Record levels of activity

Funds continue to be raised, new investments made and exits realised.  During the life of an investment we are seeing a greater emphasis on active management of portfolios, a trend of bolt-on / buy-and-build investment propositions and active post-transaction integration. This comes with it more scrutiny on the portfolio company and its exit-readiness, as well as its risk profile and ESG performance during the life of an investment

Our specialist areas

We offer our clients bespoke business solutions to help them navigate challenges, realise ambitions and further accelerate growth.

Management Advisory

We are experienced in advising Private Equity-backed portfolio companies and their management teams and recognise that management need to be appropriately included in any process, and incentivised by it, but equally they must not hold up any transaction or risk its success.

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Post-acquisition Integration

When looking to grow your business through acquisition, it is crucial to ensure that your acquisition aligns to the strategic and operational objectives of your business.

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Portfolio Company Focus

We advise Private Equity-backed portfolio companies and their management teams. We have a significant specialism in bolt-on and buy-and-build M&A for portfolio companies.

Why choose Foot Anstey?

What sets us apart is our ability to support our clients at every stage of the investment cycle, from the initial deal through to portfolio integration post-completion and ongoing management of portfolio companies.

While our team’s credentials are backed up by legal directory rankings and awards, what we believe is more valuable is the depth of our experience; we’ve taken the time to really understand the challenges faced by PE-backed portfolio companies and their management teams face and have developed practical and innovative solutions to support their needs.

Recent experience

Agilio Software

Foot Anstey LLP supported Agilio Software, the leading provider of compliance and HR software in the healthcare industry in the UK, on its acquisitions of Iatro Partners and Colourful CPD to strengthen its comprehensive suite of software operation solutions.


Foot Anstey LLP helped Integrity360, an August Equity portfolio company, expand its European footprint and its cyber security portfolio through the acquisition of leading European PCI QSA (Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor) company Advantio.

Quilam Capital

Foot Anstey LLP advised Quilam Capital, which provides financial solutions coupled with expert guidance to businesses operating in the speciality finance market, in connection with its £20m Tier 2 capital investment into Tandem Bank.

Our people

Our award-winning and highly commercial Private Equity team has seen steep organic growth over the past 5 years, having expanded its ranks to service a growing roster of prestigious clients. We have a significant specialism in advising on bolt-on and buy-and-build M&A for portfolio companies.

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What do our clients say?

“The great thing about Foot Anstey is the consistency with the people you work with across the organisation – whether it be employment or commercial advice sort, for example, the level of service is always excellent.”

Legal 500 2023

“We have found Foot Anstey to be an entrepreneurial and innovative law firm.”

PE House 2023

“Foot Anstey were with us every step of the way during this transaction and we really valued their standing alongside us throughout.”

PE Portfolio Client 2023

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