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 ¿nancings. 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.
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Sam Seymour is a top-tier White-Collar/Government Investigations defense lawyer and is recognized widekly as such by his peers. Read more
Sam Seymour is a top-tier White-Collar/Government Investigations defense lawyer and is recognized widekly as such by his peers.
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Karen is one of the finest and most ethical lawyers that I know. She is a leader and is widely admired in the bar. Read more
Karen is one of the finest and most ethical lawyers that I know. She is a leader and is widely admired in the bar.
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Sterling attorney. Cheryl has exceedingly good instincts, great process and communications skills and the granularity, focus and attention to detail required to ensure positive outcomes in virtually any circumstance.
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Sullivan & Cromwell is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that diversity is vital to the Firm’s ability to provide our clients with the highest level of service. Accordingly, the Firm’s culture and policies value the unique abilities and perspectives of every individual and support diversity in its broadest sense, including race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability and religious affiliation.
The Firm’s Diversity Committee, which is charged with assisting in the development of a diverse and inclusive workforce, is comprised of lawyers who hold positions of leadership and influence within the Firm. A member of the Firm’s Management Committee co-chairs the Diversity Committee. Other members of the Diversity Committee include the Firm’s senior chairman, practice group managing partners, hiring partners, assigning partners, chairs of the Firm’s associate affinity networks, and chairs of the Women’s Initiative Committee. The Firm also has a Diversity Management Department (“DMD”), which is charged with developing, implementing and coordinating the Firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, events and programs. Realizing the importance of an integrated approach, the DMD works closely with our Recruiting, Professional Development and Legal Personnel Departments to monitor the effectiveness of our extensive diversity initiatives and programs to further the Firm’s mission.
This ongoing commitment has led to great results, including the increased diversity of our partnership. As of January 1, 2013, the Firm had elected thirty-nine partners worldwide in the prior six years; of these thirty-nine partners, thirteen are women, eleven are minorities, and one is openly gay.
In its most recent rankings, Vault listed S&C as among the “20 Best Law Firms for LGBT Diversity.” In addition, MultiCultural Law magazine has named S&C to its annual lists of the “Top 100 Law Firms for Women” and “Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity” for several years, including most recently in 2012. Click here for Diversity Recognitions.
In addition, our lawyers have diverse backgrounds; they speak over 30 languages fluently and they come from approximately 40 different countries and 150 different law schools.