Transactions in the technology, clean technology, healthcare services, consumer and business services sectors continue to shift towards growth equity - capital infusions that are less reliant on leverage and tend to straddle traditional private equity and venture capital.

Goodwin Procter is one of the most active law firms in the United States structuring growth equity investments. Of the 460 private equity transactions Goodwin Procter closed last year, roughly one-third fall into the growth equity category.

We have put together an in-house breakfast event for our clients and friends focused on structuring and executing investments in later stage businesses seeking capital to expand or restructure operations or provide liquidity to existing investors. The panel will include Kathy Fields, co-chair of Goodwin Procter's Silicon Valley office, Bill Whitledge, chair of Goodwin Procter's tax practice, and Mike Selfridge, Northern California Region Manager, Silicon Valley Bank.

Topics to be covered include:

  • How to structure growth equity transactions, including factors that influence choice of transaction structure and related tax benefits;

  • Potential traps for the unwary when a transaction involves providing liquidity for existing investors, including a discussion of redemptions and recapitalizations and the related securities laws and accounting issues;

  • Maximizing the possibility of maintaining any existing credit facilities and/or adding leverage in the future; and

  • Recent deal term trends, including financing conditions, guarantees and remedies.

November 11, 2009

Goodwin Procter LLP
The Embarcadero Conference Center
4 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111


November 12, 2009

Goodwin Procter LLP

135 Commonwealth Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025


8:00 am


8:30-10:00 am


To register for the San Francisco event, click here.

To register for the Menlo Park event, click here.