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 II, LLC in its disposal of a majority interest in AddSecure to funds advised by Castik Capital S.à r.l.

Advised Astorg and the other selling shareholders on on the sale of their shares and voting rights in M7 Group to Groupe CANAL+.

Represented Cortec Group in its sale to OMERS of Community Veterinary Partners.

Represented Francisco Partners in the sales of portfolio company ClickSoftware Technologies to Salesforce for $1.4 billion enterprise value and the sale of Prometheus Group to Genstar Capital for over $1 billion.

Advised GI Partners on its acquisition of Single Digits Inc.

Represented H.I.G. Capital in the acquisition of a leading global provider of research models and services to the pharmaceutical, biotech, CRO, and academic research industries, and the acquisition of a revenue cycle management business based in India and the U.S.

Advised Oakley Capital on its agreement to invest in the Italian high-end homeware business Alessi S.p.A., and its acquisition of leading maritime e-learning businesses Seagull and Videotel.

Helping Protect and Maximize Private Equity

Our market-leading Private Equity practice has grown significantly to meet the increasing demands of our growing sponsor client base. Our PE specialists advise on transactions of all sizes, and have particular depth and experience in middle-market and cross-border acquisitions and dispositions, as well as transactions that focus on the life sciences and healthcare, technology and software, and manufacturing and industrials sectors.

With more than 150 PE deals in 2018 alone, and more than 60 dedicated sponsor-side transactional lawyers, we have the extensive first-hand experience needed to guide private equity sponsors, investment banks, and investors through all stages of a PE transaction in today’s challenging markets.


  • We work with private equity firms through the full PE lifecycle, from investment strategy to investment transactions and negotiations, fund management, and exit and disposition.
  • We bring together a highly-specialized, dedicated team of M&A, tax and borrower-side debt finance experts that works seamlessly to provide an integrated offering for a variety of PE sponsors in dozens of transactions each year.
  • We advise LPs on primaries (whether re-ups or cornerstone investments in first-time funds), direct and indirect co-investments, and a full range of direct and indirect secondaries transactions, from single interest to large portfolios.
  • We not only focus on providing innovative legal solutions, but also advise clients on their business strategy.


  • Middle-Market Law Firm of the Year for Private Equity — The Deal, 2019
  • PE Dealmaker of the Year — The Deal, 2019
  • Private Equity Team of the Year — Transatlantic Legal Awards, 2019
  • Most Innovative Deal of the Year — The Deal, 2019