The best private equity advisers for high-net-worth individuals in 2022

The best private equity advisers for high-net-worth individuals in 2022

The best private equity advisers for high-net-worth individuals in 2022

Welcome to the Spear’s ranking of the best private equity advisers for high-net-worth-individuals in the UK. The list features our Top Recommended advisers 

Private equity is a phrase used to describe an investment in a company outside of the public markets. Private equity firms tend to purchase stakes in these private firms or take control of public firms, which are then taken private.

Many private equity firms allow high-net-worth individuals (HNWs) and ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWs) to invest in their funds either individually or as part of a conglomerate.

To maximise the return on these investments, it is essential for HNWs to have the best private equity advisers who can guide them through the risks and opportunities that the sector can present. Private equity tends to have longer investment horizons and deploy a range of strategies to generate returns.

Here, Spear’s lists leading private equity advisers who can help such clients to navigate this field and with the necessary expertise and due diligence.

Joining the index in 2022 is Mo Merali of business giant Grant Thronton, who focuses on easing transactions and due diligence, and has been leading deals for more than 20 years.

Spear’s publishes annual rankings of the top private client advisers and service providers to HNWs. These are drawn up on the basis of peer nominations, client feedback, telephone and face-to-face interviews, data supplied by firms, as well as information gathered by the Spear’s editorial and research teams.

The private equity advisers featured are included in the table below, along with their Spear’s ranking and focus. 

Click on the individual names to be directed to more detailed profiles of each adviser on The table is ordered by ranking and then alphabetically by surname.

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