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Osborne Clarke LLP
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South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

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Greg LeyshonOsborne Clarke

An M&A, private equity, and venture capital powerhouse, Osborne Clarke LLP in the Thames Valley advises across a broad range of industries, with specific sector expertise in TMT and healthcare and regularly handling multi-jurisdictional transactions. The latter is a focus area for practice head Sara Valentine who is ‘exceptional in all respects‘. Greg Leyshon is renowned for his corporate practice, particularly his understanding of private equity deals. A specialist in venture capital transactions, Robert Wood is a go-to for investor syndicates. The firm’s management advisory group is led by Mike Freer, a safe pair of hands for management teams on buy-outs, buy-ins, and exits.

South East > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Osborne Clarke LLP is characterized by a practice ingrained in the tech industry and with an international angle, handling commercial contracts, digital transformations, corporate investments, regulatory, and contentious matters. The leadership team consists of Peter Sheppard, an experienced litigator, Sara Valentine, who acts for digital business companies, and Greg Leyshon, a specialist in private equity and venture capital. Additionally recommended for his expertise in private equity transactions in the telecoms sector comes Mike Freer.

London > Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)

Osborne Clarke LLP’s private equity team forms an integral part of its private capital offering, and is active both in mainstream PE as well as the growth capital space. The practice offers clients expertise in acting on the buy and sell-sides of private equity deals for buyout houses and a growing roster of management teams. Alisdair Livingstone leads the practice and has a broad client base of PE funds, while Greg Leyshon is the key partner on transactions for Lloyds Development Capital. Tim Hewens has experience in PE and M&A, while Alistair Francis  is praised by clients for his work in this space.