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Private Equity



Sheppard Mullin's Private Equity Team is focused not only on providing our private equity clients with the highest quality of legal services, but also on understanding every relevant aspect of our clients’ business.  Private equity clients who want hands-on, fully involved and fully dedicated advisors who are problem solvers and not just legal practitioners, choose us.    

Quick Facts About Our Private Equity Team:    

  • Our Private Equity Team is led by top tier, experienced lawyers, who have advised private equity clients throughout their career on myriad private equity transactions of different types, sizes, complexities and industries. 
  • We advise private equity clients on all types of transactions and legal matters throughout the private equity life cycle, including the formation of their funds, platform acquisitions, add-on acquisitions, dividend recapitalizations, realization transactions, and more.  We also provide day to day legal support to our clients’ portfolio companies as part of our Portfolio Company Program, which we developed based on input from our private equity clients.
  • We are fully committed -- our private equity clients receive the same highest level of our attention and dedication whether they are pursuing a multibillion dollar leveraged buyouts or a small growth equity investment.  
  • We have all the resources needed to handle all types and sizes of transactions, and to run efficient and effective processes for our private equity clients. 
  • We have top quality support in all ancillary areas such as, leverage finance, tax, antitrust, intellectual property, benefits, environmental, real estate and labor and employment. 

Our Value Proposition:

  • Experience, competence and capability in private equity transactions;
  • Philosophy of adopting and prioritizing client objectives (not one size fits all approach);
  • Highly practical, commercial “get it done” approach. We do not say no - we find solutions;
  • High touch service with efficient use of valuable client time;
  • Highly collaborative Firm culture across all offices for a seamless client experience;
  • Stable, dedicated teams that provide continuity; and
  • Consistently in the market confronting private equity deal issues.