Our Private Equity team advised on a wide range of transactions in 2019, including mid-market and larger buy-outs, exits, and add-ons, as well as multiple fundraisings, secondaries, and co-investments.

Our lawyers also represented an increasing number of alternative asset managers, including sovereign wealth funds and infrastructure funds, on their direct investments.

Private equity fund managers have large amounts of capital at their disposal and sectors such as TMT, automotive and mobility, and life sciences and health care are expected to continue to see high levels of activity from financial sponsors during 2020.  Leveraging their available capital, private equity firms will be well-positioned to capitalize on deal opportunities despite global economic and geopolitical uncertainty, particularly if strategic actors elect to exercise caution in the face of economic adversity.

During 2019, we hosted the third annual Hogan Lovells Sovereign Investor Conference, featuring panels composed of investment professionals and deal and regulatory lawyers discussing key issues facing government-sponsored investors. Our Hogan Lovells Buyout Blog continued to address trends disrupting the global private equity industry.

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Chambers USA, 2019

In 2019, Hogan Lovells advised on the following
Private Equity transactions, among others:

ACON Investments

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ACON Investments

We advised ACON Investments on the acquisition of Goody Products from Newell Brands and on Goody Products’ follow-on acquisition of JD Beauty, as well as on ACON Investments’ acquisition of Germaine de Capuccini, S.A. and its affiliates from the Vidal Family.

Pantheon Ventures

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Pantheon Ventures

We advised Pantheon Ventures, a global investor with US$47bn assets under management, on its US$35m co-investment in Star Health Insurance, an Indian health insurance company, alongside Madison India Capital.

Genui Partners

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Genui Partners

We advised Genui Partners, a Germany-based private equity firm, and other shareholders of the All4Labels Group GmbH, a global packaging group, in the sale of the group to funds advised by Triton.

Star Capital

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Star Capital

We advised STAR Capital, a European private equity firm, on its acquisition of Windhoist, a global leader in wind turbine installation.

“Acts for a broad spectrum of private equity houses and alternative asset managers, including specialist investors, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds. Noted for its strength in cross-border transactions.”

Chambers UK, 2019

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