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Private Equity

Kleinbard’s attorneys provide extensive transactional legal services to private equity investors and portfolio companies. We advise investors on the appropriate structure for their investments and represent those investors and portfolio companies in a variety of acquisition and sale transactions. In addition, we have also represented various committees of the board of directors of portfolio companies in conducting internal investigations.

Our experience includes handling the following matters:

  • Initial institutional rounds;
  • Preferred Equity Rounds A, A-1, B, B-1, and C;
  • Mezzanine debt with or without warrants;
  • Leveraged buyouts;
  • Minority investments;
  • Majority investments with rollovers;
  • Recapitalizations;
  • “Tuck in” acquisitions by portfolio companies; and
  • Liquidity transactions for investors.

Examples of our attorneys’ recent successes in private equity transactions include:

  • Representing an investment fund in a convertible bridge loan and preferred B investment in a niche-consumer brand company.
  • Representing the sponsor of a private equity fund in the sale of an equity interest in the LLC sponsor to a financial investor.
  • Representing a private equity fund in an investment in several commercial real estate properties.
  • Representing the management team in a rollover investment in the sale from a Blackstone investment portfolio to a Macquarie Infrastructure fund.
  • Representing a strategic investor in the purchase of convertible preferred equity in a company providing battlefield wound care technology to the military branches.
  • Representing a consolidator in the veterinary industry in several acquisitions of veterinary hospitals and related businesses.