Private Equity

Weil's global Private Equity practice is recognized by the industry as being one of only a very small number of elite, market leaders in this field. Our clients include many of the highest profile private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds, as well as family offices and other equity financial investors. Weil advises more than 300 private equity clients worldwide, including 8 out of the 10 largest global private equity funds and 72% of the top 50, as ranked by PEI 300 2019.

Notable Representations, Key Contacts

Our clients benefit from our:

Global Platform and Deep Bench of Private Equity Lawyers

With approximately 300 lawyers worldwide, Weil has a strong and deep bench of lawyers dedicated exclusively to private equity. Having been steeped in the industry from the start, clients benefit from our 30+ years of sophisticated market knowledge and our ability to provide insight that goes beyond just transactional advice. Across the United States, Europe and Asia, our lawyers work together to provide a seamless service to market leading players of all sizes and across all of the major private equity asset classes and industry sectors. Our Private Equity practice is consistently top-ranked both globally and in each of the regions in which we operate by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR1000, among others.

All Major Private Equity Asset Classes

We can advise our private equity clients on the full spectrum of investment products, including:




Seamless and Integrated Services

We provide our private equity clients with market leading expertise and knowledge across a range of disciplines including the ability to:

  • Execute across all financing structures in coordination with our private equity finance team
  • Help clients raise funds in time critical situations and efficiently through our fund formation team
  • Provide clients tax and executive compensation and employee benefits advice
  • Provide a full service to our clients encompassing restructuring, governance, antitrust, employment, litigation, and intellectual property.

Client Partnership Philosophy

We work in partnership with our clients to offer a range of value-added services including bespoke training and market trend comparisons. More importantly we develop products and services designed to support our clients at different points in the life cycle of their portfolio companies.

By The Numbers

5 years, 1 K + Deals, More than $700B in Total Deal Value 

Key Contacts

Marco Compagnoni

Marco Compagnoni

Partner

London


Kevin J. Sullivan

Kevin J. Sullivan

Partner

Boston


Douglas P. Warner

Douglas P. Warner

Partner

New York

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Weil advises 8 out of the 10 largest global private equity funds

PEI 300 2019

Band 1 for Private Equity Globally

Chambers Global 2019

Ranked Tier 1 for Private Equity in the U.S., U.K., France, China and Hong Kong

IFRL1000 2019

Named Private Equity “Practice Group of the Year”

Law360 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014 & 2012

Band 1 for Private Equity – UK

Chambers UK 2019, Legal 500 UK 2018 and IFLR1000 UK 2019

Tier 1 for Private Equity – Hong Kong

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 and IFLR1000 2019

Harvey Eisenberg Named a “Dealmaker of the Year”

The American Lawyer 2018

Private Equity Client Program and Global Private Equity Watch blog named among the most “Innovative” Business of Law Initiatives of the Year

FT North America Innovative Lawyers Report 2015

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