Private Equity & Venture Capital

With advice on over 200 private equity and venture capital transactions in a typical year, whether working for professional investors or management teams and businesses seeking investment, we are a source of immediate advice and experience to accelerate your transaction.

Taking an active role, we work seamlessly with other professional advisers to help in the process of negotiation and completion of transactions to achieve dynamic and rapid growth that typifies private equity and venture capital investment. We help our clients to decide when to progress, when to pass, and give them a benchmark view on the current market.

We cover all types of investment transactions:


Investments at all stages of a company’s life including start up, early stage, growth and development capital
Leveraged buy-outs (LBOs)
Management buy-outs (MBOs) and buy-ins (MBIs)
Refinancing and secondary and portfolio acquisitions

We provide specialist advice to investors focused on, maximising their return and minimising their risk, specialist due diligence; market practice and commercial approach, tax structuring and HMRC clearances. We understand that professional investors are experienced and ensure due diligence is focused on the issues that matter.

We also help management teams through the difficult process of negotiating with an incoming investor and, on an MBO, with their existing employer. Creating the real value in the transaction is our focus for you.

This whole-world view of private equity investment brings a ‘view over the wall’ for our clients and an invaluable perspective that can define your commercial advantage and identify, immediately, what is possible.

We make transactions happen.

Meet the Team

We’re passionate about providing the right solutions and driven to make a positive difference in everything we do.

"We’re delighted to be at the beginning of a partnership between two teams who share the same winning spirit and focus on supporting talent to achieve their potential. Everyone here has a great sense of pride and excitement to be working with Team England – a team that, after all, reflects just how much can be achieved by a diverse and varied group of individuals all focused on one goal. We can’t wait to get started."

Joanna Thornell, Client and Markets Director, Shakespeare Martineau