City Expertise, Regional Value

Our specialist dedicated private equity group advises institutional investors, management teams, investee and portfolio companies and banks on the full life cycle of private equity transactions. We advise on transactions throughout the UK as well as internationally and are equally as comfortable advising a management team on a mid market private equity backed MBO as on an EIS compliant fundraising by a start up venture.

The team includes people that have worked in private equity departments for City law firms and in corporate finance for a London based boutique, recognised as a market leader in advising management teams. Equity incentivisation of management teams is a key specialism of our private equity offering.

Clients tell us that we not only provide high quality legal advice but also corporate finance execution skills and longer term perspectives. We understand that equity in the business has an emotional value beyond the financial and know our way around issues that can occur on private equity transactions based on our deal experience.

Foot Anstey provides a cost effective and solutions focused service. We offer clients flexible fee packages which are both financially attractive and designed around their particular needs and requirements.

We have experts in all specialisms that can be relevant to private equity transactions including banking, employment, tax, pensions, dispute resolution and IP and as such can provide a seamless first class service to our clients.

Our private equity group works closely with our dedicated Islamic finance team that provides a range of services and bespoke advice to a number of key players in the Islamic finance market.

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What our Clients Say About Us

"I would highly recommend Foot Anstey, in my opinion they are the best law firm in the region. They have a number of exceptional lawyers that are very commercially aware.  What I appreciate is that they tell me what I can do rather than what I cannot!" Jeremy Ellison, Ashwoods Automotive Ltd 

"I was delighted with the quality of service from Foot Anstey on a pressurised deal involving a number of City and international firms... It took an heroic effort from the Foot Anstey team to get this transaction across the line and I look forward to continuing my relationship with them." Lord Waheed Alli, Silvergate Media