Soho Square’s Investment and Partnership with Oliver James

K&L Gates advised Soho Square Capital on the deal.

Soho Square Capital LLP (Soho Square) announced 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.

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. 

The multidisciplinary international K&L Gates team was led by London private equity partner James Cross (Picture) and included 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.

Involved fees earner: Michael Anderson – K&L Gates; Giles Bavister – K&L Gates; Paul Callegari – K&L Gates; Penny Chen – K&L Gates; Steven Cox – K&L Gates; James Cross – K&L Gates; Ayesha Gill – K&L Gates; Jessica Liu – K&L Gates; Douglas Love – K&L Gates; Avery Miller – K&L Gates; Dylan Moses – K&L Gates; Rosie Naylor – K&L Gates; Keisha Phippen – K&L Gates; Jessica Pingleton – K&L Gates; Andrew Poole – K&L Gates; Brandy Sargent – K&L Gates; Jeroen Smets – K&L Gates; Natalie Taylor – K&L Gates; Leann Walsh – K&L Gates; Toby Karenowski – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: K&L Gates; Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: Soho Square Capital;