Private Equity

Unrivalled transactional experience and specialist fund structuring expertise

With the strength and depth of a national footprint, combined with true commitment to the regional mid-market private equity scene, we consistently handle more private equity deals than other law firms.
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Gateley Plc offers a start-to-finish private equity service, covering all aspects and life stages of equity investment. With a strong focus on the regional mid-market private equity scene and our network of offices across the UK, we have the experience and resources to offer national reach and local delivery on regional deals and markets. This particularly benefits private equity houses in London, as we’re able to open up opportunities for them to get involved in transactions UK-wide.

We can act either for institutions or for management teams that are backed by private equity houses. As a leading national law firm with a strong regional network, we’re consistently rated as one of the most active advisers in the UK in the private equity space by Experian. The institutions we regularly act for include LDC, Palatine Private Equity, Maven Capital Partners and Dunedin, among others.

We’re used to acting for both first-time and experienced teams on private equity deals. Our commercial focus means we structure and negotiate the right deal for every specific situation. We also regularly act on buy and build programmes for private equity portfolio businesses, as well as secondary and tertiary buyouts.

Fund structuring and constitution is a core part of our full service offering, and we’re one of very few firms outside of London to provide this specialist expertise. The creation and constitution of funds – in terms of the corporate and equity structuring of any transaction, as well as how it dovetails with banking, tax and employment law – is handled seamlessly alongside the investment work and our more mainstream areas of private equity practice.

We pride ourselves on adding value throughout the life of any private equity investment. In addition to our specialist fund structuring and constitution and more mainstream investment transaction work, we’re also able to facilitate and advise on exits. We further enhance this expertise by flexing our extensive connections in the M&A and IPO space and the highly regarded corporate and public markets practices within Gateley Plc. Our respected banking team perfectly complements our corporate team on private equity deals.

At every step of every form of investment, you can expect an exceptional level of partner-led service, delivered by specialist private equity practitioners with current and relevant market knowledge.