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Chris Manning

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Chris Manning Senior associate

Contact details

Chris Manning

Chris Manning
Senior associate

T: +44 20 7809 2403 M: +44 78 2632 8384 Email Chris | vCard Office: London

Chris is a corporate lawyer specialising in private equity transactions advising companies, individuals, management teams and institutional investors on all aspects of private equity, including MBOs, MBI’s, bolt-on acquisitions, investments and exits.
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Chris has a broad range of experience across several industry sectors but has particular experience in the healthcare sector, where he has advised operators such as CareTech and Age UK, as well as institutional investors acquiring healthcare assets, such as Elysian Capital’s investment in Aspirations Care.

Chris regularly advises PE houses in the mid-market and lower mid-market such as Elysian Capital and FPE Capital, as well as growth capital providers such as BGF.

Chris has also advised management teams on several large cap PE deals,   including the sale of Almatis by DIC, the sale of EMP by Actis and on Temasek’s investment in Busy Bees.

  • Private equity and venture capital

Bowmark Capital

Advised Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, on its backing of the buy-out of IWSR, a research platform for the US$1.5 trillion global alcoholic beverage market.

FPE Capital LLP

Advised FPE Capital on the management-led acquisition of MaxContact, a leading Manchester-based SaaS contact centre and customer experience platform.

Elysian Capital

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

Pelican Capital

Advised Pelican Capital, the private equity firm, on the acquisition of Wheelhouse Advisors, formerly Cordium Accounting.

Elysian Capital

Advised Elysian Capital on the acquisition of travel management company Key Travel and subsequent bolt-on of Netherlands headquartered Raptim.

FPE Capital

Advised FPE Capital on the acquisition of human capital management SaaS company Kallidus, the bolt-on of Advorto and subsequent disposal of Kallidus to Apse Capital.

Alexander Mann Solutions Limited

Advised Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS) the talent management business backed by OMERS Private Equity, on its acquisition of The Up Group, a digital search, advisory and networking firm.

FPE Capital

Advised FPE Capital on its investment in Kallik, a leading provider of labelling and artwork management SaaS solutions.

Management team

Advised the management team of Emerging Markets payments on the sale of the company by Actis to Network International.

Elysian Capital

Advised Elysian Capital, and the management team of the company, on the £103 million sale of Wellbeing Software to The Citadel Group, a company listed on The Australian Stock Exchange.

Management team

Advised the management team of Busy Bees on strategic investment into the Group by Temasek.

FPE Capital LLP

Advised FPE Capital, a software and services focused lower mid-market growth investor, on its growth capital investment in Togetherall, an online mental health platform.

Pelican Capital

Advised Pelican Capital on its investment in YourParkingSpace, the provider of a peer-to-peer online parking marketplace in the UK. 

Tecnon Orbichem

Advised the shareholders of Tecnon Orbichem on its sale to Forest2Market and Fisher International, two companies backed by Battery Ventures.

Management team

Advised the management team of Almatis on the sale by Dubai International Capital to OYAK

BGF

Advised BGF, the UK’s most active investor in growing businesses on its investments / follow-on investments in Cass Art, Oliver Sweeney, Elements Talent Solutions, Renal Services and BB7 Fire.

CVC Capital Partners

Advised the management team of RiverStone on the US$750 million acquisition by CVC Capital Partners.

Patricia White’s

Advised the management team of care agencies Patricia White’s and Country Cousins on the acquisition of the companies by Limerston Capital from Saga plc.

  • Private equity
  • Technology
  • Healthcare

Bowmark Capital

Advised Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, on its backing of the buy-out of IWSR, a research platform for the US$1.5 trillion global alcoholic beverage market.

FPE Capital LLP

Advised FPE Capital on the management-led acquisition of MaxContact, a leading Manchester-based SaaS contact centre and customer experience platform.

Elysian Capital

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

Pelican Capital

Advised Pelican Capital, the private equity firm, on the acquisition of Wheelhouse Advisors, formerly Cordium Accounting.

Elysian Capital

Advised Elysian Capital on the acquisition of travel management company Key Travel and subsequent bolt-on of Netherlands headquartered Raptim.

FPE Capital

Advised FPE Capital on the acquisition of human capital management SaaS company Kallidus, the bolt-on of Advorto and subsequent disposal of Kallidus to Apse Capital.

Alexander Mann Solutions Limited

Advised Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS) the talent management business backed by OMERS Private Equity, on its acquisition of The Up Group, a digital search, advisory and networking firm.

FPE Capital

Advised FPE Capital on its investment in Kallik, a leading provider of labelling and artwork management SaaS solutions.

Management team

Advised the management team of Emerging Markets payments on the sale of the company by Actis to Network International.

Elysian Capital

Advised Elysian Capital, and the management team of the company, on the £103 million sale of Wellbeing Software to The Citadel Group, a company listed on The Australian Stock Exchange.

Management team

Advised the management team of Busy Bees on strategic investment into the Group by Temasek.

FPE Capital LLP

Advised FPE Capital, a software and services focused lower mid-market growth investor, on its growth capital investment in Togetherall, an online mental health platform.

Pelican Capital

Advised Pelican Capital on its investment in YourParkingSpace, the provider of a peer-to-peer online parking marketplace in the UK. 

Tecnon Orbichem

Advised the shareholders of Tecnon Orbichem on its sale to Forest2Market and Fisher International, two companies backed by Battery Ventures.

Management team

Advised the management team of Almatis on the sale by Dubai International Capital to OYAK

BGF

Advised BGF, the UK’s most active investor in growing businesses on its investments / follow-on investments in Cass Art, Oliver Sweeney, Elements Talent Solutions, Renal Services and BB7 Fire.

CVC Capital Partners

Advised the management team of RiverStone on the US$750 million acquisition by CVC Capital Partners.

Patricia White’s

Advised the management team of care agencies Patricia White’s and Country Cousins on the acquisition of the companies by Limerston Capital from Saga plc.

Advising FPE Capital on the acquisition of human capital management SaaS company Kallidus, the bolt-on acquisition of Advorto and subsequent disposal of Kallidus to Apse Capital.

Advising FPE Capital on its investment in Kallik, a leading provider of labelling and artwork management SaaS solutions.

Advising the management team of Emerging Markets Payments, the leading Africa and Middle East payments business, on the sale of the company by Actis to Network International.

Advising Elysian Capital on its investment in Wellbeing Software Group, a market leading healthcare IT group focused on the provision of software solutions and services to hospitals throughout the UK.

Elysian Capital

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

CareTech

Advising CareTech on a number of acquisitions including Selwyn Care, Spark of Genius, The Oakleaf Group and RoC North West.

Age UK

Advising Age UK Trading CIC on the disposal of personal alarm business Aid-Call to AXA.

Focused Healthcare

Advising the shareholders of Focused Healthcare, which provides care services to children and young people with complex, acute and chronic illnesses, on its sale to Voyage Care.

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