What We Do

Private equity is an integral part of Irwin Mitchell’s corporate offering, bringing together a nationally based team of lawyers. 

We act for institutional investors, management teams and private equity backed companies on all aspects of private equity transactions. Our private equity lawyers are fully supported by experts in all relevant fields, including banking and finance, tax, restructuring and insolvency, employment and real estate.

Whilst the private equity transactions we advise on are diverse in nature, we have specific expertise of working with clients operating in the manufacturing, consumer (retail/leisure/hospitality), technology and media, financial and professional services and real estate sectors.

How We Can Help

When you instruct our private equity lawyers, you will benefit from a firm but fair approach to negotiations which prioritise the critical issues to achieve a successful and timely outcome for all interested parties.

We place a firm emphasis on:

  • Pragmatic advice 
  • Understanding the commercial context of your deal
  • Delivering to your deadline and budget

Contact Us

Our corporate team is based across the UK so we can help wherever you and your business are based. Contact Bryan Bletso to learn more about how we can help you.

Recent deals

Gravity Trampoline Parks

Advised on private equity investment from Guinness Asset Management


Advised on growth capital provided by Business Growth Fund

Business Growth Fund

Advised on the injection of growth capital to holiday park operator Coppergreen Developments to support expansion

Envision Pharma Group

Advised on its sale to Ardian, GHO Capital and Envision’s leadership team, and on their $80m buyout funded by US mid market private equity house, The Halifax Group

FMP Global

The management team on the buyout of FMP Global from Bond International Plc by Tenzing Private Equity

Toba Capital Fund II LLC

Advised on a reduction of capital shares held by Teach A Man To Fish Foundation in Seal Software Group Limited and reinvestment in Seal by Toba Capital Fund II LLC

BP Marsh & Partners

Advised on its exit from The Broucour Group

The Coaching Inn Group

Advised on investment by Business Growth Fund and subsequent acquisitions

YFM Equity Partners

Advised on financing arrangements to support the MBO of Marco Art Limited and on the sale of Winder Power

Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.


"They are responsive and commercially minded. They give their clients good advice from a range of different angles."

Chambers & Partners, 2019
Leading Firm 2023

"Responsive lawyers who are easy to work with. They understand our business and our commercial requirements but, as you’d expect, have a solid grasp of the legal issues and requirements."

Legal 500, 2023

“The team members worked tirelessly and around the clock to support and guide us successfully through the deal... We couldn’t be happier and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending their services to any future potential client.”

The sellers of Thomas Exchange Global

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

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Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

Chambers & Partners 2020 logo

Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.