Private Equity

Franklin 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.

Clients of our private equity team have access to the capabilities of 25 specialized lawyers.  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)

  • 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.