The firm has worked with leading private equity firms on fund formations, mezzanine and later stage investments, buyouts, roll-ups, buildouts, leveraged acquisitions, and recapitalizations. We have assisted our clients with their activities in the United States and around the world.
Our clients include investment banks, private investment firms, private equity firms and the private equity arms of institutional investors. They create value for their investors by providing growth capital to businesses in all stages of development, by partnering with target company management, and through invest and build strategies and strategic acquisitions. Our clients work across all industries, asset classes and geographic categories, but concentrate in the middle market.
The practice group focuses on the representation of buyout firms targeting middle market companies, both U.S. and foreign. The activities of our clients’ portfolio companies range from manufacturing, technology, food processing, distribution and retail to the services sector and include such businesses as restaurant chains, packaging companies, investment managers, alarm companies, hardware distributors, executive recruiters, printers, movie theaters and drug stores, and manufacturers of such diverse products as stationery, steel wire, truck bodies, medication carts, foam mattresses, log homes and electrostatic packaging.
In the services it provides to clients, the practice group integrates the knowledge base of the firm’s corporate, tax, debt finance, commercial technology and securities lawyers. Our lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of the complex legal, regulatory and accounting issues that investors encounter in these contexts and utilize this knowledge to assist our clients to optimize financial and accounting treatment while obtaining favorable tax results.