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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...
Charles Currier
Charles Currier
Senior Partner
Chair of the Board for CMS UK and its international offices
United Kingdom, London
Charles is Senior Partner and Chair of the Board for CMS UK and its international offices. As Senior Partner, Charles focuses on building strong relationships with clients, intermediaries, professional...
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...
Jamie Burgess
Jamie Burgess
Partner
United Kingdom, London
Jamie Burgess is a Partner in the CMS London Corporate Group. Jamie specialises in Private Equity and has extensive experience and knowledge within the space, acting for Private Equity sponsors, founders...
Rachel Cooper
Rachel Cooper
Partner
United Kingdom, Manchester
Rachel Cooper is a Partner and heads CMS’ Professional Discipline and Regulatory team. Since 2006, Rachel has specialised in professional discipline and regulatory advisory work in the healthcare, social...
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...
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...
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, venture capital and...