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Private Equity

Helping clients manage private equity investment risk to maximise return

Our private equity team provides clients with advice across the lifetime of an investment, from making investment decisions through to developing post-investment growth strategies. We assist investee companies, management and private equity investors on investment transactions including venture capital, buy-outs and secondary buyouts.

Our experience means we are one step ahead, anticipating potential issues whilst helping our clients realise their business objectives.

We have close working relationships with a number of private equity providers, corporate finance advisors and other intermediaries, so we can provide balanced advice reflecting key concerns and objectives from each of the parties.

Our strong sector approach enhances our ability to give transactional advice, ensuring we achieve the best results for our clients and deliver excellent value for money.

Our Private Equity Work

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  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • Acquisition of petrol distribution and retail outlets in Spain

    Advising a UK company on the set up of Luxembourg and Spanish corporate holding structures and the acquisition of petrol distribution and retail outlets in Spain.

     

    United Kingdom

    Acting for the management team on a £330m acquisition of a leading pensions software provider

    Advising the CEO and management team on the terms of a management incentive equity plan and investment agreement as part of the sale of Aquila Heywood to Blackrock Long Term Capital. 

    United Kingdom

    Investment into one of the largest private hospitals in Greece

    Advising the founders of one of the largest private hospitals in Greece in relation to an investment by CVC Capital Partners. 

    Greece

    Joint venture partnership arrangement specialising in turning non-recyclable plastics into clean ene

    Advising a shareholder on the funding of a joint venture partnership arrangement specialising in turning non-recyclable plastics into clean energy.

    United Kingdom

    Overseas expansion for Leon

    Advising healthy fast-food chain, Leon, to facilitate a secondary sale and raise funds for overseas expansion from Spice Private Equity, part of GP Investments, after it secured an offer of £25m private equity funding. 

    United Kingdom

    Secondary Sale to Bowmark Capital

    Advising the management team of a leading financial services software provider on the secondary sale to Bowmark Capital.

    United Kingdom

    £2.5 million Series A investment by Maven

    Acting for Cardinality, a software and service provider which has developed a data ingestion and analytics platform, in relation to securing a £2.5million investment from Maven Capital Partners.

    United Kingdom

    Advising a high profile investment fund on USD 1 billion global review

    Advising on a USD 1 billion global review of the business interests of a high profile group operating in 10 jurisdictions and comprising over 70 companies across various industries including telecoms, banking, healthcare, hospitality, distribution and large scale property development.  We also advised on the implementation of new investments and divestments comprising USD multi million transactions in several jurisdictions

    United Arab Emirates

    Advising a UAE based private office regarding its investments

    Advising a UAE based private office regarding its investment in various funds and acquiring a strategic interest in the Fund Manager.

    United Arab Emirates

    Advising a UAE investment fund on acquisition of 80% interest in UAE beverage distribution company

    Advising a UAE investment fund on the acquisition of an 80% interest in a UAE family-owned beverage distribution company

    United Arab Emirates
  • Onex Partners acquisition of Kodak's health imagine business

    Advising a private equity entity based in Canada on the Middle Eastern aspects of the global acquisition of Kodak’s health imaging business for USD 2.35 billion

    Canada
  • RBL Bank IPO

    Partner John Chrisman acted for Kotak Mahindra, Axis Capital, Citigroup Global Markets India, Morgan Stanley India, HDFC Bank, SBI Capital Markets, ICICI Securities and IDFC Securities in the USD181.5 million initial public offering of RBL Bank Limited including a Rule 144A offering in the United States. (2016)

    India

    Dewan Housing Finance QIP

    Partner John Chrisman acted for Barclays Bank, Kotak Mahindra and Motilal Oswal in the USD130 million qualified institutional placement of Dewan Housing Finance including a private placement in the United States. (2015)

    India
  • Advising HSBC Private Equity on the acquisition of Byrne Equipment Rental Group for AED 210 million

    Advising HSBC Private Equity (now Havenvest Private Equity) on the complete acquisition of Byrne Equipment Rental Group in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar for AED 210 million

    Saudi Arabia

    Advising Amwal AlKhaleej on multiple investments including acquisitions of major investment banks

    Advising Amwal AlKhaleej, a Saudi-based private equity firm on a number of investments including, the acquisition of two major investment banks and a media company

    Saudi Arabia

    Assisting a KSA PE firm on transactions including a USD 82 million acquisition and financing

    Assisting a KSA private equity company on numerous corporate transactions involving GCC companies, including the USD 82 million acquisition of a UAE-based construction company.Assisting a KSA private equity company on numerous corporate transactions involving GCC companies, including the USD 82 million acquisition of a UAE-based construction company.

