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Malcolm MacDougall

T: +44 20 7809 2625 Email Malcolm | vCard Office: London

Awards

Private equity: Buyouts

Private equity: Buyouts

M&A: Lower mid-market deals, £50M-£500M

M&A: Lower mid-market deals, £50M-£500M

Private equity: Transactions-mid market

Private equity: Transactions-mid market

Malcolm MacDougall Partner

Contact details

Malcolm MacDougall

T: +44 20 7809 2625 Email Malcolm | vCard Office: London

Malcolm is a corporate lawyer specialising in private equity transactions ranging from acting for private equity houses in the mid-market and lower mid-market, to acting for management teams on large cap PE deals. Malcolm’s experience covers all aspects of private equity deals, including MBOs, MBIs, bolt-on acquisitions, investments and exits. 
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Malcolm specialises in private equity transactions acting for PE houses such as Elysian Capital and FPE Capital, as well as growth capital providers such as BGF, investee companies such as Civica (an investee company of Partners Group) and management teams such as the management team of Optimum Credit on the sale to KKR backed, Pepper Money.

He has acted on transactions such as Elysian Capital’s acquisitions of Key Travel and Aspirations Care, FPE Capital’s investments in Kallik, The NAV People and IWSR and the sale of Small World to Equistone.  He has acted for the Civica Group on 20 bolt-on acquisitions and has acted for management teams on large cap transactions such as the sale of Almatis by Dubai International Capital (DIC) and the sale of EMP by Actis.

Malcolm featured in The Lawyer Hot 100 2019 and was the most prolific M&A lawyer in the UK in 2018 and 2020 (mergermarket). 

"he knows his market inside and out and has great client skills" 

Chambers UK 2019

 
  • Private equity and venture capital

Malcolm acts for private equity houses and growth capital providers in the mid-market and lower mid-market as well as management teams on large cap PE deals. Examples include:

Civica

Advised Civica, a private equity backed business, on its acquisition of ntropy data, Inc. Civica UK Limited, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, acquired the specialist customer engagement software provider.

BGF

Advised UK investor BGF on its US$11 million investment in Genflow, a London and Los Angeles-based brand-building agency.

Civica

Advised Civica, a private equity backed business, on its acquisition of Calibrand Ltd, an online assessment software specialist.

FPE Capital

Advised FPE Capital, a software and services focused lower mid-market growth investor, on its investment in Codestone, a business applications and cloud services platform.

Akerbla

Advised Akerbla Group on its acquisition of a majority stake in Ocean Ecology, the UK marine and environmental survey specialist.

FPE Capital and management

Advised FPE Capital (FPE) and management on the sale of Masstech to Telestream. FPE, a software and services focused lower mid-market growth investor, and the management team have sold their stake to Telestream, which is backed by Genstar Capital, a San Francisco-based, technology private equity investor.

BGF

Advised UK investor BGF on its investment in Source BMX, an omni-channel BMX retailer.

FPE Capital

Acting for FPE Capital on its investment in Kallik, a leading provider of Labelling and Artwork Management SaaS solutions.

Elysian Capital

Acting for Elysian Capital on the secondary buyout of Aspirations Care, a specialist provider of supported living centres for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs.

Fairview Equity Partners and Silversmith Capital Partners

Acting for Farview Equity Partners and Silversmith Capital Partners on their investment in the leading online platform, Unily.

Civica Group

Acting for the Civica Group, an investee company of Partners Group, on its acquisition of occupational health cloud software specialist, Warwick International Computing Systems.

Management team of Optimum Credit Limited

Acting for the management team of Optimum Credit Limited, a leading provider of second charge mortgages, on its sale to Pepper Money, backed by global private equity fund, KKR.

BGF

Acting for BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, on its investment in BB7 Fire, a niche fire safety and security consultancy. 

  • Technology
  • Healthcare

Malcolm acts for private equity houses and growth capital providers on their investments in high growth companies, often in the TMT sector.  Example transactions include:

FPE Capital

Acting for FPE Capital on its investment in Kallik, a leading provider of Labelling and Artwork Management SaaS solutions.

Civica Group

Acting for the Civica Group, an investee company of Partners Group, on its acquisition of occupational health cloud software specialist, Warwick International Computing Systems.

Farview Equity Partners and Silversmith Capital Partners

Acting for Farview Equity Partners and Silversmith Capital Partners on their investment in the leading online platform, Unily.

Civica Group 

Acting for the Civica Group on its acquisition of specialist SaaS provider, TranSend Solutions Limited.

FPE Capital

Acting for FPE Capital on the acquisition of The NAV People, the UK’s leading value added reseller of Microsoft Dynamics NAV enterprise.

More: Technology

Malcolm often acts for private equity houses and growth capital providers on their investments in the healthcare sector.  Example transactions include:

Elysian Capital 

Acting for Elysian Capital on the secondary buyout of Aspirations Care, a specialist provider of supported living centres for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs.

Apposite Capital

Acting for Apposite Capital, the private equity firm with an exclusive focus on healthcare, on the acquisition of OrthoD Group from The Riverside Company.

BGF

Acting for BGF on its investment in the Good Care Group, a professional provider of high quality home care.

BGF

Acting for BGF on its investment in Renal Services, an independent provider of dialysis services to NHS patients.

Elysian Capital

Acting for Elysian Capital on the management buy-out of Wellbeing Software Group. Wellbeing is a market leading healthcare IT group focused on the provision of software solutions and services to hospitals throughout the UK.

More: Healthcare

Awards

Private equity: Buyouts

Private equity: Buyouts

M&A: Lower mid-market deals, £50M-£500M

M&A: Lower mid-market deals, £50M-£500M

Private equity: Transactions-mid market

Private equity: Transactions-mid market

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