Debevoise’s Private Equity Group draws upon decades of market-leading experience to devise novel, effective solutions in a constantly evolving deal environment.
Kevin M. Schmidt
Ranked as a leading firm for Private Equity Buyouts by Chambers USA (2019)
The lawyers “are very commercial and oriented toward solving problems.”
—Chambers USA, 2019
They can distill difficult legal concepts into understandable language and then construct unique solutions to advance the client's priorities. They work seamlessly among all of the experts of the firm to bring the greatest knowledge and experience to bear in each situation.
Their expertise and knowledge, as well customer service, are world class. They have been a trusted partner in navigating a variety of complex and pressurized deals.
—Chambers USA, 2018
The team is ‘responsive and commercially adept’, ‘balances the business objectives of clients while being realistic about likely exposures, threats and issues, and has a proven track record of creatively designing structures and solutions’.
They have a great practice and are a stellar historical name.
—Chambers Global, 2019
Debevoise’s Private Equity Group draws upon decades of market-leading experience to devise novel, effective solutions in a constantly evolving deal environment. Debevoise has been a trusted legal partner on private equity deals for over 35 years. The Debevoise Private Equity Group continues to innovate on behalf of its clients on transactions that include public, private and international buyouts and other equity and debt investments, portfolio secondaries, co-invests, and a wide variety of bespoke investment opportunities.
The achievements of the global Debevoise private equity deal team have been highlighted by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and Buyouts magazine. The Legal 500 U.S. observed, “[c]lients regard Debevoise as ‘top-tier’ in private equity thanks to its impressive ‘intellectual capital.’” Many also value the “close-knit partnership” that creates a “special relationship” with the client and fosters “excellent service.”
At Debevoise, private equity clients are serviced by collaborative, interdisciplinary client teams that include lawyers specializing in private equity M&A, leveraged finance, capital markets, fund formation and compliance, tax and employee benefits and executive compensation. These client teams deliver advice that is commercially-oriented, market guided and attuned to a client's unique objectives and risk tolerance.
Debevoise also offers its private equity clients a wealth of industry specific deal experience in areas such as insurance and financial institutions; healthcare; technology, media & telecommunications; asset management; and energy, mining and natural resources.
The market knowledge of Debevoise's private equity lawyers is gathered quarterly in the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report. The Report’s circulation includes more than 8,000 private equity professionals, and it has been widely regarded since its publication in 2000 as a leading source of commercial, sophisticated thought leadership with respect to the latest legal developments in the private equity sector.