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.
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.
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
News: 07 APRIL 2021
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.Read more
News: 15 MARCH 2021
Allen & Overy has advised British private equity investor Bridgepoint on the acquisition of Infinigate group, a leading value-added cyber security solutions distributor.Read more
News: 29 JANUARY 2021
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…Read more
Publications: 24 NOVEMBER 2020
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…Read more
Allen & Overy is ranked No.1 for European buyouts (sponsor role) by deal volume and deal value in 2015
Dealogic M&A Analytics
Frequently instructed on cross-border private equity transactions, aided by leading finance and capital markets teams. Established client base is composed of many leading European and US sponsors.
Chambers UK 2017
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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.