What we do: Private equity solicitors
Our solicitors know from experience what makes the difference between poorly executed private equity transactions and those that are successful in the immediate and long-term.
Whatever stage of investment you’re at, we can assist in a range of matters including:
- Management buy-outs and buy ins (MBOs and MBIs)
- Due diligence
- Funding and fundraising
- Growth funding
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Sale / exit and disposal
- Strategic investment recommendations
- Venture capital investment
As a full-service law firm, our private equity solicitors can provide advice and representation on any private equity matter, including due diligence and strategic review. The guidance provided by our lawyers is considered from all angles, and will often encompass our expertise across taxation, corporate law, banking law, contract law, employment law, litigation, and immigration law to offer a complete service to private equity clients.
Who we help: Investors, companies and more
Our team of dedicate private equity firm solicitors are able to advise and represent management teams, private equity houses, mezzanine advisers, investors and lenders with all legal aspects of private equity company investments, purchases and sales. In addition, we can provide legal advice concerning angel investors and crowdfunding.
We can also provide specialist private equity services to family offices, sovereign funds, trusts and ultra/high net worth individuals.
Looking for investment?
If your business is actively seeking investment, please read our comprehensive article on the range of investment schemes available and which ones may be most suitable for your individual needs: Investment Schemes – Attracting Investors to Your Business.
Why choose our private equity solicitors? Our experience
We’re a modern law firm with a difference. Our innovative remote operating model means that you can access expert City-grade legal advice from partner-level solicitors at a fraction of the cost of traditional law firms. Our solicitors have all been recruited from top 100 UK law firms or large international businesses. Find out more about our corporate lawyers here:
Abby Watson is a corporate solicitor, specialising in private equity investments, mergers & acquisitions, EMI share schemes, corporate finance and governance and more.View profile
Adam Kudryl is a Partner and Corporate & Commercial Solicitor at Harper James Solicitors, specialising in strategic investments, acquisitions and sales.View profile
Jas is a corporate partner at Harper James Solicitors, advising on corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital & investments.View profile
Corporate Solicitor & CEO
Toby Harper is the CEO & Founder of Harper James Solicitors, as well as a corporate & commercial solicitor. He specialises in venture capital and the tech sector.View profile
Commercial and Corporate Solicitor
Kate is a commercial and corporate lawyer, advising businesses from start-ups up to global companies on everything from investment and franchising to sale and purchase transactions, exits and much more.View profile
Stephen is an experienced corporate lawyer, with a career including time at DLA Piper and Pinsent Masons. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions and private equity work.View profile
Shubhu specialises in early-stage fund raisings, shareholder arrangements and M&A. Prior to joining Harper James she worked at Mills & Reeve and before that at Addleshaw Goddard and Slaughter and May.View profile
Examples of our work
AI mining disruptors IntelliSense.io strike gold in new funding round
16 September 2020
Harper James Solicitors has helped industrial artificial intelligence company IntelliSense.io to secure investment which will help it expand globally. Our team – who are experts …
Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:
Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.
An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.
Have legal peace of mind for £189 per month with additional support from £99 per hour.
A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.
Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.
Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.
What our clients say
We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent service for clients, but don’t just take our word for it.
Friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Harper James Solicitors have provided invaluable advice and the necessary instruments to raise capital from investors for our startup. The firm will remain as our solicitors of choice for the future.
Ellis Lynas, CEO
Harper James swiftly solves problems with a minimum of fuss. I strongly recommend them and they are a pleasure to work with.
Jean de Fougerolles, CEO
Jas did an excellent job in pulling together what was a complex deal, not least because it involved coordinating parties in America, the UK and at the British Business Bank
Peter Gerwe, Investor