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Private equity – management advisory

Osborne Clarke has a long and illustrious heritage in acting for management teams. Indeed we are one of less than a handful of law firms that have a team of lawyers who specialise in, and are focused on, supporting management teams through the complexities of completing a management buyout.

Our team has many years’ of in-depth direct experience of providing management advisory services, particularly in relation to employee equity participation whether through rollover/re-investment of sale proceeds, direct investment or via a structured management incentive plan.

Osborne Clarke’s private equity team provide a top quality service, combining technical excellence with a proactive and commercial approach to transactions. – Alex Bowden, Partner, Synova

As a full service law firm we are able to draw upon the support and skills of our colleagues in other specialist areas bringing pragmatic, knowledgeable and up-to-date market experience to our advice on all key areas of the deal including:-

  • Warranties and Warranty & Indemnity insurance
  • Investment terms
  • Tax structuring and planning
  • Employment agreements and incentives
  • Personal wealth planning

Our dedicated team of management advisory lawyers work side by side with our clients through every aspect of the transaction, from initial discussions, to selecting your preferred financial sponsor through to deal execution. We will also be there to support you and your team when it comes to exiting your investment.

We regularly work with management teams who are backed by financial sponsors operating in every segment of the private equity sector meaning our knowledge and experience is both relevant and up-to-date.

In 2016 we provided management advisory services to both incumbent and incoming management teams on transactions with an aggregate deal value in excess of €2.6 billion.

Thank you for all your help. Osborne Clarke’s no-nonsense support throughout the project has been exactly what we needed. The swift distillation of the issues cut through the complexities of the deal and your focus and attention on what was important, were highly valuable – a real testament to the team’s breadth of expertise and experience”. – Peter Rowse, CFO ByBox Holdings Ltd

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