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Private Equity

Goodwin Procter is a national leader in the private equity sector. Since the 1960s, we have worked with private equity investors to make deals happen and to facilitate growth of equity value. Today, we have a team of over 100 attorneys serving leading private equity investors throughout the Americas and Europe.

We have gained a reputation as one of the leading private equity platforms in the world. In 2009, Buyouts Magazine awarded us its coveted “Law Firm of the Year” award, which recognizes the most outstanding law firm serving the buyout industry. We were chosen based on our experience in traditional leveraged buyouts and in the expanding growth equity sector, as well as in reflection of our robust expansion into new markets. We have also consistently received top recognition from Chambers Global and Chambers USA in the categories of Buyouts, Venture Capital and Fund Formation, based on feedback provided by our clients and peers. Private Equity Analyst recently ranked Goodwin Procter the 4th most active law firm for private equity and venture capital transactions, based on volume of deals closed in 2010.

Goodwin Procter’s Private Equity Practice focuses on buyouts, recapitalizations, growth equity investments, and portfolio company transactions, representing both single investors and “clubs.” Our work covers the full life cycle of our clients’ investments — from fund formation to exit and everything in between. We are particularly known for structuring innovative, tax-advantaged solutions for our clients and for our practical, client-oriented approach.

We have unique and cutting-edge experience in a variety of industry sectors, including:

  • Business Services
  • Clean Technology
  • Consumer Products
  • Education Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Restaurants
  • Healthcare Services 
  • Industrial Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Life Sciences
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Nutrition and Healthy Living
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications and Networking

We view our relationships with clients as partnerships. We work hard to understand our clients’ businesses and industries so that we can add value to their strategic plans and anticipate and solve their legal challenges. We are true business lawyers, with a solid understanding of finance and an affinity for working with entrepreneurs. We are committed to being highly responsive, accessible advisors and to providing experienced, partner-level attention to each of our clients.