Private Equity and Venture Capital

Bush Ross private equity lawyers are skilled in structuring, negotiating and implementing all manner of private equity transactions.  We counsel fund managers and advisors with fund formation and administration, counsel established equity funds in selecting portfolio companies and deploying capital, and counsel growth companies seeking private equity capital.  We incorporate sophisticated tax experience in helping our clients structure the initial investment, conduct legal and business due diligence, and draft and negotiate definitive investment and financing documents.

Portfolio Company Acquisitions and Dispositions 

Our lawyers assist private equity funds and their portfolio companies in each stage of the portfolio company cycle: identifying and acquiring the target, activating growth for the portfolio company and effecting a successful liquidity event.   The types of private equity transactions on which we have advised clients include:

  • Equity and debt financings
  • Leveraged/management buy-outs
  • Leveraged recapitalizations
  • Consolidations and industry roll-ups
  • Going private transactions
  • Tender offers
  • Joint ventures and strategic partnerships
  • PIPE transactions and alternative public offerings

Start-Up and Emerging Growth Companies Obtaining Private Equity Capital

Our private equity lawyers advise companies seeking capital from investment banking firms, private equity funds, hedge funds, institutional investors and angel investors. We assist in structuring, documenting, and closing investment transactions involving common stock, preferred stock, subordinated debt, warrants, and other forms of equity, equity-related, and debt securities.  Our experience in a multitude of industries allows us to better assist our clients meet their objectives.  These industries include:

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Construction
  • Food and Beverage
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Information Systems
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Real Estate and REITs
  • Retail
  • Software and Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Wireless Networking

Fund Formation

Our private equity lawyers have substantial experience in private fund formation, including the preparation of private offering documents and fund partnership and limited liability company agreements. We regularly assist fund managers in establishing carried interest, employee participation and other upstream fund structures. We also have significant experience representing institutional investors considering investments in private funds and negotiating the terms of their investments and their ongoing economic and control rights.

With experience and knowledge of each stage of the process, Bush Ross understands the complexities associated with private equity investments.

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