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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.

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News & insights

Silicon Valley

News: 09 AUGUST 2021

Allen & Overy to add game-changing multidisciplinary technology team in U.S.; Expands West Coast presence

UPDATED AUGUST 9 2021 AT 2.33PM ET SILICON VALLEY - Allen & Overy today announces the investment in eight partners from the White & Case LLP Technology practice. This multidisciplinary and…

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Publications: 08 JULY 2021

Carve-out deals likely to increase after Covid-19

Carve-out and spin-off deals are likely to accelerate as companies emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. Increasingly, companies are looking at alternative strategies to boost their competitiveness,…

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Publications: 08 JULY 2021

Tech and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) see interests align

As SPACs continue their urgent search for appropriate companies to acquire and take public, high growth technology companies are amongst the most sought after targets.

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Publications: 08 JULY 2021

Dramatic pause in global Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) clouds the outlook

The extraordinary boom in U.S. SPAC formations continued in Q1 but declined steeply from April onwards. Few believe the trend is over, but a period of greater uncertainty seems likely. SPACs are now…

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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