Practices

Private Equity

Our attorneys have extensive experience advising sponsors and dealmakers in private equity investment transactions. We bring a deep understanding of the unique issues and complexities in structuring and completing private equity transactions to each client engagement.

We counsel financial sponsors, such as buyout funds, mezzanine funds, venture capital funds, high-net worth investors, portfolio companies, management groups, and lenders on a variety of private equity matters. We represent the portfolio companies of private equity funds in matters ranging from add-on acquisitions, borrowing, refinancing, and recapitalization to executive compensation, employee benefits, real estate, and litigation.

In addition, we represent fund investors, such as endowment funds, foundations, pension plans, and family trusts in matters involving their investments in private equity funds. Finally, we represent hedge funds and other pooled investment vehicles in all aspects of their operations, including regulatory and compliance obligations.

We also maintain a robust mezzanine lending practice, regularly representing banks, subordinated debt funds, and other investors. We have the background necessary to guide clients through a business combination with a SPAC (special purpose acquisition company), including deal structuring, tax considerations, related financings, SEC filings, and public company preparation.

Our experience representing funds as both buyers and sellers enables us to see transactions from all sides and create tax-efficient structures that align the risk and reward to the goals of each side. This creative approach helps our clients propose alternatives and respond to issues in a way that differentiates them from competitors in pursuing and closing investments. 

Experience 

  • We represented Access Control Related Enterprises in the sale of Mercury Security, a manufacturer of OEM access control hardware, including controllers, readers, and embedded solutions, to LLR Partners, a Philadelphia-based private equity firm.
  • We represent Accurate Home Care, a portfolio company of Gemini Investors, a Boston-based private equity firm.
  • We represented Angie's Artisan Treats, a growing player in the healthy snacks segment, during TPG Growth's acquisition of a significant stake in the company.