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Private Equity

Regardless of the private equity strategy, our lawyers have a strong and holistic understanding of how business opportunities and issues evolve over time. We are particularly known for structuring innovative, tax-advantaged solutions for our clients and for our practical, client-oriented approach.

Our Expertise

Growth Equity– With roughly one-third of our transactions falling in this category, we offer a unique blend of sector and stage experience for companies and investors. More expert at handling complex, large-scale transactions than typical venture capital law firms and more adept at working in entrepreneurial growth situations than buyout law firms, we offer unique expertise in these deals.

Buyouts – Our expertise includes advising clients on buyouts of privately and publicly held companies, representing both single investors and “clubs.” We are particularly known for structuring innovative, tax-advantaged solutions and for our practical, client-oriented approach.

Portfolio Company Transactions – We work closely with portfolio companies on a wide range of transactions including financings, acquisitions, recapitalizations, spin-offs and restructurings, coordinating with our M&A, Corporate Governance, Leveraged Finance, Financial Restructuring, Tax and ERISA practice groups.

Secondary Market Transactions – We are a leader in advising on secondary market transactions, having pioneered the creation of the “DST Deal” as a new model for late-stage equity financings. We work on a combination of secondary structures, including direct secondary, private tender offers, dividends and redemptions, across a variety of industries and jurisdictions.