Private Equity

Our commercial advice reflects our practical understanding of the role private equity plays in the businesses it’s invested in.

With over 30 years’ experience in private equity and venture capital – including in-house – we know how it works.

Our clients are sponsors, funds, banks, family offices, high-net-worth individuals, investee companies, and management teams – whom we also help implement their growth plans after the deal is completed. Because we build long lasting relationships, we get to be a part of the whole investment cycle – from the first investment round through to exit.

If you’re a sponsor, we’ll help with your first round and subsequent investment. We’ll then advise on day to day issues, restructuring, and refinancing. And when it’s time to leave your investment – whether by by sale, recapitalisation, or flotation – we’ll be there, too.

If you’re a company manager looking to take on private equity, we get that the investment process, although exciting, can also be daunting and confusing. Because we’ve been through it countless times, we know what problems can crop up, and how to fix them. We’ll help you navigate the paperwork, questions, meetings and negotiations with other advisers.


  • Sponsors
  • Investee companies
  • Management advisory
  • Early-stage and growth capital


  • Acting for WestBridge Fund Managers Ltd on the £46.5 million management buy-out of Eque2 Ltd from LDC and other shareholders
  • Acting for RJD Partners in the funding of the management buy-out of Improve International Ltd, the leading UK provider of veterinary education
  • Advising Sun Capital Partners on the acquisition of Complete Cover Group from Darwin Private Equity
  • Acting for WestBridge Capital on its acquisition of and investment in Bespoke Health & Social Care Ltd

We love working with the team at Capital Law. Your calm, pragmatic and assured approach makes it very easy for us to keep focusing on the commercial issues, and to retain a strong relationship with management despite sitting on opposite sides of the table for many of the negotiations.

Valerie Kendall
Founding Partner, WestBridge Capital LLP