Practice/Industry Group Overview
We Do Deals. Our global practice was listed at number 13 by Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst as one of the most active practices, with 261 private equity and venture capital deals closed in 2012. Our substantial deal volume combined with our specific industry positions allow us to provide creative and pragmatic advice regarding deal structures, industry trends and market terms.
Client Focused. We value our client relationships. We strive to exceed expectations. This includes:
- Understanding our client’s business.
- Building strong interdisciplinary teams to service client needs.
- Staying ahead of the curve to advise our client’s on market deal terms and alternative approaches to structuring deals.
- Providing client service marked by hands-on partner involvement, with a premium on responsiveness, collaboration, and value-added expertise.
Spectrum of Services.
- Private equity clients include funds, management teams, buyers, sellers and lenders. We advise on all aspects of buyouts, portfolio company operations and strategic initiatives, and exit transactions.
- Venture capital teams represent funds and venture-backed companies, as well as their founders, from formation through financing and exit.
- Fund formation practice handles the formation of private equity and venture capital funds. Our experience ranges from the representation of general partners raising first time funds, to reviewing and negotiating dozens of fund partnership agreements on behalf of institutional limited partners.
Industry Depth. We maintain a preeminent position in middle market buyouts, and have critical domain expertise in the following areas:
- Life sciences
- Communications (broadcast and media, cable, telecommunications and wireless)
- Information technology and software
- Manufacturing and business services
Global Reach. We represent private equity and venture capital clients worldwide and are located in thriving private equity and venture capital business capitals, including:
- Boston and Providence
- Central and Eastern Europe
- New York
- Hong Kong, China and Asia
Representative Private Equity Clients
- ABRY Partners
- Alta Communications
- Ampersand Capital Partners
- Battery Ventures
- Bessemer Venture Partners
- Boston Ventures
- Brynwood Partners
- Columbia Capital
- Constellation Ventures
- DDJ Capital Management
- Equinox Capital
- Great Hill Partners
- Halyard Capital
- Intervale Capital
- KPS Capital Partners
- Kamylon Capital
- M/C Venture Partners
- Nautic Partners
- Seaport Capital
- Seguin Partners
- Silver Oak Services Partners
- Spectrum Equity Investors
- SV Life Sciences
- VMG Partners
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:
SBA Issues Proposed Rule Permitting SBICs to Invest in Double Holding Companies
Christopher J. Douglass,Alan B. Roth,Michael R. Wilson, January 03, 2014
On December 23, 2013, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued a proposed rule to revise the Small Business Investment Company (“SBIC”) regulations regarding investments in passive businesses and the use of double holding companies in structuring SBIC...
UK: FCA Consults on Crowdfunding
Chris Finney,William Slaiding, November 11, 2013
On 24 October 2013, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation paper regarding its regulatory approach to crowdfunding (CP13/13).
Employee Shareholders - UK Capital Gains Tax Exemption for Employee Shares
Shawn E. Atkinson,Michael McCormack,Andrew Overend,David Ramm, October 03, 2013
On 1 September 2013, the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (the GIA) came into force in the UK bringing with it a new statutory employment status, namely the ‘employee shareholder’. The GIA provides that, through agreement with his employer and for no financial consideration (although...
SBIC Debentures Remain an Inexpensive Source of Capital Despite Pricing Increase
Kate L. Price,Alan B. Roth, September 24, 2013
The September 2013 pooling of Small Business Investment Company (“SBIC”) debentures was priced at 3.644%. This most recent semi-annual pricing of SBIC debentures reflected an increase to the March 2013 pricing of 2.351%, but it is still well below the historical average rate for SBIC...
Funds to Benefit From New Custody Rule Exemption for Private Securities
Meaghan L. Sanders,Heather M. Stone, August 13, 2013
The Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Investment Management, recently issued an IM Guidance Update (the “Guidance Update”) setting forth new interpretative guidance under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (the “Advisers Act) to registered investment...