Private equity

A&O Shearman’s private equity team provides strategic counsel to sponsors, fund investors, portfolio companies and management teams.  

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We are renowned as one of the world’s leading M&A, finance and capital markets firms and have unrivalled experience across the spectrum of debt- and equity-linked structures, including leveraged finance, high-yield, and securitizations. We also have a top-tier fund finance platform. 

Extensive experience of private equity investment 

We have unparalleled experience in advising on buyouts, acquisitions, disposals, refinancings, restructurings, and IPOs.  

Our lawyers have a deep understanding of the local laws and regulatory frameworks that affect our clients’ transactions and portfolio companies, and help them navigate the complex and evolving legal landscape in different jurisdictions. 

We combine this with deep industry expertise – particularly in technology, consumer, life sciences and healthcare, education, media and telecommunications, energy, mining and metals, financial services, real estate, and industrials, to deliver sophisticated transactional advice. 

This, coupled with our complimentary skills in tax, antitrust and foreign investment, pensions, employment and compensation, and real estate, makes us one of the few firms able to provide a truly full-service global service to the world’s most successful private equity funds.

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