Private Equity

Private equity funds and portfolio companies collaborate with our private equity team across North America, Europe and Asia. Whether you are a financial sponsor or a sponsor-backed portfolio company, we understand that strategic legal and business insight into high-growth sectors is critical to both managing risk and enhancing returns.

Deep Sector Strength

While our group is equipped to handle a wide array of matters, our private equity practice centers on three core sectors: Finance, Technology & Innovation and Energy & Infrastructure. In today’s complex and fast-changing market, deep domain strength offers increased insight and visibility, enabling our deal advisors and specialists to anticipate and efficiently resolve complex legal and business issues that consistently occur across these sectors.

Efficient Deal Execution

We couple our sector focus with innovative service delivery models, including use of machine learning for due diligence, automated deal management, creative staffing and flexible pricing, which allows us to provide differentiated value, mitigate risk and execute deals efficiently.

Full-Scale Support

We draw on a full suite of Chambers-ranked specialty practice offerings and a long history of representing technology companies at every stage of the corporate life cycle to offer comprehensive support for sponsors and their portfolio companies. Specifically, our technology transactions, intellectual property, data privacy and cybersecurity, tax and compensation and benefits teams advise on a wide array of acquisitions, divestitures and strategic transactions, complex licensing and commercial arrangements, regulatory and compliance reviews and equity incentive matters.


  1. Leveraged Buyouts/Mergers & Acquisitions
  2. Platform Add-Ons
  3. Portfolio Company Representation
  4. Management Participation, Incentive Plans & Secondary Liquidity Transactions
  5. Growth Equity
  6. Fund Formation
  7. Real Estate
  8. Acquisition Finance
  • Technology:

    Warburg Pincus – Advised Warburg Pincus, a global private equity fund, on numerous strategic investments in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including buy-side and sell-side platform and add-on M&A (including deSPAC representation), growth equity investments and portfolio company corporate advisory work across the technology, finance and energy sectors.

    Aptean – Advised Aptean, a portfolio company jointly owned by funds managed and advised by TA Associates, Vista Equity Partners and Charlesbank, in connection with numerous add-on acquisitions of enterprise SaaS companies.

    Turn/River – Advised Turn/River Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, on numerous strategic investments in technology, web and SaaS companies.

    Banneker – Advised Banneker Partners, a private equity firm based in San Francisco with offices in Portland, Oregon, specializing in vertical roll-ups, platform transactions, cross-border add-on acquisitions, recapitalizations, buyouts, and growth capital investments.

    Telegraph Hill Partners – Advised Telegraph Hill Partners on numerous life sciences strategic investments and acquisitions.

    Ardian – Advised Ardian, an investment firm based in France that specializes in direct, fund of funds, and secondary indirect investments, on its acquisition of imes-icore Group, a maker of CNC and CAD/CAM systems focusing mostly on the medical industry.


    Macquarie Infrastructure Partners II (MIP II) and Skanska Infrastructure Development (Skanska) – in the divestiture of their respective interests in Elizabeth River Crossings (ERC) as part of a full sale of ERC to a special-purpose vehicle owned by Abertis Infraestructuras and Manulife Investment Management.

    A portfolio company of a global infrastructure investment fund – in a US 4(a)(2) private placement and commercial term loan acquisition financing of a 760MW combined-cycle natural-gas power generation facility in Minnesota.

    A portfolio company of an infrastructure investment company – in the sale of its natural gas transmission business which included seven regulated natural gas lateral pipelines stretching approximately 550 miles.