Malcolm MacDougall


Malcolm is a corporate lawyer specialising in private equity transactions ranging from acting for private equity houses in the mid-market and lower mid-market, to acting for management teams on large cap PE deals. Malcolm’s experience covers all aspects of private equity deals, including MBOs, MBIs, bolt-on acquisitions, investments and exits. 

Malcolm specialises in private equity transactions acting for PE houses such as Elysian Capital and FPE Capital, as well as growth capital providers such as BGF, investee companies such as Civica (an investee company of Partners Group) and management teams such as the management team of Optimum Credit on the sale to KKR backed, Pepper Money.

He has acted on transactions such as Elysian Capital’s acquisitions of Key Travel and Aspirations Care, FPE Capital’s investments in Kallik, The NAV People and IWSR and the sale of Small World to Equistone.  He has acted for the Civica Group on 20 bolt-on acquisitions and has acted for management teams on large cap transactions such as the sale of Almatis by Dubai International Capital (DIC) and the sale of EMP by Actis.

Malcolm featured in The Lawyer Hot 100 2019 and was the most prolific M&A lawyer in the UK in 2018 and 2020 (mergermarket).