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Private capital and funds

Our private capital and funds group provides prompt, high-quality advice and solutions to clients across the investment universe, whether they are looking to raise capital to invest, to make, manage or realise their investments or to reconstruct their investments or funds. We deal with all capital pools, of all varieties, across all asset classes. Visit our private capital and funds hub.
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We have extensive experience advising our clients throughout the lifecycle of their investment strategy, supporting on:

Structuring - We provide solutions and assist with all aspects of the structuring, planning and implementation processes related to the launch of new funds and investment vehicles.

Fundraising - We advise managers, funds, sponsors, investment banks and investors in connection with the raising of new capital from investors and support in all distribution objectives.

Investment and realisation - Our highly experienced deal teams support investment managers and other investors in their investment work across a variety of sectors and asset classes, and support the realisation process. 

Financing - We advise on a wide variety of corporate lending transactions and bespoke financing solutions. We advise on all aspects of leveraged and acquisition financing, fund financing and asset-based lending.

Restructuring and secondaries - Whether it is towards the end of life of a fund vehicle, to provide liquidity solutions, or to address other manager or investor led activity, we provide solutions and support to our clients to achieve results.

Advisory support - We support at all stages of the lifecycle and our specialist teams provide transactional, regulatory, tax, employment and contentious support to our clients.

Latest news & insights

18 Jul 2024

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The new UK Listing Rules – implications for closed-ended investment funds

On 11 July 2024, the FCA published the final version of the UK Listing Rules ("UKLR"). The UKLR will come into force on 29 July 2024, when the current Listing Rules wi..

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10 Jul 2024

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Stephenson Harwood advises Inktavo on the acquisition of Clarity Software Group

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Inktavo on the acquisition of Clarity Software Group.

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08 Jul 2024

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Stephenson Harwood advises Rockpool Investments on the sale of Smyle Group

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Rockpool Investments, the UK-based private equity firm, and certain other founder-managers, on the sale of London-based cre..

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06 Jun 2024

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Stephenson Harwood advises Pelican Capital on buyout of Finders International

Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Pelican Capital LLP on the buyout of Finders International.

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29 May 2024

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Stephenson Harwood and DLA Piper advise Bpifrance on the establishment of a French-Kuwaiti private equity fund

Law firms Stephenson Harwood LLP and DLA Piper have advised Bpifrance on the establishment of FKF, a French-Kuwaiti bilateral private equity fund.

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22 May 2024

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Stephenson Harwood advises FPE Capital on buyout of Vanda Research

Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised FPE Capital on the buyout of Vanda Research, a leading provider of specialist research and data products for institutional capital m..

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21 May 2024

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Stephenson Harwood advises Rockpool Investments on its investment in 2i Testing

Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Rockpool Investments, a UK-based private equity firm, on its investment in 2i Testing ('2i'), a quality engineering service provider..

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30 Apr 2024

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Stephenson Harwood advises Agathos Management LLP on investment in Plowman Craven

Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Agathos Management LLP on its investment in Plowman Craven.

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25 Apr 2024

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Stephenson Harwood promotes eight to partnership

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has promoted eight lawyers to its partnership, effective from 1 May 2024.

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19 Apr 2024

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Re-bundling payments for investment research

The FCA is consulting on proposals to change the rules on how buy-side firms in the UK purchase investment research – seeking to re-introduce an option by which firms ..

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18 Apr 2024

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Stephenson Harwood advises GREENPEAK Management GmbH on GP-led €350 million Impact Fund

Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised GREENPEAK Management GmbH (GREENPEAK), a German impact fund, on its first ever GP-led transaction, backed by HarbourVest and Kline H..

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16 Apr 2024

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Stephenson Harwood advises Sanctum on launch of AI-powered investment fund

Stephenson Harwood has advised investment services firm Sanctum FI LLP (Sanctum), on the launch of an Artificial Intelligence-powered investment fund.

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05 Apr 2024

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Stephenson Harwood LLP advising Nalanda Global on its sale to Once for All

Stephenson Harwood is advising the management team of Nalanda Global, which is backed by PSG Equity, on its sale to GTCR's portfolio company Once for All.

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28 Mar 2024

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Two steps forward, one step back

A partial reversal of recent amendments to the financial promotion exemptions for High Net Worth Individuals and Self-Certified Sophisticated Investors came into force..

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20 Mar 2024

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Stephenson Harwood advises Alcuin Capital Partners on its investment in Mainprize Offshore

Stephenson Harwood has advised Alcuin Capital Partners on its investment in crew transfer vessel specialist Mainprize Offshore.

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08 Mar 2024

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Budget 2024: The end of the non-dom regime and other key changes for individuals with a UK connection

The Chancellor has delivered his last Budget before the next General Election and, as widely anticipated, has announced a significant overhaul in the UK's taxation reg..

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