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UK UK-wide Private Equity: Buyouts

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.

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Senior Statespeople
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    Adam Signy
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Senior Statespeople | 24 Years Ranked
    Adam Signy occupies a position at the apex of the market thanks to the high quality of his counsel on private equity transactions. He acts for a number of prominent financial sponsors and corporates.
  2. Alastair Dickson
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Senior Statespeople
  3. Charles Martin
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Senior Statespeople
  4. Chris Hale
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Senior Statespeople
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Eminent Practitioners
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    Matthew Layton
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Eminent Practitioners | 25 Years Ranked
    Matthew Layton is an eminent lawyer in the UK private equity market owing to the depth of his experience in domestic and cross-border transactions. He is the firm's managing partner.
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Band 1
  1. 1
    Alex Woodward
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 1 | 11 Years Ranked
    Alex Woodward maintains a premier private equity practice in significant transactions on behalf of a client base of industry-leading sponsors. He serves as head of private equity in the UK and co-head of the firm's global financial sponsors group.
  2. 1
    David Higgins
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    David Higgins is widely acclaimed as a foremost talent in the UK private equity market. His leading practice is routinely engaged to advise in connection with major cross-border transactions.
  3. Richard Youle
    1
    Richard Youle
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    Richard Youle continues to distinguish himself as a top-flight practitioner whose work concentrates on handling transformational deals on behalf of major private equity houses. He exhibits strength in M&A and restructuring issues. He serves as co-head of the firm's private equity group.
  4. Adrian Maguire
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 1
  5. David Walker
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 1
  6. Marco Compagnoni
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 1
  7. Michael Francies
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
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    Jonny D Myers
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 2 | 13 Years Ranked
    Jonny Myers serves as global head of the firm's private equity group and is highly recommended for his broad skill set in complex transactions. His client base includes a number of prominent private equity houses and companies.
  2. 2
    Spencer Baylin
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    Spencer Baylin maintains close relationships with some of the firm's most prestigious private equity clients, and is well known for his capabilities in handling complex deals on their behalf. His cross-border practice demonstrates capabilities in the emerging markets.
  3. Helen Croke
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 2
  4. Jonathan P Wood
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 2
  5. Kem Ihenacho
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 2
  6. Paul Dolman
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 2
  7. Stephen Lloyd
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Amy Mahon
    3
    Amy Mahon
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Amy Mahon is well known for the strength of her private equity practice, particularly as it pertains to deals in the infrastructure space. Her client base consists of well-known private equity sponsors and corporates.
  2. 3
    Ben Rodham
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Ben Rodham handles complex private equity transactions for a number of leading sponsors, including those involving US and European interests. He is co-head of the firm's global financial sponsor group.
  3. 3
    Derek W Baird
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 22 Years Ranked
    Derek Baird is routinely involved in major domestic and cross-border private equity deals. He offers broader strength in corporate and equity capital markets deals.
  4. Gavin Gordon
    3
    Gavin Gordon
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Gavin Gordon displays strength in his handling of domestic and cross-border LBOs, M&A and financing matters. He acts for private equity funds and corporates.
  5. James Grimwood
    3
    James Grimwood
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    James Grimwood is deeply knowledgeable in a number of private equity matters, including M&A, buyouts and strategic investments, among others. His practice offers diverse sector expertise and is global in scope.
  6. Richard Lever
    3
    Richard Lever
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    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.
  7. 3
    Simon Tinkler
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Simon Tinkler is deeply experienced in private equity deals including M&A, restructurings and secondary transactions. He is sought after by a number of prestigious sponsor clients and their portfolio companies.
  8. 3
    Steven Davis
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 23 Years Ranked
    Steven Davis represents a roster of private equity funds and management teams in a variety of complex transactions. His sector expertise includes deals in the technology, business services and industrial goods spaces, among others.
  9. Tim Wilmot
    3
    Tim Wilmot
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Tim Wilmot is well known for his strong private equity M&A capabilities. His practice is cross-border in scope, and he is active on behalf of private equity funds and other financial sponsors.
  10. David Allen
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 3
  11. Edmund Reed
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 3
  12. Emma Danks
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 3
  13. Gordon Milne
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 3
  14. Ian Shawyer
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 3
  15. Michael A Bond
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Charles Hayes
    4
    Charles Hayes
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Charles Hayes earns praise from market commentators for the quality of his transactional practice, regularly acting for major private equity sponsors on a range of deals. He is global co-head of the firm's financial sponsors group.
