The lawyers in the K&L Gates Private Equity practice regularly represent both the general partner and limited partners of the funds that provide private capital, as well as the companies, management teams, and entrepreneurs who utilize that capital to acquire, create, and grow businesses around the globe. We cover the entire spectrum and life cycle of transactions in the private equity markets, from formation to investment to exit.
We have a substantial number of corporate transactional partners devoting all or a substantial portion of their time to private equity transactions, positioned across the globe in leading capital markets cities in the world — from New York to London to Hong Kong — and in dynamic and rapidly growing technology centers, including Austin, Boston, Palo Alto, Research Triangle Park, and Seattle. These partners facilitate the structuring, negotiation, and execution of the full range of private equity transactions, both domestic and cross border, undertaken by our clients in a diverse group of industries. As a recognized market leader in the private equity, our global practice has consistently been recognized by industry participants and leading trade publications. We completed more than 250 private equity transactions and formed or represented investors in more than 100 private equity or venture capital funds in 2011. Our lawyers have worked on transactions covering a broad range of industry sectors over many years and combine legal knowledge with solid business experience and judgment, along with industry know-how and contacts. The depth of our experience gives us a thorough understanding of current market practices and terms and conditions and allows us to provide value-added service to our clients. In addition, as a part of a leading global firm, our lawyers are able to draw upon the comprehensive resources of the firm to address the full scope of related regulatory, legal, and other issues that arise in today's complex transactions.