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Private Equity Lawyers and Our Specific Services

The private equity lawyers at Robins Appleby LLP advise funds, venture capital and private investors alike, and can assist you with these specific funding stages: 

  • Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Buy-outs
  • Capital investment
  • Due diligence
  • Exit strategy
  • Financing
  • Fund structuring, including fund-of-funds formation
  • Negotiation and drafting of partnership, trust, management and other principal fund agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Negotiation of subscription agreements and side letters
  • Portfolio management, including buy-and-build strategies
  • Private placement regulation, tax and other regulatory compliance matters associated with confidential information memoranda and fund marketing documentation
  • Sales and liquidity events
  • Secured Lending
  • Spin-offs
  • Tax Planning
  • Work-out & Restructuring Arrangements

Why Robins Appleby LLP Private Equity Lawyers?  Four Good Reasons.

What makes the private equity lawyers at Robins Appleby LLP different? Here are four good reasons:

1. We have narrow focus. Because we focus on five areas for private equity—Agri-Food, Biotech, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals and Wholesale and Distribution—this means that clients get deeper expertise. Clients benefit from our broad experience in a series of narrow focus niche industries. Frequently, a rifle approach is better than a shotgun approach.

2. We’re nimble. We understand both the legal aspects and the investment strategy of private equity. We understand that courses alter, priorities change and opportunities evolve. If the situation warrants, we can course-correct or change plans and go in a different direction entirely because our team of private equity lawyers is nimble.

3. We’re client-focused. Our clients and their goals are always top-of-mind for our private equity lawyers. We communicate clearly and apprise you of developments every step of the way. We’re efficient. We’re transparent. At Robins Appleby LLP, our private equity clients are never just a file number or a project. Whether the relationship is new or goes back decades, we care deeply about our clients and are committed to their success. We apply the right energy and the right resources at the right time.

4. We offer great value. Because we “punch above our weight” and we don’t “over-lawyer” a file, we deliver great value to our clients. Our private equity clients seem to appreciate this cost-effective approach.

Call or email us now to discuss your private equity opportunity.                  

Clients of our Private Equity Lawyers

The private equity lawyers at Robins Appleby represent a broad spectrum of clients including private equity firms, cross-border investors, management teams, targets, financial advisors, senior and mezzanine lenders, venture capital firms, entrepreneurs, and financial institutions.  

We represent both sponsors and investors in connection with the establishment of private equity investment vehicles and venture capital funds domestically and offshore. Our private equity lawyers are knowledgeable about current market conditions and trends. They bring extensive experience in many relevant areas including partnership and limited liability company law, tax, and investment companies.

Importantly, our private equity lawyers steward our clients seamlessly through acquisition targets. We are skilled at negotiating and drafting letters of intent, asset purchase agreements, share purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, employment agreements, stock option plans and option agreements and the myriad of documents involved in an acquisition or sale. For more than 70 years, we have helped clients complete acquisitions successfully.

The clients of our private equity practice are Canadian, U.S. and international and comprise:

  • Boards of directors
  • Debt providers
  • Family offices
  • Funds
  • Limited partners
  • Management teams
  • Private equity firms
  • Strategic purchasers
  • Target companies
  • Venture capital providers and investors

Call or email us now to discuss your private equity opportunity.



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