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UK-wide Private Equity
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5 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Goodwin

In the face of a competitive marketplace, elite private equity firms expect counsel with extensive experience and a stable of blue chip relationships. That’s why private equity firms have been entrusting their deals to Goodwin. We believe our position to be unique within BigLaw given the collaboration of our private equity team with our robust life sciences, technology and healthcare practices. With our largest and strongest practices working together, Goodwin is exceptionally suited to address whatever the future brings.

Our Private Equity team is a market leader in the expansive middle market sector, having earned a reputation for notable buyouts, growth equity deals and growth company representations in key sectors such as technology, healthcare, financial and business services, consumer and manufacturing. And with the breakneck pace of technology disrupting industries around the world, we are uniquely positioned to partner with our clients and embrace the promise and potential of innovation.

Our exceptional market insights and industry relationships help our clients secure deals and build equity value. Our lawyers represent early through late stage investors and companies, lenders and financial institutions, covering the full life cycle of their investments and financings – including growth equity, add-on acquisitions, re-financings, dividend recaps, leveraged buyouts and exits, and privacy and cybersecurity matters.

Chambers Review

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Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment - UK-wide
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What the team is known for

Goodwin draws from a pool of established venture capital specialists to advise private equity sponsors, investment funds and emerging companies operating in the technology and life sciences arenas. It ably assists with initial fundraisings and all series financings. The firm's buyouts practice demonstrates proficiency in mid-market investments and exit transactions. Goodwin benefits from an extensive network of offices across the USA, which augments its cross-border strength.

Work Highlights

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  • Goodwin advised Quanta Dialysis Technologies on its USD245 million Series D funding which was led by Glenview Capital. Elsewhere, it represented Inflexion and Halo Technology on the sale of Halo to Amphenol for USD715 million.

Notable Practitioners

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David Mardle
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David Mardle
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David Mardle maintains a destination practice for emerging technology and life sciences companies in their transactional matters. He also offers premier advice to investor clients on financings and M&A.

"David Mardle is an excellent and pragmatic lawyer who proactively recommends solutions to complex problems."

"He is an excellent lawyer: commercial, savvy and available."

Sophie McGrath
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Sophie McGrath
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Sophie McGrath concentrates her practice on the representation of investors and emerging companies in an array of venture capital matters. She is particularly focused on the life sciences and technology spaces.

"Sophie McGrath is a fantastic partner to work with."

"A good lawyer to work with, Sophie is easy to deal with."

"Sophie delivers focused expertise and driven advice."

Ali Ramadan
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Ali Ramadan
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Ali Ramadan maintains a broad transactional practice, of which venture capital investment is an area of particular strength. He acts for companies and investors from across the technology and life sciences spaces.

"Ali Ramadan is a very good venture lawyer. We really enjoy working with him."

"Very good to deal with. He is pragmatic and we're always happy to see him on the other side."

Richard Lever
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Richard Lever
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Richard Lever has an excellent track record of handling domestic and cross-border private equity deals. He represents private equity houses, corporates and management teams operating in a diverse spread of sectors.

"Richard Lever is really good, and has an excellent practice and clients."

James Grimwood
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James Grimwood
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James Grimwood is deeply knowledgeable in private equity, with the ability to advise on complex M&A, buyouts and strategic investments. His practice encompasses diverse sector expertise and is global in scope.

"James Grimwood is technically very good but also very commercial, and has the ability to ensure that the agreed commercial terms are correctly reflected in the M&A documentation."

Ranked Lawyers at
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Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market

Richard Lever
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Richard Lever
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James Grimwood
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James Grimwood
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Band 2
Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment

David Mardle
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David Mardle
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Ali Ramadan
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Ali Ramadan
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Band 3
Sophie McGrath
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Sophie McGrath
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Band 3