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Private Equity
Private Equity

Private Equity

Given the sophistication and complexity of private equity transactions, it is vital to have truly specialist advisers.

Allen & Overy’s global private equity team advises the most prominent sponsors as well as management teams, investee companies and other finance providers on all forms of private equity transactions.

This  includes buyouts, exits, portfolio restructurings and secondaries. We are able to tap a deep reservoir of transactional experience to provide high quality commercial advice to our clients on complex cross-border transactions.

The combination of our market-leading M&A, loans, high yield, securitisation and investment funds expertise, along with complimentary practices such as tax, employment and benefits and real estate, makes us one of the few firms able to provide a fully integrated offering and to advise across the capital structure. 

Our clients choose us because they know we understand their commercial objectives and can offer technical expertise, innovation, clarity of advice and a commitment to execute their deals efficiently and effectively.

This offering is truly global. Our geographic reach and wealth of private equity expertise extends to all of the key financial markets across the world including the UK, Europe, the US, APAC and the Middle East. This enables us to provide the most commercial specialist advice to clients wherever and whenever it is required.

News & insights

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Publications: 07 APRIL 2021

Compelling signals from a recovering M&A market

The question at the end of 2020 was whether the strong recovery in M&A activity could be sustained in 2021.

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Publications: 07 APRIL 2021

Covid-19 triggers rapid shifts in private M&A tactics

From standstill to strong recovery, Covid-19 created a year of two halves for transactions in 2020, forcing buyers and sellers to adjust their tactics in the private M&A market.

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Publications: 07 OCTOBER 2020

Global M&A market resets - will there be a change in investor confidence?

The devastating impact of Covid-19 on global M&A transactions, following a collapse in activity in Q2, is plain to see in the latest data. With the exception of Asia, where deal value has risen 23% in…

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Publications: 22 APRIL 2020

Private equity’s upstream journey

Private equity interest in the E&P industry soared in the wake of the 2014 oil price crash. However, renewed appetite for upstream assets was not only predicted on exploiting commodity cycles.

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Awards and accolades

  • Ranked No. 2 for European financial sponsor deals by value (Refinitiv, 2019 and 2020 YTD)
  • Ranked No.2 for European Private Equity by value (Bloomberg M&A League Tables 2019
  • Shortlisted for "Private Equity Team of the Year" for the Blackstone/ Luminor deal (Legal Business Awards 2019
     

Recognition