Our Corporate Group counsels private equity funds, through all stages of the portfolio company life cycle – from initial investment through exit. In addition to acquisition and disposition transactions, we advise portfolio companies in connection with their day-to-day activities and their ongoing growth - whether through organic expansion, strategic relationships or add-on acquisitions.
Sophisticated yet efficient, we take an integrated approach to working with our clients to help them achieve their business and investment objectives. Our Corporate Group works closely with our tax, finance, employee benefits, workout and IP specialists to structure, negotiate and implement solutions to meet those objectives.
Our representation of private equity funds is further enhanced by the extensive experience of our lawyers in representing middle-market operating companies and their founders and management. We understand the unique and challenging issues that founders and management face when they decide to partner with a private equity sponsor to help realize the full potential of their businesses. By the same token, we also understand the relationship between fund sponsors and their portfolio companies, which helps us effectively communicate with and counsel both our private equity clients as well as their portfolio companies.
Our private equity practice includes the representation of:
- Private equity funds
- Growth equity funds
- Venture capital funds
- Portfolio companies
- Management teams
- Family offices
- Investment divisions of multi-national companies
Serve as counsel to L Catterton, the largest consumer-focused private equity group in the world, in connection with its growth investments in leading consumer brands, including recent investments in NotCo, Hydrow, FlashParking, ThirdLove, ClassPass, and Il Makiage.