The Private Equity Group at Sullivan & Cromwell advises on private equity and strategic investments, as well as on the exits from those investments through M&A and capital markets transactions. Financing is often critical to the success of private equity transactions; our private equity practice includes expertise in high-yield debt offerings, bank lending and structured ﬁnancings. Our experience in structuring and organizing private equity funds, and representing investors in those funds, enables our clients to structure transactions in a manner that addresses the unique tax and other concerns of funds’ investors and principals.
Sullivan & Cromwell’s private equity practice draws on the Firm’s global preeminence in M&A, capital markets, bank lending, structured finance and tax. Depending on the particular circumstances of a transaction, clients may call on the Firm’s expertise in a wide range of other areas, from employee benefits or environmental law to insurance, intellectual property or litigation. Sullivan & Cromwell is also one of the world leaders in real estate private equity transactions.
Internationally, Sullivan & Cromwell has local law capabilities in France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom, offices in Australia and an outstanding practice in China. This allows us to provide highly integrated advice on cross-border deals. In Asia, our private equity practice extends to our three offices in the region, giving us a presence that few other firms can match.
Recently, Sullivan & Cromwell has been involved in a number of high-profile private equity transactions, including representing:
In addition to the transactions listed above, the roster of clients for whom Sullivan & Cromwell provides private equity advice includes Aquiline Capital Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, The Carlyle Group, CIM Group, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, Softbank, Tinicum Capital Partners, Vista Equity Partners and Warburg Pincus, among others.