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: 25 NOVEMBER 2019
A host of Allen & Overy talent was recognised at the British Legal Awards 2019 which took place in London on Thursday 21 November.Read more
News: 07 OCTOBER 2019
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.Read more
News: 24 SEPTEMBER 2019
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.Read more
Publications: 19 FEBRUARY 2019
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.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.