Private Equity

Our private equity team has one broad objective – to deliver transactions efficiently, on time and on the best available terms. We have a long history of acting for private equity houses and, portfolio companies and management teams as well as other clients engaging in transactions with a private equity dimension.

We are comfortable acting across all sectors and boast the experience, insight and expertise necessary to grasp swiftly the commercial drivers of investors, and have the pragmatic and technical skills to provide the most suitable solutions each time.

We are accustomed to transactions such as LBOs, MBOs, MBIs, BIMBOs, bolt-on acquisitions and disposals, growth capital investments, refinancings, restructurings, as well as secondaries and sales to trade. These transactions are often cross-border and nearly always complex and high-pressured.

As part of a wider corporate team, we regularly draw on the support and skills of specialist colleagues, in particular finance, tax, and employment and incentives, thus bringing knowledgeable and up-to-date market experience to our advice on a transaction.

Recent Experience

  • Representing Chiltern Capital LLP on a series of acquisitions, investments, bolt-on acquisitions and investments into MBOs, including the provision of equity finance and the raising of debt finance to fund the acquisition, and to back the management team.
  • Advising the management team of Procam in securing new funding from Inspirit Capital.
  • Acting for the sellers of Preoday on its combination with QikServe.
  • Graduway on its investment from K1 Investment Management, a private equity firm.
  • Solingen Private Equity on its purchase of the trade and assets of Washstation Limited.
  • Audiotonix, backed by Astorg Private Equity, on its acquisition of Solid State Logic.
  • Sale of Bobby’s Foods to H2 Equity Partners-backed Hancocks.
"Jonathan Leigh-Hunt’s calm, pragmatic approach is a winning formula for his clients."
Legal 500
"This is another in a long line of transactions we have worked on together, with Jonathan and his team doing a great job coordinating a complicated multi-tiered process. Highly professional and very responsive, they played a crucial part in getting this transaction completed."
Investment Manager, Chiltern Capital LLP
"It is reassuring to work with a team that demonstrates such understanding of, and engagement in, our business. As a result, we have and will continue to return to them for advice on many of our transactions."
Partner, Mobeus Equity Partners LLP