Mr. LeClaire’s private equity work includes leveraged recapitalizations, buyouts and minority investments in the U.S. and abroad, both in later stage situations and earlier stage ventures, for leading private equity firms. He also specializes in the representation of emerging growth companies in sectors such as technology and information services, health care, financial services and consumer products. Mr. LeClaire’s work with these companies focuses on strategic counsel, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and other financing transactions, equity and executive compensation programs for senior executives, and going-private transactions.
Mr. LeClaire’s other private equity work has involved the creation of collective investment vehicles for institutional investors. Examples of this work include the establishment of investment initiatives in emerging markets such as Latin America, China and Russia.