Private Equity

We are advising Cathay Private Equity on its minority investment in Orsted’s Changhua... Read more

We are advising Cathay Private Equity on its minority investment in Orsted’s Changhua 1 offshore wind farm in Taiwan – Cathay’s first investment in offshore wind.

Lawyers in our Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo offices are leading the transaction.

We advised Excellere Partners on its acquisition of ParcelShield Holdings, LLC... Read more

We advised Excellere Partners on its acquisition of ParcelShield Holdings, LLC, a provider of technology-enabled predictive parcel surveillance and protection solutions principally for specialty therapies.

Lawyers in our Denver office led the transaction.

We advised Pantheon Ventures on a significant number of domestic and crossborder primary... Read more

We advised Pantheon Ventures on a number of domestic and crossborder primary, secondary, and co-investment transactions in private equity, infrastructure, and private debt.

Lawyers in our London and Northern Virginia offices led these transactions, with support from our investment funds and tax practices.

We are advising TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P. on its acquisition of Consolis Rail... Read more

We are advising TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P. on its acquisition of Consolis Rail, the rail division of European leader in precast construction solutions, Consolis Group.

Lawyers in our Paris office are leading the transaction, supported by our antitrust, business restructuring and insolvency, employment, finance, and tax practices.

Private Equity

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Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market
Chambers UK, 2021

Private equity deal activity remained solid throughout 2020, despite a significant decrease in Q2, proving the resilience and agility of financial sponsors in a challenging market. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic did not cause private equity transactions to stop entirely, but instead caused them to be delayed, with certain sectors – such as tech, FinTech, and life sciences – remaining more active than other sectors.

Our Private Equity practice has continued to advise private equity funds on a range of mid-market and large-cap transactions, including secondaries and co-investments across multiple sectors and jurisdictions.

As long as the debt market remains open, buyouts will continue to occur in 2021, resulting in a significant increase in number and volume of transactions compared to 2020.

While some private equity funds may retain assets for extended ownership periods, given the uncertainty of economic outlook in certain areas and the demand for assets in other areas, other funds, particularly in the healthcare and tech sectors, are expected to seize opportunities both on the investment and divestment side.

We also anticipate continued interest in public to private transactions as well as an increase in distressed deals. SPAC activity has been surging over the last year, and we see this trend continuing as market volatility has made IPOs a longer path to exit. The significant number of SPACs looking for deals will increase competition for larger transactions.

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M&A Year in Review | 2020

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