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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: 14 JULY 2021

A&O receives multiple top rankings from Debtwire in Europe leveraged finance and high yield league tables

Allen & Overy has been recognised once again as the leading adviser in several categories for leveraged finance and high yield in Europe, according to data published by Debtwire which covers the first…

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News: 28 JUNE 2021

A&O advises Brookfield Business Partners on USD5bn acquisition of Modulaire Group

Allen & Overy is advising Brookfield Business Partners (Brookfield) on the approximately USD5 billion acquisition of Modulaire Group from TDR Capital.  

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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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Publications: 21 DECEMBER 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus and global employment law: Managing your workforce throughout the pandemic – part 4

In the fourth in our series of webinars, members of Allen & Overy’s Global Employment team discussed the significant issues and challenges that employers need to prioritise in relation to managing and…

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