Private Equity


Over the years, the importance of private equity has grown considerably. Solid legal knowledge and experience is essential on all aspects of private equity fund structuring, formation, fundraising, operation and investment activities.

CMS advises and represents private equity funds, institutional investors, corporate venturers, management teams and the companies in which they invest. Funds represented include early, middle and late stage investors, and independent, captive and semi-captive funds. We represent emerging growth companies in all aspects and phases of the corporate life cycle, from angel and start-up funding to follow-on transactions to its IPO and beyond.

We have vast experience in all services concerning private equity across a wide range of market sectors. Our transactional lawyers work together with specialists from across all our practice areas and locations. We can assist you on private equity matters concerning finance, tax, corporate and M&A, as well as employee benefits, real estate, competition, banking and IP/IT. With our colleagues in CMS we advise on private equity transactions throughout Europe and beyond.

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"They adapt to the needs of the market" and "have good knowledge of market regulations."

Chambers Europe, 2019

"Pragmatic and solution-oriented," adding that "one always feels very well advised and as a priority."

Chambers Europe, 2019

"They don't get hung up on legal technicalities; they're always alive to the real commercial issues . The international network comes in handy too."

Chambers Europe, 2018
Private Equity Watch
Feb 2018
CMS Private Equity Ex­pert­ise
Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2017/18