With the increasing 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
Publications: 08 JULY 2020
The start of the year saw a surge in ever-larger fintech deals around the world, with every expectation that this trend would continue.Read more
Publications: 08 JULY 2020
The impact on U.S. transactions has been severe, with activity unlikely to recover until market conditions stabilise. But opportunities are emerging for certain players.Read more
News: 19 JUNE 2020
We have recently produced an updated client presentation on global trends in private M&A. Over the last eight years, we have analysed almost 1,300 private M&A deals that Allen & Overy advised on…Read more
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)
A high-calibre team of transactional experts, with particular skills in complex cross-border investment work, complemented by leading finance and capital markets teams.
Chambers UK 2020
A hard-working team of pragmatic advisers that delivers seamlessly across multiple jurisdictions.
Legal 500 UK 2019