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Private Equity


As a private equity fund, investor or management team, you face daily pressures of valuations, performance, exit strategies and regulation. The relative availability of debt together with significant levels of capital committed to the private equity industry has increased competition for assets and pricing levels in many sectors.

A cohesive private equity strategy will support you to ensure that you acquire the right assets and obtain maximum value from your portfolio. We are structured around your business sectors and that of your targets. This means we can advise you on all stages of a fund’s lifecycle, from formation and administration to the making of investments, portfolio monitoring and exiting.

The whole team provide a service beyond anything that I have experienced in over 15 years of doing deals.
Private equity investor

Private equity funds and financial institutions look to CMS for our ability to mobilise large international specialist teams in a seamless and coordinated manner. Our team has a long-standing and close relationship with the private equity industry in Latin America and around the world. You benefit from uniquely connected lawyers (both internationally and in their respective local markets) providing clients with access to the latest market information and opportunities as well as helpful introductions to industry contacts.

With tax, employment, banking, commercial and disputes expertise, we can also assist in the protection and growth of your funds and investments. Whether your deal is in the upper or mid private equity or venture market, our specialist lawyers can guide you towards the best business outcome in your home markets and across multiple jurisdictions.

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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Private Equity in Brazil
A Lon­don private equity fund on the es­tab­lish­ment, and debt and equity fin­an­cing, of a sus­tain­able forestry busi­ness in Peru and their pro­posed ex­pan­sion to Brazil.A Dutch private equity fund on the ac­quis­i­tion of a mul­tina­tion­al group of oil­field ser­vices com­pan­ies, with its main op­er­a­tions in Brazil, in­clud­ing co­ordin­at­ing all Brazili­an leg­al due di­li­gence and provid­ing post ac­quis­i­tion com­pli­ance train­ing.Chinese De­vel­op­ment Bank in con­nec­tion with the fin­an­cing of an ac­quis­i­tion by a BVI com­pany of a Delaware com­pany own­ing Brazili­an farm as­sets.A Brazili­an fund man­age­ment firm on the terms of their par­ti­cip­a­tion as mem­bers in a UK lim­ited li­ab­il­ity part­ner­ship, in­clud­ing draft­ing of the LLP agree­ment to pro­tect their in­terests and ad­vising on cap­it­al con­tri­bu­tions.Brit­ish en­tre­pren­eurs on their cap­it­al rais­ing for the de­vel­op­ment of a hotel com­plex in Rio de Janeiro.Please down­load the print ver­sion be­low