By regularly advising on the establishment of private equity funds, we are alive to the underlying pressures on investment managers.
We advise clients worldwide, including:
- entrepreneurs seeking funding
- venture capitalists
- business angels
- private equity houses
- high net worth individuals
- management teams
- small independent fund managers
- debt providers
- pension trustees
We can help you with:
- MBOs, MBIs, BIMBOs and LBOs
- start-up and early-stage investments
- exits by sale and IPO
- employment contracts and management incentives
- debt and mezzanine finance
- establishment of private equity funds and fundraising
- PIPE transactions
"Great client care, attention, accessibility and empathy"
Chambers UK 2014
Woodford Investment Management
We advised an investee company on a substantial investment into it by Woodford Patient Capital Trust PLC and CF Woodford Equity Income Fund.
We advised STT Telecommunications, the Singaporean-based telecoms company, on its co-investor arrangements with Brockton Capital, the real estate-focussed private equity fund.
Birds Eye Iglo
We advised on the €800 million purchase of the Findus Italy business from Unilever, backed by Permira.
Qalaa Holdings (formerly Citadel Capital)
We advised on this acquisition by one of the leading MENA-based private equity houses of a controlling stake in Rift Valley Railway Investments, the concession holding company for privatised railways in Kenya and Uganda.
Seera Investment Bank
We advised on this secondary buyout of BWA Water Additives by Bahrainbased investment bank’s private equity arm, the first Shari’a compliant secondary buy-out in the UK.
We advised management on its sale by US private equity firms Cerberus and Fortress Investment Group to Weight Partners.
Tchenguiz family trust
We advised on the disposal of a £28 million stake in FTSE-listed Aberdeen Private Equity Fund.
Welsh Power/Octopus Investments
We advised on an investment to build and operate a series of sub 20MW power plants.
We advised on the creation of French venture capital fund FCPR CapDecisif 3, raising €45 million at its final closing.
We have advised on a number of investments including LOVEFiLM, PropertyFinder, Blinkbox, Player X, ALLOW, Arts Alliance Media and Park Circus.
BankInvest and ES Ventures
We advised on a Series B investment in Atraverda, a company developing low power batteries.