Private equity

Our specialist private equity team works with management teams and leading UK, US and EU private equity houses, venture capitalists, corporate venture funds and infrastructure funds on investments into UK businesses and assets. We have extensive experience in advising at each stage of the PE asset class lifecycle - including advising on start-ups, management incentives, development and expansion capital, acquisitions and exits, secondary buy-outs and IPOs. At the core of our partner-led approach is a deep understanding and appreciation of our clients' ambitions and objectives.

"Stephen Trombala is exceptional - he understands the business mindset."
– Chambers, Private Equity

"His international client base includes prominent names in the technology and oil and gas sectors."
– Chambers, Private Equity


Key People


Diet Chef
Advised Diet Chef and its founders on the acquisition by Piper Private Equity of a significant interest in Diet Chef and the partial value realisation by founders.
Advised Fanduel in relation to a number of equity funding rounds including by Comcast Ventures, Pentech, Scottish Enterprise.
Fotech Solutions
Advised Fotech Solutions in relation to a number of equity funding rounds including by BP Ventures, Energy Ventures and Scottish Equity Partners.
Fourwinds Capital Management
Advised funds managed by Fourwinds Capital Management on a number of investments including the €20 million investment in convertible bonds in Waterleau Group NV, investments in Bluewater Bio International and up to £14 million investment in Monsal.
Green Highland Renewables
Advised Green Highland Renewables in relation to various equity investments by private investors SSE Venture Capital Limited and project funding by the Co-operative Bank.
HSBC Private Equity
Advised HSBC Private Equity and other investors on the sale of TDG, a provider of discharge monitoring systems for electrical utilities and heavy industry, to Qualitrol, a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation.
Scottish Enterprise Investments
Advised Scottish Enterprise Investments on numerous investments from each of their managed funds: the Scottish Venture Fund, Scottish Co-Investment Fund and Scottish Seed Fund.
Scottish Equity Partners and others
Advised Scottish Equity Partners, Intel Capital Corporation, Rothschild & Cie Gestion and Amadeus Capital Partners in relation to successive rounds of investment into ip.access Limited.
SgurrEnergy Limited
Advised SgurrEnergy in connection with the acquisition by John Wood Group plc of a significant equity stake in SgurrEnergy Limited.
Siemens Technology Accelerator
Advised Siemens Technology Accelerator in connection with a number of investments, including into Odos, Pyreos and SESMOS.