Private equity is the lifeblood of the SME market in the UK.
In 2017 revenues generated by private equity backed companies amounted to £42bn, a significant contribution to the UK economy. These private equity-owned companies are also boosting the UK labour market. Now employing 311,833 people in the UK, having grown their workforces by 8.5% in 2017.
As Jamie Austin, partner and head of private equity at BDO LLP, said: “As Brexit negotiations finally start to take shape, it’s now more important than ever that the Government ensures these dynamic, high-growth businesses don’t fall into a policy gap and that they remain a firm part of the UK’s driving force for post-Brexit growth.”
Broadly speaking, private equity funds acquire companies with one ultimate goal in mind – to increase their value by improving their overall operations and strategic position with a view to selling their stake at a higher value and making sizeable profits in the process.
360 Law Group can help private equity funds achieve their goals by:
i) substantially decreasing legal fees, both in the acquisition and operation of companies; and
ii) ensuring that contracting risk is minimised and trade is clean, a quicker problem free exit
Our unregulated legal services company 360 Business & Private Client Law drives down legal fees in three main areas:
i) on average, our M&A and legal due diligence fees are three (3) times less than the usual London based firms that undertake M&A work;
ii) our renowned subscription model significantly reduces a portfolio companies’ legal costs in respect of trade, on a global basis; and
iii) litigation services provided to “members” at a heavily discounted rate through our regulated practice 360 Law Services.
360 Business & Private Client Law can help you establish trade in the UK and Europe in a cost-effective manner.
Our experienced lawyers are resident in all jurisdictions in which UK companies trade including: all countries in Europe; Australia; India; Middle East; South Africa; USA; Russia and China.
And we are the only legal services provider in the UK that provides our market leading “Subscription Legal Services” model, where companies can obtain commercial contracts and/or employment law advice and services for a single monthly fee, that is usually less than they can employ a single lawyer at in the UK, and where fees do not increase for 12 months irrespective of increases in workload.