Manatt's private equity team represent funds, investors and portfolio companies in transactions ranging from billion-dollar acquisitions to middle-market deals. We work with private equity funds and their portfolio companies at all stages, from fund formation to investment to disposition in the public and private marketplace. We understand how our clients think and operate, and we work with them as business partners.
Our approach to leading private equity transactions is proactive—we anticipate the needs of the deal and the transacting parties and respond swiftly to help you execute transactions cost-effectively and in a timely fashion. We understand industry sectors and the regulatory overlay in which private companies and their investors operate, which allows us to provide formation, investment, finance and disposition counsel that is informed by market knowledge, addresses the investment objectives of the private equity sponsor and conforms to the business realities of the portfolio company and its industry.
Manatt is uniquely positioned to serve private equity firms and their advisors and managers in connection with the formation and operation of private equity, hedge, buyout, mezzanine debt, real estate and other funds. Our private equity clients range from boutiques to some of the largest and most well-known firms.
Our experience is as diverse as our clients' funds are varied. We pull together multidisciplinary, industry-specific teams to address the particular needs of our fund clients. Our corporate and mergers and acquisitions attorneys work closely with attorneys in our real estate, tax, health care, environment, advertising, entertainment and intellectual property groups to provide private equity clients with market-based advice on a real-time basis.
Representation at all stages of investment cycle
We provide a complete range of services to private equity investors at all stages of the investment cycle and in all types of private equity transactions. These include leveraged buyouts, private investments in public companies, strategic joint ventures, cross-border transactions, senior and mezzanine debt financing, and mergers and acquisitions. We represent funds and individual investors in connection with their portfolio investments, from serving as lead counsel on complex mergers and acquisitions to counseling individual investors on minority investments.
Who we work with
We work with consumer products, banking and finance, energy and cleantech, entertainment, advertising and media, health care, and technology industries, among others. Our uncommonly high level of knowledge regarding these very specialized, heavily regulated sectors allows our private equity team to provide clients with a complete suite of legal services.
What we do
- Leveraged buyouts
- Senior and mezzanine debt
- Minority investments
- Management compensation
- Fund formation
- Fund sponsor representation
- Manager and advisor representation
- Limited-partner representation
- Regulatory advice