Private equity has long been a key focus for Clifford Chance and our market-leading practice offers unrivalled expertise and resource across the globe.
With our combination of international reach, multi-disciplinary expertise and industry sector focus, we advise on all aspects of private equity, including:
- investments -we have advised on many of the most high profile and innovative deals in the market, involving a wide range of investment strategies, including:
- buyouts and growth capital transactions
- infrastructure fund transactions
- real estate private equity & investment
- portfolio company mandates
- fund portfolio and fund manager transfers
- private funds.
We represent many leading global and regional financial investors, ranging from private equity houses, banks and other financial institutions to specialist infrastructure and private equity real estate funds, working closely with our Funds & Investment Management sector to provide an integrated offering to all clients in the investment management industry, including hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds.
With the largest geographic coverage of any single law firm, we provide truly global private equity expertise, enhanced by our understanding of local legal, regulatory and business issues. The extraordinary reach of our practice allows us to advise clients wherever their deal ambitions take them (including in the key emerging markets) and we have a particularly strong focus on complex, multi-jurisdictional deals, operating cross-border teams to coordinate resources seamlessly.
Our private equity sector is a highly integrated multi-disciplinary group with lawyers collaborating from across our network of offices to provide clients with a seamless service, even on the most complex of mandates involving multiple specialisms. Our market leading global M&A/Corporate practice works closely with our experts in all the key practice areas, including leveraged and acquisition finance; private funds; restructuring; compliance; financial services regulation; anti-trust/competition; tax; and employment, employee benefits and pensions (including ERISA).
Industry sector focus
Our strong industry sector focus gives us a deep understanding of the issues and challenges facing our clients and a real competitive edge. It allows us to provide commercial, sector-specific advice on transactions and enhance deal certainty by anticipating hurdles and resolving potential roadblocks. Between deals, we brief clients at the earliest stages on industry developments to ensure clients are kept updated on the issues and opportunities in their chosen sectors.
The strength and depth of our private equity practice are recognised with consistent top tier rankings in the key legal directories and M&A league tables as well as numerous award wins.