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Private Equity

Service overview: Private equity lawyers

  • Private equity, a type of equity investment wherein institutional investors or family offices buy and restructure companies that are not publicly traded, can be complex and competitive. It typically targets businesses at a later stage than venture capital investment.
  • Our private equity solicitors have specific industry sector expertise in a range of specialist areas, and we also have the knowledge and skills to be able to act for both companies and investors at any stage of investment.
  • Our solicitors can help with making new investments, receiving investments, structuring transactions and deals and day-to-day management.
  • We also have considerable expertise in debt finance which will often be involved in the investment, and can help you with specialist transactions such as acquisition finance and leveraged debt, and asset finance and asset-based lending.
  • We also work extensively in venture capital, both for companies and investors: you may need legal advice across both areas.

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What we do: Private equity solicitors

Our solicitors know from experience what makes the difference between poorly executed private equity transactions and those that are successful in the immediate and long-term.

Whatever stage of investment you’re at, we can assist in a range of matters including:

As a full-service law firm, our private equity solicitors can provide advice and representation on any private equity matter, including due diligence and strategic review. The guidance provided by our lawyers is considered from all angles, and will often encompass our expertise across taxation, corporate law, banking law, contract law, employment law, litigation, and immigration law to offer a complete service to private equity clients.

Who we help: Investors, companies and more

Our team of dedicate private equity firm solicitors are able to advise and represent management teams, private equity houses, mezzanine advisers, investors and lenders with all legal aspects of private equity company investments, purchases and sales. In addition, we can provide legal advice concerning angel investors and crowdfunding.

We can also provide specialist private equity services to family offices, sovereign funds, trusts and ultra/high net worth individuals.


Looking for investment?

If your business is actively seeking investment, please read our comprehensive article on the range of investment schemes available and which ones may be most suitable for your individual needs: Investment Schemes – Attracting Investors to Your Business.


Testimonials

What our clients say

Friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Harper James Solicitors have provided invaluable advice and the necessary instruments to raise capital from investors for our startup. The firm will remain as our solicitors of choice for the future.
Ellis Lynas CEO, LynasMedia
Harper James swiftly solves problems with a minimum of fuss. I strongly recommend them and they are a pleasure to work with.
Jean de Fougerolles CEO, Ascension Ventures
Jas did an excellent job in pulling together what was a complex deal, not least because it involved co-ordinating parties in America, the UK and at the British Business Bank. But her perseverance and willingness to get the job done for us shone through and we were very impressed by the standard of service we received.
Peter Gerwe Investor, Storyfirst
Choosing Harper James was one of the best choices we made as a start-up. The firm has provided invaluable advice and insight throughout the early stages of our business.
Leigh Purnell CEO, Petalite
Friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Harper James Solicitors have provided invaluable advice and the necessary instruments to raise capital from investors for our startup. The firm will remain as our solicitors of choice for the future.
Ellis Lynas CEO, LynasMedia
Harper James swiftly solves problems with a minimum of fuss. I strongly recommend them and they are a pleasure to work with.
Jean de Fougerolles CEO, Ascension Ventures
Jas did an excellent job in pulling together what was a complex deal, not least because it involved co-ordinating parties in America, the UK and at the British Business Bank. But her perseverance and willingness to get the job done for us shone through and we were very impressed by the standard of service we received.
Peter Gerwe Investor, Storyfirst
Choosing Harper James was one of the best choices we made as a start-up. The firm has provided invaluable advice and insight throughout the early stages of our business.
Leigh Purnell CEO, Petalite

Why choose our private equity solicitors? Our experience

We’re a modern law firm with a difference. Our innovative remote operating model means that you can access expert City-grade legal advice from partner-level solicitors at a fraction of the cost of traditional law firms. Our solicitors have all been recruited from top 100 UK law firms or large international businesses. Find out more about our corporate lawyers here:


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Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:

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Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.

An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.

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Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.

Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.



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