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Private Equity

Our well-regarded integrated private equity practice advises private equity houses, sovereign and quasi-sovereign special opportunities funds, and other alternative asset managers, as well as senior and junior debt providers and alternative credit providers. We also have significant depth of experience in terms of advising management teams.

Transaction work is partner-led, bringing together the best specialist lawyers from multiple centres of excellence that are focused on delivering commercial pragmatic advice to complex and challenging situations.

Our private equity specialists span the private equity transaction spectrum:

  • All forms of private equity investments
  • Corporate rescues/reconstructions and distressed/turnaround situations
  • Acquisition and disposition of portfolio companies
  • Exits
  • Debt facilities for transactions and private equity-backed corporates
  • Fund formation

We work within many industry specific sectors including healthcare, gaming, PFI, real estate and the built environment, hospitality, energy and natural resources, infrastructure, healthcare, TMT and consumer and retail.

With our 13 BLP offices, and through close links with over 100 firms internationally, we are able to efficiently handle cross-border transactions of any size and complexity.


Latest examples of work

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      Advised the management team of Kwik-Fit (Britain’s largest tyre retailer) on the sale of the company by sponsor PAI Partners to Japanese conglomerate ITOCHU Corporation for an enterprise value of £637m.

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      Marken Group

      Advised the management team of the Marken Group (a supply chain services provider to the pharmaceutical and life science industries) on the restructuring of its €400m LBO facilities.

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      Enterprise Group

      Advised the management shareholders of the Enterprise Group (an infrastructure maintenance and services provider) on its disposal to Grupo Ferrovial for an enterprise value of £385m.

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      Mercury Pharma

      Advised the management team of Mercury Pharma (a generic medicines business) on the secondary buy-out of the group by Cinven for an enterprise value of £465m.

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      Advised Rontec (the consortium vehicle established by Snax 24, Investec and Grovepoint Capital together with management shareholders) on its acquisition of total’s UK downstream logistics and marketing operations for £350m, and a subsequent sell-down of certain assets to Shell.

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      Johnsons SGP

      Advised a new management team of the facilities management division of AIM listed company Johnson Services Group on their management buy-in (in conjunction with Lyceum Capital) for an enterprise value of £32m.

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