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We’ve been delivering creative, client-focused legal solutions to dynamic private equity and venture capital firms for decades. We know where they’ve been – and we’ve proven we can see where they’re going. It’s in our DNA.

As a storied Wall Street firm, we’ve long operated at the epicenter of financial and business innovation.

It’s what empowers us in our work with venture capital and private equity firms, from designing early stage financings to orchestrating billion-dollar deals – like an $11 billion private-equity-led leveraged buyout of a software company, one of the largest LBOs since 2008.

Our work runs the gamut of a fund’s lifecycle from seed and growth equity transactions, all the way through to exit strategies, LBOs, debt transactions and liquidity events – including IPOs, dispositions, and leveraged recapitalizations. We also work with our Private Funds and Asset Management team to advise on fund formation and fundraising.

With a focus on both large cap and middle-market transactions, we counsel clients investing in industries as diverse as defense, energy, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, media and entertainment, electronics, educational services, medical technology, real estate, retail and shipping.

Given the scope and depth of our work, we collaborate with members of our employee benefits, tax, intellectual property, insurance, real estate, litigation, antitrust and financial restructuring teams in providing comprehensive practice area support – whether it’s designing tax-efficient compensation and carried interest plans, responding to regulatory proceedings and enforcement actions, or any number of other operational matters.

We’ve got our finger on the pulse of these fast-paced industries, and stand at the ready to craft creative, efficient legal strategies encompassing all aspects of a firm’s exciting business growth.

Representative Matters

  • Ultimate Software in its definitive merger agreement to be acquired by an investor group led by Hellman & Friedman, a leading private equity investment firm for $11 billion.
  • Loeb Holding Corporation and the Estate of Thomas L. Kempner, significant stockholder in Intersections, Inc. (“INTX”) in INTX's merger with WC SACD, a joint venture entity formed by iSubscribed, WndroCo and General Catalyst.
  • Grede Holdings LLC in connection with its leveraged buyout by affiliates of American Securities LLC, a private equity investment firm. The transaction was structured as a sale of equity securities consisting of 82 percent of the membership interests of Grede and all of the capital stock of two tax blockers which held 18 percent of the membership interests of Grede.
  • Caraustar in connection with its leveraged buyout by affiliates of H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a private equity investment firm. The deal was structured as a merger transaction.

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