Private Equity

Haynes and Boone represents private equity firms in all aspects of their businesses. Our Private Equity Practice Group helps clients structure and organize fund sponsors and investment funds. We help private equity funds execute acquisitions, financings and exit transactions (through M&A and capital market transactions); and provides transactional and other advice to private equity-owned portfolio companies. Our clients include leveraged buyout funds, mezzanine investment funds, family offices, venture capital funds and angel and seed capital investors.

Our Private Equity Practice draws on the firm’s global M&A, capital markets, bank lending, structured finance, inbound investment and tax practices. Our lawyers have experience in all areas of practice that are important to private equity clients, including:

  • Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring
  • Energy and Clean Technology
  • Banking and Finance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate
  • ERISA and Employee Benefits
  • Government Contracts
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Environmental
  • Litigation
  • International Transactions
  • Tax and Partnership Law

We have extensive experience with leveraged buyout (LBO) transactions. The debt arrangements required for an LBO can present significant legal issues and barriers. We assist our clients in structuring, documenting, negotiating and closing sophisticated LBO transactions.

Broad Industry Experience

Our lawyers have decades of experience in the industries in which many private equity firms typically invest, including:

  • Energy
  • Education
  • Manufacturing and distribution
  • Hospitality
  • Food service and distribution
  • Aviation
  • Medical devices and equipment technology
  • Retail
  • Environmental
  • Real estate
  • Health care
  • Travel
  • Waste management


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