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Private Equity lawyers

As a private equity fund, investor or management team, you face daily pressures of valuations, performance, exit strategies and regulation. The relative availability of debt, together with significant levels of capital committed to the private equity industry or held on corporate balance sheets, has strongly impacted the competition for assets and pricing levels.

A cohesive private equity strategy will support you to ensure that you acquire the right assets and obtain maximum value from your portfolio. We are structured around your business sectors and those of your targets. This means we can advise you on all stages of a fund’s lifecycle, from formation and administration to the making of investments, portfolio monitoring and exiting.

Your deals are executed according to tight deadlines and complex regulatory constraints. Our multidisciplinary specialist teams in 65 offices globally can mobilise quickly, whatever the size and complexity of your transaction. The CMS UK Private Equity Team is based both in the City and Mayfair and is very active across all sectors of the market. With anti-trust, tax, employment, banking, commercial and disputes expertise, we can also assist in the protection and growth of your funds and investments.

Whether your deal is in the upper or mid private equity or venture market, our specialist lawyers can guide you towards the best business outcome in your home markets and across multiple jurisdictions.

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Alex Patience
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Alex Patience is a partner in the International Finance Practice. He has over 20 years of experience in negotiating and structuring transactions in syndicated and leveraged finance, real estate...
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James Grimwood
Part­ner
Head of the CMS Private Equity Group
United Kingdom, London
James Grimwood is Head of the CMS Private Equity Group. James has extensive experience in advising on a wide range of corporate work, including M&A, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations. As...
Doug land
Doug Land
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Doug Land is a partner in our Corporate Group specialising in M&A, private equity and joint ventures. Doug has focused primarily on the energy and infrastructure sectors for over 20 years and advises...
Narinder Jugpal
Narinder Jugpal
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Narinder Jugpal is a partner in CMS’s London Corporate Group. He advises private equity sponsors, financial institutions and corporates on all manner of domestic and cross border acquisitions, d...
David Bunker
David Bunker
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
David advises on all aspects of corporate finance work for private and public companies, advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships and reorganisations. He has particular...
Thomas Jameson
Tom Jameson
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Tom is a partner in the Transactions Team at CMS, and a member of our Corporate Technology sector. With established expertise in investments, group reorganisations and mergers and acquisitions, Tom...
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Gordon Anton
Part­ner
(Qualified in E&W and the Republic of Ireland)
United Kingdom, London
Gordon is a partner in the Corporate Team specialising in corporate finance with a particular emphasis on public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, private equity and...
Ben Hendry
Benjamin Hendry
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Sheffield
Ben has advised on corporate finance transactions of numerous shapes and sizes. He acts for a variety of clients, from SME's to major PLC’s and has had exposure to both private and public sector d...
John Finnemore
John Finnemore
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
John is a Partner in our Corporate team. He completed his training in 2005 with a large US law firm and subsequently worked for two major UK law firms, being made partner in 2015. John has...
Sandra Rafferty
Sandra Rafferty
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Sandra Rafferty has been a partner in the Corporate group at CMS UK since 2001, and specialises in the infrastructure, energy and renewable sectors. She advises a mixture of public and private ...