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UK UK-wide Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market

This section covers firms and lawyers providing mostly transactional advice for private equity clients, such as direct investments into private companies, buyouts of public companies (MBO, MBI, BIMBO), secondary transactions, take-privates, PIPEs and pre-IPO investments. Venture capital investments and transactions and work on behalf of funds, investors, venture capital firms, private equity firms and financial institutions are also looked at by researchers.

All Departments profiles

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Band 1
  1. Macfarlanes LLP
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    Macfarlanes LLP
    Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Macfarlanes is active on transactions in both the hundreds of millions and billions, with excellent credentials throughout the private equity field. It is noted for its multidisciplinary approach, which includes substantial regulatory and tax structuring expertise. The department frequently acts for management teams on high-value transactions, alongside a wider client base that includes lenders, sponsors and limited partners. It is also active in the secondaries market.
  2. Travers Smith LLP
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    Travers Smith LLP
    Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Travers Smith is renowned for its capabilities in the mid-market, often undertaking work for well-known funds on complex and international deals. It also has a strong reputation on the management side. It offers a wide range of complementary strengths, most notably calling upon specialist sub-practice groups dedicated to portfolio companies and MBOs.
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Band 2
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    Addleshaw Goddard LLP
    Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Addleshaw Goddard focuses on mid-market transactions, acting on buyouts, restructurings and refinancings. It has an established reputation for advising both private equity firms and management teams. The department benefits from its offices throughout the UK and also has significant expertise in transactions involving Sub-Saharan Africa.
  2. Baker McKenzie
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    Baker McKenzie
    Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Baker McKenzie is a strong choice for cross-border transactions, leveraging the firm's impressive global strengths to offer expertise in complex, multi-jurisdictional matters. It is particularly focused on upper mid-market deals, with strength in TMT, healthcare, natural resources and infrastructure. The department is complemented by expertise in ancillary practice areas, including pensions and tax.
  3. DLA Piper LLP
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    DLA Piper LLP
    Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper is proficient in mid-market transactions in the healthcare, real estate and retail sectors, among others. It is regularly instructed on cross-border deals, supported by its wider network of regional and international offices. The group exhibits strength in portfolio company acquisitions, LBOs and growth investments. It is also frequently engaged to advise management teams on high-value transactions.
  4. Goodwin
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    Goodwin
    Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    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.
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Band 3
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    Eversheds Sutherland
    Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Eversheds Sutherland is a solid choice for mid-market private equity transactions, regularly acting for a broad base of investor clients on acquisitions, disposals and portfolio company work. It offers a strong platform for cross-border mandates, drawing from a stable of expert corporate lawyers across Asia, the USA and the EMEA region, in addition to its extensive domestic coverage. The team has broad sector experience that covers technology, education and healthcare, among others.
  2. Hogan Lovells
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    Hogan Lovells
    Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Hogan Lovells is admired for its wide-ranging expertise, servicing numerous sectors, including healthcare, energy, infrastructure, financial services and TMT. It acts for a broad spectrum of private equity houses and alternative asset managers, including specialist investors, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds. The group is noted for its strength in cross-border transactions, with experience in the US, EMEA and Asian markets.
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    Jones Day
    Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Jones Day advises on high-end and mid-market transactions and regularly takes on significant cross-border work, drawing upon its extensive global practice to advise on deals across Europe and the USA. It is known for its strong work on prominent real estate private equity deals, alongside wider strengths in infrastructure matters and portfolio transactions. Jones Day's clients include private equity houses, investment funds and management teams.
  4. Taylor Wessing
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    Taylor Wessing
    Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Taylor Wessing maintains a commanding position at the forefront of the venture capital market, calling upon a deep talent pool with a wealth of experience in the area. It advises the full spectrum of clients including startups, well-known technology companies and institutional investors on early-stage investments, financing rounds and exits. The department routinely engages in private equity transactions that are often cross-border and complex in nature. Its domestic offering is complemented by a network of offices across Europe and Silicon Valley to assist with international deals.
  5. CMS
    Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market
    UK 2023 | Band 3
  6. Dickson Minto WS
    Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market
    UK 2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
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    Osborne Clarke LLP
    Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Osborne Clarke is prominent in mid-market transactions, often advising on deals in the financial services, real estate, digital business and energy sectors. It is also highly adept in venture capital matters, acting for investee companies and investors in financing work and equity matters. The firm's offices in London and Bristol are complemented by others in Europe and the USA.
  2. Proskauer Rose LLP
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    Proskauer Rose LLP
    Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Proskauer Rose houses a solid group with capabilities across a broad range of transactional matters. It routinely handles sophisticated private equity deals across a range of sectors. The department is sought after by prominent private equity houses for advice on cross-border deals.
  3. Pinsent Masons
    Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market
    UK 2023 | Band 4