Private Equity

Increased transparency and accountability have brought new challenges to the private equity industry. There is greater competition for acquisitions, new investors ready to move cross-border, and increased pressure to secure profitable exits in markets that are unpredictable. Paul Hastings can help.

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Client Successes

Represented Abry Partners and its portfolio companies in numerous transactions including the sale of Basefarm AS, and the acquisitions of Link Mobility and Raco Holdings, LLC.

Represented Francisco Partners and its portfolio companies in numerous transactions including the joint venture with Elliott Management Corporation to acquire Dell Software Group, and the acquisitions of Bomgar and Prometheus Group Holdings.

Represented GI Partners and its portfolio companies in numerous transactions including the acquisitions of ViaWest, CBR Acquisition Holdings Corp., California Cryobank Holdings LLC, Netsmart Technologies, Single Digits Inc., and Allscripts.

Helping Protect and Maximize Private Equity

Our market-leading practice has grown significantly to meet the increasing demands of our growing sponsor client base. Advising on transactions of all sizes, our private equity specialists have particular depth and experience in mid-market and cross-border acquisitions and dispositions.


  • We have leading PE-focused transactional experts in key markets, who work closely with our specialists in antitrust, capital markets, CFIUS, employment, entertainment/media, FCPA compliance, intellectual property, payment and banking regulations, privacy, and trade controls to handle the full spectrum of private equity transactions.
  • We work with private equity firms across industries and sectors and advise on transactions of all sizes, with particular experience in mid-sized deals that have important strategic implications.
  • Our team includes a dedicated team of banking, mezzanine finance, and capital markets lawyers who handle financing and securities matters exclusively for fund sponsors and their portfolio companies.
  • Identifying and addressing tax issues that affect our clients’ private equity transactions are among our core services, our team is renowned for its tax structuring expertise.
  • We utilize cutting-edge software and innovative approaches to delivering legal services more efficiently, including a centralized due diligence center dedicated to conducting due diligence more effectively than traditional deal teams.


  • Consistently rank among the top law firms in private equity league tables.
  • Ranked top 10 in U.S. Mid-West 2018 by MergerMarket
  • Ranked top 10 in U.S. Buyouts 2018 by MergerMarket