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Private Equity

A truly integrated practice

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 and insights

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Publications: 26 September 2023

FTC sues PE fund and its portfolio company, signaling continued and growing focus on PE funds and roll-up acquisitions

On September 21, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a groundbreaking complaint in federal court against PE fund Welsh Carson and its portfolio company, U.S. Anesthesia Partners (USAP),…

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News: 24 August 2023

Allen & Overy advises Exponent Private Equity and the shareholders of Meadow Foods on the divestment of a significant stake in Meadow to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited

Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised Exponent Private Equity and the shareholders of Meadow on the divestment of a significant stake in Meadow to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, a holding company…

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News: 08 August 2023

Allen & Overy expands private equity practice and energy transition expertise with partner Kfir Abutbul

Allen & Overy (“A&O”) today announced that Kfir Abutbul has joined the firm as Head of U.S. Energy Private Equity and a partner in its U.S. Corporate Private Equity and M&A practice.

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Publications: 28 July 2022

Equity capital markets in 2022: Europe cools, the Middle East heats up. What next?

The equity capital markets have faced challenging conditions in H1 2022. European markets cooled, the Middle East boomed.

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