BakerHostetler’s Private Capital team is known for getting the deal done, cost-effectively and in a timely fashion. Dealmakers, not deal-breakers, we know how to focus on essentials when negotiating transactions.
Drawing on the experience of nearly 200 business attorneys in 14 offices, we quarterback deal teams of colleagues specializing in areas such as taxation, real estate, ERISA, and environmental law, collaborating seamlessly and avoiding "team creep."
Our team represents venture capital and private equity funds, as well as portfolio companies and growth-oriented businesses. We maintain deep, long-term client relationships on both sides of the fence, maneuvering our investment fund clients through the full life cycle of their capital raising, investment and allocation activities, while helping middle market and portfolio companies execute their growth strategies.
We guide our investment fund clients through multiple rounds of investments and portfolio acquisitions, providing counsel for exit strategies, including recapitalizations, IPOs, and private sales. For private and public companies, we serve as acquisition counsel, negotiate strategic partnerships, and assist in management structures and incentive compensation programs, all with a keen eye to liquidity targets.
In our transactional work, our focus on the end game wins us the respect of people on the other side of the table, and our clients appreciate the climate of trust that we seek to foster. We consequently have the opportunity to work with clients through many transactions and phases of their development, as the representative cases below illustrate.
In a fast-changing corporate environment, we help our clients meet new regulatory and tax challenges and, when appropriate, take advantage of innovations in deal structure, such as the use of representation and warranty insurance and the structuring of co-investment transactions with multiple buyers.