Offering a blend of experience, perspective and business sense, Brown Rudnick assists its private equity clients on a broad spectrum of sophisticated and complex commercial opportunities across the globe.

Our clients include domestic and offshore private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds, SBIC funds, family offices, fundless sponsors and similar investment vehicles.

In addition to our focus on representing numerous portfolio companies of private equity funds in corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, finance, real estate, employee benefits and employment matters, we act for private equity and hedge funds in connection with bankruptcy, restructuring and asset acquisitions and non-performing loans. These companies span a range of industries, including education, media, financial services, business services, software, industrial, distribution, consumer products and retail, utilities and healthcare markets. Our goal is to turn our clients’ investment opportunities into business accomplishments that will deliver the maximum return on their investments.

Brown Rudnick offers a well-planned and coordinated team of attorneys who collectively practice in the dynamic areas of mergers and acquisitions, tax, securities and corporate finance. In addition, our private equity lawyers are adept at accessing the full breadth of the firm’s specialty practices when necessary in a way that is efficient and cost-effective. With this broad input of knowledge, we are able to anticipate complications, and structure deals that address big-picture visions and drive strong results.

Our lawyers represent private equity investors, investment funds, hedge funds, family offices, sponsors and portfolio companies in a wide range of matters involving:

Leveraged buyouts
Co-investment transactions
Private debt and equity financings
Minority investments
Mergers and acquisitions
Joint ventures and strategic alliances
Management team contracts
Shareholder agreements
PIPE transactions
Fund formation
Due diligence
Bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring
Disputes and litigation
Private Equity Group Leaders

Todd J. Emmerman


New York, NY

+1 .212.209.4888

Philip Watkins


London, UK

+44 .20.7851.6162