Private Equity



Robinson Bradshaw's private equity group represents private equity funds, businesses, family offices, business development companies, and other institutional and private investors in connection with private equity investments. Our attorneys have been involved in all types of private equity transactions, including control investments (frequently with management rollover), non-control minority investments and co-investments through existing and new investment vehicles.  

We have experience in all facets of private equity transactions, including planning and participating in auction sales; understanding the tax, securities, governance and other implications of each investment; designing the most suitable transaction structure; and conducting due diligence tailored for each investment. Our experience includes negotiating definitive merger or other investment documents for preferred and common equity investments; employment arrangements, including equity incentive plans; management services agreements; registration rights agreements; indemnification agreements; and financing documents. 

We also have substantial experience with all layers of transaction financing, including bridge financing, first and second lien term and revolving loans, secured and unsecured mezzanine, and subordinated debt with or without equity enhancements.

Our firm’s collaborative culture permits us to assemble the most appropriate team of lawyers with the requisite experience to best serve our clients. These transaction teams are supported by our knowledge in areas such as corporate governance, securities, tax, ERISA, labor, intellectual property, real estate and environmental. We strive to provide creative and customized advice designed to help our clients achieve their specific investment, economic and timing requirements unique for each transaction.

Honors & Awards

  • Best Law Firmsnational Tier 3 for leveraged buyouts and private equity law, 2013-24; Charlotte Tier 1 for leveraged buyouts and private equity law, 2011-24


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