Private Equity

We’re experts in private equity and are recognised as leading players in the PE advisory market.

Our success in private equity is founded on the strength of our team and our client relationships. We have extensive private equity experience, including in-house, so we know how it works.

We work with sponsors, funds, management teams, PE-backed businesses, banks, family offices and high-net-worth individuals on all aspects of private equity projects.

The nature of the relationships we build with our clients means that we get to be a part of the whole investment cycle – from initial investment through to exit, often completing buy and build strategic acquisitions along the way.

Our practical understanding of private equity enables us to offer clear, pragmatic advice geared towards success.

We advise

Private equity funds

From your first round through to subsequent investment, we support you with day-to-day issues, restructuring and refinancing. And when it’s time to leave your investment – by sale, recapitalisation or flotation – we’ll advise on the best exit strategy.


If your company is looking to take on private equity, we know that the investment process can be complex. Our expertise and practical understanding of the process enables us to solve any challenges that arise along the way. We help you to navigate paperwork, questions, meetings and negotiations with other advisers, so that your transaction runs smoothly.

2023 | Deals review

Our Corporate and Private Equity team has had a busy year, working with some of our amazing clients on over 46 deals with a total deal value of more than £500 million.

Watch the video to find out more about the deals we’ve been busy with and what some of our clients had to say about us.


  • Terrafend is a fast growing, venture capital backed sustainability company. Consequently, many of our transactions are diverse in nature and have tight execution timetables. In Sarah, we found the ideal legal counsel to guide and support our business growth. She has a strong understanding of corporate finance, great attention to detail and an innovative and pragmatic thought process – imperative for early stage businesses who have to ‘get things done’, without compromise and to the highest possible professional standards.

    Benjamin Reid | Chief Executive Officer

  • Gareth, Mel and all of the team at Capital Law have been fantastic – they provided pragmatic advice and calmly guided us throughout the process.

    Steve Edwards | Founder and CEO

  • Gareth, Sara & the team at Capital Law have been a huge support for us in getting this deal done. Their advice, knowledge and project management have been invaluable. The team have been a real pleasure to work with and we look forward to working together again soon.

    John Cordrey | Private Equity Principal
    Foresight Group

  • I can’t recommend Capital Law enough if you are selling equity in your business. The team led by Gareth Williams-Davies were thoroughly professional and were able to offer a commercially balanced view on all aspects of the transaction. The breadth of skills within Capital Law allowed Gareth to bring in specialist colleagues when required and I could not have been represented better. Gareth’s calm and experienced tone was a great advantage during some of the trickier negotiations and he was a significant factor in completing the transaction.

    Paul Daly | Founder
    Energy Saving Lighting

  • Duncan is a highly experienced Private Equity and Corporate lawyer with the rare gift of pragmatic commercialism combined with the charm of the human touch and a fine dash of humour. He understands entrepreneurs, business people and investors. His capable & highly responsive team get to the nub of an issue and deliver swift practical results for clients. He is in huge demand and still first on my Speed Dial.

    David Williams | Senior Partner
    Dunedin Capital

  • The Capital team brilliantly led by Angelina always responded quickly when questions were asked and advice needed. A big thank you to all the team and I look forward to continue working with Capital in the future.

    Tom Bird | Executive Chairman