Private Equity Finance

Weil has a world-class Private Equity Finance team with lawyers who focus primarily on private equity-backed deals. As a result, we know the market in “real time” and provide our private equity clients with current, up-to-date market intelligence.
Weil has a dedicated Private Equity Finance team that works seamlessly across borders, as well as in conjunction with our Private Equity execution team, to provide complete, best-in-class coverage for leveraged private equity transactions. Our team provides ongoing guidance to our private equity clients and their portfolio companies from the initial acquisition or investment through the exit via a sale or IPO, including advice regarding covenant compliance and reporting, public filings, creditor relationship management, amendments, repricing transactions, refinancings, restructurings, and financing advice in connection with tack-on acquisitions and divestitures.

Broad-based service offering

The Private Equity Finance team advises private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies on a diverse array of financing and capital markets transactions, including:
  • Leveraged finance
  • Acquisition financings
  • High-yield bond offerings
  • Asset-based financings
  • First and second lien financings
  • Bridge loans
  • Unitranche and mezzanine financings
  • Cross-border, foreign and multicurrency financings
  • Sponsor debt investments
  • Dividend recapitalizations
  • IPOs
  • Secondary and follow-on equity offerings

Selected Representations

Advent International/RGL Reservoir Management

Advent International/Serta and Simmons Bedding Company

American Securities/Royal Adhesives and Sealants

Avista Capital Partners/Zest Anchors

Baring Private Equity Asia/Giant Interactive Group

Berkshire Partners/Portillo Restaurant Group

Berkshire Partners/SRS Distribution


CCMP Capital Advisors/ECO Services

CCMP Capital Advisors/Milacron

CCMP Capital Advisors/The Hillman Group

Centerbridge Partners/P.F. Chang’s

Centerbridge Partners/Rapid Holding

Centerbridge Partners/syncreon Holdings Limited

Ceridian Corporation

Connolly Corporation



Findus Group

General Atlantic/Hyperion Insurance Group

Genstar Capital/Boyd Corporation

Goldman Sachs PIA/PSAV

The Jordan Company/DiversiTech Company

Lindsay Goldberg/Dealer Tire

Metaldyne Performance Group

Mubadala Development Company PJSC/EMI Group

OMERS Private Equity/Civica

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan/Heartland Dental

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan/Kyobo Life Insurance


Papa Murphy's

Providence Equity Partners/Learfield Communications

Providence Equity Partners/RentPath

Thomas H. Lee Partners/1-800 CONTACTS

Thomas H. Lee Partners/CompuCom

Thomas H. Lee Partners and Goldman Sachs/CTI Foods

Univision Communications


A formidable borrower-side practice managed by a sophisticated team. Always good to see them on the other side of a deal.

Chambers USA

The firm's extensive international coverage enables the team to capitalise on both local and US expertise when assisting its high-end private equity clientele.

Chambers UK

The ‘consistently strong’ team is described by one client as being ‘at the cutting edge of corporate finance’ and demonstrates ‘excellent knowledge.’

Legal 500 US

Increasingly visible in the European market both in terms of senior bank debt and high yield bonds, Weil, Gotshal & Manges is a ‘real force to be reckoned with.’

Legal 500 UK