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Private Equity

The private equity sector is dynamic and fast paced. We can help our clients navigate the opportunities and challenges that this presents. Allen & Overy provides clients in the private equity sector with both sector insights and creative legal advice that will help meet these challenges.

The group is truly global and comprises sector specialists from across all our practice areas and offices who work in partnership with clients to help them achieve their commercial objectives.

Our approach to private equity as an asset class combines disciplines and provides legal solutions for all advice needed on any private equity investment or activity across a variety of sub-sectors. We advise on the full private equity life cycle from fund formation, capital deployment to acquisitions, public-to-privates, debt and equity financing to restructurings, portfolio management and exits. 

We provide commercial advice to a variety of financial investors including private equity sponsors, asset managers, portfolio companies, infrastructure, real estate and pension funds on direct investments (both control and minority positions) as well as co-investments.

News and insights

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Publications: 23 January 2023

EU Regulation on foreign subsidies enters into force - implications for private equity investors

Implications for private equity investors.

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Publications: 13 January 2023

Global trends in private M&A 2023

We have recently produced our annual client presentation on global trends in private M&A. Our findings draw on an in-depth analysis of more than 1,700 private M&A deals that A&O has advised on…

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Publications: 10 January 2023

The EU and UK adopt further sanctions against Russia

At the close of 2022, and with the war in Ukraine entering its tenth month, the EU and the UK adopted further sanctions packages against Russia. The latest sanctions packages include further asset…

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Publications: 13 January 2022

Global trends in private M&A 2022

We have recently produced our annual client presentation on global trends in private M&A. Our findings draw on an in-depth analysis of more than 1,500 private M&A deals that A&O has advised on…

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