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
Debevoise has an excellent M&A practice with a great depth of experience in the private equity area. They have a strong grip of the market and a real strategic insight.
—The Legal 500 US, 2020
Ranked as a leading firm in the U.S. for Private Equity Buyouts by Chambers USA (2019) and Chambers Global (2020)
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
A strong platform alongside substantial global depth.
They have a great practice and are a stellar historical name.
—Chambers Global, 2019-2020
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 40 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, IFLR1000 and Buyouts magazine. The Legal 500 US 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 17,000 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.