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Private Equity

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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
Sep 2018
CMS European M&A Out­look
Wel­come to the sixth edi­tion of the CMS European M&A Out­look, pub­lished in as­so­ci­ation with Mer­ger­mar­ket. The op­tim­ism amongst deal­makers we re­por­ted in au­tumn last year was well-foun­ded: the mar­ket...
March 2019
CMS European M&A Study 2019
The CMS Cor­por­ate/M&A group is pleased to launch the el­ev­enth edi­tion of our European M&A Study. This year’s Study re­flects data from 458 deals in 2018 on which CMS ad­vised. This is the largest num­ber...
June 2020
CMS Cor­por­ate / M&A Glob­al Bro­chure
A glob­al lead­er in Cor­por­ate / M&A We ad­vise some of the world’s lead­ing com­pan­ies on mer­gers & ac­quis­i­tions, of­ten in chal­len­ging and cross-bor­der situ­ations. With more than 1,000 law­yers of­fer­ing...

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25 November 2020
New re­struc­tur­ing tools
The leg­al land­scape is cur­rently char­ac­ter­ised by change and evol­u­tion. The most re­cent ex­amples are cer­tainly the new re­struc­tur­ing tools in Ger­many, the Neth­er­lands and the United King­dom.We are pleased...
19/03/2020
CMS European M&A Study 2020
Seller re­mains king in Europe while in­dustry be­ne­fits from ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence Europe con­tin­ues to be a seller’s mar­ket. All coun­tries across Europe now ap­ply “seller-friendly” risk al­loc­a­tion...
13 May 2020
Private Equity Break­fast
CMS, one of the world’s largest law firms, and in­ter­na­tion­al ex­ec­ut­ive search firm Ped­er­sen & Part­ners are de­lighted to in­vite you to the 4th edi­tion of their joint Be­ne­lux Private Equity Break­fast...
05/09/2019
M&A pro­spects in Europe are be­com­ing more dif­fi­cult
Weak eco­nom­ic in­dic­at­ors, un­cer­tainty sur­round­ing Brexit and grow­ing pro­tec­tion­ism in glob­al trade have con­trib­uted to a shift in sen­ti­ment in the M&A com­munity and the be­gin­ning of a down­turn in deal­mak­ing...
June 2019
CMS Private Equity Glob­al Bro­chure
Private equity in­vestors face daily pres­sures of ori­gin­a­tion, valu­ations, ex­e­cu­tion, per­form­ance, exit strategies, fund rais­ing and reg­u­la­tion. At CMS, our private equity strategy is de­signed around our...
17/06/2019
Private Equity & Ven­ture Cap­it­al: Volat­il­ity in Valu­ations?
Valu­ations re­main high and new in­vest­ments likely to be lower than in 2018. The mar­ket trend is still re­garded as 'seller-friendly' for the time be­ing. Polit­ic­al and eco­nom­ic un­cer­tainty both are likely...
17/05/2019
Be­ne­lux Private Equity Break­fast: Volat­il­ity in Valu­ations?
Valu­ations re­main high and new in­vest­ments likely to be lower than in 2018. The mar­ket trend is still re­garded as 'seller-friendly' for the time be­ing. Polit­ic­al and eco­nom­ic un­cer­tainty both are likely...
16 May 2019
3rd Be­ne­lux Private Equity Break­fast
CMS, one of the world’s largest law firms, and in­ter­na­tion­al ex­ec­ut­ive search firm Ped­er­sen & Part­ners are de­lighted to in­vite you to the 3rd edi­tion of their joint Be­ne­lux Private Equity Break­fast...
11/04/2019
Top rank­ings CMS in The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2019
The on­line edi­tion of The Leg­al 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) 2019 has been pub­lished. Our law­yers are de­scribed as prag­mat­ic, class, pleas­ant and know­ledge­able. CMS is val­ued for its pres­ence...
March 2019
CMS European M&A Study 2019
The CMS Cor­por­ate/M&A group is pleased to launch the el­ev­enth edi­tion of our European M&A Study. This year’s Study re­flects data from 458 deals in 2018 on which CMS ad­vised. This is the largest num­ber...
27/03/2019
CMS European M&A Study 2019: Sellers set the agenda, des­pite mar­ket un­cer­tainty
The "seller-friendly" dy­nam­ic in European M&A trans­ac­tions strengthened dur­ing 2018, not­with­stand­ing a drop-off in volumes to­wards the end of the year. This comes in marked con­trast to the United States...
18/01/2019
Emer­ging Europe deal value reached EUR 80.5bn in 2018
The latest CMS Emer­ging Europe M&A re­port, pub­lished in co­oper­a­tion with EMIS, shows that the UK was the largest for­eign in­vestor in emer­ging Europe by value (EUR 9.77bn), and the USA by volume (89 deals)...