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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

Recent Transactions

Selected deals on which our private equity team has advised include:

  • Gravity Trampoline Parks on private equity investment from Guinness Asset Management
  • Chesney’s on growth capital provided by Business Growth Fund
  • Business Growth Fund on the injection of growth capital to holiday park operator Coppergreen Developments to support the acquisition of Piperdam Golf and Leisure Resort located in Dundee and expansion of the group
  • Envision Pharma Group on its sale to Ardian, GHO Capital and Envision’s leadership team; we also advised Envision Pharma Limited on their $80m buyout funded by US mid market private equity house, The Halifax Group
  • Toba Capital Fund II LLC 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
  • The management team on the buyout of FMP Global from Bond International Plc by Tenzing Private Equity
  • BP Marsh & Partners on its exit from The Broucour Group
  • The Coaching Inn Group on investment by Business Growth Fund and subsequent acquisitions
  • YFM Equity Partners on financing arrangements to support the MBO of Marco Art Limited and on the sale of Winder Power

For more information on Private Equity

If you are interested in understanding how Irwin Mitchell can help you with your Private Equity work then please contact Nick Dawson (Partner) on +44 (0)121 203 5325, or send us an email.