Private equity – sponsors

Private equity investment is all about long-term return, so structuring the investment terms to achieve that outcome is vital. Our specialist team of private equity lawyers provides results-focused advice throughout the investment lifecycle, from deal structuring to exit. We advise on all aspects of an investment, including setting up new funds, buy-outs, exits and portfolio acquisitions, as well as on a range of operational and structural challenges, such as tax and employment. We help with around fifty private equity deals a year and our team spans Europe and the West and East coasts of the US, allowing us to work seamlessly across borders.

In 2017 we advised on private equity transactions with an aggregate deal value in excess of £2 billion.

Osborne Clarke is a highly effective and valuable partner that has supported us through a number of recent transactions. The private equity team has consistently demonstrated a balance of highly professional technical rigour and commercial pragmatism which is extremely helpful in concluding a successful deal” – James Blake, Partner, Growth Capital Partners LLP

Above all, we’re used to providing pragmatic commercially focused advice within tight deadlines and high-pressure negotiations, remaining focused on your objectives throughout the deal, and beyond. Our work for equity investors, investee companies, banks and vendors and strategic partners keeps us tuned into the market ensuring our advice is based upon the most up-to-date market knowledge.

The more trust you have in your legal team’s experience and commercial acumen, the more confidently you can approach a deal. We have the knowledge and experience you can rely on from start to finish.

They have real expertise on private equity deals. They are professional and produce very good work.” – Chambers UK



Advised Tenzing on its investment in Converge TS, read more.

H.I.G European Capital

Advised H.I.G European Capital on the sale of Brand Addition to Elysian.


Advised LDC and management on the sale of Snell to Belden Inc.

RJD Partners

Advised RJD Partners on its acquisition of provider of high quality training and apprenticeship schemes Babington Group.


Advised NVM and Newco on the MBO of Presteigne Broadcast Hire one of the market leaders in the broadcast equipment hire sector in the UK.

Alcuin Capital Partners

Advised Alcuin and Newco on the MBO of London based insurance underwriting company Lorega Limited.


Advised Synova on the MBO of Mintec Global, the world's leading provider of global pricing data and intelligence for non-traded food ingredients, read more.


Advised leading equity investor, Mobeus on its £14 million investment into Geotech, read more.

De A Capital, Hunt Capital and IP

Advised on the sale of fast growing orthopaedics firm Corin Orthopaedics to Permira.

Growth Capital Partners

Advised Growth Capital Partners on its investment into the Shorterm Group one of the largest and fastest growing specialist technical engineering recruiters.



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