Private Equity

Private-equity dealmakers have special characteristics. And they face unique challenges in structuring and completing private equity transactions. At Dorsey, we take a practical approach in the context of the business deal at hand, focusing on creative solutions to help our clients accomplish their goals. In the end, we recognize the importance of 'getting the deal done'.

That’s why financial sponsors (buyout funds, hedge funds, banks, pension funds, funds of funds, and high net worth individuals), their portfolio companies, management groups, lenders, financial advisors, business brokers and other parties count on Dorsey for help with a broad variety of private equity transactions, including:

  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Sales and divestitures
  • Recapitalizations
  • Dividend recaps
  • Acquisition debt financings
  • Secondaries, and
  • Fund formation and investment review

To get the deal done, Dorsey leverages resources using our ‘one world – one team’ approach, which provides to our clients our firm-wide expertise, knowledge and latest industry developments from our mergers and acquisitions, finance, tax, and fund formation attorneys in offices around the world. Clients can also count on support from a broad base of deal-oriented lawyers in relevant legal areas, including: environmental, executive compensation, intellectual property, antitrust, bankruptcy and real estate law.

In addition, private-equity clients draw upon Dorsey for advice in connection with venture capital and growth capital financings, initial public offerings, workouts and restructurings, and securitizations.

Clients also benefit from of our local, regional, national and international networks with financial and strategic investors, investment banks, accounting and law firms, financial advisors, investment bankers, business brokers, lobbying firms, and specialty consulting firms. By maximizing these networks, we help clients source new deals, locate business partners, and identify other legal and non-legal resources - anywhere in the world.

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