Practice/Industry Group Overview
In today's environment, middle market private capital presents great opportunities and significant challenges for investors, business owners, lenders and their advisors. At Duane Morris, we know the middle market – we understand the needs and concerns of its participants, as well as the complexities they encounter. We take a holistic approach to our relationships. We act as a resource for our clients, and leverage deep relationships to assist them in achieving their goals – through deal flow, advice and services. Our lawyers think and advise like business owners and investors.
We counsel a broad spectrum of middle market private equity funds and other private capital sponsors, as well as their portfolio companies, and sellers of middle market businesses. We have extensive experience with the transactional, regulatory and business issues our clients face, in fund formation, control and non-control investments, portfolio management and M&A. Our experience enables us to provide advice from a 360° perspective – from sourcing to investment; from debt to equity, from acquisition to growth, and from investment to realization.
Duane Morris is ideally positioned to provide the breadth and depth of advice and services required to support and execute complex transactions and financings across the broadest range of industries and geographies. We staff matters with a focus on competency and efficiency – while drawing on a diverse suite of transactional support practices, such as tax, employment, ERISA and executive compensation, intellectual property, antitrust and securities.
Our major industries of focus include:
- consumer goods,
- apparel and retail,
- renewable/alternative energy,
- healthcare, and
- financial services.
Given the substantial know-how, deal flow and relationships our experience provides, Duane Morris adds long-term value over and above the terms of the transaction.