Pillsbury’s work in the private equity field includes a broad range of experience with both U.S. and international fund matters, representing clients in venture capital, leveraged buy out, mezzanine debt and hedge funds, as well as others in the alternative investment area. Our attorneys advise on issues ranging from fund formation to organizing, purchasing, structuring, financing and advising portfolio companies that the funds acquire or in which funds invest.
Our Private Equity team members bring a spectrum of disciplines pertinent to our diverse clients’ needs. Whether they are fund sponsors, managers, investors, or placement agents, we offer established experience with the legal, financial, tax and other issues that typically arise during the life of a fund from creation, through operation and liquidation.
Our attorneys also frequently advise on management buy outs and other private investments in mature companies, representing management groups and a variety of financial institutions. Drawing on Pillsbury’s many legal disciplines, we often call on the diverse skills of our merger and acquisition, securities, banking, tax, benefits, employment, real estate, environmental, and intellectual property lawyers located in our offices in leading financial centers around the world.
Pillsbury has one of the largest venture capital practices in the world. Members of our Private Equity team comprehend the key challenges and opportunities facing emerging companies and their investors. Their extensive experience with emerging company matters includes initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and the complex commercial and corporate arrangements common to these companies. 2010 Top Capital Investment and Investor Awards named our Private Equity team in Shanghai “Best Investor Counsel of the Year.