About Us

The Private Equity Consultancy was formed in 2008 to act as an independent and flexible resource to enable PE fund managers to better handle their internal Compliance, legal and investor relations needs and to provide support to investors considering entering the private equity market for the first time.

Meet the Team


Barry Lawson – Managing Partner

Barry is an English solicitor with over 25 years private equity experience. During this time he has helped raise 18 private equity funds with a total value of over €10bn. He has held senior positions within major UK private equity and venture capital firms including 3i Group, Bridgepoint Capital and the UK Government owned CDC Group Plc. In 2008 he established The Private Equity Consultancy LLP to provide compliance, operational, fund raising and ESG consultancy services to small-mid market private equity investment managers in the UK.

Barry served for over 10 years as member of the BVCA’s Regulatory Committee before stepping down in Summer 2015. He continues to lecture on behalf of Invest Europe (formerly the EVCA) and devised and delivered their foundation course for support staff and is the course leader and creator of the Regulatory and Legal Master Class – a 4-day course attracting Group Counsel/COO level attendees from across Europe and the Middle East.


Fiona Fiona Lawson – Operations Partner

Fiona is responsible for Gabriel and Connect returns by client companies, for the marketing and public relations activities of the PEC and for its IT infrastructure.

Charlotte edited1Charlotte Lawson – Environmental Analyst

Investors expect to see evidence of a fund manager’s understanding and analysis of the environmental impacts of their investment activities and an appreciation of the positive contribution that good environmental policies can make to creating value in an investment.

Charlotte helps fund managers analyse these expectations and the opportunities that an investment creates. She has recently worked with a major mid market firm to help it understand the environmental exposures of their investments.

Charlotte has a passionate interest in the use of solar power to help poorer and emerging countries bridge the ‘power gap’ and thereby help drive up educational, health and living standards, encourage enterprise and reduce poverty.