Private Equity and Venture Capital

You’re focused on maximising returns and minimising risk. Whether you’re a professional investor, a management team, or seeking investment yourself, you can’t afford to waste time.

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Our nationally recognised corporate finance specialists work both on and offshore with private equity investors, venture capitalists, fund management teams and angel investors, as well as businesses seeking investment.

Providing innovative, decisive direction across a complete range of services, our consistent solutions include investment at all stages of the company life-cycle (start-up, early stage, growth and development), MBOs, MBIs and LBOs, initial public offerings, open, tender and secondary offers, refinancing and portfolio acquisitions.

Working collaboratively across other areas of the firm, we ensure every angle of the transaction is carefully scoped, planned and executed, including any related banking and finance matters, tax and regulatory compliance, IP, brand protection, pensions and employment matters, as well as wider commercial matters. 

We use our deep sector knowledge to respond to your commercial needs. We ensure that risks are reduced in pursuit of the deal you want.

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Some of our experts

Mark Gibson

Partner - Head of Corporate (Birmingham)

I am Partner and Head of Corporate for the firm’s Birmingham office.

Paul Rimmer

Partner - Head of Corporate (Liverpool)

I provide corporate and commercial advice to businesses ranging from SMEs to large corporates and am widely recognised as one of the region's top corporate lawyers.

Paul Pignatelli

Partner - Executive Partner Glasgow

I am the Executive Partner for Glasgow and a partner specialising primarily in corporate finance but with a strong track record also on sporting matters.


Patrick Eaton


I am a Partner specialising in corporate transactional and advisory work, based in the London office.