We have extensive experience representing private equity sponsors and family offices in connection with the acquisition and disposition of operating companies. Our experience spans the full spectrum of M&A activity - from the purchase of a minority interest to the buy-out of an entire business. Whether the transaction is structured as an acquisition of stock or an asset purchase, is public or private, or includes proxy contests, joint ventures, and strategic alliances, our attorneys can provide sophisticated legal advice to ensure successful completion. We typically provide on-going advice to portfolio companies on such matters as post-closing integration, corporate governance, and other matters.
Our attorneys routinely represent venture capital funds with respect to their investment activities, and emerging growth companies in connection with fundraising - from initial seed rounds through late stage financings. When acting for issuers, we are typically involved at the earliest stages, advising founders on basic issues such as valuation and equity participation by various stakeholders and investors. We typically become an integral part of the “start-up” team, often serving as outside general counsel after launch and providing continuity as the company grows, matures, and positions itself for later financing rounds or sale.