Private Equity The Private Capital team represents our private equity fund clients in all aspects of portfolio company investments and acquisitions. This legal counsel includes structuring and negotiating acquisitions and the related financings, and addressing industry issues, management agreements and compensation packages. We bring together an experienced team, careful execution and a solutions approach to our clients and their investment transactions. We advise our private equity clients on achieving liquidity goals from the initial investment to the exit event, with particular attention to corporate structure, asset value preservation and tax efficiencies. We are listed as a top private equity firm in Florida in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
Venture CapitalThe size and experience of our Private Capital team was invaluable during the past decade of serving venture capital funds with a steady stream of fast-paced venture capital investments. We have represented early stage, mid-stage and sector specific funds in investments across the United States and internationally.
In the market environment that followed the venture capital activity of the late 1990s and into 2000, we assisted our venture capital clients in managing the issues of lower market valuations, scarce capital and slower growth.
Today, we are helping venture capital funds capitalize on new markets and technologies to identify orphaned technologies and revenue realization in existing portfolio businesses.
Private Equity and Venture Capital Experience
Fund FormationOur Private Capital team represents funds of various sizes and structures in the formation and capital raising process. Our clients include venture capital and private equity funds, real estate and other sector specific equity funds, mezzanine funds, funds-of-funds and hedge funds. Our counsel includes advising on structure and terms, relationships with fund principals, securities compliance, tax and pension fund-related advice and Investment Company Act and Investment Advisers Act compliance. Clients include well-established private equity funds, first-time equity funds raising capital from $15 million to more than $100 million, REITs and hedge funds.
Company CounselOur Private Capital team represents early stage and middle market companies in their plans for growth and raising capital. Our client-by-client approach means we combine BakerHostetler's decades of experience in the middle market with the goals and needs of each client. Our counsel includes capital formation, securities law compliance, debt finance, employment and benefits issues, tax structures, intellectual property, asset protection and multiple other matters. Our clients include technology enterprises, traditional manufacturing and distribution businesses, and retail, financial, service, software, media and entertainment sector businesses.
Special ActivitiesBakerHostetler's commitment to the private capital community extends beyond that of legal advisor to participant.
BakerHostetler supports such initiatives in major markets across the country.
Blue Point Capital Partners
Mutual Strategic Partners