The Legal 500: Shoosmiths is active in private equity transactions

Shoosmiths LLP has notable expertise across all aspects of corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on private equity transactions in the technology and retail sectors, says The Legal 500.

Sanjeev Sharma leads the corporate group and continues to be very active in the venture capital and private equity space. Nina Smith, who made partner in April 2019 is the other key adviser in the Thames Valley office. Senior associate Kiran Dhesi is noted for her corporate work with large private equity and venture capital clients. Private equity partner Sean Wright heads the southern corporate practice from the Solent office.

Practice head(s): Sanjeev Sharma

Other key lawyers: Sean Wright; Nina Smith; Kiran Dhesi


LDC Equity LLP; NVM Private Equity; Downing LLP; Portchester Equity; Magma Global


  • Advised the sellers in connection with the £221m sale of smart locker technology and field service solutions company, Bybox, to private equity house Francisco Partners.
  • Portchester Equity’s disposal of Chevron Traffic Management to Triton Partners.
  • Advised Planet Organic Limited, on  a substantial investment by  Inverleith LLP.
  • Advised the sellers (including FPE Capital) of software and consulting services business, Ikon Science Limited, on its sale to US private equity firm, Great Hill Partners.