Probably no other market offers the unique opportunities, risks, and challenges that private equity does. In a changing economic environment and with new participants continuously entering the market, competition has increased while transaction structures and investment objectives are still developing.

Private equity is one of Milbank’s core strengths. Our partners have actively helped to shape this market in Germany since its inception. The integrated teams of highly specialized lawyers work closely with financial sponsors on their investments in Germany and abroad. Our clients turn to us in all stages of the private equity lifecycle from the formation of funds and the acquisition and development of portfolio companies to recapitalizations to exit strategies.

With our transactional experience, deep understanding of the private equity market and its economics and excellent knowledge in the fields of corporate law/M&A (including public M&A), finance and tax we ensure smooth and efficient support to our clients in the most demanding projects.

Focus of advice

  • Leveraged buy-outs
  • Take privates
  • PIPEs
  • Public M&A
  • Distressed M&A
  • Fund structuring
  • Venture capital
  • Joint ventures
  • Minority participations
  • Management participation programs