CITY EXPERTISE, REGIONAL VALUE
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.
We understand having a strong senior management team is crucial to the success, not only for any fundraising, but also for the performance of an investment.
A management team needs to be appropriately included in the process, and incentivised by it. 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 advice.
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).
"Foot Anstey stood shoulder to shoulder with us throughout the process, participating with us in many of the decisions we have made - we very much view them as an extended member of our executive team." Lord Waheed Alli, Koovs plc
“This was a hugely important transaction for the Succession Group and we were immensely impressed with Foot Anstey’s contribution to making it happen, not just the quality of advice, but also how they invested the time to understand our business and way of working and delivered a highly effective, bespoke, commercially focused service in what was often a complex and fast moving transaction. The team worked seamlessly and provided the level of advice and service one would expect from a City of London firm, working effectively with both the various Succession boards and our team of advisers. We look forward to continuing our relationship with them as we work to deliver our vision of creating the UK’s largest independent wealth management business through a focused ‘buy & build’ programme.” Paul Morrish, Succession Group
“Although Gaydar is one of the best known gay brands in the world, there are many more opportunities to build on the success to date. The services provided to us by Foot Anstey throughout the MBO process were exceptional; we felt like they were an additional member of our MBO team, working tirelessly to completion and fully participating in all the key business decisions we had to make along the way”. Charlie Parsons, Charlie Parsons Creative
"We are enjoying strong growth by supplying a premium quality product for the offices of businesses that are household names. The advice and service we received from Foot Anstey meant that at all times in the transaction we felt guided and advised by people who really understood the MBO process and lead us through it in a very pragmatic and measured way". Philip Jones, James Tobias
“Foot Anstey understood exactly how a continuing management team needs to be appropriately included in a deal process, and incentivised by it. Matt and team guided us in a calm and considered manner, with sensitivity to the wider transaction, through those areas where our interests may have diverged from those of the majority shareholders. We valued their unconflicted, specialist advice immensely." Dale Nouch, Mark Woods and Charles Murphy, Space Engineering Services
“We were recommended to use Matt and the Foot Anstey team by our trusted US lawyers. We were delighted with the level of support we received, which was pitched at the perfect level for a management team requiring a bespoke advisory, partner-led service. As a truly global market information and analytics company, IHS has a track record of buying and building businesses and we look forward to the opportunity to join such a dynamic company and become part of the IHS team – Foot Anstey more than played their part in making this happen.” Gavin Carter, JOC Group Inc.