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Our German Private Equity and Funds advisory lawyers are experts in all forms of private equity transactions, from investment in start-ups and fund establishment to the largest cross-border leveraged buy-outs. We are known for our market-leading expertise in M&A and for applying the latest financing techniques, underpinned by our knowledge of tax and structuring.

Our focus

The group manages the full range of private equity transactions. In particular we handle the acquisition of participations, the structuring of funds and participative management models (MBOs, LBOs, MBIs), and financing transactions, along with tax and capital markets law issues. We also provide legal advice on PIPE and public-to-private transactions and exits by way of a trade sale, secondary buy-out or IPO.

Whether we are advising global corporations, governments, regulators or investment banks our mix of legal and regulatory hands-on commercial experience enables us to provide clients with high quality legal services that match their needs.

Cross-practice advice

Our focused private equity group unites genuine pan-European expertise in private equity, M&A and finance. That makes us one of the few legal practices capable of advising our clients across the entire span of the capital structure.

News & insights

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News: 18 SEPTEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy advises Apax Partners and its portfolio company Neuraxpharm on the acquisition of Buccolam® Assets

We have advised Apax Partners and its portfolio company Neuraxpharm Group, a leading European specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the central nervous system (CNS), on the acquisition of the…

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Publications: 16 JUNE 2020

POJK 30/2019: OJK regulates private placements, with certain global bonds being exempted but some uncertainty remaining

On 29 November 2019, OJK issued Regulation No.30/POJK.04/2019 on Private Placement Debt Securities and/or Sukuk Issuance (POJK 30/2019), which came into force from 1 June 2020. 

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Publications: 17 APRIL 2019

Analysing the impact of the AIFM Directive

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) will have a major impact on the asset management sector as it regulates alternative investment fund managers who market or manage funds in…

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Publications: 19 FEBRUARY 2019

How should Europe’s non-bank lending market be regulated?

​Non-bank lending in the European Union is becoming an ever more significant source of financing for business. In light of its increasing importance to Europe’s economy, policymakers are re-evaluating…

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Our Private Equity Team in Germany

We offer private equity firms M&A, finance, tax, antitrust, corporate and commercial law capability of the highest quality and sophistication.