Our recognised private equity team delivers pragmatic, innovative and straightforward advice to investors and management teams in mid-market private equity transactions in the UK and Europe.
We bring a wealth of experience of private equity and venture capital investment to ensure that you can achieve your commercial aims and protect your position.
Our clients trust us to deliver commercial and straightforward advice in connection with private equity investment whether that be seed capital, angel investment, venture capital investment, management and institutional buy-outs, initial public offerings, refinancings and portfolio acquisitions.
Working collaboratively across DWF, we ensure every angle of your transaction is carefully scoped, planned and executed, including any related banking and finance matters, tax and regulatory compliance issues, IP, brand protection, pensions and employment matters, as well as wider commercial matters.
In this latest report, the corporate experts at DWF analyse the key deal terms of private equity exits across both the London Main Market and AIM in 2018.
Our Private Equity Exits via IPO report (2017) illustrated how the trend for private equity exits via the public markets endured the impact of the Brexit referendum and general election in 2017. Our report for 2018 evidences further that the London markets remain an attractive venue for private equity investors to achieve liquidity notwithstanding the unique political and economic turmoil of the delayed Brexit deadline. In this revised report, we analyse the key deal terms of private equity exits across both the London Main Market and AIM in 2018.
Our nationally recognised corporate finance specialists work regularly with private equity investors, venture capitalists, portfolio companies, management teams and investment banks on equity capital markets transactions, including IPOs on London's Main Market and AIM. Furthermore, DWF Group plc underwent its own IPO in 2019 becoming the first and only global legal business to be listed on the Main Market and, as such, we have a unique insight into the IPO experience from the perspective of both an issuer and as legal advisers.
In this latest report, we analyse the key deal terms of private equity exits across both the London Main Market and AIM in 2017.
DWF, the global legal business, has appointed Ted Harrison as a Partner in the Financial Services sector
Read the latest from our Private Equity experts on how COVID-19 is impacting the stock market.
The DWF office in Manchester received two awards at Manchester Legal Awards 2020 last night, taking home 'Regulatory Team of the Year' and 'Solicitor of the Year' for Amanda Lea.
Nigel Teasdale, Head of Motor & Fraud at DWF, comments on the latest Whiplash Reform parliamentary statement:
The Scottish Parliament has agreed to establish a Scottish National Investment Bank with the Scottish Government making an initial commitment of £2 billion to the Bank to try to stimulate and transform the Scottish economy.
Jonathan Branton, Head of EU/Competition at DWF, comments on the issues regarding State Aid and Competition following Boris Johnson's speech this morning on EU negotiations:
Before the election the Government announced a review with a view to reform Entrepreneurs Relief as it was costing the Treasury much more than anticipated. If you are considering selling your business in the next 12 months, there are some actions that you can take to secure the current treatment.
DWF, the global legal business, has advised Allvotec Limited on the acquisition of ISG Technology from private equity house, WestBridge.
Global legal business DWF has appointed Alexandre Piette to its Paris office as a corporate partner. He joins the business from French law firm Viguié Schmidt & Associés where he was partner.