Clydes knocks BLP out of UK200 top 15 corporate table as revenues leap by a third

News Article - 23/09/2013 : berwin leighton paisner, blp, clydes, corporate table, equity capital, m&a, private equity, top 200, Finance, Community

Clyde & Co increased its corporate turnover by a third during 2012/13, with the group generating revenues of £70.7m over the financial year.

It is significant growth for the firm, which has traditionally placed emphasis on its...

RBS: more than £1bn of private equity cash waiting for law firms

News Article - 20/03/2012 : ABS, external investment, private equity, rbs, Finance, Finance, Marketing & BD

There is in excess of £1bn of private equity money available for investment in the legal market, while at least one UK law firm will proceed to a public listing this year, one of the profession’s leading bankers has predicted.

In a...

Keoghs in private equity talks as firm eyes external investment

News Article - 29/02/2012 : external investment, keoghs, private equity, Finance, Finance

Northwest law firm Keoghs is in talks to take external investment from private equity house Bowmark Capital, according to press reports.

The firm is understood to be talking to Bowmark about a deal that could see the private equity...

‘Buy and build’ private equity firm targets legal market

News Article - 21/02/2012 : external investment, legal marketing, private equity, Marketing & BD, Marketing & BD, Practice Management, Community

‘Buy and build’ private equity firm Sovereign Capital has become the latest to outline its intention to invest in the law, Legal Futures can report.

Sovereign – which dipped its toe into the legal world last autumn when it bought...

Exclusive: private equity firm behind UK’s first ABS on the hunt for another investment

News Article - 15/02/2012 : ABS, external investment, investment, private equity, Finance, Finance, Marketing & BD, Practice Management

The private equity firm behind the UK’s first – and so far only – alternative business structure (ABS) is beginning the hunt for another investment in the law, Legal Futures can reveal.

Smedvig Capital – which has invested around £...

Private equity keen on investing in the law, say both new Parabis owner and Irwin Mitchell

News Article - 08/02/2012 : Parabis, private equity, Finance, Finance, Practice Management

Private equity (PE) firms are showing “considerable interest” in volume legal practices, the man behind Duke Street’s acquisition of the Parabis Group has told Legal Futures.

Separately, the head of strategic projects at Irwin...

Private equity enters the law as Wagamama owner buys Parabis Group

News Article - 06/02/2012 : Cogent, Parabis, Plexus Law, private equity, Finance, Finance, Practice Management

Duke Street has become the first private equity company to buy a legal practice after acquiring “a significant stake” in the Parabis Group, whose law firm Cogent Law sits behind both the AA and Saga’s legal services websites.

Duke Street,...