Private Equity

Franklin offers an unparalleled service in cross-border private and public Private Equity transactions. Our offering involves all aspects of the Private Equity “food chain” from fund formation and fund-raising through to early stage investments and our recurring leveraged buy-out and build-up offering.

Our PE team is 25 lawyer strong and works on the full range of corporate growth transactions for Private Equity funds directly and on club-type transactions.  Much of our work involves other first rate practices of our firm such as Tax, Employment, Anti-trust, Finance, Disputes and Restructuring.

Investment Funds (fund formation, regulatory, tax)

Venture and Development Capital

Leverage Transactions (LBO, LMBO, LMBI, etc), Build-Up (LBU)

Management Package

Mezzanine and Senior Debt

Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE)

  • Chambers 2017: What the team is known for: Advises on mid-market matters with notable industry knowledge in TMT and real estate-related transactions. Lawyers handle a range of acquisitions, investment vehicles and fund structuring matters. Team advises both French-based and US private equity investors. Notable practitioners: The key contacts for the practice are Yam Atallah and Mark Richardson.
  • Option Droit & Affaires 2017: top LBO practices handling mostly deals between 50 and 300 million euro – Category ***
  • Décideurs (Leaders League) 2016: Franklin ranked as “excellent” in the section Private Equity – Mid-cap LBO transactions.