Close up of honeycomb and several bees
Asset 1

Private equity

We are the mid-market deal experts. We advise on private equity deals of all levels of sophistication and speed, with an international team that is technically astute, highly commercial and practical. We know how to deliver a competitive bid in an auction, provide sound solutions, and close deals on time.

We understand the commercial drivers of PE investors and combine smart insights with some deep sector knowledge. We advise on deals across many sectors, but are particularly adept at working with our technology colleagues on some of the most high-profile and innovative tech, life sciences and healthcare deals in the market.

Our deals are regularly multi-jurisdictional, complex and headline-grabbing. Clients include private equity funds, portfolio companies and management teams, giving us a 360 degree view on a buyout and an ability to advise on risk-based decisions typically considered by investment committees. We will negotiate with a strategic mindsight rather than point-score for the sake of it. When acting for PE funds, we are skilled at advising on buyout transactions from founders. Our work for management teams means we know how to get a deal across the line with a successful outcome for all parties. Working for management we frequently advise at the upper end of the buyout market.

In the context of our wider corporate practice, our M&A market experience, coupled with our long-established venture capital and private wealth offerings, gives us a unique and compelling "private capital" model. This ranges from fund formation and seed investment, through to growth capital and buy-out transactions, and exits by way of secondary buy-out, trade sales or IPOs.

office-building-facades
Private equity

Advising The Rohatyn Group on investment in Optimapharm d.d.

22 May 2020
QUICK READ

by multiple authors

Click here to find out more
Technology, media & communications

Taylor Wessing advises UK Government on establishment of new £500m 'Future Fund' to support start-up technology and life sciences companies

21 April 2020

by Angus Miln

Click here to find out more
Overhead view of scientist using centrifuge machine
Life sciences & healthcare

Advising Glenmark on product portfolio sale

7 April 2020

by multiple authors

Click here to find out more
office space
Coronavirus

COVID-19: Private equity investors and investor directors – dealing with distress

24 March 2020
IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS
Click here to find out more

Our team

Our International private equity team is a prominent force in the market for mid-market leveraged domestic and cross-border transactions. We act for large number of private equity sponsors, investee companies, management teams and debt providers and work across a range of industries and deal sizes. Our experience in representing a large number of UK and international private equity houses, coupled with our market-leading venture capital and private wealth offering allows us to deliver what we believe to be a unique "private capital" model. 

Online tools

TechFocus logo

TechFocus

From business plan to liquidity - legal guidance for tech companies

Visit TechFocus

More

Blue Download microsite logo

Download: media & tech law

Providing insight, guidance and debate on key developments in the media and technology sectors, and the legal implications for businesses.

Visit Download

More

Cyber Response logo

TW: Cyber Response

Our data breach mobile app helps organisations prepare for and respond to data breaches. Organisations will face potential multi-million pound fines for data breaches after 25 May 2018.  TW:Cyber Response provides practical assistance to help clients prepare for and manage breaches as effectively as possible, to minimise their exposure to regulatory action, litigation risk, and reputational damage. The app is available to download from the App Store and Google Play Store.

Find out more about TW:Cyber Response

More

Red TW:detect logo

TW:Detect

TW:Detect is the latest cutting-edge tool we have developed as part of our cyber service to better enable companies to identify potential online threats due to cyber vulnerabilities that are invisible to traditional modes of monitoring. 

Find out more about TW:Detect

More

Related events

3 September

09:00 - 10:00

London
Webinar

Private equity - briefings on key legal terms

More