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

American Securities

Avista Capital Partners

Baring Private Equity Asia

Berkshire Partners

CCMP Capital Advisors

Centerbridge Partners

General Atlantic

Genstar Capital

Goldman Sachs PIA

JAB Holding Company

Lindsay Goldberg

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board

OMERS Private Equity

Papa Murphy's

Providence Equity Partners

Thomas H. Lee Partners

A formidable borrower-side practice managed by a sophisticated team.

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