#3 in Private Equity

DLA Piper Climbs Global League Table

We are pleased to announce that Pitchbook has ranked DLA Piper #3 globally for overall private equity deal volume in 2016. We are also ranked #1 across Europe, #3 in the US and #3 in global buyout transactions. These rankings, representing consistent growth in volume of reported deals over the past 5 years, reflect our involvement in more than 175 transactions worldwide and confirm the strength of our global team.

A small sampling of our 2016 private equity representations include:

ABRY Partners

 In the sale of Emerging Markets Communications, LLC, a leading communications services provider to maritime and other mobility markets, to Global Eagle Entertainment

 In the sale of Thomson Online Benefits, a leading global benefits software business to Mercer Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies. Also represented the Management Team

Accel-KKR in its acquisition of ClickDimensions, LLC, a marketing automation company

Arbor Investments

 In the structuring and formation of its fourth equity fund, Arbor Investments IV, L.P, with $765 million in capital commitments, as well as its inaugural captive subordinated debt fund, Arbor Debt Opportunities Fund I, L.P., with $125 million in capital commitments

 In the leveraged acquisition of Dunn Paper Holdings, Inc., a leading manufacturer of specialty papers, and related entities

Arsenal Capital Partners

 In the formation of Elite Comfort Solutions, the leading producer of foam mattresses for the Internet bedding industry, by acquiring Pacific Urethanes LLC, Peterson Chemical Technology, Elite Foam, Inc. and certain assets of Hickory Springs Manufacturing

 In the recapitalization of portfolio company WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG™), a leading clinical research solutions provider

PitchBook Private Equity Industry Rankings

Most active Healthcare


Most active Materials
& Resources


Most active IT


Most active B2B


Most active B2C


Most active Energy


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 In the sale of Chromaflo Technologies Corp., a producer of proprietary high-performance colorants and chemical dispersions, to American Securities LLC

Bridgepoint Capital in the acquisition of Acteon, a French-based leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of dental equipment, imaging technologies and consumables

CVC Capital Partners in the sale of Quironsalud, Spain’s largest healthcare group, to German listed Fresenius Medical Care

The Carlyle Group and the Management Team of Marle International, SAS, a French manufacturer of orthopedic prosthetics, in its sale to IK Investment

Kohlberg & Company, LLC in the sale of all outstanding equity interests of Life Equity, LLC, a provider of life settlement solutions, to Dash Investments LLC

The Management Team of Oasis Dental Care, portfolio company of Bridgepoint Capital, in its buyout by Bupa, one of the UK’s leading healthcare specialists

Renovus Capital Partners in its acquisition of Image Process Design, LLC, a Michigan-based provider of enterprise content management solutions to healthcare, insurance and financial companies

Tower Arch Capital in its acquisition of Softvision Consulting, LLC and related entities by its existing portfolio company, Software Paradigms International Group, LLC

Wind Point Partners, majority owner, and TPG Growth, minority shareholder, in the sale of NovolexTM to The Carlyle Group

As always, we are grateful to our clients for their continued trust and to our lawyers for their unwavering commitment to serving the needs of our clients around the world.