Taft has an active and well-regarded international private equity practice.  The lawyers comprising the firm’s Private Equity Practice Group routinely represent sponsors in connection with fund formation and capital raising, completing platform and follow-on investments (and in connection with the associate debt and equity financings), negotiating and completing portfolio company exits (through sale transactions and initial public offerings), and with respect to the general legal needs of their portfolio companies.  The firm’s private equity lawyers are also actively engaged in representing institutional investors in evaluating and completing limited partnership investments, senior and mezzanine lenders and equity co-investors in their private equity investments and management teams in connection with private equity transactions.

We recognize that effective representation of equity sponsors requires a combination of responsiveness, creativity and legal acumen to achieve our clients’ goals. By utilizing the skills of lawyers in each of our offices, and across our various practice groups, we are able to bring the breadth of our collective experience to bear in the most sensitive and complex transactions facing our clients.  Our lawyers have represented some of the country’s leading private equity sponsors in many of their most demanding domestic and international transactions.

The firm’s private equity lawyers are considered leaders in the field and have been recognized for their work by publications such as Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America.