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Welcome to Private equity

Securing the right deal is fundamental to the success of any private equity firm.

That’s why choosing the right legal adviser is so important.

Our highly experienced line-up of lawyers offers true specialist expertise in every facet of private equity life.

Our corporate team is renowned for its efficiency, effectiveness and dedication to getting transactions right first time.

Clients praise the combination of thoroughness and commercial focus which is a hallmark of the way the team carries out its business and our track record of advising on deals right across the spectrum speaks for itself.

We also recognise that successful private equity transactions are about a lot more than just checking the small print.

We are well aware that in private equity, the eventual exit is just as important or even more important than the original investment.

We have extensive experience of private equity exits, be that trade sales, secondary buyouts or IPO’s. So we can provide a seamless service from the initial investment right through to the eventual exit.

Therefore when you entrust your affairs to us, we will use our specialist teams to give you up to the minute advice on issues such as tax structuring, employment, pensions, property and commercial matters so that any deal is covered from all angles.

Thanks to our line-up of public company experts, we have advised on numerous public to private transactions and we have the strength in depth to deliver these complex deals.

Our experience of advising on international transactions ensures that deals which cross a number of different jurisdictions can be tackled with similar confidence.

As well as acting for a variety of different private equity funds, we also regularly advise entrepreneurs, businesses and management teams looking to access private equity investment, helping to give us a truly rounded view of any transaction as well as enabling us to effect introductions should the circumstances suit.

Our service includes advice on:

For more information on how we can help with your next move, please get in touch.

Take a look at some of our previous private equity work.

What Our Clients Say

  • "We have been very impressed with Martin and the team at Ward Hadaway – they have done a great job and we would have no hesitation in recommending them."

    Sean Wadsworth, CEO and co-founder, Nigel Frank International.

  • "Katherine Hay-Heddle and the team at Ward Hadaway did an excellent and thoroughly professional job in advising on this investment [secondary MBO of outdoor clothing company Weird Fish]."

    Paul Brown, Total Capital Partners.

  • "We chose to use Ward Hadaway having been very impressed with the team when they were working on the other side of a previous investment we made. Their experience in private equity investments of a similar complex nature has been invaluable, and Katherine Hay-Heddle's persistence and professionalism has helped ensure the successful completion of this deal"

    Natalie Eastham, Total Capital Partners.

Independent Verdict

  • "Maintains an excellent reputation for private equity work, representing private equity houses and target companies."

    Chambers & Partners

  • “Ward Hadaway attracts the respect of the business community for its range of high-quality work. This strong team is involved in a range of capital markets, private equity and venture capital transactions."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

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