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Much of our restructuring work involves sophisticated deals that require customized financing and entity structure solutions. We regularly assist special situations investment firms on investments and acquisitions involving distressed and insolvent companies and their restructuring, both in-court and out-of-court. Our transactional, litigation and bankruptcy capabilities help private equity, hedge and other investment fund clients to act quickly and effectively. We analyze investment opportunities and risks across distressed capital structures in Chapter 11 plans, Section 363 acquisitions and out-of-court recapitalizations. We also help arrange distressed debt and equity financing and create alternative investment vehicles.

A significant part of our funds practice involves representing funds on investments in, and acquisitions and dispositions of, businesses, whether on a negotiated, hostile, opportunistic or competitive basis. We regularly advise on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and divestitures involving both public and private entities, including restructurings, management and leveraged buy-outs, going private transactions, acquisitions and dispositions of assets, stock sales and exchanges, roll-ups, acquisitions and dispositions of partnership interests, joint ventures, tender offers, recapitalizations and similar transactions.

We are experienced in all types of private equity transactions, ranging from complex buyouts involving multi-tiered capital structures to minority investments that must effectively address difficult governance and liquidity issues. We also regularly advise clients on relevant regulatory and judicial developments in areas such as tax, ERISA, CFIUS, antitrust, corporate governance and securities laws as they affect the M&A environment generally.


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