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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: 06 SEPTEMBER 2021

Advising the founders of L.A.B. Cosmetics on the company’s sale to Oakley Capital/WindStar

Allen & Overy has advised the founders of L.A.B. Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG (L.A.B.), a leading provider of ‘clean beauty’ products, both on the sale of the company to WindStar Medical GmbH (WindStar), a…

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News: 30 JULY 2021

Acquisition of Fenergo – A&O advising the consortium vehicle owned by Bridgepoint and Astorg

London – Allen & Overy is advising funds advised by Bridgepoint and a consortium vehicle owned 50:50 between funds advised by Bridgepoint and French private equity firm Astorg Asset Management…

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News: 15 JULY 2021

A&O advises on Bridgepoint’s acquisition of Infinigate Group

Allen & Overy has advised Bridgepoint on the M&A and financing aspects for its acquisition of Infinigate Group, a European Value Added Distributor of enterprise cyber-security solutions, from H.I.G…

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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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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.