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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.

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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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07 Mar 2024

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CAPITAL talk – private wealth in a podcast

CAPITAL talk – private wealth in a podcast; hosted by James Quarmby, who examines the important topical issues facing the private wealth industry by way of searching i..

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15 Feb 2024

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Stephenson Harwood advises on acquisition of Cloud Business

Stephenson Harwood LLP has acted for FPE Capital LLP on the acquisition by its portfolio company, Codestone Group, of Cloud Business.

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08 Feb 2024

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Stephenson Harwood advises bd-capital on partnership with TLC Worldwide Marketing Group Limited

Stephenson Harwood has advised bd-capital on its partnership with TLC Worldwide Marketing Group Limited (TLC), the global loyalty and rewards company.

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23 Jan 2024

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Stephenson Harwood advises SCREF on £115 million sale

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Schroders Capital Real Estate Fund (SCREF) on the £115 million sale of One Ruskin Square, Croydon to HMRC.

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11 Jan 2024

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Register of Overseas Entities: Annual update and future changes

Following the introduction of The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 ("ECTEA") which required overseas entities holding UK land to register on the ..

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22 Dec 2023

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New CIES scheme may spark interest in funds 政府推出新资本投资者入境计划,基金再次备受关注

Hong Kong could see an uptick in investment funds activity after the government announced 19 December 2023 details of a new Capital Investment Entrant Scheme ("CIES").

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04 Dec 2023

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Stephenson Harwood advises Inetum on acquisition of Unifii

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Inetum on the acquisition of Unifii.

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23 Oct 2023

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Stephenson Harwood advises Coniston Capital in connection with their growth capital investment into MWA Financial

Stephenson Harwood has advised Coniston Capital in relation to its growth capital investment into MWA Financial in order to fund MWA's acquisition strategy.

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16 Oct 2023

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Stephenson Harwood advises on Bon Vivant fundraising

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Sparkfood and Sofinnova Partners on the recent €15 million fundraising for Bon Vivant, a French start-up that produces sust..

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