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Private Equity & Venture Capital

We advise our clients across the spectrum of fundraising options, including series A funding, fresh capital to fund growth or replacement capital to realise a partial or full exit.

Whether you’re contemplating a full or partial private equity sale, embarking on a private equity-backed management buyout, or seeking capital to drive growth, we specialise in private equity and venture capital transactions. With over 27 years of dealmaking experience, we have collaborated with business owners, investors, and management teams, successfully closing numerous private equity deals, including more than 30 for 3i plc.

This extensive track record is particularly attractive to privately owned companies considering a private equity sale or exploring a twin track process with trade. Our expertise lies in maximizing value, safeguarding your interests, and securing the most favourable terms for our clients.

Should you require new capital for expansion or capital for a partial exit, Bishopsgate can connect you with leading private equity houses actively seeking opportunities in growth businesses. Working closely with private shareholders, we comprehensively understand funding needs, provide advice on suitable financing structures, and adeptly lead negotiations with multiple private equity houses in a competitive landscape.

Furthermore, our commitment to excellence extends beyond transactional expertise. At Bishopsgate, we prioritise building enduring relationships with our clients, fostering trust and understanding their unique financial objectives. This client-centric approach is underscored by our proficiency in tailoring financing solutions to match the specific needs of privately owned SMEs.

Our seasoned team collaborates closely with private shareholders, gaining insights into their growth aspirations and financial goals. Bishopsgate stands as a reliable partner, guiding our clients through the intricate landscape of private equity transactions with a focus on long-term success.

Key Considerations

Do you want "two bites of the cherry"?

Private Equity and Venture Capital firms look for an investment commitment over a 3-5 year period. As an existing shareholder, you can reinvest a proportion of your proceeds from the sale and maintain a minority equity stake. This allows you to participate in the future upside at the next sale and benefit for a second time from the investment.

Would external expertise help to grow your business?

Private equity can provide capital into businesses as well as a wealth of industry-specific expertise. Beyond the financial provisions, private equity firms often leverage their experience and insights gained from their extensive involvement in various sectors.

Do you have a management team?

Growth is key to the Private Equity or Venture Capital firm as they are looking to make a good return on their investment. They will therefore be highly supportive of the management team and will want to ensure that a high quality and well-balanced management team is in place. The management team will be given the opportunity to reinvest a proportion of their proceeds from the sale into the Newco and benefit from the future success of the business.

Recent Private Equity Deals

Buttress Group

Virgin Experience Days




Industrial & Manufacturing


Technology & Software

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H2 Equity Partners


Cibus Capital

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