Venture Capital and
Private Equity Services
As one of the fastest growing law firms in the UK,
like you, we have big ambitions for our business,
and share the drive of investor and investee
companies to achieve success.
With private equity now accounting for a fifth of all UK M&A activity, Irwin Mitchell’s specialist corporate team is playing a vital role in achieving successful outcomes for investors and private capital-backed management teams.
Our advice extends to all stages of the venture capital and private equity life cycle, from start-up and initial investment, through to developing growth, later stage strategies, and exit.
We offer pragmatic and commercially focused support before, during and after investment, with a firm emphasis on unlocking the potential of the transaction to deliver the best advice and value to investee and investment clients. We understand the drivers and the constraints which funds work within, and place the interests of the investor and the investee company at the heart of our private equity and venture capital services.
“The team acts commercially and pragmatically with a good
balance between the legal aspects and helping us achieve
our goals from a business point of view.”
- Legal 500, 2014
Chamonix Private Equity
Portfolio management services, including advice to Mettis Aerospace
on regulatory and contractual issues
Business Growth Fund
Advising BGF of investments in the Horbury Group and Nationwide Cleaning Services, also acting for the
management team of The Bulldog Hotel Group on its investment from BGF
Sector: Construction, support services, hotels
YFM Equity Partners
Advising on financing arrangements to support the MBO of Macro Art Limited, also advising YFM on the
disposal of Winder Power
Sector: Digital printing, energy
Advising on JV arrangements to acquire UK real estate assets,
aggregate value £50m+
Sector: Real estate
Advising Redevco on the sale of its entire Turkish portfolio to affiliates of
the Blackstone Group
Sector: Real estate
Brookside Equity Partners
Advising on the acquisition of a light manufacturing business in the UK
Advised ASK4 on its sale to Darwin Private Equity
SCIO Inspire Holdings Inc
Advised US-based SCIO Health Analytics on its acquisition of Data
Intelligence (backed by Sequoia Capital)
Spear and Jackson Limited
Advised the management team of Spear and Jackson on their MBO from parent company United Pacific
Reconomy (UK) Limited
Advising Bregal Capital-backed Reconomy on the acquisition of Countrywide Waste Management
Sector: Waste management
Advised on the equity investment by Aster Capital and Ombu Group
Sunrise Medical Holdings
Advising Equistone-backed Sunrise Medical on the acquisition of RGK
Sector: Medical devices manufacturing
Efficiency: as a national firm, we offer an accelerated transaction process to deliver the best advice and value to our clients. We commit to meeting your preferred charging model, including fixed and contingent pricing structures.
Networking: with dedicated teams
in Birmingham, Leeds, London and Sheffield, we have strong local networks and will look to leverage those for the benefit of our clients.
A long term view: we are involved in
all stages of the private equity life cycle from start-up and seed capital - to later stage funding rounds and, ultimately, exit.
Expertise: aside from legal expertise,
we have significant knowledge of market practice. We advise owners and managers of investee companies, angel and high net-worth investors, funds and portfolio companies.
Scale: we are the largest full-service law
firm in the UK with 2,200+ staff.
International: a growing proportion
of the private equity deals we advise on involve funds from outside the UK and we are experienced in handling the international aspects of these transactions.
Why instruct us?
Irwin Mitchell has developed a fixed price service called
IMportfolio which is specifically for private equity portfolios.
This service provides the opportunity to leverage a portfolio’s purchasing power and achieve cost savings to facilitate the harmonisation and standardisation of legal documentation. All delivered predominantly on a regional basis. We also provide investors with a range of management
information tools to assist fund managers and investor directors to identify issues, manage risk, track performance, monitor spends and horizon watch.
IMportfolio - a full service package
• Banking and finance
• Commercial, outsourcing, technology
• Company secretarial services
• Corporate recovery/turnaround
• Debt recovery (‘Ascent’)
• Dispute resolution/litigation
• Employment - IMhrplus
• Intellectual property
• Portfolio M&A
• Private client services
• Real estate
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“They have their finger on the pulse and their judgement is
second to none.”
- Chambers & Partners, 2015
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