Partners for Excellence

Our premier private equity practice handles some of the highest-profile private equity deals in the market. Whether negotiating deal terms, or providing innovative tax structures, our lawyers understand the unique opportunities and dynamics of the industry. We consistently negotiate and close over 100 buyouts, investments, divestitures and other significant private equity transactions each year.

Our strong presence in key financial centers around the world allows us to serve our clients’ interests globally. We are collaborative in our approach and work seamlessly with our clients to execute their investment strategies. Unlike many of our competitors, once our private equity clients make an investment, we are often called on to represent their portfolio companies on an ongoing basis.

We have transactional experience in a number of industries, including business services, financial services, technology, entertainment, health care, infrastructure, life sciences, consumer/retail, hospitality, chemicals, manufacturing, publishing, real estate, sports and telecommunications.

Our practice and lawyers are consistently recognized by leading business and legal publications, including Chambers and The Legal 500. We regularly appear in key league tables published by Bloomberg, Mergermarket, Pitchbook, The Deal and Thomson Reuters for our involvement in private equity deals.

Areas of Focus

  • Leveraged buy-outs/buy-ins, minority investments and co-invests
  • Strategic mergers/acquisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Consortium deals
  • Fund M&A/GP stakes
  • Growth equity
  • Portfolio company representation
  • Platform investments and bolt-on acquisitions
  • Complex carve-outs
  • Take-privates


  • Spin-offs
  • Sales of minority interests and preferred equity stakes
  • IPOs
  • Continuation funds
  • Secondary transactions
  • Leveraged acquisitions and recapitalizations
  • Equity financing
  • Equity aspects of distressed situations
  • Restructuring and workouts

Awards & Recognition

We are consistently recognized as among the best by leading business and legal publications.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Private Equity Buyouts
M&A: Large Deals ($1bn+)

Private Equity Buyouts

Private Equity Transactions
High Value Deals (£250m+)

Mergers & Acquisitions
International and Cross-Border

Mergers & Acquisitions 

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