Private Equity

Our department offers unique experience in all aspects of cross-border private and public private equity sector representation. We handle all stages of the private equity cycle, from fund formation and fund-raising to early-stage investments as well as leveraged buy-outs and build-ups.

We focus on the full range of corporate growth transactions for private equity funds, both directly and in connection with co-investments.  The skills of our dedicated team are backed by those of our other practices which includes tax, employment, competition, banking & finance, disputes, and restructuring. 

Investment Funds (fund formation, regulatory, tax)

Venture & Development Capital

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

Management Package

Mezzanine & Senior Debt

Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE)

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2024: Franklin is ranked in Private Equity: LBO
    ‘The team is solid and competent. Fast and clear.’
    ‘Very agile team and very focused on the specific issues of its clients, beyond the deal itself. Real relationship-building approach with a desire to help.’
    ‘Multi-disciplinary, committed, reliable, responsive and of good quality for intermediate-sized M&A files or legal due diligence. Quality service provided.’
    ‘Lionel Lesur – good perspective, ability to find solutions to problems, does not hesitate to give an opinion.’
    ‘Laura-Isabelle Danet – responsive, hardworking, systematic, does not forget anything, reliable, rigorous.’
  • Option Droit & Affaires 2024: Franklin is mentioned in the top law firms Private Equity ranking for upper mid-cap LBO transactions (under €50) (3 stars)
  • Décideurs 2023 : Franklin est classé dans la catégorie “LBO – Mid Cap” (Excellent) du Guide Capital Investissement
  • Leaders League 2023 : Franklin  is ranked in “Mid-cap LBO transactions” and “Acquisition financing” (Excellent)