Buyouts

One of the largest dedicated private equity practices in the mid-market in London, we have a top private equity transactional practice which is frequently ranked in the top tiers of the legal directories.
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Every investment is multi-faceted and we recognise the importance of a seamless approach. Integrating private equity sector specialists from across the firm means one team handles every aspect of a transaction, from financing to regulation and tax structuring to employee incentivisation. Embedded resource focused on advising management and portfolio companies means our involvement does not end with a successful acquisition, we advise our clients throughout the lifecycle of the investment and on to the eventual exit.

"the consistency and quality of advice has never varied and remains just excellent"

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Bowmark Capital

We regularly advise Bowmark Capital on its investments including on its public-to-private takeover of AIM-listed Tax Systems plc (the acquisition valued the entire issued share capital of Tax Systems at approximately £114 million on a fully diluted basis) and on the sale of portfolio company, Aston Lark to Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division. 

FPE Capital LLP

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

Mobeus Equity Partners 

Advised Mobeus Equity Partners on its £9.5m investment to support the management buyout of ABL 1Touch, a tech-enabled automotive accident repair group.

Elysian Capital 

We have advised Elysian Capital on several transactions over several years including the management buy-outs of The Landscape Group, Wellbeing Software, Raymond Brown and the secondary buy-outs of Key Travel from Livingbridge and Aspirations Care from August Equity, as well as Elysian Capital’s investment in BXT Accelyon. 

Pelican Capital

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

Bowmark Capital 

Advised the mid-market private equity firm Bowmark Capital LLP on its significant minority investment in Focus 4 U Ltd.

FPE Capital 

We regularly advise FPE Capital on buy-outs including most recently the management buyouts of Intragen, Kallik, IWSR, Optimity and The NAV People. We also advise on bolt-on acquisitions for FPE Capital portfolio companies such as the recent bolt-on acquisition for Optimity of Pebble IT, an established IT services provider. We have also acted on several successful exits for FPE Capital including the sales of CreditCall, Kallidus, Small World and OKA.

Blackrock Expert Services Group Limited

Advised the majority shareholders of Blackrock Expert Services on the sale to Duff & Phelps, provider of governance, risk and transparency solutions.

Apposite Capital  

We advised Apposite Capital, the private equity firm with an exclusive focus on healthcare, on the secondary buy-out of OrthoD (now called Summit) from The Riverside Company. Summit is a specialist manufacturer and distributor of medical products and implants for joint reconstruction, sport medicine, surgical products and infection control applications. We have also advised Apposite Capital on its investment in Mirada Medical, a world leading medical imaging software company.

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.

Bowmark Capital

Advised Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, on the buy-out of Totalmobile, the Belfast-based technology company. 

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