising Causeway Capital Partners on its purchase of  Patisserie Valerie.

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP advises funds, management teams, and family offices on buyouts, exits, and minority investments, combining this service with a notable capability advising private clients on a full spectrum of work. The practice is headed by Andrew ClarkeDavid Coates, and Adrian Mayer ,following the departure of a team including Malcom McDougall to Stephenson Harwood. Clarke advises on mid-market private transactions, while Coates specialises in finance and growth capital work, particularly in the retail and TMT sectors.

Testimonials

High standard of service and readiness of reactions, together with kindness and a touch of personal sensitivity.

We received complete and very professional assistance during a demanding negotiation.

Key clients

Battery Ventures

Shareholders of Morgan Motor Car Company

Kreos Capital

Rockpool Investments

Duet Private Equity

Limerston Capital

Puma Private Equity

BGF

Work highlights

  • Advised the founders of CH&Co on the investment into CH&Co by Equistone Partners Europe.
  • Advised shareholders of Morgan Motor Company Limited on the sale of a majority stake in the company to Investindustrial.
  • Advising Battery Ventures on the purchase of the entire issued share capital of SST Sensing.

Dorsey & Whitney

Dorsey & Whitney leverages long-standing relationships with private equity houses, portfolio companies, and management teams to ensure a consistent flow of mid-market private equity mandates, with particular focus on the healthcare, recruitment, technology, and professional services industries. Of note, is the team's advice to management on asset protection in professional services buyouts, notably law firm purchases. The team is led by Fabrizio Carpanini, an experienced adviser to institutional investors and management teams, while Carsten Greve has notable contacts with investors in Northern Europe and the Nordics.

Practice head(s):

Fabrizio Carpanini

Other key lawyers:

Carsten Greve

Key clients

Graphite Capital N

Arts Alliance Ventures N

Livingbridge N

Horizon Capital N

TA Associates

Warburg Pincus

Nova Capital

NorthEdge Capital

Inflexion Private Equity

Apiary Capital

Work highlights

  • Represented shareholders of O’Neill Patient Solicitors and Grindeys on their sale to Inflexion.
  • Represented senior partners of Rees Pollock as part of HG Capital’s Cogital’s roll-up of Black Rothenberg.
  • Acted for management on the $226m buyout of Tampnet backed by 3i and ATP.

DWF

DWF‘s team advises a variety of notable funds, including Ares Management, Inflexion, and CPBE, as well as management teams for target companies in several industries. With a spread of lawyers across London and the North West, the firm is able to act on UK-wide and cross-border buyouts, exits, minority investments, and carve-outs. The practice is led by North West-based pair Jonathan Robinson and Paul Rimmer, who both maintain national practices and relationships with major houses and investors.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Robinson; Paul Rimmer

Testimonials

‘Outstanding level of partner commitment. Wide range of expertise within the firm. Flexibility on fees.’

‘Paul Rimmer takes personal responsibility for the delivery of all services both within his own department and across the firm.’

Key clients

Aprirose Holdings

BGF Investments

Cartesian Capital Group

Inflexion Private Equity

LDC

Livingbridge

Northedge Private Equity

NVM Private Equity

Palatine Private Equity

Prefequity

Sovereign Capital

Waterland Private Equity

Work highlights

  • Advised Inflexion Private Equity on their investment in O’Neill Patient Solicitors.
  • Advised NorthEdge Capital on its investment in CMAP Global.
  • Advised Sovereign Capital on £65m take private of Murgitroyd Group.

RPC

RPC specialises in private equity-backed transactional work for buyout houses, venture capital investors, and target companies. The firm's sector focus include technology, retail, financial services, and insurance, a particular niche for the corporate team. The practice is led by David Wallis, who advises on UK and US-originating transactions in the financial services and insurance sectors, both on the buy and sell-side. James Mee also specialises in insurance work, with extensive knowledge of the industry in both advisory and transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

David Wallis

Other key lawyers:

James Mee

Key clients

Paine Schwartz Partners

JRJ Group

Keyhaven Capital

Mobeus Equity Partners

Werqwise

Splitcha

Comhar Capital

StoryShare Holdings

Ebury Partners

Zebra (aka Tiger Retail)

Work highlights

  • Advised Ebury Partners on its £350m strategic investment arrangement with Santander.
  • Advised management in relation to the sale of Swinton by Covea to Ardonagh Group
  • Advised management on the management buyout of Agribriefing.

Winston & Strawn LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP has expanded its share of mid-market London private equity work, securing new mandates from UK and US-based buyout houses, family offices, and independent sponsors. The practice is supported by the leveraged finance and tax teams. The team is led by Paul Amiss, who handles cross-border investments in Europe and the US, alongside Nicholas Usher, who primarily works with US-based funds, and financial institutions. Anthony Riley joined from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP in 2019 and has a focus on private equity and energy and infrastructure transactions.

Practice head(s):

Paul Amiss; Nicholas Usher

Other key lawyers:

Anthony Riley; Ed Denney; Zoe Ashcroft

Testimonials

The team has a very organised approach to transactions and doesn’t miss any commercial or important points

Zoe Ashcroft has a very proactive can-do attitude and keeps a cool head even when time frames and closing issues are stacked up against her

Key clients

Capdesia Group

Vanbrugh Trustees

Crestview Partners

Shore Capital Partners

Water Street Healthcare Partners

CSL Capital Management

Kainos Capital

Atlas Holdings

Stephens Capital Partners

General American Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Capdesia Group L on their combined debt and junior equity investment in Wasabi restaurants.
  • Advised Crestview Partners on the acquisition of City Cruises by its portfolio company Hornblower Group.
  • Acted for Water Street Healthcare Partners in its acquisition of Prometheus.