Private Equity Asia

Our team of multilingual lawyers, qualified in the PRC, Hong Kong, and the U.S., offers skilled cross-border legal advice within a broad range of sectors and practice areas. Our comprehensive Hong Kong corporate practice is focused on private equitymergers and acquisitionsventure capital, fund formation, joint ventures and strategic transactions. We have been recognized as a leading law firm in India by the India Business Journal since 2008 and we have received numerous “Deals of the Year” awards by the China Business Law Journal. We are also ranked for outstanding corporate/M&A expertise in India and China by Chambers Global.

Market-leading TMT Practice

We have built a market-leading technology, media and telecom practice that covers a broad range of corporate transactions with notable strength in private equity and growth equity, pooled investments and funds, international capital-raising and exchange listing activities, cross-border M&A, as well as joint ventures and restructurings. Our attorneys have worked with leading technology investors and companies. These include transactions involving AbsolutData, Alibaba Group, BillDesk, Crystal Stream, Didi Taxi, DST Global, Falcon Edge Capital, Flipkart, Fractal Analytics, Hillhouse Capital, JD.com, Koudai, Micromax, Olacabs, RRE Ventures, Snapdeal, Tencent, Vy Capital, Xiaomi, Zodius, and Zomato.

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Private Equity

In the face of a competitive marketplace, elite private equity firms expect counsel with extensive experience and a stable of blue chip relationships. That’s why private equity firms have been entrusting their deals to Goodwin for decades. Our Private Equity team ranks as one of the top in the United States, and we are on a trajectory of rapid ascent, both in the U.S. and worldwide. The group is a market leader in the expansive middle market sector, having earned a reputation for notable buyouts, growth equity deals and growth company representations in key sectors such as technology, healthcare, financial and business services, consumer and manufacturing. 
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Private Equity Germany

Private equity investors are becoming increasingly international in their focus, and global competition over premium investments is fierce. Goodwin’s accomplished Private Equity team has a broad range of experience in advising PE and venture capital funds, mezzanine providers, debt funds and banks on private equity transactions worldwide. Having worked together for a number of years, our team has now been supplemented by dedicated high profile PE and leveraged finance lawyers in our Frankfurt office, enabling us to provide high quality services across jurisdictions and disciplines to international as well as domestic financial investors and financing parties.

Together, we have extensive experience spanning all areas of private equity and corporate M+A, with an emphasis on middle market private transactions. Our lawyers represent early through to late stage investors and companies, as well as lenders and financial institutions, covering the full life cycle of their investments and financings from acquisition to exit.

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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.

Goodwin’s Private Equity team in Paris is positioned to help investors capitalize on this market opportunity. The 26-member team ranks as one of the top private equity and M+A groups in France, with extensive experience spanning all areas of middle market private equity and growth equity, including mergers and acquisitions, public-to-private transactions, exits, debt transactions, litigation and disputes, company work including executive compensation and tax.
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Private Equity UK

Private equity investors in the UK and across Europe face an increasingly competitive landscape of auspicious opportunities and complex transactions. Goodwin’s Private Equity team in London has extensive experience spanning all areas of private equity and corporate mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on advising middle market private equity sponsors, public and private companies and financial institutions. Our lawyers represent early through late stage investors and companies, as well as lenders and financial institutions, covering the full life cycle of their investments and financings. 
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Private Equity US East Coast

Our East Coast Private Equity lawyers are located in Boston, New York and Washington, DC.  We have extensive experience in a broad range of sectors including technology, software, healthcare, fintech, financial services and consumer products. Our lawyers represent early through late stage investors and companies, as well as lenders and financial institutions, covering the full life cycle of their investments and financings – including leveraged buyouts, growth equity, add-on acquisitions, re-financings, dividend recaps and exits.  Additionally, our leveraged finance and debt capital market lawyers are dedicated to serving the debt financing needs of private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, with expertise in structuring, negotiating and documenting debt financing transactions in auctions, leveraged buyouts, dividend recaps and restructurings.
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Private Equity US West Coast

Goodwin’s California Private Equity practice combines the depth and breadth of our nationally recognized middle-market buyout and growth equity practices with a full-service local presence and a complete understanding of the business ecosystem of the area. More expert at handling complex, large-scale buyout, growth equity and secondary transactions than venture capital law firms and more adept at working in entrepreneurial growth situations than typical buyout law firms, we offer unique expertise in these deals.

