Seward & Kissel’s private equity lawyers represent fund sponsors, their portfolio companies and institutional investors seeking to invest in private equity funds. We work with our clients throughout all phases of a fund’s life cycle – from structuring and formation, to capital raising, to acquisition and exit of its investments. Our experience covers various strategies including private credit, growth capital, buyout, real estate, and other real asset classes.

The Private Equity Group brings to bear expertise from various practices across the firm to provide an integrated offering and solution for our private equity fund clients. The Group collaborates closely with the firm’s corporate finance, tax, employee benefits, real estate, executive compensation, intellectual property and litigation attorneys to service all our clients’ needs.

Our lawyers have significant experience with respect to specific private equity matters working with management teams on sponsor-related matters as well as transaction teams:

Fund Advisory

    • Co-Investments
    • Compensation
    • Compliance and Regulatory Matters
    • Fund Formation
    • Fund Term Developments
    • Investor Negotiations

Transaction Advisory

    • Debt Financing
    • Exit Strategies
    • IPOs
    • Joint Ventures
    • PIPEs
    • Purchase & Sale Transactions
    • Recapitalizations

Our widespread experience allows us to collaborate with our clients to help them achieve their investment objectives as we offer creative, informed perspectives on the various legal and business issues they may be facing.