Private Equity

Morgan Lewis delivers a broad spectrum of legal services to private equity funds, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, fundless sponsors and other private equity market participants. A leader in middle-market private equity transactions, our global team has deep background and experience in the marketplace. These private equity professionals collaborate across our global offices and practices to focus on and best serve our clients’ needs.

We are truly a one-stop shop for private equity firms, offering in-depth knowledge and practical advice on matters ranging from fund formation, continuation funds, secondary transactions and co-investments to leveraged buyouts (LBOs), mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and other liquidity events.

Our clients turn to us for diverse matters affecting private equity firms and their portfolio companies, including tax structuring, borrower-side finance, de-SPACs, management team representation (including management rollovers), ERISA affiliate liability, representation and warranty insurance, and operating issues specific to portfolio companies, such as post-acquisition integration, labor and employment and employee benefits matters, and the gamut of intellectual property and commercial contract issues. We have experience in a variety of industries, including aerospace and defense, automotive and mobility, banking, education, energy, fintech, healthcare, insurance, life sciences, retail, sports and technology.

Our private equity practice has earned rankings by Chambers and The Legal 500 for our investor representation, investor fund regulatory and compliance, private equity funds, and middle-market deal activity. Our practice has been globally lauded by IFLR1000 for our private equity work and by Chambers UK for our investor representation. Morgan Lewis has been exalted specifically for its international work across Germany and Asia by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Chambers Greater China, The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific and JUVE.