Private Equity

Clients with the most complex private equity transactions and litigation disputes worldwide trust Latham & Watkins to provide legal advice.

Why Latham

Sophisticated Transactional Skill

In 2019, Latham’s Private Equity team worked on more than 310 deals with a value of more than US$199 billion in announced private equity transactions worldwide. From its roots as a pioneer in private equity, Latham's lawyers have grown the practice into one of the largest in the world. The firm has dedicated private equity teams in major financial centers in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. When a client needs in-depth local knowledge and understanding of cross-border legal regimes, Latham’s global footprint ensures it has the resources necessary to structure and execute complex transactions around the world.

Some of the world’s largest private equity firms, middle market private equity investors, energy funds, infrastructure funds, and sovereign wealth funds turn to Latham for legal advice.

Industry Knowledge

Latham’s lawyers have the experience and knowledge to complete the most difficult transactions in industries, such as:

From advising on multibillion dollar “going private” transactions to structuring complex global tax efficient investment vehicles, Latham’s lawyers understand the nuances of the most sophisticated private equity deals and are able to guide clients through the most complex global regulatory environments.

Clients also value Latham’s ability to fully integrate its Private Equity Practice with a leading global Capital Markets and Leveraged Finance Practice that can access capital from any of the world’s financing centers. Latham’s Private Equity Practice includes a dedicated team of banking, mezzanine finance, and capital markets lawyers who handle financing and securities matters exclusively for fund sponsors and their portfolio companies.  

Comprehensive Expertise

Latham assists clients throughout every stage of the investment cycle, and the firm’s lawyers have comprehensive experience in every aspect of global private equity, including:

  • Acquisitions from bankruptcy and rescue investments
  • Carve-out transactions
  • Consortia arrangements
  • Cross border transactions
  • IPO exits
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Private investments in public companies

Awards & Rankings

 

  • Latham Advises on Italian Mid Market Deal of the Year - July 26, 2020
  • Milan Partner Again Named Private Equity Lawyer of the Year - July 20, 2020
  • Milan Associate Named Private Equity Lawyer of the Year - June 25, 2020
  • Four Partners Named Among Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers - June 02, 2020
  • Latham Again Named a Leading Business Law Firm of Latin America - March 29, 2020

Latham is known for its “top-tier private equity practice with deeply experienced teams in the UK, Europe and the USA” supported by a sizeable presence in Asia.

Chambers Global 2020

Events

Webcast – An International Perspective: Trends in the Current Energy LandscapeWebcast – 2020 Vision: The Year Ahead in US Oil and Gas M&A Webcast – Outbound Investments in the United States: What You Need to Know About CFIUS and FIRRMA

Media Coverage

Latham Picks Up New Partners on Both CoastsThe Co-Investment Continuum: Direct and Indirect Structures that Empower LPsThe Co-Investment Continuum: Structures That Give GPs More Control and Discretion

News

Latham & Watkins Advises GCM Grosvenor on Transaction to Become a Public Company Latham Advises CPA Global on US$6.8 Billion Combination with Clarivate Latham Advises on Italian Mid Market Deal of the Year

Thought Leadership

Department of Labor: Plan Fiduciaries Can Include Private Equity Investment Options for Defined Contribution Retirement Plans Are Beauty Deals Increasingly Attractive for Private Equity?Scoring on Sports Deals

Webcasts & Podcasts

An International Perspective: Trends in the Current Energy LandscapePrivate Equity: Asia Perspectives – Episode Three: To Stakebuild or Not to StakebuildPodcast – How Does Growth Debt Fuel Startups Between Equity Rounds?