We understand that the senior management team is crucial to the success, not only of any corporate finance process, but to the performance of an investment.

We are experienced in advising Private Equity-backed portfolio companies and their management teams and recognise that executive 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.

Members of the Foot Anstey team in the Exeter office

Recent transactions

Dext (HgCapital)

Advising the executive management team on the investment into Dext by private equity investor HgCapital (2021).

ClimateCare (Averna)

Advising the management team on its investment alongside Averna Capital – the mid-market European private equity firm – in ClimateCare, a leading profit with purpose environmental and social impact company headquartered in Oxford, UK.

White Bear Capital / Blenheim Underwriting (Alchemy Capital)

Advising the management team on the £80 million investment by Alchemy Special Opportunities Fund IV into White Bear Capital Limited (the holding company of the Blenheim Underwriting Lloyds of London business). We advised White Bear Capital and its executive management and majority shareholders on the significant and transformatory investment from Alchemy.

Datum (UBS Asset Management)

Advising the management team on the investment by UBS Asset Management into Datum Datacentres. UNS acquired a 100% stake in the company from Darwin Private Equity.

Thomas's London Day Schools

Advising Thomas’s on its strategic partnership with Oakley Capital, a specialist investor in the education sector. The partnership will enable the facilities across Thomas’s schools to be upgraded and developed, and investment in new opportunities to expand the group’s offering.

Why choose Foot Anstey?

We have extensive experience in acting for management teams and owner managers in public and private companies covering the whole spectrum of different stages of development of a business, from complete start-ups, through to seed capital, VC rounds and private equity primary and secondary investments to IPOs and secondary fundraisings on public markets.

To the management team, the equity in the business has an emotional value beyond being purely financial and sometimes there may be instances where the interests of management can diverge from those of the majority shareholders. We know our way through all of these issues and can offer unconflicted, specialist independent advice.

Our people

Led by head of Private Equity Matt Stoate, we have particularly strong experience in management advisory work as our private equity team includes people that have worked in corporate finance for a London based boutique, recognised as a market leader in advising management teams (including the management teams of Moto, Brakes, Camelot and Whistles on their private equity backed transactions).

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