    Saudi Arabia

    Advising the private equity arm of an international bank ona USD 60 million acquisition

    Advising the private equity arm of a major international bank on the USD 60 million acquisition of a well-known equipment hire business with operations in the KSA, Qatar and the UAE.

    Saudi Arabia

    Advising leading KSA-based PE fund on USD 225m acquisition of 49% stake in a large GCC development

    Advising a leading KSA-based private equity fund on a USD 225 million acquisition of a 49% stake in a large GCC multi-use development

    Saudi Arabia

    Advising a high profile investment fund on USD 1 billion global review

    Advising on a USD 1 billion global review of the business interests of a high profile group operating in 10 jurisdictions and comprising over 70 companies across various industries including telecoms, banking, healthcare, hospitality, distribution and large scale property development.  We also advised on the implementation of new investments and divestments comprising USD multi million transactions in several jurisdictions

    United Arab Emirates

    Advising a USD 550 million venture capital fund in relation to several investment agreements

    Advising a USD 550 million UAE venture capital fund in relation to several investment agreements.  This included advice on the subscription agreements between the fund and various UAE based target companies, on issues relating to the management of the fund and on the formation of the fund vehicle in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates

    Advising Rasmala Investment Bank Ltd in relation to two Shariah compliant PE funds worth USD 350m

    Advising Rasmala Investment Bank Ltd in relation to the structure, establishment and implementation of two Shariah compliant private equity funds worth USD 350 million, which were established in a parallel fund structure

    United Arab Emirates

    Advising M'Sharie on the successful private placement of 40% of its shares

    Advising M'Sharie and its controlling shareholder, Dubai Investments, on the successful private placement of 40% of its shares with selected institutional investors across the GCC Investments fund structure

    United Arab Emirates

    Advising Onex Partners on Middle Eastern aspects of USD 2.35 billion acquisition

    Advising Onex Partners, a private equity entity based in Canada, on the Middle Eastern aspects of the glonal acquisition of Kodak's health imaging business for USD 2.35 billion

    United Arab Emirates
  • Investment into one of the largest private hospitals in Greece

    Advising the founders of one of the largest private hospitals in Greece in relation to an investment by CVC Capital Partners. 

    Greece

    Acquisition of petrol distribution and retail outlets in Spain

    Advising a UK company on the set up of Luxembourg and Spanish corporate holding structures and the acquisition of petrol distribution and retail outlets in Spain.

     

    United Kingdom

    Secondary Sale to Bowmark Capital

    Advising the management team of a leading financial services software provider on the secondary sale to Bowmark Capital.

    United Kingdom

    Acting for the management team on a £330m acquisition of a leading pensions software provider

    Advising the CEO and management team on the terms of a management incentive equity plan and investment agreement as part of the sale of Aquila Heywood to Blackrock Long Term Capital. 

    United Kingdom

    Overseas expansion for Leon

    Advising healthy fast-food chain, Leon, to facilitate a secondary sale and raise funds for overseas expansion from Spice Private Equity, part of GP Investments, after it secured an offer of £25m private equity funding. 

    United Kingdom

    Joint venture partnership arrangement specialising in turning non-recyclable plastics into clean ene

    Advising a shareholder on the funding of a joint venture partnership arrangement specialising in turning non-recyclable plastics into clean energy.

    United Kingdom

    £2.5 million Series A investment by Maven

    Acting for Cardinality, a software and service provider which has developed a data ingestion and analytics platform, in relation to securing a £2.5million investment from Maven Capital Partners.

    United Kingdom

Our Private Equity team

Mohamed Barakat
Mohamed Barakat

Partner

Ross Barfoot
Ross Barfoot

Partner

Roshanak Bassiri Gharb
Roshanak Bassiri Gharb

Partner

Stephen Browning
Stephen Browning

Partner

Thomas Choo
Thomas Choo

Managing Partner

Jo-Anne Demers
Jo-Anne Demers

Partner

Richard Elks
Richard Elks

Partner

Dean Gormley
Dean Gormley

Partner

Abhimanyu Jalan
Abhimanyu Jalan

Partner

Monica Justiniano
Monica Justiniano

Partner

Lee Keane
Lee Keane

Partner

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