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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 & insights

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News: 27 MAY 2021

Allen & Overy launches new Australian financial services licence navigator

Allen & Overy has launched a new tool, the Australian Financial Services Licence Navigator (“Navigator”) to assist foreign financial services providers navigate the new regime for financial services…

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A&O advising on the sale of ERM to KKR

News: 18 MAY 2021

A&O advising on the sale of ERM to KKR

Allen & Overy is advising ERM, the world’s largest pure-play sustainability consultancy, and its majority shareholders, OMERS Private Equity and Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), on…

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Annette Kurdian and Robert Burt

News: 07 MAY 2021

A&O bolsters leading leveraged finance practice with senior hires

Allen & Overy today announced that Annette Kurdian and Robert Burt have been appointed as partners in A&O’s leveraged finance practice, based in London. Both Annette and Robert join from Linklaters…

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Global trends in private M&A

Publications: 13 JANUARY 2021

Global trends in private M&A

We have recently produced a client presentation on global trends in private M&A. Our findings draw on an in-depth analysis of around 1,400 private M&A deals that A&O has advised on globally, looking…

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