Private Equity

The world’s most active private equity practice

Our globally recognized Private Equity team does more buyouts and growth equity deals than any other firm in the world. This experience enables us to leverage deep market insights and an extensive network of industry relationships to help clients secure deals and build equity value.

We represent private equity sponsors, early- through late-stage investors, portfolio companies, senior management teams, lenders, financial institutions, and alternative investors.

Drawing on our experience with more than 10,000 emerging growth companies in the technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer, and real estate sectors, we deliver the deepest level of expertise to our private equity clients. That means not only helping them invest in target portfolio companies but helping to ensure they thoroughly understand targets before they invest.

Our team focuses on five main areas to deliver comprehensive coverage for clients:

  • Buyouts: Advise on leveraged buyouts of privately and publicly held companies, representing both single investors and consortiums. We are particularly known for structuring innovative, tax-advantaged solutions.
  • Growth equity: Structure growth equity transactions that enable effective, long-term partnerships among investors, entrepreneurs, and management teams.
  • Private investment funds: Provide advice to private fund managers across the lifecycle of their investments, from forming and managing funds to deploying capital and advising on secondary transactions and succession planning.
  • Debt financeRepresent borrowers (private equity sponsors, portfolio companies) and lenders across the full range of financing transactions.
  • Portfolio companies: Work closely with portfolio companies on a wide range of issues and transactions, including financings, acquisitions, recapitalizations, spin-offs, and restructurings.

We also provide unparalleled support in other critical areas, including litigation, intellectual property, privacy and cybersecurity, executive compensation, labor and employment, and tax.

Connect with our Private Equity team and let us know how we can help.