Having joined Osborne Clarke as a trainee in 1993 Al has focussed on private equity and M&A ever since.

Today Al is a senior partner in the Private Equity practice at Osborne Clarke. He works with a broad spectrum of sponsors, portfolio companies, management teams and shareholders on high profile deals nationally and internationally and on all aspects of investment activities and mergers and acquisitions. He is acknowledged as a market leading, pragmatic and commercially focussed corporate partner. His clients include Synova Capital, LDC, Volpi Capital, Cadence Equity Partners, A-Gas and Western Global.

The quality Private Equity Team at Osborne Clarke, led by Al Livingstone, are a key legal partner for us. They are personable, technically strong, seek commercial solutions and work to the tightest deadlines to get deals completed."

Alex Bowden, Synova Capital LLP

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

"Working in our private equity practice means dealing with sponsors and companies in fast growth disruptive sectors where change leads to opportunities. I am able to help businesses deliver the solutions required in a fast paced technological world."


Western Global

Advised the shareholders and management team of Western Global, the leading provider of industrial liquid storage and dispensing solutions, on an investment from MML Capital Read more >


Advised Growth Capital Partners (GCP) on a new multi-million investment in cyber security services company, Bridewell Consulting Read more >


Advised growth investor Synova Capital on the buy-out of JM Glendinning Group Limited, a specialist broker operating within the commercial lines insurance market Read more >

Cadence Equity Partners

Advised Cadence Equity Partners on its investment in Aquam Water Services (AWS), a provider of outsourced services to the UK Water industry. Cadence has also backed simultaneously the acquisition of Orbis Intelligent Systems, its US based technology partner, read more.

Corin Medical

Advised the shareholders and management on the MBO of orthopaedic firm Corin by Permira.

LDC and A-Gas

Advised LDC and the A-Gas senior management team on the sale of A-Gas to KKR, read more.


Advised Synova on the sale of its majority stake in Mintec


Advised LDC and management on £131m Plimsoll Productions sale to ITV

Volpi Capital

Advised Volpi Capital on investment in Xalient, global networking and cybersecurity specialist

Synova Unity 5

Advised Synova Capital LLP on its investment in Unity Five Limited


Advised management team of Astrak Group on a management buyout transaction led by Inflexion

4 Most

Advised 4most and management team on sale to Phoenix Equity Partners


Advised the management team and NewCo of Acquis on MBO by Dunedin