  2. 4
    Clare Gaskell
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Clare Gaskell counts a number of highly regarded private equity sponsors among her list of clients. She routinely advises with respect to domestic and cross-border M&A deals and takeovers, among other matters.
  3. 4
    David Holdsworth
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    David Holdsworth concentrates his practice on the representation of domestic and foreign private equity houses and their portfolio companies in their transactional activity. He is active in the consumer products, real estate and technology spaces, among a number of others.
  4. Ed Griffiths
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    Ed Griffiths
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Ed Griffiths acts for a clientele of investors and portfolio companies in significant domestic and cross-border private equity transactions. He serves as co-head of the firm's technology sector in the EMEA region.
  5. 4
    Matthew Elliott
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Matthew Elliott maintains an excellent practice concentrated on the representation of private equity funds in a host of transactions. His reputation is particularly emphasised in the real estate space.
  6. Tom Whelan
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    Tom Whelan
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    Tom Whelan is an experienced practitioner who demonstrates knowledge in buyouts, take-privates and M&A. His diverse client base includes private equity sponsors and corporates.
  7. Victoria Sigeti
    4
    Victoria Sigeti
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Victoria Sigeti demonstrates excellent handling of a range of transactional matters, including M&A and investments. She acts for a clientele of prominent private equity houses and corporates.
  8. David C Carter
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 4
  9. James MacArthur
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 4
  10. Stephen Drewitt
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 4
  11. Tom Evans
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 4
  12. Will Rosen
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 4
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Band 5
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    Christopher Sullivan
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Christopher Sullivan is a strong private equity lawyer who is known for his skill set in M&A and matters of corporate finance. He acts for a stable of major private equity houses.
  2. Jeffrey Twentyman
    5
    Jeffrey Twentyman
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 5 | 22 Years Ranked
    Jeffrey Twentyman maintains a strong transactional practice which includes experience in the representation of private equity houses in a number of deals. He heads the Slaughter and May private equity practice.
  3. Malcolm MacDougall
    5
    Malcolm MacDougall
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 5 | 8 Years Ranked
    Malcolm MacDougall is experienced across a range of transactions, including MBOs, investments and exit transactions. He acts for private equity houses and management teams.
  4. 5
    Rory Mullarkey
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 5 | 5 Years Ranked
    Rory Mullarkey is experienced in the representation of private equity firms in M&A and investment matters. His practice demonstrates a global footprint.
  5. Ross Allardice
    5
    Ross Allardice
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 5 | 7 Years Ranked
    Ross Allardice is a trusted adviser to private equity houses and their portfolio companies on a range of transactional matters. His practice is domestic and pan-European in its footprint.
  6. Simon Burrows
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    Simon Burrows
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 5 | 7 Years Ranked
    Simon Burrows ably handles a broad suite of private equity transactions on behalf of investors and companies. He is co-head of the private equity group in London.
  7. 5
    Stuart Boyd
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 5 | 7 Years Ranked
    Stuart Boyd displays strength in representing private equity and other investor clients in a broad range of transactions. He is particularly solid in take-privates, carve-outs and acquisitions.
  8. Tim Hewens
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    Tim Hewens
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 5 | 9 Years Ranked
    Tim Hewens maintains a strong private equity skill set within a broader corporate practice. He routinely acts for private equity houses, companies and management teams on a number of deals.
  9. Tim Wright
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    Tim Wright
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    Tim Wright counts a number of prominent mid-market private equity houses among his list of clients, for whom he acts in buyouts and other transactions. He serves as the firm's head of European private equity.
  10. 5
    Will Aitken-Davies
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 5 | 5 Years Ranked
    Will Aitken-Davies is a regular adviser to a number of major private equity houses. He is active on a range of transactions including LBOs, M&A and restructurings.
  11. Bruce Hanton
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 5
  12. Edward Stead
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 5
  13. Kiran Sharma
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 5
  14. Matthew Stoate
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 5
  15. Michael Hinchliffe
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 5
  16. Nicholas Plant
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 5
  17. Perry Yam
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Band 5
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Up and Coming
  1. Katja Butler
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    Katja Butler
    Private Equity: Buyouts
    UK 2022 | Up and Coming | 2 Years Ranked
    Katja Butler represents private equity funds in a range of matters. She is experienced in M&A and investments, as well as ancillary issues impacting clients' capital structure.