Crefovi is trusted by clients with the most complex private equity transactions, and litigation disputes, to provide legal advice.
Sophisticated transactional skills in private equity & private equity finance
As pioneers of private equity & private equity finance, Crefovi has a team of lawyers who have grown the practice into one of Europe’s most specialised.
Crefovi has dedicated teams in London and Paris, and a global network of local counsels who are private equity experts. When a client needs in-depth local knowledge and understanding of cross-border legal regimes, the global footprint of the law firm Crefovi ensures it has all the resources necessary to structure and execute complex transactions around the world, private equity & private equity finance.
Some of the world’s largest private equity firms, as well as middle market private equity investors, energy funds, infrastructure funds and sovereign wealth funds, turn to Crefovi for legal advice.
Crefovi has a dedicated team of lawyers, who have the experience and knowledge to complete the most difficult private equity transactions in industries such as:
- gaming & hospitality;
- information technology – hardware, software & services;
- internet & digital media;
- life sciences;
- sports & esports;
- retail & consumer products, and
- real estate.
From advising on multi million pounds ‟going private” transactions, to structuring complex global tax efficient investment vehicles, the lawyers of Crefovi understand the nuances of the most sophisticated private equity deals, and are able to guide clients through the most complex global regulatory environments.
Clients also value Crefovi’s ability to fully integrate its ‟Private equity” practice, with a leading global ‟Capital markets” practice that can access capital from any of the world’s financing centres. Crefovi’s ‟Private equity & private equity finance” practice includes a dedicated team of banking, mezzanine finance and capital markets lawyers who handle financing and securities matters exclusively for fund sponsors and their portfolio companies.
Crefovi focuses on buyouts, recapitalisations, growth equity investments, and portfolio company transactions, representing both single investors and ‟clubs”. The work of Crefovi covers the full life cycle of our clients’ investments — from fund formation to exit and everything in between. Crefovi is particularly known for structuring innovative, tax-advantaged solutions for our clients and for our practical, client-oriented approach.
Crefovi assists clients throughout every stage of the investment cycle, and the firm’s lawyers have comprehensive experience in every aspect of global private equity, including:
- acquisitions from bankruptcy and rescue investments;
- venture capital;
- carve-out transactions;
- consortia arrangements;
- cross-border transactions;
- IPO exits;
- leveraged buyouts, and
- private investments in public companies.
A global network
Clients praise Crefovi’s lawyers for their responsiveness & ability to understand the technical, business and legal aspects of each matter in relation to private equity & private equity finance, and come back, matter after matter, to be advised by them.
While London and Paris based, we routinely work across borders. The vast majority of our engagements are multi-jurisdictional. We are used to working in multinational teams, and rely on our network of specialist lawyers for support in other jurisdictions.
The team has therefore established an extensive international network of private equity contacts and a close association with other specialist lawyers worldwide. Our history of successes in high profile, politically sensitive matters reflects an ability to act swiftly and with the utmost discretion.