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.

  • Thoma Bravo in its $10.4 billion acquisition of Anaplan, including with respect to Thoma Bravo’s $2.25 per share reduction of the purchase price.
  • Thoma Bravo in connection with the $2.25 per share reduction in its purchase price for Anaplan, representing a deal value of $9.6 billion.
  • Thoma Bravo in the $1 billion initial public offering of Thoma Bravo Advantage, a SPAC, and in Thoma Bravo Advantage’s subsequent $11.1 billion merger with ironSource.
  • Hudson Executive Capital in its agreement, along with Apollo, to acquire Cardtronics for $2.3 billion.
  • Elliott Management in its majority equity investment in small business loan provider Channel Partners Capital and in its controlling investment in a home improvement lender.
  • 3G Capital in the creation of all of its buyout funds, as well as numerous high-profile acquisitions, including its $28 billion acquisition, together with Berkshire Hathaway, of Heinz and its $4 billion acquisition of Burger King.
  • Blum Capital and Golden Gate Capital in their $2 billion acquisition, along with Wolverine Worldwide, of Collective Brands, and concurrent business carve-out transaction, as a result of which Wolverine Worldwide acquired Collective Brands’ Performance + Lifestyle Group and Blum Capital and Golden Gate jointly acquired the operations of Collective Brands’ Payless ShoeSource and Collective Licensing International businesses.
  • Apollo in its $2.4 billion carve-out acquisition of McGraw-Hill Education from The McGraw-Hill Companies.
  • EQT in its $2.2 billion sale of Dako to Agilent Technologies.
  • KKR in the acquisition of a significant minority stake in Arbor Pharmaceuticals.
  • Tailwind Capital in several acquisitions and bolt-on acquisitions in the U.S. and UK, including the acquisitions of Archway, AST, Transit Wireless and Lone Peak.
  • Crestview Partners in numerous acquisitions, including of Charter Communications, Interroute Communications, GTT and Key Safety Systems.
  • Apax Partners in its $1.7 billion acquisition of AssuredPartners from GTCR.
  • Vista Equity Partners in its $1.05 billion acquisition of The Active Network.
  • Lightyear Capital in the disposition of Lloyds of London insurer and reinsurer Antares Holdings to Qatar Insurance Company following competitive auction process.
  • Lion Capital in the acquisition by one of its managed funds of a minority investment in Authentic Brands Group.
  • Blackstone and The Berry Company in the acquisition of certain international businesses of mGage.
  • Alinda Capital Partners in its $2.1 billion sale of Houston Fuel Oil Terminal to SemGroup.
  • DoubleLine in connection with the acquisition by Oaktree of an approximately 20% interest in DoubleLine.
  • Crestview Partners and Aleph Capital in a joint venture to collaborate on European investments.
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board in its acquisition of Aquilex from Harvest Partners.
  • Oaktree in its unsolicited $670 million offer for Jakks Pacific.
  • Aquiline Capital in its acquisition of Conning & Company, a division of Swiss Re.
  • Sun Capital in its $750 million acquisition of Kellwood.
  • MatlinPatterson in its PIPE acquisition of a 70% stake in Flagstar.
  • Wellspring Capital in the $445 million sale of Omni Energy to Gibson Energy.
  • Diamond Castle Partners in the sale of Bonten Media Group (comprising 14 television stations nationally) to Sinclair Broadcast Group.
  • Kohlberg Partners in its acquisition of Home Décor Companies from Linsalata Capital.

*Certain representations occurred prior to specific attorneys’ association with Cadwalader.


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