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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: 25 January 2022

Allen & Overy advises Riverside on the sale of REPA

Allen & Overy has advised global investor The Riverside Company (Riverside) on the sale of its portfolio company REPA to PT Holdings.

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News: 20 January 2022

Allen & Overy advises tado on anticipated business combination with GFJ and planned IPO via DE-SPAC

GFJ ESG Acquisition I SE (GFJ), the first German pure play SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) for sustainable technologies, and tado GmbH (tado), a European market leader for intelligent home…

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News: 14 December 2021

A&O advises Apollo on its acquisition of a stake in CPI Property Group

Allen & Overy has advised certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (Apollo) on its acquisition of a stake in CPI Property Group (CPIPG).

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News: 03 December 2021

Allen & Overy`s Life Sciences team advises Vision Healthcare on the acquisition of Vitamaze

Allen & Overy has advised Vision Healthcare, a Belgium-based consumer healthcare company with a large portfolio of self-care brands and over-the-counter products in several European countries, on the…

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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.