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Private Equity

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.

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

MaameYaa Kwafo-Akoto named Rising Star at British Legal Awards 2019

News: 25 NOVEMBER 2019

MaameYaa Kwafo-Akoto named Rising Star at British Legal Awards 2019

A host of Allen & Overy talent was recognised at the British Legal Awards 2019 which took place in London on Thursday 21 November.

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News: 07 OCTOBER 2019

Allen & Overy advises NATIXIS Pfandbriefbank on Phoenix Spree financing

Allen & Overy has advised NATIXIS Pfandbriefbank AG (NATIXIS) on the financing of Phoenix Spree Deutschland Limited (Phoenix Spree), an investment company listed in London with a focus on the Berlin residential property market.

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News: 24 SEPTEMBER 2019

Allen & Overy advises Bridgepoint on the sale of Bike24 to Riverside

Allen & Overy advised the UK-based private equity firm Bridgepoint Europe IV Fund (Bridgepoint) as well as the management on the sale of Bike24 GmbH (Bike24) to a subsidiary of The Riverside Company (Riverside).  Completion of the transaction is subject to clearance by the competent antitrust authorities.

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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 their approach to this market and considering whether the existing regulatory framework remains appropriate.

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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.