Our deep market knowledge and industry relationships help our clients secure deals and build equity value. The Private Equity practice has a long list of clients in a broad range of sectors including software, technology, consumer, healthcare, financial services and fintech. We stand out from our peers because of our well-rounded local presence. Our Private Equity teams in San Francisco, Menlo Park and Los Angeles effectively handle the most sophisticated private equity transactions, including tax, intellectual property, employee benefits, and executive compensation.
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Search Funds

At Goodwin, we recognize the unique challenges – and vast upside potential – of search funds. Since 2009, entrepreneurs have regularly relied on our experienced team of lawyers dedicated to those active in the search fund space. We have helped 104 entrepreneurs form search funds and close on fundraising rounds, and we have advised on nearly $300 million worth of acquisitions and exits. Our market-leading Search Funds practice brings a practical, team-based approach to search fund M&A.
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Related Practices
Private Equity
In the face of a competitive marketplace, elite private equity firms expect counsel with extensive experience and a stable of blue chip relationships. That’s why private equity firms have been entrusting their deals to Goodwin for decades. Our Private Equity team ranks as one of the top in the United States, and we are on a trajectory of rapid ascent, both in the U.S. and worldwide. The group is a market leader in the expansive middle market sector, having earned a reputation for notable buyouts, growth equity deals and growth company representations in key sectors such as technology, healthcare, financial and business services, consumer and manufacturing. 
Read More
Private Equity Germany

Private equity investors are becoming increasingly international in their focus, and global competition over premium investments is fierce. Goodwin’s accomplished Private Equity team has a broad range of experience in advising PE and venture capital funds, mezzanine providers, debt funds and banks on private equity transactions worldwide. Having worked together for a number of years, our team has now been supplemented by dedicated high profile PE and leveraged finance lawyers in our Frankfurt office, enabling us to provide high quality services across jurisdictions and disciplines to international as well as domestic financial investors and financing parties.

Together, we have extensive experience spanning all areas of private equity and corporate M+A, with an emphasis on middle market private transactions. Our lawyers represent early through to late stage investors and companies, as well as lenders and financial institutions, covering the full life cycle of their investments and financings from acquisition to exit.

Read More
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.

Goodwin’s Private Equity team in Paris is positioned to help investors capitalize on this market opportunity. The 26-member team ranks as one of the top private equity and M+A groups in France, with extensive experience spanning all areas of middle market private equity and growth equity, including mergers and acquisitions, public-to-private transactions, exits, debt transactions, litigation and disputes, company work including executive compensation and tax.
Read More
Private Equity UK
Private equity investors in the UK and across Europe face an increasingly competitive landscape of auspicious opportunities and complex transactions. Goodwin’s Private Equity team in London has extensive experience spanning all areas of private equity and corporate mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on advising middle market private equity sponsors, public and private companies and financial institutions. Our lawyers represent early through late stage investors and companies, as well as lenders and financial institutions, covering the full life cycle of their investments and financings. 
Read More
Private Equity US East Coast
Our East Coast Private Equity lawyers are located in Boston, New York and Washington, DC.  We have extensive experience in a broad range of sectors including technology, software, healthcare, fintech, financial services and consumer products. Our lawyers represent early through late stage investors and companies, as well as lenders and financial institutions, covering the full life cycle of their investments and financings – including leveraged buyouts, growth equity, add-on acquisitions, re-financings, dividend recaps and exits.  Additionally, our leveraged finance and debt capital market lawyers are dedicated to serving the debt financing needs of private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, with expertise in structuring, negotiating and documenting debt financing transactions in auctions, leveraged buyouts, dividend recaps and restructurings.
Read More
Private Equity US West Coast
Goodwin’s California Private Equity practice combines the depth and breadth of our nationally recognized middle-market buyout and growth equity practices with a full-service local presence and a complete understanding of the business ecosystem of the area. More expert at handling complex, large-scale buyout, growth equity and secondary transactions than venture capital law firms and more adept at working in entrepreneurial growth situations than typical buyout law firms, we offer unique expertise in these deals.

Our deep market knowledge and industry relationships help our clients secure deals and build equity value. The Private Equity practice has a long list of clients in a broad range of sectors including software, technology, consumer, healthcare, financial services and fintech. We stand out from our peers because of our well-rounded local presence. Our Private Equity teams in San Francisco, Menlo Park and Los Angeles effectively handle the most sophisticated private equity transactions, including tax, intellectual property, employee benefits, and executive compensation.
Read More
Search Funds
At Goodwin, we recognize the unique challenges – and vast upside potential – of search funds. Since 2009, entrepreneurs have regularly relied on our experienced team of lawyers dedicated to those active in the search fund space. We have helped 104 entrepreneurs form search funds and close on fundraising rounds, and we have advised on nearly $300 million worth of acquisitions and exits. Our market-leading Search Funds practice brings a practical, team-based approach to search fund M&A.
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