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“Latham & Watkins LLP has ‘one of the largest and most sophisticated private equity and M&A practices’ and is a ‘major player’ thanks in part to its relationships with bulge bracket clients ... The team is ‘very smart,’ ‘hard working’ and ‘commercial,’ and provides a ‘top service especially on highly complex deals.’ It has also successfully inhabited the middle market.” — The Legal 500 US 2013

Private Equity

Clients with the most complex private equity transactions and litigation disputes worldwide trust Latham & Watkins to provide legal advice.

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Sophisticated Transactional Skill

From its roots as a pioneer in private equity, Latham's lawyers have grown the practice into one of the world’s largest. The firm has dedicated private equity teams in major financial centers in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. When a client needs in-depth local knowledge and understanding of cross-border legal regimes, Latham’s global footprint ensures it has the resources necessary to structure and execute complex transactions around the world.

Some of the world’s largest private equity firms, middle market private equity investors, energy funds, infrastructure funds and sovereign wealth funds turn to Latham for legal advice.

Industry Knowledge

Latham’s lawyers have the experience and knowledge to complete the most difficult transactions in industries such as:

From advising on multibillion dollar “going private” transactions to structuring complex global tax efficient investment vehicles, Latham’s lawyers understand the nuances of the most sophisticated private equity deals and are able to guide clients through the most complex global regulatory environments.

Clients also value Latham’s ability to fully integrate its Private Equity Practice with a leading global Capital Markets and Leveraged Finance Practice that can access capital from any of the world’s financing centers. Latham’s Private Equity Practice includes a dedicated team of banking, mezzanine finance and capital markets lawyers who handle financing and securities matters exclusively for fund sponsors and their portfolio companies.  

Comprehensive Expertise

Latham assists clients throughout every stage of the investment cycle, and the firm’s lawyers have comprehensive experience in every aspect of global private equity, including:

  • Acquisitions from bankruptcy and rescue investments
  • Carve-out transactions
  • Consortia arrangements
  • Cross border transactions
  • IPO exits
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Private investments in public companies

 

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