The dominant force in the big-ticket buyout space, exclusively handling the largest European fund formation mandates. Offers managers the best platform for multibillion-pound launches in London and innovative structuring solutions. Enviable client list includes the largest European private equity firms, and the team continues to advise these clients on their most significant fundraisings.
Sources say: "The team has extremely strong lawyers both technically and commercially."
Clients note: "Simpson Thacher Bartlett is an excellent firm to work with."
"The team is quite flexible," say interviewees adding: "They are thoughtful, and their proactivity and technical expertise stand out."
Acted as fundraising counsel to CVC Capital Partners in relation to its flagship buyout fund focused on Europe and North America, CVC Capital Partners VIII.
Jason Glover is widely viewed as the leading practitioner for multibillion-pound fund launches. He has extensive expertise in the space and is adept at advising on major European buyout funds.
"He has very strong knowledge, and is good at helping things move along and managing resources in the team." "Jason is a sharp, commercial lawyer who always finds a solution."
Gareth Earl is deeply experienced in raising international private equity, buyout, growth and real estate funds. He advises market-leading PE firms on big-ticket fund launches.
"He is a great lawyer who has a strong commercial mindset and a pragmatic approach."
Seema Shah acts for leading sponsors on the formation of European private equity funds, including growth and secondaries funds.
"Seema is an outstanding lawyer who combines very strong technical skills with excellent commercial knowledge and judgement." "She is a good operator and a pragmatic problem solver."