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Private Equity
Private Equity

Private Equity

Allen & Overy's Private Equity the has unmatched expertise advising clients on complex cross-border transactions. We draw on the firm's sector knowledge and unique global footprint to create bespoke solutions for our clients.

We advise the most prominent sponsors in the private equity market, as well as portfolio companies and other finance providers, on all forms of private equity transactions.

Our capabilities include advising on buyouts, exit strategies, co-investments, hybrids, minority interests, consortium arrangements, management equity, portfolio restructurings and secondaries.

The firm has dedicated teams in all major financial centres, creating a fully-integrated network of transactional experience to provide the highest quality commercial advice to our clients.

The combination of our market-leading M&A, equity, hybrids, loans, high yield, securitisation and investment funds expertise, along with complimentary practices such as tax, antitrust and foreign investment, financial regulation, pensions, employment and incentives and real estate, makes us one of the few firms able to provide a truly full service global offering  and to advise across the capital structure.

This, combined with our sector specialists, particularly in highly regulated areas, means that we offer clients an unparalleled level of service and execution.

To support our clients, the firm’s best in class network of international offices covers Europe, the US, APAC and the Middle East. A&O’s international network comprises more than 40 offices globally – the largest footprint among the leading global law firms.

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News & insights

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News: 01 April 2022

Allen & Overy South Africa appoints leading corporate and commercial partners to head up new practice

Johannesburg, South Africa, 1 April 2022: Global law firm Allen and Overy (A&O) has appointed corporate and commercial partners Brian Price and Ze’ev Blieden in its Johannesburg office. This forms…

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Publications: 07 October 2021

Japan’s shifting attitudes change M&A market dynamics

Driven by changing attitudes and economic priorities, Japan remains a powerful outbound investor and is becoming an increasingly popular destination for inbound transactions.

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Publications: 07 October 2021

Is sustainability really changing the M&A deal landscape?

A broad range of sustainability issues are now clearly affecting the way some investors assess potential M&A deals and allocate capital. But many are only just getting to grips with the fast-evolving…

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Publications: 07 October 2021

Record-breaking M&A run continues at pace

Dealmaking across the globe continues to break records, as investors take advantage of benign market conditions to deploy capital at an accelerating pace.

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Awards and accolades

  • Ranked No. 2 for European financial sponsor deals by value (Refinitiv, 2019 and 2020)
  • Ranked Band 2 for Private Equity Buyouts: High-end Capability (Chambers UK 2022)
  • Ranked No.2 for European Private Equity by value (Bloomberg M&A League Tables 2019)

Recognition