Private Equity

You are a dealmaker. We are unapologetically deal lawyers. Everything we do is designed to help you secure the best possible outcome in every transaction.

Our first priority is to manage and assess your risks and opportunities, all while looking for the most efficient way to get the deal done. We align our strategy and advice with your objectives to guide you through each step of the private equity lifecycle. With a business-focused team that thinks creatively, we anticipate the unknown and deliver actionable solutions, so you stay ahead of the curve from fund formation to exit. And while we’ll always fight tirelessly for your interests, we also treat opposing counsel with respect because a deal done smoothly means more value for you.

For us, it’s not just about achieving stellar outcomes; it’s also about creating an experience that you actually enjoy. We build lasting relationships with clients, establishing a strong rapport built on mutual trust and honesty. Just ask our more than 200 repeat private equity clients.

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Client Success

private equity acquisition

Advised Sterling Partners on the acquisition of a stake in the Lecturio Group, an e-learning provider that distributes video-based learning concepts.

Private equity acquisition
Represented Gemspring Capital Management, LLC, in its majority interest acquisition of AINS, a leading global provider of cloud-based, adaptive case management platforms.
Private equity initial public offering IPO
Represented AirSculpt Technologies, Inc., a national provider of body contouring procedures, in its $90 million IPO.
Private equity acquisition
Advised Ardian on its acquisition of a minority stake in Strategie Media Conseil, a digital platform for luxury real estate listings and intermediary properties.
de-SPAC transaction
Represented Globis Acquisition Corp., with its de-SPAC transaction with Forafric Agro Holdings Limited, a leading African agribusiness and milling industry leader.
Health private equity acquisition
Represented Wellspring Capital Management, LLC, portfolio company RAYUS, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Diagnostic Centers of America.
Private equity fund formation
Represented H.I.G Capital in forming the H.I.G. Europe Middle Market LBO Fund, which closed with aggregate capital commitments of €2 billion.
Private equity acquisition

Advised a consortium of lenders, as first and second lien lenders, on their provision for acquisition purposes, including acquiring Allocate Software.

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Our Team 

With more than 150 dedicated private equity lawyers across 20 global offices, no matter where you are—physically or in the evolution of your business—we’re there with you. Yet deals are complex and require mastery of multiple disciplines. That’s why cross-practice collaboration is an integral part of our unique model. You have direct access to all of our experienced lawyers in any area you need, from debt financing and restructuring to fund formation and more.

Meet the leaders of our private equity and related practice groups:

FRED LEVENSON
Co-Head of Private Equity Practice,
Miami
GREG METZ
Co-Head of Private Equity Practice, Chicago
FRANK STEINHERR
Co-Head of Private Equity Practice,
New York
KRIST WERLING
Co-Head of Private Equity Practice, Chicago
HARRIS SISKIND
Global Head of Transactions,
Miami

MICHAEL BOYKINS
Co-Head of Corporate Finance Practice,
Chicago

STEPHANIE MCCANN
Co-Head of Corporate Finance Practice, Chicago
GARY ROSENBAUM
Co-Head of Corporate Finance Practice,
Los Angeles
FELICIA PERLMAN
Global Head of Business Restructuring Practice, Chicago
IAN SCHWARTZ
Head of Investment Funds Practice,
New York
GRÉGOIRE ANDRIEUX
Partner,
Private Equity Practice,
Paris
DR. MICHAEL CZIESLA
Partner,
Private Equity Practice,
Frankfurt
ETTORE SCANDALE
Partner,
Private Equity Practice,
Milan
DR. NIKOLAUS VON JACOBS
Partner,
Private Equity Practice,
Munich
TOM WHELAN
Partner,
Private Equity Practice,
London

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