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Osborne Clarke LLP


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South West > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Bristol

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Osborne Clarke LLP’s ‘professional but approachable’ team in Bristol regularly handles high-value, complex deals involving companies from a range of sectors. The team’s experience in private equity continues to be a key strength; Alisdair Livingstone leads the firm’s national practice from Bristol and has deep relationships with a number of mid-market PE houses. In addition to counselling these clients on acquisitions, investments and disposals, he is also active in representing management teams. In public M&A, David Ferris has a focus on the energy and utilities sectors, while Conrad Davies is continuing to carve out a niche in real estate-related transactions. Mark Wesker is another name to note in the team, handling a number of AIM IPOs in 2021. Chris Yeo was promoted to partner in May 2021.

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.