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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.

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News: 14 JANUARY 2021

Allen & Overy advises Triton’s portfolio company EDSA on the unification of HEROLD and dogado

Allen & Overy has advised the European Directories Group (“EDSA”), a portfolio company of Triton Fund III, in connection with the unification of its fully owned Austrian group company, Herold Business…

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Publications: 24 NOVEMBER 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus and global employment law: Managing your workforce throughout the pandemic – part 3

In the third in our series of webinars, members of Allen & Overy’s Global Employment team discussed the significant issues and challenges that employers need to prioritise in relation to managing and…

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News: 03 NOVEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy advises Hg on the sale of STP Group to Bregal

Allen & Overy has advised Hg on its sale of STP Group, a leading DACH-based provider of legal tech solutions, to Bregal Unternehmerkapital. The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant…

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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.