Private Equity France

As private equity investors search for opportunities in an increasingly crowded market, Europe has emerged as a fertile environment. The pace of European deal making has increased in recent years and months, and France in particular has enjoyed a rise in investment and buyout activity, becoming a leading destination for private equity investments on the continent.

In Paris, Goodwin is an undisputed leader in the private equity market, advising major industrial groups, family-owned companies, investment funds, startups, credit institutions, debt providers and management teams on the full spectrum of deal types including buyouts, growth equity investments, minority and co-investments, and other types of private equity transactions.

The team excels in domestic and cross-border mandates and has deep experience handling complex, large-scale transactions. 

As such we are routinely involved in the most strategic mid-market and upper mid-market transactions. We have a proven track record of advising market-leading names on market-shaping deals in the transactional space in France.

Our practice also includes specialist lawyers from tax, debt finance, restructuring and other fields, all working together on private equity transactions.

As an integral part of the firm’s global Private Equity practice, we are able to offer a global-standard French, European and U.S. private equity counsel required by the leading players in this sector.