We provide a full range of transaction advisory services to the private equity (PE) sector, specialising in the mid-market. Our corporate finance team is consistently ranked by Experian as one of the UK’s most active financial advisers by deal volume. A significant proportion of this activity is private equity driven.

Be it a platform acquisition, add-on or disposal, we can help you secure the right PE backing. We work with PE investors and their portfolio companies and owner-managed businesses, using our hands-on approach to navigate deals and maximise their value.

We stand out for our partner-led approach in PE advice. You will work closely with senior members of the team with expertise in M&A lead advisory, due diligence, and technical services such as transaction tax and financial modelling. Being able to draw on a range of specialisms means we can give you greater clarity of your options and the opportunities they offer.

Our expertise

As one of the most active advisers by number of transactions, and with a large UK mid-market coverage team, we have a deep understanding of PE, both in the UK and overseas. We understand the nuances between different firms – their investment preferences, capacity and investment style. This insight, coupled with our relationships in the PE industry, is immensely powerful in helping owner-managed businesses find the most suitable PE partner.

We know PE inside and out, but we don’t expect you to have the same knowledge. So, we will work closely with you to ensure you understand the wide and growing variety of options available in PE.

Our services are built on four pillars:

  • Partner-led team: You’ll work with a senior team who will get under the skin of the business, no matter how complex the information or challenging the circumstances.
  • Clarity: We focus on making matters clear for you rather than cautious wording and caveats, helping you to make decisions and keep the process moving forward.
  • Advice: Our reports are based on clear recommendations, opinions and solutions. Rather than relying on generic warnings to avoid risk or responsibility, we explain our reasoning and give you direction.
  • Sector expertise: Our team has extensive sector credentials, meaning we bring real understanding of each transaction’s challenges and opportunities to our advice. 

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Charlie Jolly
Charlie Jolly
Partner, Head of Private Equity
Jasper van Heesch
Jasper van Heesch
Director, Private Equity Senior Analyst
Charlie Jolly
Charlie Jolly
Partner, Head of Private Equity
Jasper van Heesch
Jasper van Heesch
Director, Private Equity Senior Analyst