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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.

 
Alican Babalioglu
Alican Babalioglu
Man­aging Part­ner
Lawyer
Turkiye, Istanbul
Alican Babalıoğlu is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Yalçın Babalıoğlu Kemahlı Law Firm*. Focused on corporate and M&A, private equity, capital markets and competition law, Alican advises...
Gordon Anton
Gordon Anton
Part­ner
(Qualified in E&W and the Republic of Ireland)
United Kingdom, London
Gordon is a Partner in CMS’ Corporate Group specialising in public takeovers and mergers, private acquisitions and disposals, equity capital markets transactions and joint ventures. Gordon also regularly...
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 expertise...
Elliot Cowan
Elliot Cowan
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Elliot is a technology focused partner in the Transaction Team at CMS, with extensive experience in Venture Capital, fundraisings, private equity, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.  He advises...
Charles Currier
Charles Currier
Part­ner
Co-head of Corporate, UK
United Kingdom, London
Charles is the Co-head of Corporate at CMS UK. For nearly 20 years he has advised utilities, generators, developers, funds and other financial investors on transactions in the energy and infrastructure...
Aaron Fairhurst
Aaron Fairhurst
Part­ner
Co-Head of Tax
United Kingdom, London
Aaron Fairhurst is the Co-Head of the Tax Team and has worked at CMS since 2002.Aaron has worked in a wide range of transactional and advisory roles, both domestic and international, covering income tax...
John Finnemore
John Finnemore
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
John Finnemore is a partner in the CMS Corporate Team. He is a specialist venture capital, private equity and mergers and acquisitions lawyer.  He has a particular focus on advising clients in the tech...
Bruce Harvie
Bruce Harvie
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Bruce is a partner in the Corporate Group, based in the firm’s Edinburgh office. He has expertise in a wide range of corporate matters and specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions...
Benjamin 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 deals...
Victoria Henry
Victoria Henry
Part­ner
Co-head of Corporate
United Kingdom, London
Victoria is the Co-head of Corporate, UK at CMS. She has been a corporate lawyer for over 20 years and specialises in corporatised real estate and fund formation.She is a partner in our FIRA team and...