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.

Moreover, our leveraged finance and debt capital markets attorneys 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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