Early history of private equity J. Morgan's acquisition of Carnegie Steel Company in represents arguably the first true modern buyout Investors have been acquiring businesses and making minority investments in privately held companies since the dawn of the industrial revolution. Andrew Carnegie sold his steel company to J. Morgan in in arguably the first true modern buyout Later, J.
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.
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.
Our team helps clients with tax structuring, crafting management incentive compensation arrangements, identifying and solving potential liability risks of all types, and ensuring that clients are in full compliance with antitrust regulations and merger controls.
We also advise these portfolio companies on environmental compliance, complex US federal income tax issues, intellectual property protection and licensing, commercial contracting and outsourcing, labor and employment issues, employee benefits matters, litigation, and a range of other matters.
Management Team Compensation Clients turn to our team to structure, draft, and negotiate management compensation packages, including equity-based incentives. These packages address the attendant rights and restrictions such as noncompetition clauses of each management team member and with respect to his or her underlying equity investment.
We have experience assembling these plans, and we keep up to date on relevant securities, tax, and financial accounting issues that go along with them. Fund Formation We advise on all phases of the fund formation process, negotiating with lead limited partners, structuring equity and retention arrangements for fund principals, and helping funds distribute gains to investors.
Our lawyers counsel domestic and offshore fund formations. We work with fund sponsors to ensure funds comply with tax and regulatory obligations of foreign investors, ERISA fiduciaries, pension funds, college endowments and other tax-exempt organizations, bank holding company affiliates, insurance companies, and other regulated investors.
We also structure upper-tier equity and retention arrangements for fund principals.The Shotgun Fund® will purchase common shares from departing shareholders when a shotgun clause or buy-sell agreement has been executed. We believe that owner/managers are the best valuators of their business.
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Apr 02, · By Hugh MacArthur, Graham Elton, Daniel Haas, Suvir Varma and Mike McKay. Private equity firms that specialize in buyouts have long been characterized by their three- .
Grosvenor Capital Management LP, Chicago's biggest hedge-fund investment manager, finalized an agreement to buy a private-equity and real estate investment group from Credit Suisse AG that will.
David Rubenstein, founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group Bloomberg, screenshot Private-equity giants want to play the long game.. Several big firms are raising new buyout funds that can invest in. Mar 28, · Private equity funds have attracted significantly more capital since than during any other five-year period in history.
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