Morrison & Foerster’s private equity practice includes leading practitioners in the U.S., the UK, Germany, greater China, and Japan. We are one of the most active law firms for private equity and venture capital deals as well as for GP and LP fund formations. Our private funds group provides us with important market context regarding the strategic objectives of fund investors and their structuring concerns.
We advise parties to complex, highly negotiated leveraged buyouts and management buyouts. Our expertise ranges from buyouts of closely-held and privately-owned companies to “going private” transactions involving publicly-traded corporations. We assist clients with their strategic private investment activities, handling deals that range in scope from strategic buy-side deals to billions of dollars. We work regularly with closely-held corporations and, as a result, understand their needs. With our executive compensation and benefits colleagues, we work to structure equity-rollovers and benefit and compensation plans that are designed to enhance productivity and retention rates following buyouts.
We offer deep expertise in a wide range of industries, including technology, consumer products (food and beverage, household products, apparel, sports and leisure), energy, manufacturing, and transportation.
Legal 500 US 2018 M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts
Chambers Global 2015 Asia-Pacific: Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Chambers Asia 2015 Asia-wide: Corporate/M&A: Private Equity China: Private Equity: Buyouts: International Firms
IFLR1000 2015 United States: Private Equity China: Private Equity/Venture Capital Hong Kong: Private Equity
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