Corporate and Finance

Private Equity

Arnold & Porter's Private Equity lawyers represent private equity funds, private equity divisions of financial institutions, family offices, portfolio companies, venture capital investors and start-up, emerging growth, and expanding companies, both in the US and internationally.

Transactions involve strategic equity/control investments and minority investments, all stages of the investment cycle and greatly varied transaction structures. We represent clients in early-stage venture capital investments, acquisitions of public as well as private companies, asset acquisitions, growth capital transactions, management buyouts, "carve outs," recapitalizations, going-private transactions, "turnaround" or "vulture" investments, and purchases and sales of companies and divisions in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

We advise our clients on all phases of their transactions, including: formulating auction bids; negotiating, documenting, and closing acquisitions and dispositions; assisting with associated debt, equity and co-investment financings; and handling subsequent refinancings, restructurings, recapitalizations, add-on acquisitions, exit sales, and other liquidity events (including initial public offerings).

Our clients and their portfolio companies span many industries including aerospace, government contracting, technology, telecommunications, financial institutions, health care, medical products, industrial, energy, distribution, entertainment, and consumer goods and services. In addition, we have developed special experience in providing due diligence and corporate transactional services to private equity funds investing in regulated industries.

Our Private Equity practice utilizes the skills of not only our experienced corporate lawyers, but also of our knowledgeable lawyers in other practice areas, including patent and intellectual property, real estate, tax, product liability, executive compensation, employee benefits, antitrust and bankruptcy. Through our Investment Management practice, we also have an active fund formation practice and regularly counsel funds on regulatory compliance, tax, and fund management issues.


American Securities Sale of ASP Unifrax Holdings, Inc.

Representing private equity client in the pending sale of a global specialist fibers company.

The Halifax Group Acquisition of ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy & Education

Represented private equity firm in its acquisition of a leading provider of behavioral health, therapy and education solutions.

Aligned Energy Holdings, LP and BlueMountain Capital Management Investment in Aligned Energy Holdings

Represented clients in an investment in Aligned Energy Holdings, a data center infrastructure technology company, by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners.


1-800-PACK-RAT Merger with Zippy Shell

Represented client in its merger with another portable moving and storage solutions company.

Emigrant Bank and Emigrant Capital Corp. Acquisition of Golf Magazine and

Represented client in its acquisition of the Golf Magazine brands from Meredith Corporation.



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The Legal 500 UK
Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity – Transactions (2015-2017)
The Legal 500 US
M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500M) (2012-2017)
M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity (2017)
M&A: Large Deals ($1B-5B) (2009-2011)
Chambers USA
Corporate/M&A and Private Equity (DC) (2004-2017)
Corporate/M&A (New York) (2013-2017)

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