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Private equity and venture capital

Eversheds Sutherland’s global private equity practices have extensive experience advising on all areas of specialist private equity transactions, across every major jurisdiction. In addition to longstanding relationships with many providers of private equity on both national and international levels, we also regularly advise management teams, corporate and individual vendors and providers of debt finance on private equity transactions. Whatever your needs and wherever your business operates, we are on hand to help.

Our main services include:

  • formation, organization, structuring, financing and operations of all types of private investment funds
  • evaluation of investment opportunities
  • negotiation and documentation of investment transactions
  • portfolio acquisitions and dispositions
  • exits from investments
  • development capital
  • management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • institutional investments/leveraged buy-outs
  • public to private transactions
  • debt for equity restructurings

Experienced private equity lawyers

Eversheds Sutherland’s in-depth legal knowledge and wide-ranging client base ensures that we remain at the forefront of issues affecting the private equity industry, including investment legislation and regulation. Our lawyers bring direct, hands-on experience to transactions.

Our recent experience includes:

  • advising one of the largest distributors of drywall, acoustical and other specialized building materials in the United States and its shareholders in connection with its sale to funds managed by a leading global private investment firm
  • advising Accel-KKR on its majority investment in the Sweden-based Episerver and merger with the US-based Ektron
  • advising CBPE Capital on the £225m sale of IDIS to Clinigen
  • advising Euro Garages, Mohsin Issa and Zuber Issa on the £1.3bn investment by TDR Capital in the Euro Garages group
  • advising Equistone and the management sellers on the $252m sale of Worldmark to the Canadian-listed CCL Industries
  • advising Inflexion on the £92m secondary buy-out of Alcumus and subsequent £47m bolt-on acquisition by Alcumus of Santia
  • advising LDC on the purchase of NEC Group from Birmingham City Council in a transaction that values the business at approximately £307 million
  • advising MSouth Equity Partners on a secured syndicated credit facilities deal consisting of $27 million term loan facility and a $3 million revolving loan facility
  • advising MSouth Equity Partners in connection with obtaining syndicated, secured credit facilities in the aggregate principal amount of $59 million, consisting of a $51 million term loan facility (including a $15 million incremental term loan facility) and an $8 million revolving loan facility
  • advising the management of Paroc on their €700m buyout of CVC

Experienced venture capital lawyers

Eversheds Sutherland’s global venture capital team offers a full range of legal services and strategic advice to entrepreneurs and companies seeking capital, venture capital funds, Venture Capital Trust, corporate venturers, business angels and other early-stage investors.

Our role as legal and business advisers is to support your growth. We aim to build strong relationships that will last far beyond the first funding round and enable us to provide support throughout your entire entrepreneurial journey.

Our financial institutions Group and dedicated fund formations team also advises on fund structuring and formation.

Contact our private equity team

If you would like any further information or need advice on private equity, please contact our legal team.

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