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 for European Private Equity - Buyouts (Mergermarket 2018)
  • #1 for European Private Equity - Exits (Mergermarket 2018)
  • #1 for European Private Equity - Buyouts & Exits (Mergermarket 2016 - 2018)
  • #1 for number of Global M&A deals (Mergermarket 2008 and 2010 - 2018)
  • #1 for number of European M&A deals (Mergermarket 2013 - 2018)
  • #1 for number of UK M&A deals (Mergermarket 2005 - 2018)
  • #1 most active law firm in Europe Private Equity deals (Pitchbook 2018)
  • #2 most active law firm in Global Private Equity deals (PitchBook 2018)
  • #2 most active law firm in US Private Equity deals (Pitchbook 2018)
  • #2 most active law firm in IT, B2B and B2C, and #4 in Healthcare Private Equity deals (Pitchbook 2018)
  • #2 most active law firm in US Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, and #3 in West Coast for Private Equity deals (Pitchbook 2018)
  • 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 2018)
  • Law Firm of the Year - Transactions (Unquote Private Equity Awards 2018)