We represent private equity and venture capital firms and portfolio companies in financing and acquisition transactions. Our services to funds include: fund formation; assistance with initial and follow-on investments; corporate governance issues for portfolio companies; and the negotiation and implementation of various exit strategies, such as the sale of the company, an IPO or other public offering, a private refinancing, or the secondary sale of the fund’s investment interest. We counsel funds with respect to regulatory matters under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and other financial regulations. We also advise funds in their various activities and obligations as investors in public and private companies.
We assist portfolio companies in transactions with their investors, and in their strategies for financing and growth, including public and private offerings and acquisitions.
We also help startup and emerging companies prepare for and negotiate initial rounds of investment and provide advice on all aspects of their business. Our entrepreneurial culture, flexible approach, and understanding of evolving market terms enable us to craft solutions that will meet the needs of growing companies.