Morgan Lewis represents a broad range of private equity sponsors – from established, multi-billion dollar funds, to active middle-market funds, to newly formed funds – in the acquisition of portfolio companies, acquisition financing, and exit transactions; they also represent both venture capital funds and emerging growth companies in start-up and growth capital investments. 

For both their private equity and venture capital clients, Morgan Lewis employs their broad experience as corporate counsel to represent private equity portfolio companies during the ownership period.  Throughout the investment cycle, they focus on responsiveness and clear and comprehensive transaction management, with the objective of helping private equity clients achieve quick, clean and cost-effective execution of their transactions.  On the buy-side, that means quickly identifying and helping to price risk, and then constructing effective contractual tools to allocate risk.  On the sell-side, that means focusing on how to contain post-sale exposure.  During the investment period, it means helping portfolio companies to deal with issues that surfaced during the purchase transaction, and addressing emerging legal risks to prepare for an ultimate sale.  In each phase, it also means providing market-informed M&A 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. 

Morgan Lewis' representations of private equity clients range from multibillion-dollar acquisitions and related financings to small-and middle-market deals, and from fund formation through ultimate distributions.  Their clients realize the strength and value that our deep resources bring to their transactions. To learn more visit Morgan Lewis.

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