K&L Gates Advises Soho Square Capital LLP on Investment and Partnership with Oliver James
London – Global law firm K&L Gates LLP assisted investment firm Soho Square Capital LLP (Soho Square) in its investment and partnership with Oliver James, an international recruitment and consulting provider. The deal sees Soho Square take a minority stake in Oliver James with David Steel, Director at Soho Square, joining the Board of Directors.
London private equity partner James Cross led the K&L Gates team that acted for Soho Square. The multidisciplinary international team also included London finance special counsel Michael Anderson; London corporate associates Andrew Poole and Toby Karenowski; London tax partner Giles Bavister; London tax associate Ayesha Gill; London employment partner Paul Callegari; London employment associate Natalie Taylor; London partner Dylan Moses; London associate Rosie Naylor; London real estate of counsel Steven Cox; London intellectual property associate Keisha Phippen; Brussels corporate partner Jeroen Smets; U.S. corporate partner Douglas Love; U.S. finance partner Brandy Sargent; U.S. employment partner Leann Walsh; U.S. employment associates Penny Chen and Avery Miller; and U.S. corporate associates Jessica Liu and Jessica Pingleton.
James Cross said: “It was a pleasure to be able to assist Soho Square on this investment and to be able to showcase our cross border private equity offering. We wish Soho Square and Oliver James every success for the future.”
David Steel, Director, Soho Square, commented: “We are grateful to the K&L Gates team for their help in delivering the transaction. They did an excellent job and we thoroughly enjoyed working with them.”
Headquartered in London, Soho Square is an investment firm focused on providing flexible capital solutions, typically in the form of senior or preferred capital with minority equity stakes, to established and growing UK and European SMEs. The sixth transaction completed from Soho Square’s latest institutional fund, the investment will enable the management team of Oliver James to accelerate their ambitious international expansion plans.
K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.