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Shoosmiths’ private equity team leads MML in Learning Curve Group exit

Shoosmiths’ corporate team has advised MML Capital Partners and other shareholders in the sale of Learning Curve Group to Funds advised by Agilitas Private Equity.

MML is a long-standing client of Shoosmiths and the firm advised MML on its exit, as well as individual sellers, on the sale of the education and training expert Learning Curve Group.

The exit involved advice from a number of legal specialists across Shoosmiths. It was led by corporate partner Alastair Peet, alongside partners Ben Turner and Daniel Shilvock, associate Helen Burnell, solicitors Charlotte Cannell and Alice Sedgley, and paralegal Sharon Nicholls, with wider support from the firm’s specialist tax, banking, employment, property and regulatory teams.

Funds advised by Agilitas Private Equity will be backing LCG’s management and will support the business with its ambitious and exciting growth plans.

Alastair Peet said: “We’re really pleased to have successfully concluded this important deal for the sellers, and have supported management in this transition towards LCG’s next chapter. We are also delighted to have advised MML on its successful exit, having advised MML on its initial investment into LCG in 2015.

“It has been a real pleasure seeing LCG flourish during this time. The transaction involved specialists across our firm and is a perfect example of our ability to collaboratively and successfully bring this deal to a close."

Richard Mayers, partner at MML, said: “I’d like to thank Al, Ben and the rest of the team at Shoosmiths for their incredible support and unwavering focus during our exit from LCG. The Shoosmiths team demonstrated their diligent approach, strong technical capability, attention to detail, and project management skills.

“As a long-standing client of Shoosmiths, being able to call on the team for their wealth of advice throughout has been invaluable. I’d also like to congratulate LCG on its success over the past five years and wish them, and Agilitas, well on their path to continued growth.”

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