Private equity

A&O Shearman’s private equity team provides sponsors, fund investors, their portfolio companies and management teams with outstanding advice, insight, and execution across jurisdictions and legal disciplines.

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We have extensive experience handling acquisitions, disposals, refinancings, restructurings, and IPOs in a range of industries, and alongside our M&A expertise are renowned as one of the leading firms for finance and capital markets transactions.

Our lawyers advise on the full spectrum of debt and equity-linked structures, including leveraged finance, high-yield, securitizations and fund finance. And with a presence in more than 50 jurisdictions and more than 3,000 lawyers worldwide, we have a nuanced understanding of the local laws and regulatory frameworks that affect our clients’ transactions and portfolio companies globally.

Top-tier finance, capital markets and M&A experience

Our private equity group works closely with our dedicated industry teams which comprise lawyers with extensive knowledge of sectors including financial services, energy, infrastructure, technology, consumer goods, media, telecoms, and life sciences and healthcare. 

Alongside our legal expertise, global reach and industry insight, our clients benefit from our track record of innovation. 

Our team pioneered the use of AI in the legal industry and have developed ContractMatrix, a contract negotiation tool that uses AI and other techniques to help our lawyers execute efficiently and focus on the key commercial and legal issues relevant to each deal.

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