Pinsent Masons advises Primary Capital Partners on management buy-out of Foster & Freeman

16 Aug 2019 | 09:35 am | 2 min. read

International law firm, Pinsent Masons, has advised Primary Capital Partners on its management buy-out of British engineering company Foster & Freeman.

The Pinsent Masons team advising Primary Capital Partners included Partner Nicole Livesey, Partner Ed Stead, Associate Paul Krivosic and Associate David Meisel.

Primary is a leading provider of private equity finance for UK-based growth companies valued between £20 million and £100 million.

Foster & Freeman are one of the top forensic science equipment suppliers in the world, exporting market-leading, and in many cases unique, products from the UK to more than 160 countries worldwide. The business has a world-class R&D team with a track record in producing industry-leading technology, including the new Recover product which is the only technology available worldwide for developing fingermarks on fired ammunition casings / bomb fragments.

The buy-out continues Primary’s strong track record of investing in high-quality, differentiated niche leaders in specialist manufacturing and industrial products and services.

Nicole Livesey, Partner at Pinsent Masons commented:
"We are proud to have provided legal support to Primary Capital Partners as they now work alongside Foster & Freeman to help them deliver the next phase of growth for the business and invest further in to R&D and new product development to accelerate their technological leadership."

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