In their Law360 2018 Practice Group of the Year profile, partners Robert B. Kaplan, Kevin M. Schmidt and Rebecca F. Silberstein discuss the attributes and achievements that led the team to being named a “2018 Private Equity Practice Group of the Year.”
The team spent the last year helping major private equity firms complete billions of dollars worth of deals, including a $4.1 billion agreement involving the acquisition and subsequent splitting up of Kindred Healthcare. Noting a host of high-profile, complex matters, the partners explain that their success is in part due to the firm’s collaborative culture.
“Ultimately, Debevoise is one of only a handful of firms that has retained an economic model that promotes true collaboration and that has real cultural ramifications,” Mr. Kaplan said. “It really engenders an esprit de corps that is reminiscent of what it’s like to practice in the government and promotes great client service.”
The Private Equity Group is one of the most respected in the field, in the U.S. and throughout the world. It brings a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to deal after deal—an approach that addresses each facet and each issue with sharp focus, specialized technology and deep industry experience. The practice includes specialized groups skilled in fund formation and investment management, buyouts and other equity and debt investments, finance, securities and capital markets, tax, and management compensation and employee benefits.
Private Equity Group Of The Year: Debevoise & Plimpton
By Benjamin Horney
February 1, 2019