We are one of the few firms operating in private equity that can offer clients a genuine ability to execute cross-border deals seamlessly using our own private equity lawyers in all key markets and sectors that we operate.

Our experience is deep and varied and covers all aspects of the private equity lifecycle, including:

  • Fundraisings and investments
  • MBOs
  • MBIs
  • BIMBOs
  • Secondary buyouts
  • Take privates
  • Management equity arrangements and incentives
  • PIPEs
  • Pre-IPO investments
  • Portfolio transactions
  • Public to private transactions
  • Exits, including trade sales and listings and refinancings

Awards and Recognition

  • DLA Piper is the #1 most active legal advisor to investors (PitchBook 2019)
  • #1 for number of European Private Equity - Buyouts (Mergermarket 2018-2019)
  • #1 for number of European Private Equity - Exits (Mergermarket 2018-2019)
  • #1 for number of European Private Equity - Buyouts & Exits (Mergermarket 2017 - 2019)
  • #1 for number of Global M&A deals for the tenth consecutive year (Mergermarket 2010 - 2019)
  • #1 for number of European M&A deals (Mergermarket 2013 - 2019)
  • #1 for number of UK M&A deals for the tenth consecutive year (Mergermarket 2010 - 2019)
  • #1 for Worldwide Mid-Market M&A (Thomson Reuters 2017 - 2019)
  • #1 for European Mid-Market M&A (Thomson Reuters 2018 - 2019)
  • #1 for UK Mid-Market M&A (Thomson Reuters 2014 – 2019)
  • #2 for global private equity investor-side deal volume (Refinitiv 2019)
  • #3 for global private equity company-side deal volume (Refinitiv 2019)
  • #1 most active law firm in Europe Private Equity deals (Pitchbook 2019)
  • #2 most active law firm in Global Private Equity deals (PitchBook 2019)
  • #2 most active law firm in B2B, B2C, Financial Services, IT and Materials & Resources and #5 in Energy and Healthcare Private Equity deals (Pitchbook 2019)
  • #2 most active law firm in US West Coast and Mid-Atlantic, and #4 in New England for Private Equity deals (Pitchbook 2019)
  • #2 for number of Global Private Equity – Exits (Mergermarket 2019)
  • #3 for number of Global Private Equity – Buyouts (Mergermarket 2019)
  • #3 for number of Global Private Equity – Buyouts & Exits combined (Mergermarket 2018 – 2019)
  • DLA Piper is the only firm to rank as one of the top five most active law firms for private equity, venture capital and M&A deal volume (PitchBook 2019)
  • Law Firm of the Year - Transactions (Unquote Private Equity Awards 2018)
  • Law Firm of the Year (Paris Grands Prix Private Equity Magazine Awards 2019)
  • International Law Firm of the Year (Russia Venture Capital Awards 2019) for the fourth year in a row