|Mike is a partner in our private equity team, with a particular focus on advising founders and management teams in relation to buy-outs, buy-ins, equity release deals and their subsequent exits.|
Mike leads Osborne Clarke's specialist Management Advisory Group, which brings together a cross-discipline group of expert senior lawyers experienced in advising founders and management teams on private equity transactions.
Mike's clients are often founders, owner-managers, company boards and chairs, but he also advises institutional investors and has experience on all sides of private equity transactions.
Mike has a particular focus on the ICT and managed services sectors, having advised many of the leading platforms on their private equity backed transactions, and buy and build strategies.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
Acting for the management team of Dennis Publishing on the buy-out sponsored by Exponent.
Acting for the management team of the NEC Group on the secondary buy-out funded by Blackstone Partners.
Acting for the management team of ByBox on the $221m secondary buy-out led by Francisco Partners.
Sterling Pharma Solutions
Acting for the management team of Sterling Pharma Solutions on the buy-out led by GHO Capital.
Acting for the shareholders and management of G3 Comms on the buy-out led by Apiary Capital and the subsequent merger with Connect Managed Services to form Conn3ct.
Advised Majestic, the UK's largest wine specialist retailer, on its £70m acquisition of Naked Wines International Limited, the international online wine business.
Advised GV (previously Google Ventures) on a number of investments, including the series C round in Kobalt Music (GV's first investment from its European fund).
Advised innovative algorithm-based financial advice platform Wealth Wizards on its majority stake buyout by retirement specialist LV.
Risk Capital Partners
Advised on a number of transactions, both at buy-out and exit stage.