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Private Equity

Each day, all over the world, private equity plays an integral part in the financial landscape we all operate in.

With the increasing sophistication and complexity of private equity transactions, the role of specialist advisers has become increasingly important in this field.

Allen & Overy is a market leader in the private equity sector, with extensive experience advising private equity investors, arranging banks, management teams and investee companies on the full cycle of private equity matters. We regularly advise a number of the leading private equity houses in the world.

Our comprehensive approach to private equity has seen us work on everything from structured acquisitions and financings and some of the largest cross-border buy-outs seen in the market, to the provision of venture capital to start-up businesses. The combination of our multi-jurisdictional corporate, leveraged finance, high yield, securitisation and investment funds expertise and full range of complimentary practices such as tax, employment and benefits and real estate makes us stand out in the market.

This offering is truly global. Our spread of offices covers each of the key financial markets across the world, enabling us to work on private equity transactions and give specialist advice to clients wherever and whenever it is required. As such, our Private Equity group exhibits the market knowledge, timeliness and efficiency we as a firm take pride in.

Recognition for our work

  • Allen & Overy is ranked No.1 for European buyouts (sponsor role) by deal volume and deal value in 2015 (Dealogic M&A Analytics)
  • “Impressive private equity team acting for major funds in a range of sectors. Particularly strong finance capabilities and utilises its extensive office network to adeptly handle multi-jurisdictional deals.” (Chambers UK 2016)
  • “High-quality team... able to bring practice teams together for full-service private equity coverage.” (Chambers UK 2015)

Key Contacts

Robin Harvey

United Kingdom RobinHarvey

Stephen Lloyd

United Kingdom StephenLloyd

Karine Kodde

Netherlands KarineKodde






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