Our Private Equity Team advises on a variety of investment transactions, including senior level debt or equity investments, second tier or ‘mezzanine’ investments, management buyouts and minority equity investments.
Our highly rated Private Equity Team is headed by Adam Jones, and advises on transactions ranging in size and complexity from multimillion pound investments by private equity funds, to start-up venture capital for new or young businesses. The team uses its extensive experience, knowledge of market practice and understanding of the aims and objectives of private equity investors, to focus on the points that matter, and to ensure that whether acting for the private equity fund, sellers or management, transactions are successfully concluded in the timeframe and budget agreed at the outset.
Our expertise includes:
- Advising equity funders on equity, quasi-debt funding and dovetailing with senior debt funders as well as management teams.
- MBO and MBI transactions, whether for vendor or management.
- Working with investors or management throughout the life of the investment, through growth and to eventual exit.
- Employee incentivisation advice provided alongside the transaction, whether option schemes, bonus schemes or quasi-equity.
Each transaction has its own challenges, and we know that speed and accuracy are paramount to the commercial aims. Our highly experienced team thrives on providing clear and specific advice to achieve the objectives of those involved. Our award-winning Private Equity Team fully appreciates the dynamics of a private equity deal, whichever party they act for.
Birketts has a strong team with great skills at providing the right person for every step of the way.
Chambers [UK 2023]