Private equity transactions
Our specialist private equity lawyers work with private equity firms, venture capitalists, portfolio companies, sellers to private equity, management teams and buy-in management.
Building lasting relationships is important to us. We invest time at the beginning to understand the background of a private equity transaction and your objectives. From this we deliver high quality work, with a pragmatic and commercial view.
We assemble a highly experienced team of private equity lawyers, with specific skill sets to assist you.
Our private equity lawyers can help with
- Venture capital/growth investments
- Acquiring a company or a group of companies as part of a platform or bolt-on acquisition
- Investing as a management team as part of a private equity transaction
- Investing in a private equity-backed company or group
- Selling shares to a private equity-backed acquirer
- Secondary buy-outs
With specialists in the following areas, we advise our clients throughout the lifecycle of a private equity investment:.
- Banking and finance
- Commercial contracts
- Data protection
- Intellectual property
- IT and Technology procurement
- Real estate
For more information or to speak with a member of the team, please contact us.
Advising US private equity-backed Chromalloy Gas Turbine, LLC on multiple sales of international group companies.
Advising the shareholders of E-Cloth Limited, a developer and marketer of environmentally conscious cleaning products, on the sale of the company to US private equity firm Camano Capital.
Advised BP Marsh & Company Limited on its private equity investments in insurance brokers, Lilley Plummer Risks Ltd and Denison and Partners Ltd.
Advised Modulous with its Series A funding round of approximately £10m of new investment from private equity and venture capital investment parties including Blackhorn, Groundbreak Ventures and Cemex.
Advised European investment company, Lyvia Group on its first UK acquisition of technology company, Public-i, the leading provider of live streaming and audio visual technologies.
Advising UK energy innovator, HiiROC, on its £26m series B funding round, which involved investment from Centrica, Cemex, Hyundai, Kia, HydrogenOne (INEOS) and Melrose Industries plc.
Advising US private equity-backed Uniguest on its acquisition programme in the UK, which has included the acquisitions of Onelan, Tripleplay (including its international subsidiaries), Planet eStream and MediaStar Systems.
Advising the Mobeus (now Gresham House Ventures) growth team on its £4m investment into Connect Childcare, the UK’s leading nursery management software.
Advised the shareholders of Credence Background Screening Limited on the sale of the company to Canadian private equity-backed Certn Holdings Inc.
Advising the shareholders of Broden Media Limited on the sale to private equity backed Nineteen Group.
We are very pleased to have closed our Series A round in a challenging funding environment. As well as helping us to navigate this, Cripps has been instrumental to implementing a robust commercial framework around our core IP, and this was key to our success in securing further investment.
co-founder and CCO of Modulous
Thank you to Helen and the team at Cripps for their commitment to delivering this transaction and their support throughout the process. These transactions involved time-sensitive and complex cross-border issues which the Cripps team handled efficiently and effectively.
GC of Chromalloy
I wanted to express my deep appreciation to everyone at Cripps who supported us throughout this process, dedicating many nights and weekends to deliver a positive outcome for Chromalloy.
CFO of Chromalloy parent company Sequa Corporation
We are grateful to the whole Cripps team for its support. Having worked with us for some time, our Cripps team has a good understanding of our business objectives, what matters to us and provided straightforward and pragmatic advice.
Chief Investment Officer at B.P. Marsh
The Cripps team were proactive and provided clear and commercial guidance throughout the transaction process. This acquisition marks a key first step for Lyvia Group in the UK, and was a complex transaction. When issues arose, they were resolved quickly and capably, ensuring the deal stayed on track. The Cripps team were a pleasure to work with.
Investment Partner at Lyvia Group in the UK
We’re delighted to complete this acquisition and to bring Planet eStream into our group. The support provided by Cripps made the process much easier and has helped Uniguest achieve its objectives in this acquisition. Cripps has been a great partner in assisting the growth of our business over the last few years through the three acquisitions we have completed together.
CEO of Uniguest
The professional service provided by Helen and Salim was superb and went beyond our expectations as an investor. Their ability to strike a perfect balance between providing transaction support and legal advice was critical to completing a complex deal with multiple co-investors.
Rowan Grobler, Investment Director
Gresham House Ventures