Business Law

Private Equity

Quarles & Brady’s Private Equity Team works with clients at every phase of the investment cycle. We offer wide-ranging support for all types of transactions, including fund formation, early growth capital and minority investments, acquisitions of established businesses, follow-on investments, recapitalizations, and portfolio company exits. 

A substantial and growing base of private equity sponsor clients understand and appreciate the value Quarles & Brady provides. Unlike many of our competitors, we bring a deep bench of experienced attorneys across a varied and expansive number of fields, such as mergers and acquisitions, tax, debt finance, as well as supplemental specialty legal areas, which allows us to efficiently and comprehensively serve our clients as a “one-stop shop.” 

Quarles & Brady is also perfectly suited to provide outside general counsel services to our clients and their businesses, either as an extension of, or supplementation to, a client’s existing in-house legal team or from the ground up for those businesses who do not have such internal capabilities. Whether responding to an ongoing matter or proactively addressing legal or compliance risks before they result in issues, our team can leverage the diverse resources of the Firm to deliver cost-effective, practical, solutions-oriented results. 

Our Clients

Our diverse client-base includes private equity funds, family offices, universities, foundations, individual investors, and management, in the United States and internationally, throughout industries ranging from healthcare and manufacturing/industrial to business and consumer services.

Our Practice

  • Business Formation and Tax-Effective Investment Structures
  • Equity Rights
  • Exit Strategies
  • Follow-On Investments
  • Formation of Investment Funds
  • Leveraged and Management Buyouts
  • Outside General Counsel Services
  • Recapitalizations
  • Subordinated Debt/Mezzanine Financing
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