Private Equity Finance

We help the world’s largest and most active private equity funds finance and consummate acquisitions, exits, and every transaction in between.

Why Latham

Acting as a one-stop financing shop with a global arsenal of market-leading talent, we offer clients knowledgeable counsel on the full range of financial products, with a sophisticated understanding of local lending and capital markets. Our reputation and breadth of experience regularly place us at the top of the US private equity lending league tables.

Our team approach dedicates the same lawyers to the entire transaction life cycle, from running the debt commitment papers, to coordinating the finance-related provisions of the purchase agreement, to leading both the bank and bond financings, to advising the portfolio company post-closing and through the exit. We offer strategic advice on financing conditions, “certain funds” requirements, and commitment paper terms, giving clients a competitive advantage in an auction market. Working with colleagues across practices, we develop innovative structures to smoothly complete transactions.

Awards & Rankings

  • Seven Latham Partners Named M&A Client Service All-Stars - September 20, 2021
  • Latham Again Named Private Equity Firm of the Year in Italy - July 08, 2021
  • Latham Associate Honored in the Top 20 on EMpower's 2021 Ethnic Minority Role Model List - May 12, 2021
  • Two New York Partners Named Notable Women in Law by Crain’s - January 06, 2021
  • Latham Named Capital Markets Group of the Year - December 13, 2020

Sources say, “They are a very strong player in the market” with “substantial global reach.”

Chambers Global 2020

Media Coverage

ESG-Linked Fund Finance: Distinctions From Typical Subscription Facilities and Trends in AdoptionLatham's Kelly Provides Fresh PerspectiveLatham's Sheridan Works New Wave of PE and SPAC Deals


Seven Latham Partners Named M&A Client Service All-StarsLatham & Watkins Advises Carlyle on ESG-linked Credit FacilityLatham & Watkins Advises Waste Connections in its US$1.5 Billion Senior Notes Offering

Thought Leadership

Private Capital InsightsPE Views: Insights on the World of Private EquityNavigating Debt Repurchases in Europe: What You Need to Know

Webcasts & Podcasts

Podcast – How Does Growth Debt Fuel Startups Between Equity Rounds?Private Equity: Asia Perspectives - Episode One: Choosing a Liquidity Enhancing TransactionFunding Growth Through Debt