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Private Equity


Lawyers across the firm collaborate seamlessly to advise on transactions and matters across the entire private equity life cycle.


In serving the private equity sector, few firms can match our combination of technical capabilities, market knowledge, vigorous client coverage and support for our sponsor clients’ legal, regulatory and risk needs.

We advise a diverse group of private equity firms; large sponsors affiliated with financial institutions; sovereign wealth funds; leading LP, secondary and growth equity investors; and venture capital firms.

Our clients trust our deep experience in areas including fund formation and regulatory issues; leveraged buyouts and equity investments of all types; bridge, high-yield, bank debt, asset-based and direct lending financings for portfolio companies; tax planning and structuring; management compensation programs; follow-on investments; IPOs, equity offerings, margin loans and derivative instruments; and recapitalizations and workouts.

“[Davis Polk’s private equity team has] the horsepower and the resources to be able to see large transactions through to completion.” 

– A client quoted by Chambers USA



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