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Private Equity

Morgan Lewis provides full-spectrum coverage for an array of private equity clients, with a focus on responsiveness and clear and comprehensive representation. Our primary objective is to help our clients evaluate risk in order to execute transactions effectively and efficiently. We swiftly identify and help to quantify risk, and then construct structural and contractual frameworks to allocate that risk. During the investment period, we help portfolio companies deal with issues that surfaced during and after the acquisition, and address emerging legal risks to prepare for an ultimate sale.

In each phase, we provide market-informed transactional and finance counsel that responds to the investment objectives of the private equity sponsor and the business realities of the portfolio company and its industry. Our representations range from multibillion-dollar acquisitions and related financings to small- and middle-market deals.

Our robust global private equity practice covers a wide range of industries and deals of all sizes. While we have one of the leading middle-market private equity practices in the United States, our experience extends from the largest funds and transactions, through the middle market, to small funds and pledge fund deals. Clients engage us to work primarily on funds focused on specific sectors, such as energy and infrastructure, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, retail, consumer products, restaurants, media, transportation, and technology, as well as on target characteristics, such as distressed investing and turnaround opportunities.

We take a proactive approach in leading private equity transactions, anticipating each deal’s needs and responding to them with the immediacy and sense of urgency that reflect the value that our firm places on client relationships. In addition, we have a market-leading practice representing management teams engaged in private equity, giving us a broad knowledge of market practice that our private equity clients find especially valuable.