Davis Polk has been a leading adviser on private equity matters since the sector’s earliest stages in the mid-1980s. We advise a diverse group of private equity firms and funds, large sponsors affiliated with financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds, leading LP investors, secondary investors, and venture capital firms.
We have a deep understanding of evolving trends within the marketplace because of our vast experience in fund formation and marketing; structuring and making equity investments; negotiating bridge, high-yield and senior debt financing for portfolio companies; structuring management compensation programs; making follow-on investments; and negotiating workouts. This vast experience gives us a deep understanding of evolving trends within the marketplace.
Few firms offer the combination of:
- Our technical capabilities in private equity
- The breadth of understanding we have across all industries of the corporate world
- The comprehensive manner in which our services are delivered
- The service offerings that support our clients’ legal, regulatory and risk infrastructures