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Private Equity

The Square One Law corporate team has extensive experience advising companies and management teams in relation to both equity and debt investments from a variety of private equity and venture capital houses, as well as syndicates of high net-worth individuals.

Deal terms that will be important to you typically include:

  • Management good leaver / bad leaver compulsory transfer provisions
  • Order of priority on a transfer of management’s shares
  • Entitlement to future allotment of shares
  • Drag along rights / tag along rights
  • Investor swamping rights
  • Investor consent rights
  • Restrictive covenants on management
  • Warranties provided to the investor
  • Provision of information to investor
  • Management dividends
  • Management permitted transfers outside of pre-emption provisions
  • Management options and ratchets
  • Management return on investment where sale or listing
  • Management return on a liquidation event

We will guide you through the complexities of the drafting and seek to negotiate a reasonable and balanced position on your behalf.

Our clients

  • We have worked with the team at Square One Law over a number of years and know we will get the service we want. We also knew that Square One Law had played a pivotal role in the creation of the North East Fund and therefore are fully up to speed on EU compliance issues, particularly State Aid.

    Dr Yvonne Gale, Chief Executive Officer, NEL Fund Managers

Our Private Equity team

Charlie Fielding

Corporate Partner

0191 250 8512 07872 006 305

Mark Lazenby

Head of Corporate and Finance

0191 250 8506 07880 384 214