Private equity folks are a savvy, hard-working, and driven bunch. Your transactions are time sensitive and complex, requiring intense speed and skill of execution. You possess a sophisticated grounding in legal issues and need attorneys who can work with you efficiently to get the deal done. Robinson+Cole's Deal Team has just those attorneys.
We advise middle- and lower middle-market buyout funds, growth equity funds, co-investment funds, hedge funds, mezzanine funds, real estate funds, and venture capital funds, and their respective portfolio companies, principals, sponsors, and investors, in connection with the development and execution of investment and exit strategies, and the creation of value through acquisitions, divestitures, and innovative financing techniques. Our practical experience covers a broad array of transactions, including the following:
* domestic and cross-border asset and stock purchases
* management and leveraged buyouts
* public-to-private transactions
* seed and venture capital investments
* follow-on acquisitions
* all forms of exit transactions, including initial public offerings, recapitalizations, and sales and other dispositions to both strategic and financial buyers.
Small Business Investment Companies
Our lawyers represent Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) in their efforts to provide key financing to both emerging and long-established small businesses. We provide assistance in connection with mezzanine lending transactions. We guide clients through the inter-creditor matters inherent in any mezzanine financing, and ensure they are in compliance with all regulatory restrictions on structure, pricing, and other terms applicable to SBICs.
Our transaction team partners with the firm's finance, regulatory, tax, and benefits lawyers as needed to provide a seamless service. We often act as "general counsel" to portfolio companies by advising with respect to ongoing tax, employment, benefits, intellectual property, environmental, real estate, and other matters. You further benefit from being able to leverage our broad network of financing sources and third party advisors, including regional, national, and international investment banks, consultants, and lobbyists to help solve unique problems, source financing or investment opportunities, and create new relationships.