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Private Equity

Much helps private equity funds and their portfolio companies do what they do best: acquire, build, and sell entrepreneurial businesses. With more than half a trillion dollars invested by private equity companies in American businesses each year, Much’s role is to help make these investments successful.

Private Equity

Much attorneys work with private equity funds to acquire portfolio and platform companies, consummate add-on acquisitions, manage day-to-day legal work for portfolio companies, and eventually sell these companies. Because we intimately understand the needs of both the private equity firm and the entrepreneurial business owner, we’re well positioned to negotiate and close deals on an efficient and value-added basis.

"It is a business-minded firm that understands that clients are looking for both a legal answer and a practical, commercial answer. I have not experienced a firm that is more detailed, efficient and effective."

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Much’s Private Equity team helps our clients see around the corner, focusing on top-tier service that incorporates proactivity and responsiveness. Our strengths include:

  • Thinking like entrepreneurs: Much attorneys understand the mindsets of both entrepreneurs who may be embarking on the largest business transaction of their lives and private equity investors who have a penchant for acquiring entrepreneurial companies.
  • Evaluating risks for investors: Our attorneys work with clients to weigh the risks and rewards of potential investments and to structure agreements that minimize exposure while maximizing potential returns.
  • Handling all aspects and stages of financing: In connection with our representation of private equity funds and their portfolio companies, we manage related financing, including acquisition financing and ongoing oversight and management of credit facilities.
  • Planning for what’s ahead: We work closely with clients to develop next-phase plans and tailored exit strategies that are suited to both their business and personal goals.

Private equity transactions come in many forms and often touch on several legal disciplines. Much service offerings are packaged to help you manage all the following elements:

  • Corporate governance and fiduciary duties
  • Due diligence
  • Distressed acquisitions
  • Equity rights, transfer restrictions, and exit strategies
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act matters
  • Intellectual property procurement, preservation, and strategy
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Management buyouts
  • Permanent financing
  • Public offerings
  • Recapitalization and leveraged recapitalization transactions
  • Stockholder, registration rights, voting, and stockholder redemption agreements
  • Subordinated and mezzanine debt and structured finance transactions
  • Tax-advantaged investment structures

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