Private Equity

Expertise

We represent private equity and venture funds, wealth management firms, independent investors, management, portfolio companies, and businesses in investment transactions and mergers and acquisitions.

  • Our venture and private equity investment practice ranges from initial convertible debt and seed rounds through late stage growth rounds, and often involves complex financial restructuring (representative examples below).
  • Our M&A practice includes representation of both buyers and sellers in PE transactions (representative examples below).

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Investments (seed through late stage)

  • German Venture Fund: counsel for investment in US private equity fund;
  • GTY Technology Holdings: special counsel for $642 million offering and business combination;
  • L Catterton: counsel for more than 10 growth capital investments;
  • Silicon Valley Auto technology company: issuance of securities in refinancing of private equity investors; and
  • Wakelet Limited: UK Internet Content Aggregation Site in security token offering and multiple investment rounds.

Buyer Side M&A

  • Apollo Global: multiple acquisitions for +$4 Billion revenue portfolio company, including platform deal to establish cyber-security division;
  • JAB Holdings: representation of portfolio companies (Au Bon Pain and Panera) in multiple acquisitions;
  • L Catterton: add-on acquisition for portfolio company and over a dozen growth capital investments;
  • Pamplona Capital: M&A counsel for multiple U.S. acquisitions by portfolio company.

Seller Side M&A

  • Compendia (innovative provider of homeowner web portals and manuals): sale to portfolio company of CIP Capital;
  • Energy Initiatives Group (leading energy services consulting firm): sale to portfolio company of General Atlantic;
  • Lightyear Capital: sale of portfolio company subsidiary to Maestro Health;
  • Logistics Company: sale of controlling interest to fund sponsored by family office;
  • Northeast Wholesale (leading distributor of building products): sale to portfolio company of Platinum Equity; and
  • On-demand, Omni-channel E-Commerce Solutions Company: sale to PE-backed unified commerce solutions provider.