Now more than ever, it is critical for businesses to make the right investment decisions to maximise return on capital while reducing risk. Whether this be growth through acquisitions or fundraisings, or the realisation of value through a sale or restructuring, our clients want an adviser that can help make deals happen.
We act for UK and international clients on their mid-market and high-end public and private M&A and equity capital markets transactions. Our private equity team executes high-value deals acting for sovereign wealth and opportunity funds as well as the venture capital/mid-market buy out sector. We also advise clients in the increasingly important area of corporate governance and board and executive solutions, as well as on corporate turnarounds, restructuring and insolvency and investment funds transactions.
Having advised on the establishment of its residential fund, a multi-disciplinary BLP team including regulatory and tax & funds specialists, advised M&G on the creation of a Luxembourg-based fund. It was seeded with an initial portfolio of £500m UK commercial property, previously owned by Prudential Pensions, the founder investor in the fund.
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.
Advised on its standard listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. The prospectus, which was prepared in support of the London listing, was passported into Poland in support of a listing on the WSE making Prairie the only ASX, LSE and WSE-listed company.
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.
Acted for the issuer vehicle in a £650m Lehman originated RMBS structure. The decision in our client’s favour in the UK Supreme Court has become the market-leading case on balance sheet insolvency, and its application to structured finance, and has had significant repercussions across the securitisation world.