Private Equity

Today’s economy presents complex challenges for private equity, but also significant opportunities for navigating new paths to growth. Paul Hastings can help.

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Client Successes

Advised Francisco Partners on the acquisition of the Dell Software Group, a diverse combination of security, systems and information management, and data analytics solutions

Represented Temasek in its participation in a consortium with MBK Partners in the acquisition of Tesco’s Homeplus

Advised GI Partners on its acquisition of Netsmart Technologies, Inc. in partnership with Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Helping Protect and Maximize Private Equity

Our integrated global team of private equity and tax lawyers has the extensive firsthand experience needed to guide private equity companies, investment banks, and investors through all stages of a private equity transaction in today’s challenging markets.


  • We have worked with private equity firms through the full PE lifecycle, from fund formation and investment strategy to investment transactions and negotiations, fund management, and exit and disposition.
  • Our experience includes advising private equity funds in all the key developed and emerging markets.
  • We work with our private equity clients on the critical area of management compensation, an increasing focus for LPs.
  • As a thought leader, we published two innovative reports to help clients drive successful transactions: Survey of Management Incentive Equity Programs and Investment Bank Engagement Letter Study.


  • Ranked among the top five in U.S. Buyouts by Pitchbook
  • Members of our team have been named M&A Dealmakers of the Year by The American Lawyer, 2014 and 2015
  • Recognized by IFLR for the Americas M&A Deal of the Year
  • Named PE Buyouts Team of the Year by Legal500 USA
  • Ranked a Top 5 Global Law Firm by Pitchbook