Private Equity Germany

Private Equity Deutschland

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.

More broadly, Goodwin has assembled a global team that we believe is unique in BigLaw – a team that is equally proficient in advising the innovators and the investors across the private equity, technology, healthcare and life sciences sectors. With our largest and strongest practices working together, Goodwin is exceptionally suited to address whatever the future brings.

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.

We have experience in the following areas:

  • Assisting on leveraged buy-outs and buy-ins
  • Advising on management participation schemes in MBOs
  • Representing borrowers and lenders in connection with the financing and refinancing of PE transactions in all areas of leveraged finance
  • Covering all legal aspects of corporate housekeeping for portfolio companies
  • Advising in distressed situations such as loan-to-own structures, restructurings and non-performing loan transactions.

Private-Equity-Gesellschaften richten ihre Investitionen längst international aus. Weltweit herrscht intensiver Wettbewerb um die Premium-Targets. Die Private-Equity-Experten von Goodwin begleiten Akteure in diesen Markt seit vielen Jahren. Unsere auf Private Equity spezialisierten Anwälte sind erfahren in der Beratung von Private-Equity- und Venture-Capital-Fonds, Mezzanine-Providern, Debt Fonds und Banken bei den unterschiedlichsten Private-Equity-Transaktionen weltweit. Oftmals in enger Zusammenarbeit mit den internationalen Goodwin Büros beraten die Private-Equity-Anwälte unseres Büros in Frankfurt am Main nationale und internationale Finanzinvestoren ebenso wie kapitalsuchende Unternehmen und decken dabei den gesamten Lebenszyklus eines Investments ab – von der Vorbereitung der Akquisition bis zum Exit.

Die Beratungsleistungen unserer Anwälte im Bereich Private Equity umfassen insbesondere:

  • Unterstützung bei Leveraged Buy-Outs und Buy-Ins,
  • Beratung von Managementbeteiligungsprogrammen / MBOs
  • Vertretung von Kreditnehmern und Kreditgebern im Zusammenhang mit der Finanzierung und Refinanzierung von PE-Transaktionen in allen Bereichen der Leveraged Finance,
  • Corporate Housekeeping,
  • Beratung in Krisensituationen (z.B. Loan-to-own-Strukturen, Restrukturierungen und NPL-Transaktionen).


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