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Private Equity

Advisor to some of the world's leading private equity sponsors on domestic and cross border deals.

Our dedicated Private Equity M&A lawyers are an integral part of our global Private Equity sector group; a single sector group combining M&A and equity expertise with leveraged finance and high yield expertise. We tap into the firm's knowledge and experience built up across all sectors.  

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News: 30 JANUARY 2020

A&O’s European Leveraged Finance practice leads the way with No.1 rankings

Allen & Overy has been recognised once again as the leading adviser in leveraged finance in Europe, according to data published by Debtwire.

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News: 09 JANUARY 2020

Global trends in private M&A

We have recently produced a client presentation on global trends in private M&A. Our findings draw on an in-depth analysis of more than 1,250 private M&A deals that A&O has advised on globally over the last eight years, looking at deal dynamics, execution risks and deal terms. This has given us exceptional insight into global and regional trends in market practice.

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News: 18 DECEMBER 2019

A&O advises on second Ardian London buy-out deal this year

Allen & Overy is advising leading private investment house Ardian’s London buyout team on the acquisition of Audiotonix, a global market leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of professional audio mixing consoles and ancillary products, from Astorg and its management.

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Publications: 20 JUNE 2019

The new Prospectus Regulation: regime changes for equity capital markets

Issuers and their advisers are likely to be interested in an article about the impact of the new Prospectus Regulation (PR) for equity offerings that we have co-written with David Cotton of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, for PLC Magazine. Changes include the treatment of risk factors, the prospectus summary, the exemptions from the prospectus publication requirement and the “advertisements” regime. The PR applies in full from 21 July 2019.

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