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Tim Drake

Gunnercooke LLP

About Tim

How do the best private equity players achieve their spectacular returns? One part of the equation is their ability to harness talent? This means utilizing not only their own abilities, the boards of directors of their portfolio companies but also those up and down the chain in key initiative areas. Private Equity players are unbending in their insistence on performance. They have to be. They have three to five years to get it right. It doesn’t allow for many mistakes.

At gunnercooke our approach is to add to the mix by providing strong commercial value to our private equity clients and their companies at every turn. We call it being ‘trusted advisors’. Without the restraint of operating a ‘timecosting ‘business we ensure that our partners are fully integrated in delivering an exceptional legal service that is truly an extension to our clients’ businesses and makes our clients look good. We don’t just stop at the legal service, we ensure that our clients have everything at their disposal to ensure the success of the business in the timescales.

We advise on:

- Raising development capital
- Buy-outs
- Fund formation
- Secondary (portfolio) acquisitions
- Exits

Who we act for:

- Private Equity houses
- Banks
- Investment companies

About their firm

Gunnercooke believes the potential of its clients and its people rests with its ability to free the law and make it work as it should. It's team comprises passionate lawyers that advise with authority: every gunnercooke lawyer has a minimum 10,000 hours practising experience. Providing a suite of corporate and commercial legal services, gunnercooke is one of the UK’s fastest-growing challenger brands.