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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: 07 APRIL 2021

A&O India Group partners recognised as top legal experts in India

Allen & Overy’s India Group practice partners have been recognised again in the India Business Law Journal (IBLJ) A-list, as the top India-focused lawyers at international law firms.

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cyber security

News: 15 MARCH 2021

Private equity investor Bridgepoint acquires leading value-added cyber security solutions distributor Infinigate with the assistance of Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy has advised British private equity investor Bridgepoint on the acquisition of Infinigate group, a leading value-added cyber security solutions distributor.

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residential real estate property

News: 29 JANUARY 2021

Advising Capital Bay on successful launch of two new real estate funds

Allen & Overy has advised Berlin-based Capital Bay Gruppe (Capital Bay) on the successful launch of the "Commercial" and the "Residential" real estate funds for existing properties in Germany and…

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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.