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

  • #1 Global M&A deal volume for the last eleven years (Mergermarket 2010-2020)
  • #1 European M&A by deal volume (Mergermarket 2013-2020)
  • #2 Americas M&A by deal volume (Mergermarket 2020)
  • #1 Most active law firm in Europe for private equity deals (PitchBook 2020)
  • #3 Most active law firm globally for private equity deals (PitchBook 2020)
  • Top three most active law firm for combined global deal volume in private equity, venture capital and M&A (PitchBook 2020)
  • #2 most active law firm in fund formation for private capital funds with less than $50M AUM (Prequin Service Providers in Alternative Assets Special Report, December 2019)
  • #3 most active law firm in fund formation for private capital funds with $50M - $99M AUM (Prequin Service Providers in Alternative Assets Special Report, December 2019)
  • #3 Global Private Equity - Buyouts & Exits combined by deal volume (Mergermarket 2018-2020)
  • According to data collected by PitchBook, DLA Piper represented more investors than any other law firm in 2020, and has represented the most investors for nine consecutive years
  • Recognized as one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms by Corporate Board Member Magazine. The study, a comprehensive ranking by US corporate directors and general counsel across the country reflects the opinions of 250 participating directors and general counsel of publicly traded companies when asked to select, "a firm they would most likely turn to for corporate legal matters."