Private Equity

Cadwalader's Private Equity practice has established itself as a global leader in high-profile private equity deals. Our team represents many of the leading private equity firms in North America and Europe, delivering top quality deal execution, legal judgment and insight to sponsors focused on domestic and international leveraged buyouts, structured equity investments, mezzanine investments, real estate investments, and growth capital investments.

Our attorneys have acted as lead counsel in some of the largest leveraged buyouts on behalf of top tier private equity firms and consortiums and played a leading role in representing financial institutions in financing large, complex private equity transactions. This experience enables them to provide private equity clients with deep financing and structuring expertise, real-time market intelligence, and relevant industry knowledge, as well as critical tax, employee benefits, antitrust, securities, real estate and structured finance expertise.

  • Quest Software, Inc. Chairman and CEO Vinny Smith in a take private deal
  • Lyondell in its global plan of reorganization sponsored by Apollo, Access and Ares under which over $20 billion in debt was refinanced
  • Xerium Technologies, an Apax Portfolio company in its global restructuring, which involved the refinancing of over $600 million of debt
  • DoubleLine Capital in connection with the acquisition by Oaktree Capital of an approximately 20% interest in DoubleLine
  • CVC Capital Partners in its proposed $4.4 billion acquisition of the Barclays i-Shares ETF business
  • OrbiMed Advisors in its PIPE investment in Anthera Pharmaceuticals
  • CVC Capital Partners in the $2.3 billion take private acquisition of Univar, N.V.
  • Ceva Global Logistics (Apollo portfolio company) in the $1.8 billion financing for its acquisition of EGL, Inc.
  • Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe portfolio company Ozburn-Hessey Logistics in its acquisition of UK freight-forwarding company Activair PLC.
  • Apollo Management in the acquisition of significant amounts of distressed debt
  • Xstrata Aluminum in their acquisition by Apollo Management for $1.1 billion
  • A consortium formed by The Carlyle Group and Welsh Carson in connection with their $7 billion acquisition of QwestDex
  • A consortium formed by The Blackstone Group, The Carlyle Group, Hellman & Friedman LLC, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., and Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. in their $12 billion acquisition of VNU, Inc.
  • The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of Hawaiian Telecom, Inc.
  • Welsh Carson in connection with its acquisition of Caribe Information Investment, Inc.
  • Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. in connection with its $27 billion sale to Apollo Management and Texas Pacific Group
  • Dex Media, Inc. in connection with its $9.8 billion sale to R.H. Donnelly Corporation
  • Ambac Assurance Corporation as insurer in the $1.6 billion senior securitization relating to U.S. and international Dunkin Donuts' operations, as part of the acquisition of Dunkin' Donuts by a consortium of private equity firms
  • The Carlyle Group in connection with its acquisition of the aerostructures business of Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Bear Stearns in The Blackstone Group's $3.1 billion acquisition of Extended Stay America
  • Bear Stearns in The Blackstone Group's $790 million acquisition of Prime Hospitality
  • Chairman and CEO of SS&C Technologies in the Carlyle Group's $941 million acquisition of the company
  • AM General (a subsidiary of The Renco Group Inc.) in its $935 million sale to MacAndrews & Forbes Holding Inc.
  • Pfizer Inc. in its $930 million sale of Schick-Wilkinson Sword to Energizer Holdings, Inc.
  • Pfizer Inc. in its $575 million sale of in-vitro allergy autoimmune diagnostics unit to PPM Capital Ltd. and Triton
  • Bear Stearns in Grupo Elektra's $316 million acquisition of Comunicaciones Avanzadas, S.A. PPM Capital Ltd. in its $310 million acquisition of Sterigenics, Inc.
  • An investor group, including Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, EnCap Investments (a unit of El Paso Energy), and Strome Investment Management, in the $110 million acquisition of Plains Resources Inc. Securities

15 Attorneys

Alin, Andrew P. Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 6889
Bevilacqua, Louis J. Senior Counsel New York
T. +1 212 504 6057
Brand, Richard M. Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 5757
Cox, Christopher T. Senior Counsel New York
T. +1 212 504 6888
Fraidin, Stephen Partner
T. +1 212 504 6600
Howe, Mark P. Partner Washington
T. +1 202 862 2236
Hutchinson, Samantha Partner London
T. +44 (0) 20 7170 8580
Jubin, Gregg Partner Washington
T. +1 202 862 2485
Lindsay, Trent E. Partner Charlotte
T. +1 704 348 5142
Mills, William P. Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 6436
Morgan, Dmitry Associate London
T. +44 (0) 20 7170 8737
Patti, Gregory P. Jr. Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 6780
Raglan, Daniel P. Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 6790
Valentine, Joanna Partner London
T. +44 (0) 20 7170 8640
Wainwright, Jonathan M. Senior Counsel New York
T. +1 212 504 6122



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